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when its raining outside is making me feel so darn cosy.
And slightly like I'm in the opening credits of a film.
has the best voice ever.
hes trying to make a woman feel guilty about doing it all "just for you". When Im working hard, yeah, its not for me, its for someone else. Yeah right, Sam. Yeah right.
to be fair he DID teach her how to Cha Cha Cha
has tunes to romance the ladies with and also for when they leave you broken in tiny bits on the floor. Songs for all eventualities.
that was a line in a film
sadly it is all mine.
I now have one scene, set on one rainy night, with one sam cooke track playing behind it
want a credit?
In my mind it would be used as motif, one song recurring at important moments. Then again I am feeling a bit film studenty this evening so don't listen to me!
I am not Dawson.....
we've got a gooden on our hands huh? we just need an actual plot..
but not a cheesy recurring theme. not like the violins wooshing up to 'my heart will go on' every time something lovey happens in titantic. something classy.
oh god. I caught your Dawsons-vibe.
It can tip into Sentimental Syrup Avenue without proper care and attention. See Richard Curtis systematically destroying popular song in all his works. Hugh Grant 'emoting' as Al Green played really did stick in my neck like so much glass.
Plot is always a tricky one but I'm sure something would pop up.
Shhhhh! I'm not sposed to know about Dawsons Creek....it ruins my manly credibility.
But I am Pacey Witter's biggest fan. So your cred remains intact.
There's something very attractive about a gruff/cheeky character who doesn't know whether he wants to be a lurver/or a joker, whilst deciding whether he should sail away/settle down.
Yes lets not rip of Richard Curtis. I'm trying to think of good backing songs in scenes that sum up what I'm saying..
are well treated in Coen brothers movies. I like the way Curtis Hanson uses music too, the tracklisting for Wonder Boys is cool.
I see where this is going, we just need a less "tick the boxes" co-cast.
tell you what, I'm easy. As long as Gladys Knights version of 'help me make it through the night' is in there somewhere, I'm happy.
I was thinking yesterday it would be great in a film.
Do you have a must-have non-Cooke song that must go alongside your screenwriting credit?
Then all we need to decide is the lead..
(with or withour her pips) never fails.
I do request 'Slip Away' by Clarence Carter, that song makes me go all misty eyed and wistful.
The lead? I'm going to veto Shia LeBeef, he may be contemporary but he isn't matching the vision I have here. But as director you can have the executive decision.
what about the guy who was in into the wild. emile hirsch? not gruff enough?
Shia has no business being near a man role for a good ten years.
That Hirsch guy is still a tad too smooth around the edges. Maybe Speed Racer did that be he is too wholesome.
Needs someone who can do the tough/sensitive thing without pouting when doing either. It is a rare talent....
be that ryan gosling guy then?
the one that was in the notebook/half nelson. the man can grow a good beard, kiss girls in the rain, and play a good smackhead.
or the guy from 300. if we're really honing in on the beefcake status..
really girly or not but the imdb picture of him bearded up says: MAN and no foolin'. The rain thing is a true achievement.
I'd go with him, 300 guy is a beast not man! Just needed a bit more oomph than Hirsch.....not all the oomph!
Unrelated PS: cold side of the pillow is bliss!
Oh god. I'm listening to that Clarence Carter song. Its gorgeous. Really good choice..so..Sam Cooke opening, Carter in the closing and Gladys at some lovey scene in the middle I say.
ah tis bliss. I'm not sure how much longer I can last until I return..
probably once we've decided the leading lady.
:D I'm glad to pass it on, it's amazing. Morally wrong behaviours as it goes but he pines so and every little tick is in his voice. Plus the backing track is cool and understated.
Hmmmm leading lady is another tricky one but I hear good things about Zooey Deschanel. Might be a bit young maybe.
are you kidding me?
I love her! I'm utterly obsessed with She & Him at the moment. That gal has the whole kooky 60's girl group thing down to a tee.
You are making my decision to retire to a slumber occur much more quickly than I thought!
p.s any other recommendations of tracks I might like? I may induldge in some mixtape creation tomorrow afternoon.
Which I like
I was looking to my bed there too with wonder....
I've got a few ideas but just offa the top of my head I'll suggest
Who Is He (And What Is He To You) - Bill Withers
Little Ghetto Boy - Donny Hathaway
Hercules - Aaron Neville
I'll send you a personal message if I think of more during more sensible hours!
I'm noting those down as we speak..but I'd appreciate any more you think of, thanks.
My my. Cooke and the rain has inspired us to think of a full length feature. I'm sure he would be proud. G'night!
We forgot one crucial thing: a title!
I'll leave it with you for a while.
my connection is buggered something rotten. The name doesn't ring any bells right now but I'm sure to check it out in the daylight!
Have a cookie
anything i own by him so im listening to shuggie otis instead
His version of it is good, but not the best. Too fast. If he slowed it down, it'd be brilliant.
Summertime is one of the greatest songs ever written.