Movies would be a sight for sore eyes if not for music. It is the music that gives you goose bumps or makes your tear ducts fill with salty discharge…No, I’m not crying, I have something in my eye. Sure acting is a nice little hobby. We all know the “character” you play is really really similar to the “person” you are. The star here is the musician that grabs your true emotions. They make you experience feelings that you may not have know possible before. Most of the time this is done with soundtrack music. A musician will layer sounds and lyrics that meet swimmingly with how a character and audience will speak and feel.
In this countdown, from 10 to 1, we will only look at songs that were
already on an artists album prior to the movie. These are songs that
were not created for the movie specifically but were used righteously.
This is the point where the music-lover came out in the movie director.
They thought back to a song that they liked and knew it would fit
perfectly in their movie. I’m not a movie critic. These are films that I enjoy watching and have great songs in them.
Stranger Than Fiction is definitely a movie idea that is “outside the box.” This is what is so exciting about it and is fun to watch. If you have watched the movie you know that Emma Thompson’s voice narrates the story she is writing. Harold Crick is played very well by Will Ferrell. He is an IRS agent or “TAX MAN!” Great comedians can really do drama. Comedians are our greatest actors. Ana Pascal is what Harold wants and is played by the lovely Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Like most movies on this list, this movie contains several great songs and is worthy of you purchasing the soundtrack for the complete selection. The song at number 10 “Whole Wide World” is used at the perfect transitional point. When the story changes from a Tragedy to a Comedy. And what’s funnier than a love story? It is the most ridiculous thing we do. Is this a love story for geeks, nerds, outcasts? Does it prove that playing an instrument can take any sorry-sadsack and make him a chick-magnet? Is this a how-to on getting the hot girl? If you haven’t seen the movie yet, go get it. If you have seen the movie relive this scene below by pushing play.
At #10 (counting down to #1) “Whole Wide World” by Wreckless Eric in the movie Stranger Than Fiction