Monday Movie Music Moment

Although a universally amazing tune, this Monday Movie Moment goes out to the grade six gal in all of us who remembers swooning over the romance between then-young heartthrobs Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe in Cruel Intentions. The song “Colorblind” by the Counting Crows – as played here when a jaded Sebastian (Ryan) chases down the beautiful Annette (Reese) who he’s just realized is the best thing that’s ever happened to him – is one of the most romantic and haunting uses of a song in movie history. Needless to say, all of us ladies remember and often reference “the escalator scene.” Leading into a less PG film moment between the two of them, this song became an unforgettable and wonderful introduction to not-so-mainstream romance-rock for us younglings at that age. “Colorblind”, which is about finding meaning and being ready for a sort of re-birth, is a perfect lyrical match for Philippe’s character, a once cold-hard player who can’t help but melt into a gooey lovebird once he meets Annette. And no, none of us have ever imitated the scene in an airport or mall before; racing to the top of the escalator to recite the lines to each other…who would do that.

Happy Monday, lovebirds!

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About Jess Huddleston

Jess (@JessHuddles) is the music mama and song savvy nut of in a nutshell. Since she was young, Jess has noticed new acts, harassed people to find out what tune is playing and asked everyone to repeat themselves because she's plugged in. After completing a journalism degree at Carleton University, Jess stepped into the world of communications, music publicity and magazine writing, while still making time each day to share sounds. Although this funny gal also has a strong passion for fashion and all things pop culture, you're most likely to hear her rave that a particular song or album will "change your life." * Bad Habit: Smart Food. * Favourite Food: Avocado everything. * Favourite Restaurant: La Carnita. * Wine of Choice: Merlot. * Favourite Band/Artist(s): The Boss, Ryan Adams, The Walkmen, Band of Horses. * Favourite Song: All Springsteen songs, "Sweet Thing" by Van Morrison, “Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John, "I Go To The Barn" by Band of Horses and "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding. * Fashion Icon: Emily Weiss. * Favourite Movie: Only You, Forrest Gump, The Departed. * TV series: Breaking Bad or Friends. * Sport: Basketball and Soccer. * Team: Duke... but, realistically, Florida. * Blackberry or Iphone: iPhone. * Favourite Books: The Great Gatsby, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and all Kerouac.

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