Monday Movie Music Moment

This was one for the books. The final scene of Fight Club is powerful and entertaining mainly because it’s one of the most intriguing endings to a coming-of-age film – but also because the fascinating music choice is paired perfectly with the essence of the scene. Right as the twist ending is revealed to this psychological action-flick (that also stars dreamboat Brad Pitt), Edward Norton is suddenly himself again; re-assuring a very confused Helena Bonham-Carter before a bomb detinates, tearing down the buildings as they watch. The opening chords of “Where Is My Mind?” (fitting song name) by famed indie-cult group The Pixies begin to strum, and as the beat kicks in alongside the famous coo-ing vocals, the buildings go up in flames. A sign of a good music choice is if you hear the tune and always remember that one film situation it was linked with. Needless to say, it’s tough for me to hear the opening “ooh’s” of this absolutely classic anthem, and not think of exploding buildings. So, a music supervision job very, very well done…in a nutshell.

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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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