October 17, 2012

Nostalgia That Hurts So Good

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When I create a playlist, it’s a labor of love. There’s just something about the way a perfectly paired tune so carefully juxtaposes a scene, whether in my own life or on screen, that satisfies some strange part of me that can’t otherwise be reached. Think “Stuck in the Middle with You” during Michael Madsen’s carving session in Reservoir Dogs. Think Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” as Ewan McGregor trips on the stankest smack in Trainspotting. Think of the impermeable melancholy Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” imposes on The Graduate.

Original Author: Alice Wang