Friday, October 23, 2009

Sublime Soundtrack: Corrina, Corrina

Not only is Corrina, Corrina (1994) a beautiful story about love, loss, and the true meaning of family (whoa I went deep there for a second) but it's got a swingin' 50s soundtrack.

There's a running theme of jazz in the movie, so we get beautiful tracks like Peace, Piece and Over the Rainbow, but the movie also blends in some great 50s rock 'n' roll, such as Little Bitty Pretty One, and of course the title track, Corrina, Corrina.

The movie uses the music brilliantly as part of the story, giving us slow jazz during the romantic and sad moments, and the upbeat tunes during the scenes in which the family is finally getting happy again.

Check out this oh-so-magical montage set to a great tune (I can't quite identify it, but I love it anyway! Feel free to tell me what the song is in the comments.)

Next we have a little Billie Holiday - Pennis From Heaven, a nice slow jazz number to accompany a day off school, relaxin' in the pool. Hey that rhymed.

If you've seen this movie, you know how important the soundtrack was. Not to mention, this was Ray Liotta's last movie in which I can say he was totally handsome, and didn't have the skin texture of a decorative autumn squash, as Stewie Griffin once said. So see Corrina, Corrina, and listen well, my friends.

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