Episode 3

Published on:

13th Feb 2023

How Does Jon Brion's Score Work as A Character In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind According to Josh and Lacy from When Chinephiles Attack?

Lacy and Josh Vetter from the When Cinephiles Attack Podcast are the guests for our 2023 Valentine's Day episode and they're joining Ryan and Nicole to talk about the soundtrack to Michel Gondry's 2004 film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which bounces between Jon Brion's score and songs from artists such as Beck, The Polyphonic Spree, and The Willowz. From discussing the importance of the score to the needle drop of Beck's cover of The Korgis' "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime", all the music adds to this trippy, kind of Sci-Fi, romance.

We talk about Jon Brion's career as composer producer, how the film elevated that status of Gondry and Brion to the point where they were producing and drumming on a very popular hip hop album, and how Jon Brion has worked on everything from animated films to Beyonce's Lemonade since this soundtrack dropped.

Also, we all share stories of films that we had to take a break from because of humiliating experiences attached to them.

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!