Episode 7

Published on:

28th Mar 2022

Stranger Than Fiction (2006) w/ Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow

Ryan, Brandice and Nicole talk about the soundtrack to the 2006 Marc Forster film, Stranger than Fiction. The soundtrack was originally promoted as a Britt Daniel score, but it turns out that Brian Reitzell co-scored the film with Daniel as well as helming the role of soundtrack supervisor. They chat about the many Spoon songs included in the film, including the song "The Book I Write", which was written specifically for the film.

They also discuss one of the pivotal scenes in the film where Will Ferrell covers Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wild World" in what may be one the more touching scenes in Will Ferrell's career, and they talk about how the film doesn't feel very 2006 and how the soundtrack plays a role in that feeling.

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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.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

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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!