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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

“My God, What Have I Done?”

posted by on October 8 at 9:55 AM

Oliver Stone might not be my favorite director, and his upcoming W. looks like it’s going to be a pretty easy, cheap shot biopic just this side of That’s My Bush. (Seriously, way to put it out a month before the lame duck leaves office, rather than, oh, say, in 2004—Oliver Stone doesn’t care who he pisses off!)

BUT! Stone at least has someone clever on his ad campaign. I don’t recall what music featured on the first trailer for the film, but the newer ad, the one that aired last night after the debates on some channel or other, featured the Talking Heads’ awesome “Once In a Lifetime,” with David Byrne’s befuddled, amnesiac lyrics, “And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife/and you may ask yourself-well…how did I get here?” Maybe it’s as obvious a shot as anything else, but buzzed after last night’s debate, it seemed perfect.

(Also, this is as good a time as ever—except maybe during Decibel—to mention Carl Craig’s epic, spaced-out re-edits of “Once in a Lifetime,” “Specimen 1 & 2”—they don’t seem to be anywhere on hypemachine or youtube, but they’re more than worth seeking out elsewhere.)

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best trailer music ever. fits so well. i hope the movie is half as good.

Posted by erik | October 8, 2008 11:51 PM

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