The Mist, A Soundtrack
I saw "The Mist" on Saturday night. You know the story, Stephen King blah blah, scary movie blah blee blue, but it actually was pretty fun. Part of that fun was in the fact that there was absolutely no soundtrack. That's right, other than a few errant ambient tones way in the background, all there was to be heard in this film was the clashing sound effects of terrifying aliens or whatever those things were. This soundtracklessness worked to great effect to capture the "reality" of the situation, thus sucking the viewer in even further. However, I was not always thusly sucked.
And so, throughout the film, I kept superimposing my own internal soundtrack into the film. Sometimes appropriate, sometime very inappropriate - actually, most of them were inappropriate. If you have seen the film, try to guess which scene matches which song, and if you have yet to, keep some of this in mind.
Download: Frank Sinatra - "I've Got The World On A String"
Download: Headlights - "Your Old Street"
Download: Menomena - "Weird"
Download: Archie Bronson Outfit - "Cherry Lips"
Download: Rooney - "Shakin'"
Download: Gay Beast - "I.D. Politic"
Download: Beirut - "Cliquot"
Download: Death Cab For Cutie - "Crooked Teeth"
Download: Deerhoof - "The Perfect Me"
Download: The Hold Steady - "The Cattle and the Creeping Things"
Labels: The Mist