Nov 02 2007
UPDATE: The soundtrack has been released on Rhino Records, and can be purchased digitally. Click HERE for iTunes link. If you prefer a physical copy of the album, it releases January 8th, and you may pre-order it for $9.99 (or DRM free mp3’s for $8.99) at Amazon.com by clicking HERE.
Thank you to those who have commented. I appreciate the positive feedback, and am glad those of you who have seen Juno have enjoyed it!
Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to attend a free screening of the movie Juno in Washington DC. It is a quirky movie directed by Jason Reitman (Thank You For Smoking) about a 16 year-old girl who becomes pregnant [preview below]. Although, at times the humor felt a little forced, this was a very enjoyable movie to watch, that I highly recommend you go see when it releases in December. If you are in a big city, it is possible that Fox Searchlight is offering several free screenings before then, so you may want to check that out HERE.
The soundtrack for Juno was carefully selected, and played a big part in the movie. Given that you most likely haven’t seen the film yet, it’s not all that important to go into how the music was woven into the film, but I am going to share the soundtrack list plus samples with you, because the music was fantastic.
In the official trailer, one of the songs you hear is “Anyone Else But You“ by The Moldy Peaches, and you will hear it several times within the film[listen below]. It almost feels like this movie was written as a picture book for this song, as both are obscure and spark a very similar feeling. If you love this song, you will probably love this movie. If you like this song, you will probably like this movie. If you hate this song, get off this site right now.
Ellen Page, the pregnant girl Juno in the film, is credited for giving the film the sound that is has. Peter Sciretta, over at /Film spoke with the director Jason Reitman, who states:
“At one point, I asked Ellen Page before we started shooting, ‘what do you think Juno listens to?’ And she said ‘The Moldy Peaches’. She went on my computer, played the songs, and I fell in love with it. Diablo and I discussed putting a Moldy Peaches song in it where the characters would sing to each other. I got in touch with Kimya Dawson of The Moldy Peaches and she started sending me her work, which was beautiful, and that became a lot of the soundtrack.”
Again, thanks to /Film, here is the soundtrack (with some mp3 samples) to the movie:
“Anyone Else But You”
Performed by The Moldy Peaches
ALSO performed by Ellen Page and Michael Cera
Performed by Kimya Dawson and Antsy Pants
“Once I Loved”
Performed by Astrud Gilberto
“All I Want Is You”
Written and Performed by: Barry Louis Polisar
Performed by: Trio Los Panchos
“A Well Respected Man”
Performed by The Kinks
Written by Courtney Love
Preformed by ??????
“I’m Sticking With You”
Preformed by The Velvet Underground
Performed by Buddy Holly
Performed by tHe drop
Performed by Sonic Youth
“Piazza, New York Catcher”
Performed by Belle & Sebastian
“All the Young Dudes”
Performed by Mott The Hoople
“Sea of Love”
Performed by Cat Power
Performed by Antsy Pants