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Exit Music (For a Film): “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”

Zack Dennis is back with another installment of Exit Music -- and this week, he uses the closing credits of Fear and Loathing in Las...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “The Last Temptation of Christ”

In 1998, Terrence McNally’s play “Corpus Christi” was first performed in New York City. It wasn’t hard to predict...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “Ocean’s Eleven”

Conceptually, counting cards is incredibly simple.  Take a deck of cards.  With a full deck, the count is zero.  Deal the cards...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “Easy Rider”

In 2002 I decided to cross one of the items off my bucket list (I hate that expression – if someone knows a better one please leave...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “Three O’Clock High”

Buddy Revel, the seemingly unstoppable juggernaut of a bully in Three O’Clock High (1987), isn’t actually a bully. Bullying is...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “Fight Club”

Why is gold valuable? Why is it worth anything at all? Sure, it’s yellow and shiny. But so is brass. It’s scarce, but so is...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “Dogtown and Z-Boys”

A few years ago, my dad took a vacation to Hawaii. While he was there, he tried surfing for the first time. Even though he’s a good...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “The Bourne Ultimatum”

There are fewer members of the Washington establishment that I detest more than Richard “Dickface” Cohen. I noticed yesterday...

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Exit Music (For a Film): Office Space

In Mike Judge’s 1999 comedy Office Space, its protagonist Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is described by the downsizing consultants...

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Exit Music (For a Film): Brick

One of of the most overlooked films of 2006 (a terrible, terrible year for movies; with redemption only brought by the likes of The...

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Exit Music (For a Film): My Little Eye

With another potential Hollywood strike looming (the SAG contract has expired and the actors have yet to reach acceptable terms with the...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “Lost in Translation”

When I was living in Johannesburg, I spent about four months dating a woman who worked as a professional editor for film and television...

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Exit Music (For a Campaign): Hillary Clinton

It’s the end of the road for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. A few signs lately have pointed towards Hillary finally packing it in,...

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Exit Music (For a Film): True Romance

In the final few moments of Tony Scott’s True Romance (1993) Alabama, accompanied by an injured Clarence, drives past a sign that...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “Sling Blade”

Playing a disabled or mentally ill character seems like it would be one of the most demanding roles for an actor to portray. It’s...

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Exit Music (For a Film): “The Breakfast Club”

When The Breakfast Club begins, we’re presented with the five characters as easily defined stereotypes – “a brain, an...

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Exit Music (For a Film): No Doubt, “New”

Like many suburban teenagers, I was first introduced to world of ska by the plaid-clad, Boston-based, masters of merchandising the Mighty...

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Exit Music (For a Film): The Pogues, “Old Main Drag”

Like many students, I was assigned to read Tom Stoppard’s existential classic Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead during my junior...

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Exit Music (For a Film): The Foundations, “Build Me Up Buttercup”

Even though I live in Los Angeles, I’ve never been an actor, a writer, a director, a writer-director, a grip, a cameraman, or worked...

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Exit Music (For a Film): Erasure, “Stop!”

Most people are familiar with the concept of the alpha male. Aggressive and dominating, he exists in our society as a result of our...

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Exit Music (For a Film): Moby, “God Moving Over the Face of the Waters”

I don’t think Michael Mann is particularly interested in popular music. It’s practically impossible to think of Phil...

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Exit Music (For an Actor): Heath Ledger

As I expect every one of you knows, Heath Ledger died yesterday. I won’t speculate as to the details of his death (I’m sure the...

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Exit Music (For a Film): Leonard Cohen, “The Future”

Exit Music is a sister series to Motion Picture Soundtrack. Yeah, they’re both named after Radiohead songs. So what? You wanna fight...