Sunday, 3 November 2013


Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peter Sollett and starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings. Written by Lorene Scafaria and based on the novel of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the story tells of teenagers Nick (Michael Cera) and Norah (Dennings), who meet when Norah asks Nick to pretend to be her boyfriend for five minutes. Over the course of the night, they try to find their favorite band's secret show and search for Norah's drunken best friend. The film premiered on September 6, 2008 at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. 

It's not the best movie in the world, however Cera is hilarious as always, there's a bunch of good music and some nice shots of New York's indie rock scene, including a scene filmed at the Electric Lady Studios.

Cohn and Levithan's novel contained many musical references, including songs by The Cure and Green Day, as did Scafaria's screenplay, which she originally submitted with a mix CD featuring her ideas for the film's soundtrack, including songs by The Black Keys, Bloc Party, and Frou Frou. In the final cut of the film, however, most of the music was chosen by Sollett, editor Myron Kerstein and music supervisor Linda Cohen. Sollett said that he "got lucky" with the songs that he was able to choose because, within the financiers and the studio, "there was nobody in that group who knew all that much about music or the music that we had in the film". His objective when selecting the music was to find "the best music you haven't heard yet", primarily from bands based in New York City. While filming in New York, he emailed songs "right out of my iTunes [library]" which he thought would suit particular scenes to Kerstein, who was in Los Angeles assembling the film as it was shot.

Track listing:
1."Speed of Sound"  Chris Bell 5:11
2."Lover"  Devendra Banhart 3:40
3."Middle Management"  Bishop Allen 2:44
4."Ottoman"  Vampire Weekend 4:02
5."Riot Radio"  The Dead 60s 2:22
6."Fever"  Takka Takka 3:12
7."Xavia"  The Submarines4:34
9."Our Swords"  Band of Horses 2:26
10."Silvery Sleds"  Army Navy 4:15
11."Baby, You're My Light"  Richard Hawley 2:54
12."Very Loud"  Shout Out Louds 4:05
13."How to Say Goodbye"  Paul Tiernan 3:28
14."Last Words"  The Real Tuesday Weld 4:57
15."Nick and Norah's Theme"  Mark Mothersbaugh 5:10

Below they might be in a slightly different order, but I'm sure you'll sort it out!

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