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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

My fave soundtracks: Garden State, Inside Llewyn Davis, Once, and High Fidelity. And congrats on finishing the screenplay — can’t wait for the movie!

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

That Neil Gaiman blurb is PERFECT

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

I loved your list - matched so many of my favorites. We have 19 and a 21 year old daughters, and a consistent favorite we all like is, surprisingly, from the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

Love those soundtracks! Just saw Suzanne Vega live and she did a great version of Left of Center. Also love the Big Chill and Phenomenon (John Travolta and Kyra Sedgwick movie from the 90s) and Magnolia (because Aimee Mann rocks).

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Big Chill is one of my favorites ❤️

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Agree with all these soundtracks Soo much!

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Boys on the Side, Garden State for sure, Scream, Romeo + Juliet- was just thinking about what an actual gift that movie was to nineties teenagers, dear god... everything about it was SO cool!

Love you and your broken clogs, Emma!

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Love pretty in pink, Garden State and also the lost in translation soundtrack. I always make random soundtrack playlists for scripts I am writing on Spotify. Its part of the process!

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

My fave soundtracks: Empire Records, Pure Country, Dirty Dancing

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

Damn. If Neil Gaiman would write a blurb for my future book, my life would be complete. <3

I listened to the Swing Kids soundtrack compulsively as a teen. It never transferred to digital?! Wikipedia has the list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swing_Kids_(soundtrack)

Like you, I listened to Dirty Dancing Soundtrack. Sleepless in Seattle was also a favorite. Classics.

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

Just read your Vulture article. Absolutely beautiful.

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Favorites... both dark & light... Magnolia, Garden State, When Harry Met Sally, The Lost Boys, and Love Actually (Joni and Mariah AND Bill Nighy--just too wonderful)

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

Thank you. Pretty in Pink is the best soundtrack of all time. Brilliant

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Cocktail! Kokomo. RIGHT? I need the paperback. Truly one of my favorite books of all time.

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Whoa, I had totally forgotten about that soundtrack!! Major one in my youth. :-)

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Dirty Dancing, yes! Ghost might be my most favorite (more Patrick Swayze is always a plus). I love a good instrumental love song soundtrack. Favorites: Out of Africa (swoon) and Last of the Mohicans.

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Who could also forget Braveheart? <3

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

I own (treasure) a hardback copy of Tomorrow, but also want to own the blurb from Neil Gaiman because it describes the book almost succinctly which is very difficult as anyone I've recommended the book to (everyone) knows.

My favorite soundtracks are deeply uncool and throw into a moment in my adolescence when I was also deeply uncool and deeply aware of that fact.

Practical Magic/top track - ALL tracks of except the very skipable #3

About A Boy/they all blur together and are so sad I couldn't listen to them now but I loved them

Shrek/Tub thumping?

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Apr 13, 2023Liked by Emma Straub

I love your suggested soundtracks! Some of my favorite albums of the past few years have been soundtracks. What does this say about me? My current faves [besides the ones you've mentioned]: Hunger Games [first one - produced by T Bone Burnett - nuff said] / Captain Marvel soundtrack [90's bliss] / Daisy Jones and the Six [pseduo 70's folk rock] / Umbrella Academy [both seasons - I haven't seen it, but my husband and kid are HUGE fans. I was reading in the next room and kept marveling over the great music emanating from our TV room...]

Thank you for the joy that is your newsletter and IG posts. It's a gift in my inbox!

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Really enjoyed this article! Great soundtracks. I never tire or watching Pretty Woman.

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