Cardigans.jpgIn an article that will appear in tomorrow's Sunday Arts & Leisure, Enron: The Smartest Guys in The Room director Alex Gibney talks about the choices that went into that film's excellent soundtrack. "I wanted it to be like a toe-tapping Greek chorus that would comment on what was going on, even as it exemplified the mood," he tells Anthony DeCurtis. He certainly achieved it: all of the film's most effective jokes come from the ironic play between imagery and music. In my favorite example, The Cardigan's "Lovefool", with it's refrain of "love me, love me, say how you love me/fool me, fool me, go on and fool me", plays over a montage of irrational stock market exuberance. Obviously, we know the outcome of the story Gibney is trying to tell, and such juxtapositions effectively play to that knowledge. That scene in particular made me want to jump into the film frame and warn someone, anyone, of what was eventually going to happen.
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