500 Days of Summer


It’s never too soon for summer, director Marc Webb and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Webber bring the trailer of 500 Days of Summer opening July 17, 2009. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Tom” and Zooey Deschanel as “Summer.” Love is usually a reciprocal process, but in Tom’s case it isn’t. His heart was harpooned by Summer. Tom must figure out the specific point in which his 500 day relationship with Summer went askew in order to win her back. The soundtrack plays a heavy role in the film, because pop songs guide Tom through his journey. There is even a musical dance number, now that takes guts since Gordon-Levitt isn’t a mouseketeer.

The track listing inflates the bubble surrounding this movie:

Regina Spektor – “Us”
The Smiths – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
Belle & Sebastian – “The Boy With The Arab Strap”
Black Lips – “Bad Kids”
The Smiths – “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.”
Patrick Swayze – “She’s Like The Wind.” (Yes, Patrick Swayze, the Dirty Dancing phenomenon!)
Jack Penate – “Have I Been a Fool? ”
The Doves – “There Goes the Fear”
Hall & Oates – “You Make My Dreams”
Knight Rider Theme
Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition”
Carla Bruni – “Quelqu’un M’a Dit”
Black Lips – “Veni, Vidi, Vici”
Paper Route – “The Music”
Feist – “Mushaboom”
Regina Spektor – “Hero”
Spoon – “Infinite Pet”
Simon & Garfunkel – “Bookends”
Wolfmother – “Vagabond”
Mumm-Rah – “She’s Got You High”
Poison “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazlewood as performed by Zooey Deschanel “Sugar Town”
The Pixies “Here Comes Your Man”

Other Zooey Deschanel films worth your while:

Winter Passing, The Go-Getter, and Flakes.

Other Joseph Gordon-Levitt films worth your while:

Manic, Mysterious Skin, Brick, and The Lookout.

Written by Rachel Summers



2 responses

  1. Jazmin

    Oh my goodnessss! What happened to Joseph Gordon-Levitts voice! He sounds like….like….a sexy grown-ass man! Though I quite miss the prepubescent version of him, I must admit he’s still quite aesthetically pleasing.

    I’m certainly looking forward to seeing this flick; the soundtrack looks amazing as well.

    March 11, 2009 at 2:49 pm

  2. intothedustbowl

    I miss his “3rd Rock From the Sun” days myself, well mainly, 10 Things I Hate About You, but, he certainly has grown into a fine shape of a man.

    March 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

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