Rolling Stone recently shared their list of the Top 25 Greatest Soundtracks of All Time. These lists are always fun to scrutinize. Singles did make the cut at #20, along with a big helping of The Beatles. Here’s the entire Top 25.
Pretty wild, huh? Singles turns 21 years old today. We are still hard at work on the Singles Blu-ray and hope you’ll be watching it in your living room sometime next year. More on that later. In case you missed it, here’s the nine deleted scenes we added to the site a couple of years ago. Enjoy!
A Singles sing along, plus free pizza and beer? Sounds good to me!
Greg here. Since I live in Seattle and with today marking Singles 20th anniversary, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the filming locations and how they look now. I’ve included stills from the movie along with recent pictures that I’ve taken. It’s crazy how many locations are gone or completely changed, while others have stood the test of time. We hope you enjoy Part 1 of this trip down memory lane.
Tidbit: The fountain was created out of styrofoam for the film and the building is only two stories, so there’s not actually an elevator. In reality, Cliff’s apartment was in the laundry room and storage area (located in the basement of the apartment complex).
There will be a free 20th anniversary screening of Singles this weekend in Saturday in Seattle. The 1992 film will kick off Fremont Outdoor Movies’ 20th anniversary of their summer series. More details can be found over at their official site. In case you wondering, Cameron will not be in attendance, but I’m hoping to attend. Let’s hope for some sunshine this weekend in the Emerald City…
UK movie magazine, Empire, runs a monthly column entitled Movie Mastermind. The object is to stump a filmmaker or actor based on questions from their own films. Cameron was the lucky target for April and here’s how it went…
1. In Singles, Citizen Dick’s LP, Smarter Than You, is released on which label?
Oh man . . . is it not Sub Pop? Ah, you’re killing me. I’m trying to visualize the review on my wall where I used to hang it. Was it . . . Real Clever Records? We wrote a whole review you know. It was a compilation of every hideous Creem magazine review I remembered ever being written.
2. In Say Anything…, Lloyd drives past the Guild 45th theatre, which is showing another John Cusack film. What is it?
3. In your cameo in Minority Report, what newspaper are you reading?
USA Today. I’m a terrible actor, as you already know from my cameo in Singles, but I went for it. Instantly Steven Spielberg realized how bad I was and put me in the background with a newspaper to read. At one point during the rehearsal, I looked up and (Tom) Cruise was giving me this venomous look. I was like, “What are you looking at me like that for? Come on man, it’s just a rehearsal…” Then I heard from Steven, “Okay, cut, we’ve got it!” I was like, “You fucker! You pulled the bad actor trick on me!”
4. In Almost Famous, what the full names of the band members of Stillwater – and the actors who played them?
There’s John Fedevich, the drummer, Mark Kozelek is the bassist, Billy Crudup is the guitarist Russell Hammond, the great Jeff Bebe is Jason Lee. But now I need the other names. . . Silent Ed Vallencourt is Fedevich! So now we’re down to the bassist (laughs). Now, Mark Kozelek plays LARRY FELLOWS! (laughs) Man, do I feel good about that!
5. In Elizabethtown, how much money does Drew’s company lose from the Spasmodica shoe?
It was almost a billion dollars, my friend. [Hears precise answer] Oh, well, come on, what’s a few million dollars between friends?
1/2 point. The correct answer is $972 million.
6. In Fast Times at Ridgemont High, what book is Arnold reading while at the pep rally?
Shhhhhhhhit. Don’t have it. Love Arnold, forgot his book.
7. What is the first line of Paul McCartney’s Vanilla Sky?
(Starts humming the tune) I’ve got to visualize the end of the movie and I’m there. Right, here is is: “The chef prepares a special menu for your delight.”
8. Warner Bros. didn’t initially approve of Singles‘ title – can you name three of their original suggested alternatives?
Come As You Are, that’s one. (Chuckles) They always suggest One Hot Summer, that’s a given. Fuck, were they all Nirvana songs? I have to think about this carefully, much pain was attached to this. Was something like Addicted To Love one of them? (Hears the answer). Man, you went deep for that question, didn’t ya?
1/2 point. The correct answer is Addicted to Love, Come As You Are, In The Midnight Hour, Love in Seattle, Leave Me A Message.
9. Finish the line from Jerry Maguire: “I am out here, for you . . . “
I want to say, “Doing it…” Goddamn it! (Hears the answer) Oh, man, SHIT! For the sheer pleasure of rediscovering that line with you, I will accept the loss of question nine
10. In Rod Tidwell’s advert for Reebok, eventually cut from Jerry Maguire, what is tattooed on the side of his head?
Crap. you guys are good. I know I don’t have it, you know I don’t have it . . . Now why on earth did I work so hard to stop that advertisement? (laughs)