Brian’s Mixtape | Especially for Film

Harold and Maude

Dear readers,

My playlist this week is inspired by a world so ostentatious that it may even be more flashy than that of music. A medium which draws a fascination from even those who own more albums by Boyzone than they do The Beatles, and which can be the most exquisite frame for even the most banal of ditties. The world of film.

There have been many cinematic exploits which have drawn in fine songwriters and persuaded them to create a musical backdrop to what was being portrayed on screen. Many excellent examples are included in this week’s playlist, though I decided to omit ‘Bright Eyes’ (from the stunning ‘Watership Down’) for fear it may move us to tears in some inappropriate moment. Naturally I have complete control of my emotions, but I am aware that many of you are somewhat weak.

Yours stoically,


Listen to Brian’s Especially for Film playlist on Spotify

Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson
Alex Turner – Piledriver waltz
Badly Drawn Boy – A Minor Incident
Cat Stevens – Where Do The Children Play?
Karen O And The Kids – Building All Is Love
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – Falling Slowly
The Kinks – Lola – Instrumental
Bee Gees – More Than A Woman
The Kinks – God’s Children
Air – Playground Love
Elliott Smith – Miss Misery
Paul Williams – You Give A Little Love
Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson