1.20.2007

Stinky Trouble (The Movie Soundtrack Of Your Life)

The Movie Soundtrack of Your Life!
The meme asks:
If your life is a movie, what songs are on the soundtrack?
1. Open iTunes; 2. Put it on shuffle and press play; 3. For every stock movie scene listed, note the song that's playing; 4. Make up a title; 5. Choose cast

StinkyLulu's answers follow below...
TITLE: Stinky Trouble
A story of innocence lived and lost.
With production numbers.

STARRING:
America Ferrera (as StinkyLulu)
David Rakoff (as MrStinky)
Dolly Parton (as The Narrator/Voice of God)

AND FEATURING
the following actresses at the edges in supporting roles
variously delightful, poignant, terrifying and thrilling:

Pamela Adlon, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Kathy Bates, Karen Black, Toni Collette, Aunjanue Ellis, Frances Fisher, LisaGay Hamilton, Daryl Hannah, Cherry Jones, Swoosie Kurtz, Cloris Leachman, Rachel McAdams, Rita Moreno, Catherine O'Hara, Sophie Okenedo, Elizabeth Peña, Elizabeth Reaser, Christina Ricci, Isabella Rossellini, Sherry Shepherd, Shefali Shetty, Brooke Shields, Amy Smart, Jean Smart, Naomi Snieckus, Sissy Spacek, Julie Walters, Sela Ward, Vanessa L. Williams, Grace Zabriskie


The Songs


Opening Credits:
Ethel Merman - Gypsy (Original Broadway Cast) - Small World "Small World" ~ Angela Lansbury (1973 London Cast of Gypsy)
Sweet, romantic. Maybe the titles could be written on a series of satin pillows.


Waking Up:
Gloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive: The Anthology - I Will Survive
"I Will Survive" ~ Gloria Gaynor
A touch ominous. But fierce. Could do worse when starting one's day.
Wonder if a wig's involved.


First Day At School:
Peggy Lee - The Best of Miss Peggy Lee - I'm a Woman
"I'm A Woman" ~ Peggy Lee
Totally fabulous, totally bizarre. Hope it's not the first day of kindergarten though.
That'd be just weird.


Falling In Love:
Audra McDonald - Way Back to Paradise - Baby Moon
"Baby Moon" ~ Audra MacDonald
Sorta weird that a song about pregnancy is the "falling in love" score...and yet this is sorta how Lu does fall in love. With exhilaration, terror and total devotion. And of course the voice of Audra sings the sound of love better than anyone Lu can think of.


Fight Song:
LINK "Baby That's Me" ~ The Cake
True enough - the only way StinkyLulu can get tough is via girl group.

Breaking Up:
Freddy Fender - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Freddy Fender - Before the Next Teardrop Falls
"Before The Next Teardrop Falls" ~ Freddy Fender
Duh-rama! Let it go already, Miss Martyr!

Prom:
Ava Gardner - Show Boat - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Outtake)
"Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" ~ Ava Gardner (unused track from Showboat - 1951)
Oh jeez. Still stuck on Mister Man. Miss Martyr's really working that tiara.

Life:
Dick Brave & The Backbeats - Dick This! - Get the Party Started
"Get The Party Started" ~ Dick Brave & The Backbeats
This is more like it. Prom's over. Time for a real party!

Mental Breakdown:
Toni Collette & Yancey Arias - The Wild Party - People Like Us
"People Like Us" ~ Toni Collette & Yancey Arias (from Broadway Cast of The Wild Party)
Uh oh. Back to the self-obsessed tragedy.
At least this is one of the most fabulous Pity Partys ever!


Driving:
Marilyn Manson - Lest We Forget - The Best of Marilyn Manson - Tainted Love
"Tainted Love" ~ Marilyn Manson
Wow. This is a driving song. Driiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!!!

Flashback:
Lena Horne - Lena Horne at MGM: Ain' It the Truth - Just One of Those Things
"Just One of Those Things" ~ Lena Horne
Finally. Some perspective.

Wedding:
Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - Hold On, Hold On
"Hold On, Hold On" ~ Neko Case
Somehow methinks this isn't my wedding.

Birth of Child:
David Bowie - Hunky Dory - Queen Bitch
"Queen Bitch" ~ David Bowie
OK. We've officially moved from melancholy melodrama to a punky coming-of-age story. Again, somehow methinks it ain't Lulu birthing the baby.

Final Battle:
Nellie McKay - Get Away from Me - The Dog Song
"The Dog Song" ~ Nellie McKaye
Kicking. Ass. While wearing Uma Thurman yellow.

Death Scene:
LINK "America" ~ Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle & Sheila E.
Have no idea what this means.
Though the utter absurdity of this version of this song does kill me. Starts like a number from the Muppet Movie then goes all Latin before ending up as a gospel choir.
Ideally an extended surreal production number...


Funeral Song:
LINK "Once Upon A Memory" ~ Dolly Parton
Swinging, righteous anthem by a wronged woman who still believes in love. Nice.


End Credit:
LINK"My Funny Valentine" ~ Dinah Shore
Ooh. Dark. And back to the satin pillows... Hmmm.


~~~~~

Thanks to ModFab for the tag.
As for Lulu's tags -- Fag Yer It!
Same for Your Mom & Sarcasm With A Light Cream Sauce...

8 comments:

ModFab said...

Totally LOVE "People Like Us" as your Mental Breakdown song...such a great number, and it's like the most egoistic breakdown ever! Love it!

Aaron said...
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Aaron said...

:-) I played here.

your mom said...

I love that Dolly is your voice of God.

Sheepdog said...

StinkyLulu, this is wonderful. I love the idea of America Ferrera playing you. That's perfect. By wild coincidence, I was just thinking the other day that when Hollywood makes the movie about my life, I want Adam Sandler to play me (this was my reaction to Spanglish, which we talked about the other day). Can Adam Sandler play me in your movie?

I also love Dolly Parton as the voice of God. You are a gifted casting director.

Love,
Sheepdog

StinkyLulu said...

Dolly Parton IS sorta the voice of G-d (at least in my heart).

They always say to find your own version of a Higher Power... And Dolly's mine.

And absolutely, Sheepdog, we can cast Adam Sandler as you... (BTW, beloveds, I'll be happy to take requests but all casting decisions are ultimately mine.)

criticlasm said...

I so completely want to know who plays whom for that list, though I have a feeling I could pick some....

StinkyLulu said...

I'm not sure which one of them plays you though, Criticlasm.

Maybe Catherine O'Hara?
(Or should I add Jane Lynch?)