When All a Scene Needs is an Elton John Song

The song Rocket Man fit the season finale of Californication so well, it was mind blowing. That plus terrific wordless acting from the achingly beautiful British actress, Natascha McElhone (she reminds me of Meryl Streep).  The fact that there are some mirrors with David Duchovny’s real life, makes it even more dramatic.

Natasha has faced tragedy in real life too, her husand dying suddenly while she was 3 months pregnant with her third child.

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Ewan McGregor blew me away with his version of Your Song in one of the most romantic movies ever – Moulin Rouge. Who knew he had that voice in him. Nicole Kidman’s reaction in the scene also contributes to how touching the scene is.

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Casting Robert Downey Jr to lip synch to I Want Love was genious on the part of Elton John. You really felt that RDJ was being redeemed right at the moment, and you could feel his pain. RDJ has so much vulnerability in his face that’s enough to just have him walking around an empty house in a video.

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Pivotal scene in Almost Famous, when Tiny Dancer plays. Kate Hudson was magnetic in the role and her smile – pure magic. I think she’s a fine actress who just lacks good roles these days. It’s amazing how a good song can change your mood.

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Sometimes it feels that Sir Elton John writes the soundtrack of your life. I still remember watching on tv when he sang ‘Candle in the Wind’ to Princess Diana during her funeral. It’s one of those moments that stays in your mind.

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2 Responses to When All a Scene Needs is an Elton John Song

  1. I had to open this and read as I am a huge Elton fan and connected with all your comments and scene picks.
    Plus I never give up a chance to see RDJ in action (soooo HOT!)

    • bookjunkie says:

      I am so glad that we have our great music from the 70’s and 80’s. The best time to grow up for sure!

      I wanna watch RDJ in Chaplin…can’t believe I missed his Academy Award nominated performance. He is so brilliant.

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