In the cold cynical world of Hollywood, music will often save the day. For film directors of every sprocket, their hero is cool customer Elvis Costello. "In Motion Pictures" collects the best of those anti-heroic moments, with Elvis Costello songs as heard in big films and little films, some featured, some in the background, filling in the story, all of them the unmistakable sound of our modern-day Elvis. The tunes are both familiar, but given a new frame, and rare gems written exclusively for the film.
"In Motion Pictures" includes 15 Elvis Costello songs featured in blockbuster and cult films, personally selected by Elvis himself. The films include E.T., The Godfather Part III, Notting Hill, The Big Lebowski, and Grace Of My Heart.
Also included is an illuminating essay by a mysterious Tinseltown insider, who provides the backdrop to the world of Elvis Costello, "In Motion Pictures."