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Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (November 7, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000IONLB8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,215 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Book I Write SPOON
2. Going Missing MAXIMO PARK
3. Whole Wide World WRECKLESS ERIC
4. Flours BRITT DANIEL/BRIAN REITZELL
5. The Way We Get By SPOON
6. Mind Your Own Business DELTA 5
7. Bottles and Bones (Shade and Sympathy) CALIFONE
8. Writers Block BRITT DANIEL/BRIAN REITZELL
9. My Mathematical Mind SPOON
10. La Petile Fille De Mer VANGELIS
11. Thats Entertainment (Demo Version) THE JAM
12. Dubbing in the Back Seat THE UPSETTERS
13. Auditor BRITT DANIEL/BRIAN REITZELL
14. In Church (Cyann and Ben Remix) M83

Customer Reviews

One of my favorites.
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If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend it.
Sal Nudo
I can't wait to listen to it wherever I go.
Amanda

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Sal Nudo VINE VOICE on September 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
If you've ever seen the fantastic movie Stranger Than Fiction, then you know how perfectly placed the music is -- and how great it sounds. When done right, the music heard within a movie can really enhance what you're watching. Spoon's angular but tuneful piano contributions in "Stranger Than Fiction," for instance, are tailor-made to be background music as Will Ferrell brushes his teeth and a literary female voice provides narration about the goings-on of his life. "The Way We Get By" is the aforementioned Spoon song I'm referring to, minus the lyrics, and the track's tone wonderfully sets the stage for Ferrell's bizarre travails.

Spoon's music is splattered throughout this soundtrack, and it's a good way to discover the band's talent. "The Way We Get By" is pure sing-along gold, a tuneful, soulful romp with the lyrics of admitted degenerates. Its instrumental representation in the movie, as noted, is the perfect melodic hook. Spoon's "The Book I Write" was another stellar choice for the soundtrack, for obvious reasons if you've seen the movie. It's another crisp and catchy song that leads off the CD perfectly. "My Mathematical Mind" by Spoon contains lively piano and biting guitar -- classic Spoon elements -- and is basically one giant hook throughout. Spoon's final contribution, "Vittorio E," is different, a mellow acoustic number toward the end of the disc that winds things down nicely.

The producer of this soundtrack, Brian Reitzell, collaborated with Spoon singer Britt Daniel for some short, soft, ethereal selections that enhance the soundtrack and give it a "movielike" feel. The piano on "Writer's Block" is especially moving.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Misa on November 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I love this CD. It is so moody and beautiful and romantic and funny. Something different. I think if you liked the movie (which is AWESOME), you would probably enjoy the CD. The song "Whole Wide World" is the most romantic song with the worst singer ever. But somehow, it's great and I want to scream the lyrics along with him.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Gronholm on April 16, 2007
Format: Audio CD
the movie which was great is perfect with the music. personally when will ferrel sings "whole wide world" it made the hairs stand up. it was really moving and if you didn't feel it than you aren't human. it is plain as that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By stumpstein on September 20, 2013
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Okay, I don't usually buy soundtracks; although, I do admit having the soundtracks to Schindler's List and several Harry Potter movies. This soundtrack covers a range of feeling packed into one CD. I'm glad to have it in my collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on January 7, 2013
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This is one of my favorite movies and the music is all so awesome. I can't wait to listen to it wherever I go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Abby Sjoberg on August 5, 2009
Format: Audio CD
the soundtrack included all the great songs from the movie instead of songs that didn't even seem to be included in the movie at all like some other soundtracks I have purchased.
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I got this CD mostly for "Whole Wide World" by Wreckless Eric...Not gonna lie.
However this CD was much better all the way through than anticipated.
I have seen the movie several times, and I obviously heard the music playing in the background, however this CD exemplifies and spotlights the music of the Great Movie, and you get a chance to hear just the music.
Great Soundtrack to a great movie. One of my favorites.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donald E. Gilliland TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 21, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I never saw the film, but I enjoy buying soundtracks like this that have a mix of various artists on them. What is especially interesting and fun about this soundtrack CD is that you get some very cool contemporary tunes from bands like Spoon, Califone, M83, and Maximo Park, along with new wave-era clasics from Wreckless Eric, The Jam, and Delta 5. There are also some instrumental passages, including a tune from Vangelis, that I don't care for too much, but the rest of the tracks are very good. One of the most enjoyable suprises on this CD was hearing "Dubbing in the Back Seat" by the Upsetters, which is a dub verson of the 1970s soul hit "Be Thankful for What You've Got" by William DeVaughn. Brilliant rendition!
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Second to last song in the credits.
Doesn't The Adolescents have a song in the movie but not on the soundtrack? Also, as silly as it sounds, is the same song or melody of "Whole Wide World" used as the intro of the old show 'Mystery Science Theatre'?

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Apr 3, 2007 by metalheadted |  See all 4 posts
"The One I Always Wanted"
If you're talking about the song he sings while playing guitar in Ana's apartment, it's "Whole Wide World" which is on the soundtrack. Great old '80s Brit song.
Nov 13, 2006 by Karen Offereins |  See all 4 posts
Movie clip shown in film
Winged Migration
Jan 13, 2009 by Bruce E. Huffman |  See all 2 posts
The music when Will Ferrell gets angry
max richter - Autum Music 1
? im not sure about that song.
i know it's max though
Nov 27, 2006 by James M. Calabro |  See all 3 posts
Song or rather instrumental while Duston Hoffman is reading?
It is the last song on the album. It's called In Church (Cyann and Ben Version).

It's a great track.
Dec 26, 2007 by Garrett |  See all 2 posts
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