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Napoleon Dynamite (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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MP3 Music, October 5, 2004
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The 'friggin' hottest indie film of summer 04'. Music from the 'cult' hit of the summer 'Napoleon Dynamite' featuring original score by John Swihart, songs from the film & your favorite 'laugh out loud' classic Napoleon dialogue! Sweet!
In a promising filmmaking debut, young BYU grad Jared Hess informs this indie tale of an aggressively nerdy backwater teen's foibles with the bittersweet dimensions of the director's own small-town upbringing, making it the dry comic hit of Sundance. Its soundtrack picks up on that earnest awkwardness via dollops of '80s new wave, both underexposed (Yaz's "Only You", Alphaville's "Forever Young") and otherwise (Bow Wow Wow's "I Want Candy," a faithful cover of "Time After Time" by Sparklemotion), as well as moodier contemporary cuts by Rogue Wave (a live take on "Every Moment"), Figurine in full synth-pop revivalist mode, and the nuevo-soul of Jamiroquai and Money Mark. Interspersed with a generous sampling of dialogue snippets, John Swihart's shrewd, intimate underscore runs the gamut from "The A-Team Theme" to geek-friendly exotica and nervous cocktail jazz, stitching the score's disparate parts into a memorably quirky whole. --Jerry McCulley
Top customer reviews
Everyone knew or knows a Napolean. He's EVERYMAN in High School. Everyone can remember at least once experience where they had contact with a Nap, or where they felt they were a Nap, or wanted to kick a locker and run away fast.
I don't know why this movie did not get more accolades than it did. I thought it was just GREAT and really enjoy the music and the dialogue clips in the CD.
Long live Napolean Dynamite!