A Cruel Symphony

3 Aug

Well no, actually it’s a bittersweet symphony a.k.a life, according to The Verve’s lead vocalist, Richard Ashcroft. I’m sure several of you have heard this song; the strings in the background are just so damn fantastic. The song plays at the end of Cruel Intentions and manages to make the ending scene all that more poignant and resonant. If you haven’t heard the song, please listen to it and I hope you guys will check out the movie it plays in, Cruel Intentions, as well. For those of you who haven’t seen it, I would describe it as a Mean Girls for the nineties but that does not quite describe it. It has a great cast including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Philippe, Selma Blair and of course the beautiful Reese Witherspoon. There is no doubt in my mind that the movie would not be the same without this song nor would the song have gained as much exposure without the movie. One of the great examples of film and music’s healthy, symbiotic relationship. Enjoy!


It’s actually a pretty cool video too I think.




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