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Sunday, April 30, 2006 |
( 4/30/2006 09:32:00 AM ) Bill S.
"AND WE'RE GONNA RAISE . . . A FAM-IL-LEE. . ." – A small bit that caught me off guard watching the most recent Big Love on VoD this morning: In it, Alby (Matt Ross), the sinister son/lieutenant of Harry Dean Stanton's Roman Grant, is driving through the night on a nefarious mission. Playing in the car is Eydie Gorme's "Blame It on the Bosa Nova," and we assume that Alby's listening to a kitschy oldies' radio station. He stops at a food shoppe where he picks up two bags of groceries and a young man. When he starts the Buick again, the Eydie Gorme song continues playing, and we realize that Alby isn't listening to the radio – this creepy guy has a recording of "Bosa Nova" in his car! Rather like the moment in Diva when you learn that Dominique Pinon, the scary nihilistic punk who's always listening to an ear piece, isn't playing punk or speed metal or anything like that – but instead has been doing his dirty deeds to accordian music . . .