With Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ extensive background directing music videos, it makes sense that a highlight of their two feature films has been the soundtrack. For Little Miss Sunshine they utilized the music of DeVotchKa to such remarkable effect that it’s hard to hear that band’s music without instinctively thinking of a family pushing a Volkswagen bus. Their new film Ruby Sparks once again gets a score provided by DeVotchKa frontman Nick Urata with some help from French pop songs.
The soundtrack for Ruby Sparks features 15 original pieces from Urata and 5 already existing pop songs including “Ca Plane Pour Moi” by Plastic Bertrand and “Roll It Round” by The Lions. The music works great in the movie and holds up just as well when listened to without the visual accompaniment. Several of the songs are veritable ear worms that will work there way into your head and prove extremely hard to get out.
We have one (1) copy of the soundtrack to giveaway to a lucky Film Misery reader. All you have to do is fill out the form below or send an e-mail to Alex@filmmisery.com with the subject line “Ruby Sparks Soundtrack” and your name and e-mail address included in the body of the message. Bonus points will be awarded if you review the Film Misery Podcast in iTunes and include the username you used to write the review in your entry. All entries are due by Monday, August 20th at Midnight CST.
The deadline for entries has now passed. Tune in to the Film Misery Podcast to hear the announcement of the winner!
Preview the soundtrack below by listening the track “Une Fraction de Seconde” by Holden.