If Doe's music is sometimes subtler and more cerebral than X's more straightforward punkabilly attack, it's not hard to see his more recent albums as a more mature variation on X's themes, and that certainly comes through on The Best of John Doe This Far, a song overview of Doe's recorded work. This Far offers a well-balanced sampling from Doe's albums, though there are a few curious gaps -- there's nothing from his excellent collaboration with the Sadies, Country Club perhaps because it was dominated by covers , and Doe's over-produced but satisfying debut Meet John Doe is represented by two tunes that didn't actually appear on the album, a scruffier alternate take of "Dyin' to Get Home" and a new solo acoustic version of "Take 52" which is one of two new tracks on the album, the other a guitar-and-vocal recut of X's "Poor Girl".
But the album does offer three tracks from 's overlooked and underrated Kissingsohard, and it shines as an index to Doe's 21st century solo renaissance, cherry-picking the best moments from 's Dim Stars, Bright Sky, 's Freedom Is Condition: -- HPB condition ratings. HPB pick - Out of stock. Loading marketplace Track listings 1. Join our , fans. Painting The Town Blue.
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. Cold Chisel. Add to Cart. The Notorious Cherry Bombs. Ronnie Wood. Head Automatica. Arctic Monkeys. The Moaners. And in honor of the number seven, David Fincher buried a little tidbit in the movie exactly seven minutes before the movie is about to end. At that particular moment, the film is reaching its climatic and horrific end, and there is a single frame of Gwyneth Paltrow's face that appears on screen at the very second that begins the seven-minute countdown to the end in a little homage to the brutal realization of what exactly is in the box.
Just based on the appearance and overall vibe of the movie, most of the audience members have typically assumed that the film is set in New York City. However, the movie actually never directly states where it's taking place, and it would seem that the filmmakers went out of their way to keep that ambiguity alive since none of the props give any concrete evidence either.
The closest that the film gets to any location specificity is a visible ad for New York pizza, which still isn't very solid information since New York pizza can be found literally anywhere. The writer of the film did live in New York at the time that he was writing it, though. Although Kevin Spacey is obviously the biggest name actor to appear in the film behind Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, his presence in the film was a total surprise.
Initially, he was set to receive near to top billing at the start of the film, but the cast and crew decided that the revelation of John Doe would have a much bigger impact if the audience had no idea that it was coming, and if Spacey's name appeared in the beginning credits, then the audience would have been waiting for him to show up.
And apparently Spacey was pleased with the decision since it meant he didn't have to do any press for the film. Directors have been using their abilities to shock and scare their actors in real life in order to get a more convincing performance out of them pretty much since the beginning of horror films.
But they know they love each other, and that might be enough to see them through. Over a mildly thumping hip-hop beat, Usher and Keys reminisce about dating years earlier, before either was famous—and before they went their separate ways. Although they sing their guts out, Gaga and Cooper never sound like they have all the answers. All they know is that shallow—as in mindless, superficial, and easy—is no way to live. John Doe basically invented the punk-rock duet in his days with X , the legendary L.
Nelly plays a respectful home-wrecker on this ode to the married lady up the block. Nelly spits game during the verses, then flips to Kelly for a twinkling nursery-rhyme chorus that sticks in the brain for months at a time.Sep 18, · In the back half of Se7en, Detective Mills injures his arm pretty badly after taking a brutal fall in his pursuit of John Doe, and he's seen sporting a pretty gnarly cast on his arm for the rest of the film.. RELATED: 10 Best Thrillers On Netflix (That Isn't Bird Box) But actor Brad Pitt actually did injure himself during filming, his arm wound up going through the windshield of a .