OLD PA'S WEDNESDAY CLUB
A Movie Night
Daughter - Home (Jon Hopkins remix) (2013)
I watched 2 movies back to back last week, both were very watchable, although I would not say they were Oscar material.
The first one was called The Citizen and was about an Arab immigrant who won a green card in a lottery and arrived to start his new life in the United States on the 10th September 2001 (Ouch). It is well worth a watch and the only thing I will tell you is that the Good guy wins.
The second movie is called How I Live Now and starts of as if it is a Walt Disney type kids movie. I very nearly switched it of, just before a nuclear device was detonated in London. The movie is about how the kids in the movie survived. A kind of Love story too. It is just about worth a watch.
What made it stand out for me and the purpose of this post was the Soundtrack. I kept saying to Old Ma throughout the movie that I liked this Soundtrack and I must find out after who it is by. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was by none other than Jon Hopkins and there is a soundtrack album available. This would be his second album this year. His other one is called Immunity and is rather good. A track featured on our Tracks of the Week earlier this year.
Although most of the tracks on the How I Live Now are instrumental, I had to chose the track 'Home' which is a remix of the song originally on Daughter's EP The Wild Youth (2011) as it hit me right away while watching the movie with its sort of early Joy Division base.