Playlist: Jason Schwartzman of The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 10:56:22
Every sly fox needs a fully loaded iPod.
That's just a fact of forest life. So what was The Fantastic Mr. Fox star Jason Schwartzman listening to in order to get into the character of Ash the fox?
"The first thing that I ever do when I get to work on a character is make his playlist. It helps me a lot to know what my character would listen to. I'll only listen to that music the whole time I'm working. For Ash, I was listening to The Beach Boys," says Schwartzman with a big smile.
There's definitely a classic vibe to the film balancing humor and whimsy perfectly. So The Beach Boys definitely serves as the perfect soundtrack!
Schwartzman continues, "I'd compare this movie to Smile by The Beach Boys because it's a combination of beauty and a little bit of spookiness."
Jason's musical palette extends beyond The Beach Boys as well. He sat down with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino for this exclusive interview about what's on his personal playlist. Check out Jason's playlist below and don't miss The Fantastic Mr. Fox in theaters everywhere November 25, 2009!
Jason Schwartzman's Playlist:
1. The Beach Boys — Smile
2. Arctic Monkeys — Humbug
3. Julian Casablancas — Phrazes for the Young
4. Animal Collective
5. The Dirty Projectors
6. Roxy Music
I'm listening to the new Arctic Monkeys album, the new Julian Casablancas album, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors and then like Roxy Music [Laughs]. I've always dreamt of being part of a kids movie. It just makes me excited. I hope kids go to see this movie and remember it. I remember a movie I saw when I was a kid more in detail than a movie that I saw two weeks ago [Laughs]. It's exciting to me that we made something that could make an impression on a young person and maybe make them happy.
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