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Published on May 17, 2011
"Do you want to see the most beautiful thing I ever filmed? It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing. And there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it, right? And this bag was just... dancing with me ... like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That's the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid. Ever. Video is a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember ... I need to remember...
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world ... I feel like I can't take it... and my heart is just going to cave in."
~Dialog and sound track from the movie "American Beauty." The soundtrack album was produced by Chris Douridas, Sam Mendes, and Michael Ostin, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media in the year 2000, the first year to offer this award.
The soundtrack features two excerpts from the film's score, composed by Thomas Newman, which won several awards. Elliott Smith's cover of The Beatles song "Because" was the end credit for the film. The track "Dead Already" was later featured in the 2005 film Madagascar. Newman's 'Any Other Name' and 'Dead Already' were sampled by Jakatta for their house track "American Dream" in 2000. [source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American...]
Additional editing and photos at the end by: AquarielCharm (other channels are Aetopus, ShiftingReality RealityShifts, IntoTheLight911 and others ;) http://www.youtube.com/AquarielCharm
A comment I like by youtube Somaholiday102: "The whole point of this scene and really the movie is to look closer. I mean, just listen to him...you think the scene is beautiful, but you're missing the actual beauty." December 2016.