Film: Jason Reitman's playlist
Jason Reitman is one of the most promising young film directors today. The 31-year old son of “Ghost Busters” helmer Ivan Reitman, Jason has steered two very different ships to success in “Juno” and “Thank You For Smoking”. Raised in LA, Reitman listens to KCRW as we do so we were all ears when he shared his love of music in a recent radio interview and played tunes that have influenced him over years, especially during the making of the two aforementioned films.
Who would've known that Steve Winwood's "I'm A Man" was a driving force during the making of "Thank You For Smoking". While that tune didn't make the film soundtrack, the attitude of the lyrics permeated the film in more subtle ways. Makes one wonder what the film Juno would've been like if the main character was cast as a punk music fan instead of a lo-fi band lover?
Given his age, Jason Reitman should be creating great films for years to come. And anyone who lists RJD2 in their playlist is a friend of ours. Tune into KCRW to hear how intrinsic music is to Reitman's creative process and how he uses radio as his record store to discover songs that influence his film projects.
Jason Reitman's Playlist:
1. Steve Winwood - "I'm a Man"
Album: The Best of Steve Winwood (Island)
2. Yo La Tengo - "You Can Have it All"
Album: Juno B-Sides: Almost Adopted Songs (Rhino)
3. Moldy Peaches - "Anyone Else But You"
Album: Juno - Music From The Motion Picture (Rhino)
4. Noel Zancanella - "Lovely"
Album: Stereo: A Fantasy for Electromagnetic Tape (Sonom Records)
5. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - "Telephone Rubber Band"
Album: Penguin Cafe Orchestra (Astralwerks)
6. RJD2 - "Good Times Roll pt. 1 [Explicit]"
Album: The Horror (Def Jux)