Thumbsucker (soundtrack)

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Soundtrack album by The Polyphonic Spree, featuring Elliott Smith
Released September 13, 2005
Genre Pop
Label Hollywood / Good
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Thumbsucker is the soundtrack to the film of the same name, which is based in the novel of the same name by Walter Kirn. It was released on September 13, 2005 under the Hollywood Records label. It was originally intended to be created by Elliott Smith, but after his death in 2003, The Polyphonic Spree was chosen to complete it when director Mike Mills attended a performance of theirs and was impressed. Three tracks by Smith remain on the release.

A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program, or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film, video, or television presentation; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.

<i>Thumbsucker</i> (film) 2005 film by Mike Mills

Thumbsucker is a 2005 American independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Mills and starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kelli Garner, Benjamin Bratt, Vince Vaughn, and Keanu Reeves. The plot focuses on Justin Cobb, a teenager in suburban Oregon, as he copes with his thumb-sucking problem, romance, and his diagnosis with ADHD and subsequent experience using Ritalin. The screenplay was adapted from the 1999 Walter Kirn novel of the same name. Swinton also served as an executive producer.

<i>Thumbsucker</i> (novel) book by Walter Kirn

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Track listing

All tracks written by Tim DeLaughter and The Polyphonic Spree; except where noted.

Tim DeLaughter American musician

Tim DeLaughter is an American singer and songwriter, known as the frontman for both Tripping Daisy and later The Polyphonic Spree.

The Polyphonic Spree band

The Polyphonic Spree is an American choral rock band from Dallas, Texas that was formed in 2000 by Tim DeLaughter. The band's sound relies on a variety of vocal and instrumental color by featuring a choir, flute, trumpet, french horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello, percussion, piano, guitars, bass, drums, electronic keyboards and EWI.

1."The Crash" 0:55
2."Scream & Shout" 2:11
3."Slow Halls" 0:43
4."What Would You Let Go" 1:53
5."Empty Rooms" 1:02
6."Wonderful For You" 1:50
7."The Rebecca Fantasy" 0:30
8."Thirteen" (by Elliott Smith)Christopher Bell, Alex Chilton 2:40
9."Pink Trash Dream" 0:30
10."The Green Lights" 1:14
11."Debate Montage" 3:05
12."Trouble" (by Elliott Smith) Yusuf Islam 2:55
13."Skinny Dip" 2:22
14."Sourness Makes It Right" 2:09
15."Some of the Parts" 2:13
16."Matt Schraam" 1:07
17."Let's Get Lost" (by Elliott Smith)Smith2:25
18."Justin's Hypnosis" 1:32
19."The Call of the Wild" 0:55
20."Wait and See" 1:01
21."Move Away and Shine" 3:59
22."Acceptance" 30:22
23."Move Away and Shine" (In a Dream Version) 3:47

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