Last week I ran into trouble with a scene from a film that I couldn't place:

Can someone tell me what movie I'm thinking of? I have this scene from a film stuck in my head. If I were to guess I'd say it came out in the last year or so. The scene is as follows: A wide, snowy city street with a blue-ish tint fills the screen and one of our main cast memebers lies dying or dead in the middle of it as snow flakes land on his suit. He's been shot or stabbed or something and, as the camera slowly draws out, looking down upon the scene, red cloth is drawn out and away from the dying man. This cloth is pulled out from under the body by wire or something and it's obviously cloth, but it's beautiful and suggestive.

Now, no one emailed me but I managed to figure it out: It's the scene from the opera featured in The Talented Mr. Ripley. This movie blew me away so much that I went and read the book. Both are worthy of checking out...

Speaking of things worth checking out, I went record shopping the other day and came back with:
Beth Orton - Day Breaker
The Reindeer Section - Son of Evil Reindeer
Tender Trap - Film Molecules
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Spoon - A Series of Sneaks (Their new album, Kill The Moonlight, wasn't out yet)
Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain?
The Faint - Dance Macabre
The Faint - Blank-Wave Arcade (Both of these albums are amazing
Jenny Toomey - Antidote (what a surprise!)
Milemarker - Satanic Verses
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Good Health
2 Many DJ's - As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2
The Get Up Kids - On A Wire (this is new territory for them -- I think they've been listening to a lot of REM or something)
Blur -The Great Escape (On Uncle Jesse's suggestion...)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (I know, I'm behind the curve on this one)
Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
DJ Spooky - Optometry
Enon - Believo!
Enon - Onhold (got both of these at their show -- great show by the way)