Thursday, November 5, 2009


It's one of the most iconic scenes in '80s films, or maybe in any film. John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler trying to get his girlfriend (Ione Skye) back, holding the boombox up as it plays Peter Gabriel 's classic "In Your Eyes." I can't believe that Say Anything is now twenty years old.

A few years ago, Heart guitarist (and wife of Say Anything director Cameron Crowe) Nancy Wilson put out a solo acoustic live album with a cover of "In Your Eyes." I had the privledge of interviewing her at the time, and I was like, "That had to have something to do with the scene in Say Anything, right?" Of course it did. It was sweet how moved she was by her own husband's work, and how much she admired and loved the song. That song really hits lots of people hard. What a great scene. The Daily Swarm reported on a, well, swarm of people dressed like Lloyd carrying boomboxes through Times Square in honor of the film turning 20. Go rent Say Anything and watch it again. I'm going to.

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