Blue Screen


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis's landmark album Kind of Blue, the gang at Slate combed through the best and worst uses of the record's smoky, mid-tempo jazz. Among them: Dexter, In the Line of Fire and Pleasantville, the latter of which best adheres to the theory that "the album tends to be used to achieve a particular effect, often showing up when a character is experiencing a transformation." The Runaway Bride, alas, doesn't fare well with "the most obvious, and most obviously wrong, Kind of Blue moment on film." Can't really argue there; don't let Garry Marshall near these songs for Valentine's Day. [Slate]