Cameron Crowe's Best Musical Moments
Counting the recently released 'We Bought a Zoo,' Cameron Crowe has made seven feature films that feature some of the best musical moments in cinema history. We decided to revisit those scenes, which include a teen using Peter Gabriel to woo a classmate, a band singing Elton John to help a friend in need and Pearl Jam reading a bad review. Check out our favorites below!
'In Your Eyes' in 'Say Anything'
The image of Lloyd Dobler holding a boombox high above his shoulders is iconic even without musical backing. As a matter of fact, John Cusack was actually blasting a Fishbone song through the speakers during shooting. In the end, Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' clinched this scene's landmark status.
'Free Falling' in 'Jerry Maguire' For a song called 'Free Falling,' this Tom Petty classic is one of the most uplifting tunes in rock history. This great American road anthem provides Jerry with a brief moment of off-key elation after he loses his job.
'Freebird' in 'Elizabethtown'
This cover band goes above and beyond by unleashing a gigantic, flaming papier-mache bird on the audience during the 'Freebird' solo. The group gets bonus points for not abandoning the song even as things went pear-shaped.
Pearl Jam and Chris Cornell in 'Singles'
'Singles' was a snapshot of the nascent Seattle grunge scene in the early '90s, featuring several different cameos of grunge dudes