Singing along with the Radio on Road Trips

A recent Orphan Black opened with Sarah Manning and one of her clones on a road trip. (Yes, one of her clones; if you aren’t already watching the great, over the top show, start catching up now). Psycho-bitch Helena perks up when she finds the Archies on the radio:

Long before digital editing made it  easy, Todd Graham, the creator of the legendary Apocalypse Pooh, mashed up Archies visuals with Sex Pistols audio:

Music also leads to road trip bonding in the movie Tommy Boy:

Director Todd Haynes first gained fame when Richard Carpenter sued over his short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Legally, the film was withdrawn due to the unlicensed use of the group’s music, but many thought Richard was really trying to squelch the movie’s depiction of the siblings. Haynes used Barbie dolls as his “actors.” At first this seems like a cheap gimmick, but it is surprising how quickly you get used to it and how well the shriveling dolls illustrate Karen’s struggles with anorexia:


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