Still In Our Eyes
October 7, 2012 4:05 PM Subscribe
posted by EmpressCallipygos (60 comments total)
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Twenty-three years ago, John Cusack and Peter Gabriel were inexorably linked by a single scene
from the movie Say Anything.
The scene's inspired devotion, mockery, parodies (including South Park, Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel,
and even here on the blue
) and flash mobs
. Cusack and Gabriel have accepted their shared fate, though - and recently paid tribute themselves, during the Hollywood Bowl show from Peter's current tour.
Other trivia about The Scene And The Song:
* According to Cameron Crowe, he almost didn't get permission to use the song at all because the film company had screwed up and sent Peter Gabriel a copy of the film Wired
instead. No one caught the mistake until Crowe called Gabriel on the phone and Gabriel said "well, I don't really think it would fit with that overdose scene...."
* It was actually a Billy Idol song
that gave Crowe the idea for the scene.
* And this
is what was actually playing on the boombox when they shot the scene.