Ep. 203 - Cruel Intentions (feat. The Verve)
Score Cue Snapshots! • Drama, Romance, 11-Jan-2023
Who can forget this 1999 American teen romantic drama featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair? We can't! In a quintessential modern retelling of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' 1782 novel 'Les Liaisons dangereuses' (which was made in to 'Dangerous Liaisons' in 1988), the film features a variety of great 90's throwbacks - one of which is 'Bittersweet Symphony' by The Verve. You can't get much more 90's than that.
This scene is towards the end of the film when everyone finds out the truth about Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Without giving too much away, Bittersweet Symphony plays so well here which is why, ultimately, it became the leading track of the film.
The soundtrack itself reached 60 on the Billboard 200 in 1999.
Listen to the soundtrack: https://music.apple.com/us/album/cruel-intentions-music-from-the-original-motion/712767152
Watch the film: https://letterboxd.com/film/cruel-intentions/
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