Build a Soundtrack: The Time Traveler's Wife

Build a Soundtrack: The Time Traveler's Wife


I know many of you enjoyed reading Audrey Niffenegger's novel The Time Traveler's Wife and are probably as anxious as I am to see the movie this August (and at least see a trailer one of these days, sheesh!). I hope the movie is as riveting, romantic and poignant as the book was, and I really hope the soundtrack is great. This is one movie for which I'd love to help choose the music.

If you could choose songs to go in this movie, what would you pick? What sounds would go well with the tone of this story? I'd include Wilco's "Far, Far Away" for both its tone of sweet longing as well as the lyrics (like this bit about Chicago, where The Time Traveler's Wife often takes place: "I long to hold you in my arms and sway/ Kiss and ride on the CTA"). I also like the idea of using a "time" song, like the Rolling Stones' "Time Is on My Side." And the Death Cab for Cutie song "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" has about the same "emotional destruction" factor as this book itself does (in a good way, of course).

OK, your turn: How would you build this soundtrack?

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