Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Coconut Records, Funny People, James Taylor, Jason Schwarzman, Kirsten Dunst, Neil Diamond, Phantom Planet, Rooney, Superbad, The Beatles, The Godfather, Zooey Deschanel
Judd Apatow’s latest film Funny People, certainly isn’t as funny Superbad, but it does stand out in the music department. Though the soundtrack is laced with mega-artists like three former Beatles, Neil Diamond and James Taylor, the real star is one of the stars of the film, Jason Schwartzman.
Schwartzman is one of the few people in the entertainment industry to delve successfully in both movies and music. He does have genes in his favor, as the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) and the grandson of Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Carmine Coppola. Not to mention, he’s Phantom Planet‘s former drummerand his brother fronts pop-rock group Rooney.
In Funny People, he got an acting part and a job co-writing the film’s score. The film’s soundtrack features three songs from his solo band Coconut Records. Though his music isn’t very well-known, it fits right in with the more classic music of the movie.
Schwartzman recently released a new Coconut Records album in January, but first album Nighttiming is a good place to start. It features Zooey Deschanel and Kirsten Dunst, which isn’t surprising considering Schwartzman’s knack for mixing movies with music.
— Ashley Collman