A couple of weeks ago I put up a video of the theme song from the movie, That Thing You Do! on facecrack and I was amazed at the number of people that love that movie. I’ve always loved it and I’ve probably watched it at least 50 times if not more.
In honor of this online cult that I’ve discovered, here’s six links to online articles about the movie, That Thing You Do!
And then there’s the weekly MBIP Coming Attractions as to what’s happening next week on the blog!
That Thing You Do! 20th anniversary: The Wonders look back - This is a great oral history of the making of the movie from the actors who were The Wonders and Liv Tyler.
Truth, Lies & Rock ’n’ Roll: How Tom Hanks Made Up Music’s Best Biopic - The fact that it’s a fictional biopic is celebrated in this article along with a playlist of some of the songs from the soundtrack of the movie.
Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger Looks Back on That Thing You Do! - An interview with Adam Schlesinger who wrote the title track for the movie.
17 Wondrous Facts About That Thing You Do! - I didn’t know that this was Charlize Theron’s first movie!
An Appreciation of That Thing You Do on its 20th Anniversary - This article compares the theatrical version versus the extended cut released later.
Roger Ebert’s Review from 1996 - Roger Ebert’s original three star review of the film. He likes the film, the review is positive, but he doesn’t gush over it.
Here’s what’s happening on the MBIP blog next week!
Tuesday: The MBIP 13 month chicken tour continues with a road trip to an historical diner that I’m heading out on today in about 45 minutes with MBIP pal and Wheelman, Scott Turley. I better hurry up here!
Okay, Scott’s going to be here in about 45 minutes, I have to get ready! Have a beautiful Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!
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