Track Listing
The Movie
Across The Universe
The Video

The Pleasantville Soundtrack, set to be released on September 13th, features two Fiona songs, both covers, one of the Beatles song, Across the Universe, and the other of the Percy Mayfield song, Please Send Me Someone To Love. The rest of the soundtrack features songs from various artists of the 1950s. Fiona is the only modern contemporary artist on the album. The track list is as follows:

1 - "Across The Universe" - Fiona Apple
2 - "Please Send Me Someone To Love" - Fiona Apple
3 - "Be-Bop-A-Lula" - Gene Vincent
4 - "Teddy Bear (Let Me Be Your)" - Elvis Presley
5 - "Rave On "- Buddy Holly
6 - "So What?" - Miles Davis
7 - "At Last" - Etta James
8 - "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" - Larry Williams
9 - "Sixty Minute Man" - Billy Ward & The Dominoes
10 - "Take Five" - Dave Brubeck Quartet
11 - "Score Suite" - Randy Newman

"Pleasantville" premiered Monday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 at Mann National Theatre. Fiona was on the guest list. ``Pleasantville'' opened nationwide on Oct. 23, 1998.

Here's an overview from Gordon at New Line Cinema.

You can download a trailer of the movie from the same site.

From Yahoo Entertainment Wire:

    New Line will present "Pleasantville," the directorial debut of two-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter Gary Ross ("Big" and "Dave") starring Tobey Maguire, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh and Reese Witherspoon. In the modern fairy tale "Pleasantville," an entire fictional town is granted a chance to experience the wonders, comedies and dangers of real life. Two modern-day teenagers accidentally bring living color to a black-and-white 50s utopia, setting off a revolution. For the first time, Pleasantville's citizens are about to experience a world of mercurial weather, sensuous delights, diverse desires and frightening unpredictability. They will learn the terror of violence and the wonder of love. They will never view life as black-and-white again. Combining cutting-edge computer technology with comedy and fableistic storytelling, "Pleasantville" is a wildly imaginative and wholly original tale that poses inescapable questions about contemporary life.

Across The Universe sounds a lot like the original except Fiona Apple-ized. Fiona sings the whole song rather care-free like. Very quiet, nothing very forced or anything. Sounds a lot like the movie description of the town of Pleasantville. Below are the lyrics. Thanks to Jewel765 and Breeze401 for sending them to me:


I'm not fluent in french. but I'm close enough, and my first clue that "Jai guru de va om" doesn't mean "Nothings gonna change my world" is that the french word for world is "monde" which is not in there at all. In fact, none of those words, or their pronunciations in the song, are remotely french. My best guess is that it's Arabic or Hindu, something like that.

If you can verify this, or if you know it's something else, please email me and let me know.

Here are some sound clips from the soundtrack:
Across The Universe - WAV 592K
Please Send Me Someone To Love - WAV 701K

The Video for Across The Universe debuted on September 28th 1998 and was directed by Fiona's boyfreind, Paul Thomas Anderson. It features Fiona singing serenely while around her lots of boys destroy things. It's really cute. She looks very happy, in several parts of the video she's smiling, something rarely seen(if at all) in previous videos. It would seem that she's singing from an ice cream parlor or something, and the boys are destroying it. It's all in black and white and very cool.

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Go here for a clip of the video in Quicktime format

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