Artistic License

Life’s beautiful soundtrack

5th March, 2011
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There’s a lovely scene in the 1997 film As Good As it Gets where Jack Nicholson, playing the role of misanthropic novelist Melvin, gets the opportunity to go on a road-trip with Helen Hunt. Before they take off, he reveals a clutch of CDs he’s burned for their holiday.

With titles ranging from ‘To Use as Icebreaker’ through to ‘For Emergency Use Only’, you suddenly realise what a massive, intimidating and potentially...

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