Memorable Film + Music Moment - Garden State
Zach Braff’s noteworthy and authentic music placement throughout the film Garden State makes it difficult to select one overriding moment. His unique and ambitious style of incorporating a majority of unknown, yet remarkable indie artists exemplify the thought-provoking nature of the story. Braff states his approach to compiling the music for his film as, “Essentially, I made a mix CD with all of the music that I felt was scoring my life at the time I was writing the screenplay.”
The one overriding moment in Garden State is the infinite abyss, complemented by Simon & Garfunkel - “The Only Living Boy in New York”.
Half of the time we’re gone but we don’t know where,
And we don’t know where.
The lyrics and demeanor of the scene truly encapsulate this moment: the epitome of what it feels to be confused or lost while standing on life’s edge, looking into the endless potential and opportunities of the future.