Cameron Crowe reveals top-secret location of Lloyd Dobler's boom box
Cameron Crowe's back in the spotlight again these days, with a brand-new website, a couple movie projects ready to emerge and a few new interviews worth reading. My favorite so far is this one with moviefone.com, where he talks in length about his use of music in his films -- and the secret location of Lloyd Dobler's famous boom box from 1989's Say Anything.
Here are some excerpts:
ON MIX TAPES: "I still make a mix CD every month, as a diary for how that month felt. Almost Famous was like a mix in movie form. That's the way it felt to be 15 and falling in love with life and music."
HOW BILLY IDOL ALMOST BEAT OUT PETER GABRIEL FOR SAY ANYTHING: "To Be a Lover was a song I liked for [exactly] one day -- the day I wrote that scene. It never worked for the scene the day before or after. John Cusack is playing Fishbone's Bonin' in the Boneyard in the actual scene, but when we put the movie together, it didn't work at all. He seemed like a crazed Fishbone fan who just happened to be outside her window."
ON THE BOOM BOX'S LOCATION NOW: "It's in my garage. I think I'll play a Fishbone cassette on it tonight, in your honor."