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Might we be hearing the sounds of Eddie Vedder and Neil Young in Cameron Crowe's We Bought A Zoo?

Dec. 23, 2010by:

I think it might be safe to say that Cameron Crowe is one of the best directors in the game when it comes to finding just the right synergy of image and music. Even his misfires feature wonderful, emotionally charged moments like ELIZABETHTOWN and his use of Elton John's "My Father's Gun". It's great stuff.

Now what might Crowe have in mind for his upcoming WE BOUGHT A ZOO?

Actor Matt Damon, who will be starring as the lead in Crowe's film, recently sat down to do the press rounds for the fantastic TRUE GRIT. He spoke to MTV and tossed out the names of Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and the legendary Neil Young when asked about the film and the script drafts he's been reading:

"When [Cameron Crowe] gave me the screenplay, it came with music... a bunch of music. Before I even read the screenplay, I burned the stuff onto my iPod and went running in Central Park just listening to the music... a lot Eddie Vedder, a lot of Neil Young... I'll leave it there for now."

You may recall that Vedder released his first solo album as the soundtrack to Sean Penn's incredible 2007 film INTO THE WILD. Should WE BOUGHT A ZOO feature anything from him or Young, it could only be a good thing.

The film is an adaptation of We Bought a Zoo: The Amazing True Story of a Young Family, a Broken Down Zoo, and the 200 Wild Animals that Changed Their Lives Forever, a memoir written by former newspaper columnist Benjamin Mee.

"Back in 2006, Mee was a do-it-yourself columnist for the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper. The writer took it to a whole new level when he decided to move into a rundown twelve-bedroom mansion in the English countryside with his wife, two children, brother, and 76-year-old mother. On top of that, the mansion included a 30 acre wildlife park that was home to 200 wild animals. Their success was bittersweet when Mee's wife, Katherine, learned that she had terminal cancer."

WE BOUGHT A ZOO - starring Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Hayden Church, Elle Fanning, and Patrick Fugit - begins filming next month.
Extra Tidbit: Favorite Cameron Crowe musical cue?
Source: MTV

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2:33AM on 12/26/2010

Well...

I have nothing against Neil Young, but I just can't stand his voice. I've been a Vedder fan for years, but not anymore.
I have nothing against Neil Young, but I just can't stand his voice. I've been a Vedder fan for years, but not anymore.
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4:44PM on 12/23/2010
The soundtrack for Into the Wild was fantastic so I am definitely interested in this!
The soundtrack for Into the Wild was fantastic so I am definitely interested in this!
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4:27PM on 12/23/2010
Can't wait.
Can't wait.
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2:44PM on 12/23/2010
Easy answer is Tiny Dancer in Almost Famous. But I tend to like Vanilla Sky's music the most. Radiohead's "Everything in It's Right Place" is probably my favorite moment.
Easy answer is Tiny Dancer in Almost Famous. But I tend to like Vanilla Sky's music the most. Radiohead's "Everything in It's Right Place" is probably my favorite moment.
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1:48PM on 12/23/2010
Neil Young and Eddie Vedder. Call me crazy but I think there's gonna be some sort of depressing tone
Neil Young and Eddie Vedder. Call me crazy but I think there's gonna be some sort of depressing tone
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10:01AM on 12/23/2010

Almost Famous

When Fugit is sitting outside the hotel room at a breaking point and the live version of David Bowie's Waiting For The Man starts playing.
When Fugit is sitting outside the hotel room at a breaking point and the live version of David Bowie's Waiting For The Man starts playing.
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9:29AM on 12/23/2010
Neil Young sucks and his music is shit.

I like Vedder just fine though, but the more he has sounded like Young/The Who/etc. in recent years, the worse he has gotten. Remember when Pearl Jam made albums where the sounds sounded different from one another? And that actually rocked?
Neil Young sucks and his music is shit.

I like Vedder just fine though, but the more he has sounded like Young/The Who/etc. in recent years, the worse he has gotten. Remember when Pearl Jam made albums where the sounds sounded different from one another? And that actually rocked?
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8:45AM on 12/23/2010

Epic!

These guys together means there's a chance there could be some sort of Young/Vedder collaboration in our futures. And that, to me, will be epic. Gotta hand it to Crowe. The man knows good music.
These guys together means there's a chance there could be some sort of Young/Vedder collaboration in our futures. And that, to me, will be epic. Gotta hand it to Crowe. The man knows good music.
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