AICN’s Mr. Beaks writes about Beatles songs possibly becoming easier to license for film. But this caught my eye:
And then, on the disappointment end of the spectrum, there’s the case of THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS. When I saw Wes Anderson’s movie at the 2001 New York Film Festival, it opened with the original “Hey Jude” and closed with an alternate take of “I’m Looking Through You”. Both worked beautifully. Eventually, Anderson had to settle for a Mark Mothersbaugh orchestration of “Hey Jude”, and Van Morrison’s “Everyone” at the end (after also losing The Beach Boys’ “Sloop John B”), and the emotional impact was diminished.
I was disappointed that no adventurous soul has re-scored those scenes with the original choices on YouTube.