Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men snuck into theatres around Christmas time and ended up being one of the best movies of 2006, particularly if you're a fan of believable science-fiction. One of the things I loved about the movie that a lot of people haven't really mentioned is the soundtrack. Instead of going the route of say, The Matrix, and peppering the film with rap-metal and techno, we get a nice collection of mostly British rock songs that suit the tone and the setting perfectly (the movie takes place in England... why is it that all the best dystopian futures seem to be set in England?) One song in particular was central to the movie, Franco Battiato's haunting cover of the Stones' "Ruby Tuesday". Apparently Battiato is Italian, but to my uneducated ears his accent sounds almost Scottish. Beautiful song, highly recommended.
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