The Big Chill Soundtrack

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The Big Chill Soundtrack
The Big Chill Soundtrack
The Big Chill Soundtrack
The Big Chill is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom BerengerGlenn CloseJeff GoldblumWilliam HurtKevin KlineMary Kay PlaceMeg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams. The plot focuses on a group of baby boomer college friends who reunite after 15 years when one of their old comrades, Alex, commits suicide without warning. Kevin Costner was cast as Alex, but all scenes showing his face were cut.
The Big Chill was filmed entirely on location in Beaufort, South Carolina and was shot at the same antebellum house used as a location for The Great Santini. The soundtrack features soulR&B and pop-rock musicians from the 1960s and 70s, including Creedence Clearwater RevivalAretha FranklinMarvin GayeThe TemptationsThe Rolling Stones and Three Dog Night.
The Big Chill influenced the TV series thirtysomething. Earlier, however, the movie was directly adapted to television in CBS‘ short-lived 1985 comedy-drama Hometown.
The Big Chill
The Big Chill
After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirtysomethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending the weekend together, reminiscing about their shared past as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties. Poignant and warmly humorous in equal measure, this baby boomer milestone made a star of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan and is perhaps the decade’s defining ensemble film, featuring memorable performances by Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams. And with its playlist of sixties rock and R&B hits, The Big Chill all but invented the consummately curated soundtrack.
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