500 Days of Summer Featurette - Joe and Zooey On Music
A new featurette for 500 Days of Summer has been posted on the official website for the film. The short two-minute video features Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel talking about, well, music. It's a fairly simple and somewhat amusing video, but the reason why it goes so well with 500 Days of Summer is because the movie has a fantastic soundtrack that is an essential part of the overall experience. There's a great article on the soundtrack over at The Playlist that I suggest everyone read, even though it won't mean much until you see the movie - which will be in just a few more months, as it finally hits in mid-July.
When Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend Summer (Zooey Deschanel) dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their time "together" to try to figure out what went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to rediscover his true passions in life.
500 Days of Summer is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Marc Webb, of only a few music videos previously. The screenplay was co-written by first-time writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to a standing ovation. Fox Searchlight is bringing 500 Days of Summer to theaters everywhere starting on July 17th this summer. Don't miss it!