As is her custom, my wife Brooke tries to make us see as many of the Oscar-nominated films each year as possible. Last night, we watched Unfaithful, starring Richard Gere and the Oscar-nominated Diane Lane. I don’t have a lot to say about it, other than that it was an above-average thriller with some mildly spicy sex scenes.

Two things are interesting about it, though. First, it is a remake of a French film, Claude Chabrol’s La Femme Infidele, which is loosely based on Madame Bovary. This makes me want to see the original, which is probably sexier and more thrilling, or at least sexier. Second, I recognized a piano arrangement of the Radiohead song “Exit Music (For A Film)” and it turns out it’s performed by Brad Mehldau, and a live version was included on the CD Mix Of The Month for May 2002, sent to me by Josh Benton. He’s so way ahead of the “cool curve,” it’s scary.

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