Music for company when you are cooking Italian food
This soundtrack is incredible. It's from one of my favorite movies, "The Talented Mr. Ripley", which I believe was under-appreciated when it came out. Cate Blanchett and Phillip Seymour Hoffman give these scene-stealing performances that are worth watching again.
A subplot in the movie is that Dickie Greenleaf, played in an excruciatingly great way by the statue-like Jude Law, is basically a cad who loves ex-pat jazz in Italy. The soundtrack is kind of music Dickie would like.
If you are ever cooking up spaghetti and meatballs and red wine for a group of friends, you must buy this cd and play it. It also is great for long drives when it is rainy or fall-y out (I used to listen to it on the drive from Manhattan to Hanover, NH in college.) It has a cool, 1940's feel and is just wonderful.
It also includes Matt Damon cutely singing a slow, eerie "My Funny Valentine". And Tu Vuo' Fa L'Americano, which Matt Damon and Jude Law sang together in a memorable scene.
Price: 13.00 Amazon.com