As much as I’ve always loved James Toback‘s Fingers, I fell a little bit harder for Jacques Audiard‘s 2005 remake, The Beat That My Heart Skipped. One reason being that this critically-acclaimed, French-produced film twice used The Kills’ “Monkey 23”, which for me was the film, at least in a residual way.
I was just sitting here and remembering getting into Audiard’s film and “Monkey 23” and The Kills’ Keep On Your Mean Side in the sweltering summer of ’05, when I was living in Brooklyn. What a time that was. It doesn’t feel like six years ago. More like…I don’t know, three or four.