“Small Apartments” – music by Per Gessle
As we’ve discussed already, “Small Apartments,” the latest from “Spun” director Jonas Akerlund, seems like one of the odder films of the festival, thanks to a cast including Matt Lucas, Johnny Knoxville, Billy Crystal, Rosie Perez and Dolph Lundgren. And adding to the curious mix is Per Gessle, founding member of 1990s Swedish sensations Roxette (behind No. 1 hits “The Look” and “It Must Have Been Love” among others). Gessle’s been working as a solo artist to some success in Sweden, but this marks his first film score, and it’s certainly a curveball choice, and one that will add to the film either being a real surprise or a fascinating train-wreck.
SXSW is barely 24 hours away from starting (catch up with part one and part two of our preview pieces here), and at this point, it's important to be reminded that one of the things that makes it unique is a particular focus on the crossover between music and film, something that's been a particular …
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