Movies don’t get much more music-drenched than the romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer, out July 17. The film’s dialogue features references toThe Smiths, Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, and Sid Vicious. while itsequally eclectic soundtrack boasts tunes from Regina Spektor, Feist,Wolfmother, Black Lips, and Carla Bruni. Music videoveteran Marc Webb directs stars Zooey Deschanel — as the eponymousSummer, who doesn’t believe in true love — and Joseph Gordon-Levitt — as Tom, afantasy-sequence-prone greeting-card writer and incurable romantic.
In one of the movie’s most memorable sequences,Gordon-Levitt’s madly-smitten character gyrates through afull-on dance sequence to the sound of Hall & Oates’ 1980 soul-popclassic “You Make My Dreams.” “
Watch the exclusive-to-EW clip below, completewith behind-the-scenes footage. And for good measure, we called Ms.Deschanel, who is currently at work on her second She & Him album with M.Ward, and asked her to set it up for you:
“Who doesn’t love Hall & Oates?” says. Zooey. “Well, I’m sure there aresome people who don’t. But there’s something so undeniable about thescene and the way ‘You Make My Dreams’ plays into it. Joe’s a greatdancer.
“We actually did a sort of promo dance sequence last week,” she continues, “thatwill be on the internet. I can’t tell you any more. You’ll see! Thatwas actually to one of my songs. I had suggested an early Marvin Gayetrack, but it’s difficult with rights sometimes. Marc was listening toShe & Him and was like, ‘Hey can we use one of your songs?’ We gavehim a good deal.”
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