A Walk to Remember (2002)
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1. "Cannonball" -- The Breeders (Begins playing during opening credits, then continues as cool kids arrive at the cement factory)
2. "So What Does It All Mean?" -- West, Gould, & Fitzgerald (Playing on Landon's car radio as he drives into the cement factory parking lot)
3. "Empty Spaces" -- Fuel (Playing during Landon's attempt to escape the Beaufort police)
4. "Lighthouse" -- Mandy Moore (Sung with church choir during church service)
5. "Friday on My Mind" -- Noogie (Playing just before start of school, cheerleaders tumbling, cool kids mocking Jamie)
6. "Anything You Want" -- Skycopter 9 (Playing during Stars and Planets Club open house, Landon sweeping floor, Jamie presenting astronomy information)
7. "Tapwater" -- Onesidezero (Playing on Landon's headphones as he rides bus back from first junior high school tutoring session)
8. "Numb in Both Lips" -- Soul Hooligan (Playing on Eric's car radio as he drops Landon off for the first school play rehearsal)
9. "If You Believe" -- Rachael Lampa (Jamie's preferred song on her car radio as she gives Landon a ride home from the school rehearsal)
10. "No Mercy" -- Extra Fancy (Landon's preferred song on Jamie's car radio as she gives him a ride home from the school rehearsal)
11. "Enough" -- Matthew Hager (Begins playing in Jamie's house as Landon and she are about to begin rehearsing lines, and continues through the "Are we cool?" scene in front of the school, then continues playing on Landon's car radio as he spots Jamie entering the town cemetary)
12. "No One" -- Cold (Playing as Landon searches through the high school yearbook for Jamie's photo, list of school clubs and her life's ambition)
13. "Mother, We Just Can't Get Enough" -- New Radicals (Playing during montage of school play rehearsals, and as Landon and Jamie [in slow motion] pass each other in hallway)
14. "Only Hope" -- Mandy Moore (The beautiful pivotal song concluding the school play)
15. "Get Ur Freak On" -- Missy Elliott (Song initially put on by Eric as Landon works on his car)
16. "Flood" -- Jars of Clay (Song put on by Eric after Landon objects to volume of first song played by Eric, as he continues to work on his car)
17. "Dancin' In The Moonlight" -- Toploader (Playing during magical "two places at once" scene)
18. "It's Gonna Be Love" -- Mandy Moore (Playing on Landon's car radio as he applies a butterfly tatoo onto Jamie's shoulder)
19. "Learning to Breathe" -- Switchfoot (Begins playing at end of dock scene when Jamie says "I told you not to fall in love with me" to Landon, and continues playing as Landon and Jamie walk defiantly hand-in-hand straight into the main school entrance -- for all to see, then continues as Jamie and Landon return to her house)
20. "All Mixed Up" -- 311 (Playing just before Jamie tells Landon her secret)
21. "Dare You To Move" -- Switchfoot (Playing as Landon drives to his dad's home following Jamie's revelation)
22. "You" -- Switchfoot (Playing as Landon drives from his dad's home to his own home, following Jamie's revelation)
23. "Someday We'll Know" -- Jonathan Foreman and Mandy Moore (Playing as Landon's mom teaches him to dance, then continues as Landon and Jamie dance together on her balcony)
24. "Only Hope" -- Switchfoot (Begins playing during Jamie's and Landon's telescope viewing of Comet Hyakutake and continues through the marriage proposal and wedding)
25. "Cry" -- Mandy Moore (Playing as Landon reminisces about Jamie's life-changing influence upon him as the movie concludes, then continues through the final credits -- very moving) Edit (Coming Soon)
Mervyn Warren's beautiful "A Walk to Remember" orchestral score consists of 27 individual musical pieces heard throughout the movie, and they are listed below (not in precise movie order) along with a link to download, if desired.
1. Only Hope 3:51*
2. The Jump 1:36
3. Clays Hurt 1:54
4. Lighthouse 1:21*
5. Tutoring 1:21
6. School Play Ragtime 1:05
7. Landon Looks for Jamie 0:50
8. Flyer Montage 1:36
9. Landon Defends Jamie 1:40
10. Landon Asks for a Date 1:04
11. Restaurant Band #1 0:58
12. Restaurant Band #2 2:31
13. Two Places at Once 0:54 **
14. The Kiss 1:49
15. You Have to Tell Him 0:28
16. Star Gazing 2:09
17. Landon Talks to Mom 0:24
18. Eric Apologizes 1:07
19. Its Not Funny 0:51
20. Belinda's Sorry 0:39
21. Building the Telescope 1:04
22. Jamie in Hospital 1:23
23. Reverend Loves Jamie 1:16
24. God's Bigger Plan 1:35
25. Reconciliation/Telescope 2:14
26. The Proposal/Wedding 3:03
27. They Wed/It's Been 4 Years 2:33
* Includes Mandy Moore
** Cannot find in movie ("Dancin' In The Moonlight" by Toploader actually plays during this scene) Edit (Coming Soon)
***Major Spoiler Alert*** AWTR the book and movie are really two very different stories. Anyone thinking in terms of the movie replicating the book will be sorely disappointed. The eras are different (1950s versus the 1990s), and the people are different. What was considered juvenile behavior during the 1950s would not relate to what would be considered bad behavior during the 1990s, so the pranks in the movie were updated to be more relevant to a modern audience. It should be noted that Nicholas Sparks, author of the book, was very much "on-board" with the making of the movie, and collaborated with screenwriter Karen Janszen in converting the book to a movie.
Both the movie and book present similar themes from quite different storylines. Each has its own captivating presentation and exceptionally beautiful, heartfelt moments. As a book and movie are very different mediums, each should be enjoyed for its own story and not compared in terms of what was included, left out, or changed in one versus the other. Some aspects of stories are better presented in words (with minimal limitations) whereas other aspects are better conveyed on screen. They're simply two different but wonderful stories. What follows examines the major differences between the book version and the movie version.
The movie Jamie had brown hair, mostly worn in a ponytail. The book Jamie was a blonde, styled mostly in a tight bun. The school play in the book was a December Christmas play, whereas the movie version was a spring play set in the prohibition era. Landon voluntarily signed up for the play in the book, but in the movie he was forced into it as part of his "sentence" for facilitating the injury of a fellow student. In the book's school play Jamie played an angel, but her role in the movie was that of a chanteuse (female singer, especially in a night club). She sang in the movie, not in the book. Jamie volunteered at an orphanage in the book, but in the movie she tutored students at a junior high school.
Jamie in the book was a good student but very reserved with few, if any, friends. She was upset that people thought she was strange or different. She was not particular adept at picking up social cues to determine peoples' true attitudes towards her, and when she was treated badly, she remained totally silent. She never said anything bad or negative about anyone - only seeing the good in everyone. She possessed a lack of confidence in herself, often being unsure of what to say in many circumstances. She projected her religious beliefs much more in the book than the movie. Every event, every circumstance was "in the Lord's plan," and she'd often follow that phrase up with "what do you think the message is?"
Jamie in the movie possessed much more spirit and carried herself with abounding confidence. She was much more engaging, joined clubs, had friends (though not in-crowd, or cool friends), had much more attitude and would not take any disingenuousness from anyone - often "firing" right back when being mocked or ridiculed. She was a strong, highly intelligent figure that saw right through the behavior and demeanor of her peers. Despite being mercilessly teased at school, she liked who she was, the way she was and could care less what other people thought about her - her self-image was not based on the opinion of others.
The book Landon was never really bad at all, just a few childish pranks while growing up. He was somewhat unfocused early on in the book but not at all the mean-spirited person Landon initially was in the movie. At his father's insistence, he ran for and became his high school's student-body president - something the movie Landon would not be caught dead doing. He knew he wanted to go to college and even knew which one, whereas the movie Landon had no aims or goals beyond high school. He (in the movie) was selfish, aimless and reckless until Jamie's influence began to show him possibilities in life he never contemplated before, and he began to find a new path for his own life.
In the book Landon and Jamie spent most of their time together after school often at Jamie's house just visiting and talking - falling in love very gradually. Once Jamie's terminal illness was known, Landon was initially uncomfortable being with Jamie, fearing anything he would say or do might offend her. He decided to read the Bible, and once he did, he discovered he could comfortably discuss it with Jamie to both their liking. In the movie Landon and Jamie dated and experienced several heartfelt romantic moments together and fell in love rather quickly. Once Jamie's illness was known in the movie, Landon remained steadfast by her side, learned to dance for her, and as she became sicker, built a large telescope for her so she could see a comet she wanted to see.
In the book, Landon's friends simply made fun of his attraction to Jamie, and often teased him, even when he denied that he liked Jamie. They never ridiculed Jamie to her face, knowing that she was a better person than all of them. If anything, they were intimidated by her. They did not want to get on her "wrong side" as they felt she had an "in" with God. In the movie Landon and his friends did mock, ridicule and humiliate Jamie to her face, but she remained above-it-all, defending herself and, at times, mocking them right back. Once Landon's strong attraction to Jamie became obvious to his (movie) friends, they made a strong effort to split them up.
In the book Landon's parents were married (though his father was a politician and away much of the time). In the movie Landon's father was a cardiologist who had left the family and remarried. During the wedding, the book Jamie was much sicker and needed considerable assistance from a nurse and a wheelchair to make it through the ceremony. During the movie's wedding, Jamie's leukemia was in remission, and she required no assistance, being able to walk and stand by herself throughout the ceremony. At the end of the book, it's left to the reader whether Jamie lives or dies, but in the movie she definitely passes away. Edit (Coming Soon)