25 best record stores in films

To celebrate Record Store Day 2015, Peter Yeung charts the best record shops in the movies, from High Fidelity to A Clockwork Orange -see the full list here at The Telegraph.

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High Fidelity (2000)

This is surely the quintessential depiction of the North American record store, with pugnacious and pedantic music geek Barry (Jack Black) and miserable, romantic audiophile Rob (John Cusack).

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(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Ringo Starr plays an unexpectedly central role in the relationship between Summer (Zooey Deschanel) and Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). At first, the Beatle is a playful discussion point during some post-coital record-shopping, as their bond falters, the drummer becomes a grinding point of contention.

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This is Spinal Tap (1984)

Of the many hilarious moments that this mockumentary has given us, it’s easy to forget Spinal Tap’s Smell the Glove LP signing session, for which only two people turn up – one, a bespectacled man who goads them into signing a different album (of assorted train noises), and another who starts an argument because their marker pen won’t show up on the black cover sleeve (“Tilt it towards the light!”).

 

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Pretty in Pink (1986)

Duckie (Jon Cryer) does a memorable rendition of Otis Redding’s soulful ballad Try a Little Tenderness – all energetic foot-stamping and floor-slapping – in an attempt to woo an employee at Santa Monica new wave record store TRAX, but all he receives are a pair of puzzled glares.

 

See the full list here at The Telegraph.

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