A Movie Script Ending

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"A Movie Script Ending"
Single by Death Cab for Cutie
from the album The Photo Album
Released February 8, 2002
Format CD
Recorded Spring 2001
Genre Indie rock
Length 4:18
Label Fierce Panda
Producer(s) Chris Walla
Death Cab for Cutie singles chronology
"A Movie Script Ending"
"I Was a Kaleidoscope"

"A Movie Script Ending" is a song by American indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and is the first single release from the band's third studio album, The Photo Album. The song was released on February 8, 2002.

The song begins with references to "the air on Railroad" and "the shopfronts on Holly," Railroad and Holly being two intersecting streets in downtown Bellingham, Washington, Death Cab for Cutie's hometown. The song also refers to The Beaver Inn with the line: "We peered through the windows, new bottoms on barstools but the people remain the same, with prices inflating."

This was the first song by Death Cab For Cutie to be included on The O.C., appearing in the episode "The Escape" in season one.


The song was ranked #333 in Pitchfork Media's Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s. This song has also been featured in the movie "Wicker Park".[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
UK Singles Chart 123


  1. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 500-201". Pitchfork. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 

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