Book of Love (1990 film)
|Book of Love|
|Directed by||Robert Shaye|
|Produced by||Rachel Talalay|
|Written by||William Kotzwinkle|
John Cameron Mitchell
|Music by||Stanley Clarke|
|Edited by||Terry Stokes|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
Book of Love is a 1990 American  romantic comedy film directed by New Line Cinema producer Robert Shaye. It is based on the autobiographical novel Jack in the Box by William Kotzwinkle (the novel's name was changed to Book of Love during this film's original release).
Jack Twiller (Michael McKean) gets greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook - his "Book of Love" - and remember the old times, way back in the 50s, when he was in his last year of high school (Chris Young) and his family just moved to the town. He hung out with geeky Paul Kane and tried to get the attention of Lily (Josie Bissett), who unfortunately was together with bully Angelo (Beau Dremann).
- Michael McKean as Adult Jack Twiller
- Chris Young as Jack Twiller
- Tricia Leigh Fisher as Gina
- Keith Coogan as Crutch Kane
- John Cameron Mitchell as Floyd
- Josie Bissett as Lily
- Lin Shaye as Mrs. Flynn
- Beau Dremann as Angelo
- Brent David Fraser as Meatball
- Jill Jaress as Mrs. Kitty Twiller
- John Achom as Mr. Joe Twiller
- Brian Evans as Schank
In the book Jack in the Box, Jack Twiller's experiences are followed from elementary to high school, while in his screenplay, William Kotzwinkle creates a younger brother, dividing these experiences between two separate characters.
There was an original soundtrack released on January 16, 1991, but now is very rare.
- "Book of Love" - Ben E King & Bo Diddley ft. Doug Lazy
- "The Great Pretender" - The Platters
- "Fools Fall in Love" - The Drifters
- "The Fool" - Sanford Clark
- "Little Darlin'" - The Diamonds
- "Sincerely" - The Moonglows
- "Come Back My Love" - The Cardinals
- "Hearts of Stone" - The Fontane Sisters
- "What Can I Do" - Donnie Elbert
- "Rip It Up" - Little Richard
- "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
- "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Theme"
- "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
- "School Days" - Chuck Berry
- "Let the Good Times Roll" - Shirley & Lee
According to the end credits of the movie, these songs were also used:
- 1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, 1 Beer (John Lee Hooker)
- Earth Angel (The Penguins)
- Be bop a lula (Gene Vincent)
- Rocket 88 (Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats)
- Hold me, thrill me, kiss me (performed by prom band)
- See ya later Alligator (performed by prom band)
- Graduation Day (The Four Freshmen)
- How can I tell her? (The Four Freshmen)