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My Favorite Movie Soundtrack: 'Dumb And Dumber'

Among the unending silliness of the Farrelly brothers' first film came some road trip anthems that could warm the coldest of hearts.
March 18, 2014, 3:00pm

There was a time when movie films were exclusively made of music. Sure, there was a fat man in suspenders falling off a steel beam suspended from a crane (what’s that banana peel doing up there anyhow?!), but it was all set to whimsical vaudeville piano, interspersed with white writing on a decorative black background, having the character say something like "Golly gosh!" Even when your talk films came along, they’d only be soundtracked by sad string sections as tall, moustachiod men scowled and left crying women in billowy dresses to die alone.

I’m not here to give you an oral history of movie soundtracks, because I know fuck all about it. I do, however, know a little bit about one of the greatest films ever made: Dumb And Dumber. The Farrelly brothers’ first movie and magnum opus, Dumb And Dumber, saw Harry and Lloyd, played by Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey respectively, travel to the bouji American ski resort of Aspen to seek out the beguiling Mary Swanson and return her briefcase to her.