Stranger Than Fiction Soundtrack

Each song is provided with a scene description and timestamp, as well as a full-length audio playback.

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Note: Below is a complete playlist of all 19 songs that can be heard in the movie “Stranger Than Fiction”. Some of these commercial songs are not included on the official soundtrack album but are used in the movie.

All 19 songs featured in “Stranger Than Fiction”:

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"The Way We Get By" by Spoon (Instrumental)
Timestamp: 0:02 | Scene: Harold gets ready for work, cleaning his teeth, tying his tie, brushing his suit and running to catch the bus. He arrives at work, has his lunch and a coffee break. He goes home and goes to bed. All narrated. Some kid gets a bike and a woman circles job ads in the paper.
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"Mind Your Own Business" by Delta 5
Timestamp: 0:10 | Scene: Harold visits Ana Pascal in her bakery to find out why she hasn't paid all of her taxes.
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"Death or Glory" by The Clash
Timestamp: 0:12 | Scene: 2nd song in the bakery. Harold asks if she's part of an anarchist group.
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"On The Nature Of Daylight" by Max Richter (Instrumental)
Timestamp: 0:21 | Scene: Harold smashes up his apartment because of the voice.
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"Small Stakes" by Spoon (Instrumental)
Timestamp: 0:31 | Scene: Harold starts to walk home after getting off the bus too early. He cleans his teeth and goes to bed. Hilbert lies and watches the TV in his office.
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"Dubbing In The Back Seat" by The Upsetters
Timestamp: 0:38 | Scene: Harold visits Ana's bakery again to make sure 22% is all she owes.
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"Bottles & Bones" (Shades & Sympathy) by Califone
Timestamp: 0:46 | Scene: Harold leaves Ana's shop at night to walk home in the rain.
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"I Turn My Camera On" by Spoon (Instrumental)
Timestamp: 0:55 | Scene: Harold changes the way he brushes his teeth. He browses guitars in the store.
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"Vittorio E." by Spoon (Instrumental)
Timestamp: 0:58 | Scene: Harold starts to learn to play the guitar. He eats dinner with Dave. He watches a film at the cinema.
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"Whole Wide World" by Wreckless Eric
Timestamp: 1:03 | Scene: Harold plays the guitar and sings this song in Ana's apartment. Ana hears it and sits down next to him. When she kisses him the actual song kicks in.
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"My Mathematical Mind" by Spoon (Instrumental)
Timestamp: 1:12 | Scene: Harold rushes through his office ignoring people. He uses his computer to find Karen Eiffel's file. He finds it and gets her number. He runs to find a phone in the subway tunnel. The phone rings in Karen Eiffel's office as she types the words.
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"In Church" (Cyann & Ben Version) by M83
Timestamp: 1:19 | Scene: Harold leaves the swimming pool. The woman gets a job and the kid rides his bike. Hilbert reads the draft of Karen Eiffel's book.
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"That's Entertainment" (Demo version) by The Jam
Timestamp: 1:23 | Scene: On the bus Harold reads the draft of Karen Eiffel's book.
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"Horizon Variations" by Max Richter (Instrumental)
Timestamp: 1:25 | Scene: Harold reads the last of Karen Eiffel's draft book on the bus. He catches up with Karen and tells her he loves the book and that she should finish it.
"Live For Life" by Francis Lai
Timestamp: 1:27 | Scene: Harold and Ana watch old movies together and he in bed together.
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"La Petite Fille de la Mer" by Vangelis
Timestamp: 1:28 | Scene: Harold leaves Ana sleeping and gets ready to go to work. He is knocked down by a bus as he helps a young boy in the road.
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"The Book I Write" by Spoon
Timestamp: 1:39 | Scene: 1st song in end credits.
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"Going Missing" by Maximo Park (Instrumental)
Timestamp: 1:42 | Scene: 2nd song in end credits.
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"Love You" by The Free Design
Timestamp: 1:45 | Scene: 3rd song in end credits.
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What’s the movie about?
I.R.S. investigator Harold Crick suddenly finds himself the subject of a narrative that only he can hear: a narrative that begins to affect his entire life, from his work to his love interest to his death.

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