Saturday, May 23, 2009

Michael Caine: It's Over

The second-best-ever version of "It's Over" - performed here by Michael Caine from the 1998 film Little Voice.

If you haven't seen the film, Jane Horrocks refuses to sing for a top London press agent, thus ruining the hopes and dreams of sleazy promoter Caine. For reasons I currently have forgotten, Horrocks' house is burning down here as well.

You might also recognize Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, and Ewan McGregor in the clip.

The real star here is Caine - who channels Sid Vicious for an unforgettably bitter, drunken, over-the-top performance (set to strings!) of a Roy Orbison classic.