Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” Helps Exotica Make Best Movies List

exoticaPaste magazine’s 90 Best Movies Of The 1990s by Michael Dunaway (posted July 10, 2012) lists Atom Egoyan’s Exotica:

54. Exotica (Atom Egoyan, 1994): Backed with Mychael Danna’s haunting score and the dark, pulsing rhythm of Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows,” there’s no escaping the hypnotic trance of the puzzle that is Atom Egoyan’s Exotica. Folding a collection of stories over themselves in space and time, Egoyan probes the lives of initially mysterious characters in a strip club and an exotic pet store, moving ever closer to their misfortunes and mental scars. Filling the film with one- and two-way mirrors, Egoyan forges a ring of characters who can’t clearly view themselves and others at the same time.—Jeremy Mathews [bolding mine]

Exotica and Dancing At The Blue Iguana, another movie about strippers featuring Leonard Cohen’s music, are both discussed at A Contemplation Of Leonard Cohen’s Music In Soundtracks Of Two Movies About Strip Clubs

Note: Originally posted July 11, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Everybody Knows: The Fate Of The Long Stem Rose At The 2009 Leonard Cohen Nashville Concert


Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long stem rose
Everybody knows

From “Everybody Knows” by Leonard Cohen

Nashville Production Of “The Rose” – In Two Acts

Act I

From bridger15 posting at LeonardCohenForum,

Everybody Knows: At 1.25, LC picks up a long stem rose with attached small flags of Canada, US and the State of Tennessee that I had placed on the stage apron prior to the beginning of the song. LC places it on the drum riser as he often does with gifts.

The video below automatically begins at 1:25.

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Nashville TPAC: Nov 5, 2009
Video from bridgebud

Act II


From bridger15 posting at LeonardCohenForum,

I Tried to Leave You: At 5.20, Raphael starts his solo and fails to catch one of his sticks. Roscoe Beck presents him with my long stem rose that LC had placed on the drum riser earlier.

The video below automatically begins at 5:20.

Leonard Cohen – I Tried to Leave You
Nashville TPAC: Nov 5, 2009
Video from bridgebud

Note: Originally posted Nov 7, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Listen To New Cover Of Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows By Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff

From Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff Release New Cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows”

Amanda Palmer and Jherek Bischoff have teamed up together giving their spin releasing a cover of “Everybody Knows.” The sweet sound of the piano and violin quartet add a new flavor to the classic song “Everybody Knows” by the late and great Leonard Cohen. Amanda Palmer sang and played the piano for the track with the addition of the string quartet arrangement by Jherek Bischoff. The song was originally funded via Patreon by 9,408 people. The song truly comes alive giving us a new taste to the song. The violin quartet is so peaceful and while you recognize the cover it is like a rebirth of a whole new song. The song is about much more than the music.

Videos: Leonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows & Concrete Blonde Cover In Pump Up The Volume

volumeLeonard Cohen’s Everybody Knows is the pirate radio station’s theme song in Pump Up The Volume. The same film also featured the Concrete Blonde cover of Everybody Knows

Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Pump Up The Volume


Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows by Leonard Cohen
Pump Up The Volume