A Film for the Future

Album: Hope is Important (1998)
Charted: 53


  • This song features the lyric "I know what you think, you think this film is about you," which many interpreted as a nod to "You're So Vain." However singer Roddy Woomble has since denied any connection with the Carly Simon song. He told Drowned In Sound, "we were always surprised at the time when people mentioned that."
  • Woomble told Drowned In Sound that lyrically this tune, "was more a reflection of my lack of interest in my studies as a film student than anything else, hence the "Nothing is certain" chorus. But it wasn't really meant to be about anything. It was meant to rock."
  • Woomble (from Drowned in Sound) "Many of our early songs were based around a riff. Our original bass player, Phil Scanlon, was (and he would admit to this) not very good. Everyone followed Rod. When Bob [Fairfoull, Scanlon's replacement] joined things got better. Bob had great melodic ideas with his bass. So this was an example of Rod and Bob working together to make a better rock song."
  • This song was the Scottish band's first UK chart entry.


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