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Elliott Smith in the famous white suit performing with just his guitar (…and an unseen orchestra) at the most important American film event of the year. The song is shortened here to match how it appears in the movie, so you miss a few verses.
It's always sort of amusing to watch Elliott Smith's interviews with big-name networks because their ultimate goal is to make lively, simple conversation their viewers will enjoy. Unfortunately for them, Smith was a pretty contemplative guy. Watch this interview with VH1 to see what we mean.
About the time of XO's release, Elliott Smith talks with an interviewer about Oscar fame and his songwriting process. The interviewer seems a little more in tune with Smith than does the reporter at VH1.
Pianist Christopher O'Riley talks to NPR about how Elliott Smith's work fascinated him so much that he released an album of classical piano interpretations of Smith songs.