I've just read The Stranger by Albert Camus today and I couldn't help thinking of two of my favourite musicians as I was reading it - Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.
Billy Joel obviously comes to mind with his album and single of the same name, but why Bruce you might ask me?
|My copy of The Stranger. Is that Bruce Springsteen on the cover???|
|My souvenir from the 1985 Brisbane Concert.|
" I opened myself to the benign indifference of the world.
Finding it so much like myself—so like a brother, really—I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again"
Which sounds very much like a line out of the above movie The Tree.
A little bit of plagiarism going on in the script of The Tree, maybe?
I remember seeing Billy Joel play Brisbane not long after he split with Christie Brinkley and I remember saying to my wife that we'll know he is hurting if he ends the concert with
Only the Good Die Young...which he did.
Update: 20th Feb, 2013.
The Stranger, it was of course Albert Camus himself
(who doesn't look like Springsteen once you can see his high forehead)
and not just any old stranger ;-)