“Miss Misery” is a song by singer-songwriter Elliott Smith who wrote both the music and lyrics. Featured in the closing credits and the soundtrack of the 1997 film Good Will Hunting, the song was nominated for Best Original Song in the 1998 Academy Awards. It is arguably the song for which Smith is best known. A previous version of “Miss Misery” with different lyrics was recorded in Jackpot! Recording Studio in early 1997 and appears on the 2007 posthumous collection New Moon. The Good Will Hunting version was re-cut at Jackpot! The 1998 music video shows Smith walking around in a white suit, being followed by a policeman. Smith is putting change in expired parking meters so the policeman cannot write up tickets. He also wore the same suit during the 1998 Oscars.
[via Shayne Lenin in Sydney, Australia]