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|lordpeter (profile) wrote, |
on 5-30-2008 at 6:31pm
|Subject: Movie Music
|This song, the Call, got me thinking. It made me think about tunes incorporated into a movie and how much impact they can have, especially choice vocal tunes as part of a score. To make myself clear, I'm not talking about musicals and any affiliated music, but like I said: parts of the score that include vocals. So I was thinking of the most effective moments, at least to me, of lyrical songs in a movie.
->Mad World in Donnie Darko
->The End in Apocalypse Now
->The Call in Prince Caspian
->Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
->Don't Wanna Miss a Thing in Armageddon
->Evenstar/Smeagol's Song/Into the West in LOTR
I found Mad World, the Call, and Into the West to be absolutely perfect because music is my most fluent language and, naturally, the best means of communicating an idea to me. Anyone else ever have a movie they were watching where a musician seemed to manifest everything the tone of the movie seemed to be stretching to share?
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"Comptine D'un Autre Été: L'après-midi" by Yann Tiersen always gets to me. It doesn't have any lyrics, but it definitely has heart-wrenching tones that embody the movie (Amélie) in its entirety.
Its not a movie, but in E.r. when Dr. Greene dies, Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole's version of Somewhere over the Rainbow plays in the background. That moment got me hooked on the uke!
Re:, 05-31-08 10:52am
That is a great song.
Re:, 06-02-08 1:48pm
Also not a movie - and even a little more different - Series finale of "Will & Grace" when Jack & Karen sing "Unforgetable" (is that supposed to have two t's?) - really encapsulates their relationship. Very poignant - but still the element of fun - like their whole relationship.
comedic as opposed to poignant..., 06-02-08 1:49pm
...but, "I'm All Right" by Kenny Loggins in Caddy Shack!
wow..., 06-03-08 9:56am
"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel in "Say Anything"
->"This Kiss" by Faith Hill - "Practical Magic"
Re:, 06-05-08 9:16pm
No no no... Megan.. you have it all wrong... the song that had the biggest impact in top gun was "You've lost that loving feeling". But see, that showed the intimacy of the movie. The other song that showed the action part of it was "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins.
So what did you think of that Regina Spektor cd?