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31 May 2005 08:50 PM
    This is very much an exhausted topic but something to throw out there, as I'm sure some people will come up with something different than a Star Wars theme tune by John Williams. It can be music, but if any songs stand out at particular times in a scene of any movie let us know. Of course there is the infamous 'Stuck In The Middle' by Steeler's Wheel in 'Reservoir Dogs'. But what else? I'll start it off with 'Black Betty' by Ram Jam from the Blow soundtrack. It's the scene where Johnny Depp is strolling through the airport with his shades and white suit on, thinking that he is the coolest muthaf**ka alive.......great scene!!!!
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    31 May 2005 09:15 PM
    quote:
    Originally posted by Gar
    This is very much an exhausted topic but something to throw out there, as I'm sure some people will come up with something different than a Star Wars theme tune by John Williams. It can be music, but if any songs stand out at particular times in a scene of any movie let us know. Of course there is the infamous 'Stuck In The Middle' by Steeler's Wheel in 'Reservoir Dogs'. But what else?
    All of the songs in 'Team America'
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    31 May 2005 10:36 PM
    The Kronos Quartet music in Requiem for a Dream. The scene with a forlorn Ellen Burnstein making her way to the TV office. Fantastic.
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    31 May 2005 11:14 PM
    the score from enemy at the gates.... number of times its used is too often to mention but there are one or two scenes when its very powerful... also the music from Liza Gerrard used on The Insider when Russell Crowe is awaiting his case to begin.
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    01 Jun 2005 01:08 AM
    Apocalypse now, Wagner and choppers.
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    01 Jun 2005 06:21 AM
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    The Kronos Quartet music in Requiem for a Dream. The scene with a forlorn Ellen Burnstein making her way to the TV office. Fantastic.
    Oh man... top top choice... that was the first thing that came into my head seriously. Everything about that scene from the cinematography and camera effect to the music... mind blowing.
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    01 Jun 2005 06:23 AM
    seen raging bull a few days ago and the classical music used while de niro is bouncing around the ring in slow motion is great. like the elliott smith stuff in good will hunting too.
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    01 Jun 2005 06:30 AM
    Beck's cover of Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime in Eternal Sunshine, amazing film, amazing music
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    01 Jun 2005 06:36 AM
    Good Vibrations in Vanilla Sky when Tom Cruise starts to freak out, genius!
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    01 Jun 2005 06:41 AM
    does the small screen count? Have become addicted to The Wire in recent weeks and the use of the Blind Boys of Alabama's "Down In The Hole" as the theme tune is a stroke of genius
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    01 Jun 2005 07:01 AM
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    Good Vibrations in Vanilla Sky when Tom Cruise starts to freak out, genius!
    Have to agree there Not really a movie but, bowling for columbine "What a wonderfull World" ending with one of the planes hitting the world trade centre, strangest moment in the cinema ever
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    01 Jun 2005 08:01 AM
    the bit near the end of Vanilla Sky Where ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, by spiritualized is being played - by Jaysus, shakey legs moment there!
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    01 Jun 2005 08:15 AM
    All the music in Vanilla Sky is amazin and perfectly suited to whats goin on, the last few scenes are mind blowin
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    01 Jun 2005 08:23 AM
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    Apocalypse now, Wagner and choppers.
    absolutely, what a scene, or sticking to a vietnam theme, what about Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbits in the bunker scene from Platoon, suits it perfectly, also, i think that the bit in Almost Famous where they play "Tiny Dancer" is pretty class, captures a mood very well
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    01 Jun 2005 08:48 AM
    My fave movie music moment is still Echo and the Bunnymens' "Killing Moon" in the opening scenes of Donnie Darko. It really pulls you into the movie, especially the first time you see it. Its interesting how in some movies, the music used is more a refelction of whats perceived to be trendy and cool at the time more than what actually suits the movie. Just watched "The Saint" on DVD again, which was from around 1997 and you've got all the usual Mid 90s suspects, Orbital (who did the theme tune, which in fairness actually does suit the movie), Sneaker Pimps, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Moby (when he still kinda did techno), Fluke, Luscious Jackson, Dreadzone, Everything but the Girl and Daft Punk. Smashing Pumpkins cover of the Cars "You're all I've got tonight" appears briefly but doesn't make it onto the soundtrack CD. Most of the songs on the soundtrack are definitely qualty stuff, but you get the feeling they were picked more so they would make a good soundtrack CD compilation that would be easy to sell rather than picked for any specific reason relating to the actual movie itself.
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    01 Jun 2005 09:06 AM
    Cameron Crowe and Nancy Wilson are usually spot on with their soundtracks. The 'Almost Famous' soundtrack suits the tone and mood of the entire movie, 'Vanilla Sky' fuses some odd tunes (Cameron Diaz singing 'I Fell Apart) with some tender tracks (Jeff Buckley 'Last Goodbye'), even 'Singles' has some decent tunes. The scene with Penny Lane dancing on her own to 'The Wind' by Cat Stevens or 'Sparks' by The Who playing when William Miller discovers his sister's record collection are great examples of how Crowe uses music effectively in certain scenes. Although for setting a dramatic scene with some chilling music, the prize has to be spilt between John Williams and Ennio Morricone.
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    01 Jun 2005 09:23 AM
    i've yet to see any of the movies he's soundtracked but any Piero Piccioni music i've heard has been top notch
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    01 Jun 2005 09:44 AM
    "Jumping Jack Flash" as Johnny Boy enters the bar in Mean Streets, also "Be My Baby" at the titles of Mean Streets, "Sunshine of Your Love" in Goodfellas with DeNiro at the bar. A Spanish version of "Crying" in Mulholland Drive, "Satisfaction" in Apocalypse Now. "Johnny B. Goode" in Back To The Future! (Also, "Earth Angel" and to a lesser extent "The Power Of Love". Ahem.)
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    01 Jun 2005 09:47 AM
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    Originally posted by Binokular
    Most of the songs on the soundtrack are definitely qualty stuff, but you get the feeling they were picked more so they would make a good soundtrack CD compilation that would be easy to sell rather than picked for any specific reason relating to the actual movie itself.
    Yes, the result of the notorious "Music From & Inspired by the Motion Picture". I remember seeing that Cast song "Alright" on the soundtrack for Batman Forever! Dont remember that scally anthem popping up in Gotham City funny enough.
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    01 Jun 2005 09:50 AM
    jaysus, how could i forget. The Gypsy Kings - Hotel California from the Big Lebowski... Dios Mios!
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    01 Jun 2005 10:07 AM
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    Originally posted by Norman Schwarzkopf "Johnny B. Goode" in Back To The Future! (Also, "Earth Angel" and to a lesser extent "The Power Of Love". Ahem.)
    classic stuff! Who can forget Micheal J. Fox doing the duckwalk then going a bit over the top in a Van Halen stylee, and hanging off the back off a jeep on a skateboard, which when you're 12 makes "power of love" the greatest song EVER! Speaking of which, a friend of mine became a big fan of Huey Lewis after seeing him in "Duets" (which is a surprisingly enjoyable movie) and she had a couple of his recent albums yet was COMPLETELY unaware of his 80s heyday or that he was on the Back to the Future Soundtrack. Bizarre!
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    01 Jun 2005 10:33 AM
    i think another great soundtrack with great moments where the music really suits is 'O Brother Where Art Thou' especially the robert johnsen song at the campfire part - f**kin amazing!
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    01 Jun 2005 10:34 AM
    Yes, when I was young I wanted to be Marty McFly. Huey Lewis also play on the radio as he wakes up back in 1985 ("Back In Time") and DID YOU KNOW? that Huey Lewis is the man who tells Marty that his band are just too darn loud at the audition? You do now!
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    01 Jun 2005 10:42 AM
    jefferson airplane - somebody to love - the cable guy
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    01 Jun 2005 10:58 AM
    The Dolphins song in Hitchhikers Guide, "So Long & Thanks For All The Fish". classic
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    01 Jun 2005 10:58 AM
    magnolia. "wise up" by aimee mann with all the characters singing.
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    01 Jun 2005 11:22 AM
    Aphex Twin's 'Nanou 2' at the end of Dead Man's Shoes. Unforgettable. That piece of music coupled with that devastating climax to the film left me speechless for about an hour!!!!
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    01 Jun 2005 12:12 PM
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    Originally posted by Gar
    This is very much an exhausted topic but something to throw out there, as I'm sure some people will come up with something different than a Star Wars theme tune by John Williams.
    Dude, what about the theme from 'Jaws', the two most famous notes in Motion Picture Soundtrack Composition. Da dah, da dah, da dah da dah da dah da dah, Doodly doo !
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    01 Jun 2005 12:36 PM
    True, True.....Williams actually discovered that theme by accident apparently. But when you think of almost every film Williams has been involved in, you think of the music eg. Star Wars
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    01 Jun 2005 12:57 PM
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    Originally posted by Norman Schwarzkopf
    Yes, when I was young I wanted to be Marty McFly. Huey Lewis also play on the radio as he wakes up back in 1985 ("Back In Time") and DID YOU KNOW? that Huey Lewis is the man who tells Marty that his band are just too darn loud at the audition? You do now!
    Are you Patrick Bateman?
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    01 Jun 2005 12:59 PM
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    True, True.....Williams actually discovered that theme by accident apparently. But when you think of almost every film Williams has been involved in, you think of the music eg. Star Wars
    Don't forget Williams' work on the Indiana Jones Films too.
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    01 Jun 2005 01:03 PM
    Yeah, as I said almost every film he is involved with the score is very memorable, sometimes even moreso than the film.
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    01 Jun 2005 01:03 PM
    actually, I like 'Your Face' by the Frames in Disco Pigs when Cillian Murphy is smashing the dude's head in with an ashtray. Just because all the other sounds are muted apart from the song. It's pretty cool. And OBVIOUSLY Bohemian Rhapsody in Wayne's World and Ballroom Blitz in Wayne's World also. The Shins song in Garden State is cool as well, when Natalie Portman takes off her headphones and makes Zach Braff listen. Time of My Life in Dirty Dancing (sue me now), and Blue Moon in Grease is excellent. Finally, Bang Bang in Kill Bill 2. GOLD.
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    01 Jun 2005 01:05 PM
    I like the way every c**ting American show about beautiful teens coming to terms with things manages to sqeeze that Bic f**king Runga song into every episode. Twice if possible. Also the Aimee Mann one in Magnolia was nice.
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    01 Jun 2005 01:07 PM
    The only Bic Runga song I can remember from a movie is Sway a the end of American Pie 3 (or was it 2?) enlighten me on the others?
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    01 Jun 2005 01:12 PM
    BAM! That's the one.
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    01 Jun 2005 01:13 PM
    As far as I know Bic Runga has no other songs.
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    01 Jun 2005 04:20 PM
    Some of my favourites would be; Just Like Honey by Jesus & The mary Chain in Lost in Translation Such Great Heights by Iron and Wine in Garden State It's Your Thing by The Isley Brothers in Out of Sight Misirlou by d**k Dale & His Del-Tones in Pulp Fiction I Wanna Be Your Dog by The Stooges in Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels Disco science by Mirwais in Snatch Surfin' Bird by The Trashmen in Full Metal Jacket Mirror in the Bathroom by The Beat in Grosse Pointe Blank My Cherie Amour by Stevie Wonder in Almost Famous Low Rider by War in Dazed And Confused Funk 49 by James Gang in Dogtown and Z-Boys Louie, Louie by The Kingsmen in Quadrophenia Temptation by New Order in Trainspotting Magic Carpet Ride (Philip Steir Mix) by Steppenwolf in Go! Across the Universe by Fiona Apple in Pleasantville 69 Police by David Holmes in Ocean's Eleven Shallow Grave by Leftfield in Shallow Grave I Get Around by The Beach Boys in Good Morning Vietnam Turn! Turn! Turn! by the Byrds in Forrest Gump Adagio for Strings by Barber in Platoon The End by The Doors in Apocalypse Now Ooh La La by The faces in Rushmore This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) by Talking Heads in Wall Street Oh Yeah by Yello in Ferris Bueller's Day Off Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard by Paul Simon in The Royal Tenenbaums I Put a Spell on You by Marilyn Manson in Lost Highway An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno in traffic Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones in Casino Everybody Needs Somebody To Love by The Blues Brothers in The Blues Brothers Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) by Kenny Rogers and The new edition in The Big Lebowski The soundtracks for Run Lola Run, Pi, Fight Club and Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai are all class too. Also who could forget the classic blaxpoitation trilogy of; Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack, Shaft by Issac Hayes & Superfly by Curtis Mayfield.
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    01 Jun 2005 05:39 PM
    actually add America by S & G in Almost Famous when the sister f**ks off and tells him to listen to Tommy. Brilliant.
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    01 Jun 2005 05:43 PM
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    actually add America by S & G in Almost Famous when the sister f**ks off and tells him to listen to Tommy. Brilliant.
    second that, can't remember 'Low Ryder' in Dazed and Confused, but that had an all round rocking soundtrack. What a film, that, both Waynes Worlds and the Big Lebowski... ultimate hangover quadrology
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    01 Jun 2005 07:02 PM
    I really like the use of Radiohead's talk show host on the romeo and Juliet soundtrack. "the crows" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like the rest of the world I love the Graden state soundtrack. Another memorable moment for me is the scene in "Go" when Katie Holmes is left with that phsyco drug dealer and Angel by Massive attack comes in louder and louder and louder! class.
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    01 Jun 2005 08:56 PM
    all wes anderson movies, mothersbaugh is a genuis, but special fave scene is judy is a punk over the life of margot tennenbaum
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    01 Jun 2005 09:14 PM
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    Originally posted by Norman Schwarzkopf
    Yes, when I was young I wanted to be Marty McFly. Huey Lewis also play on the radio as he wakes up back in 1985 ("Back In Time") and DID YOU KNOW? that Huey Lewis is the man who tells Marty that his band are just too darn loud at the audition? You do now!
    *Files under "useless but extremely cool trivia"*
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    02 Jun 2005 06:42 AM
    Air's Playground Love from The Virgin Suicides, haunting song that really captures the mood of the film, and Michael Nymans score to Gattaca is great too
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    02 Jun 2005 09:03 AM
    Surprised no one's mentioned the entire soundtrack to Grosse Point Blanke - all those classic 80's tunes. I rediscovered Siouxsie and the Banshees after hearing "Cities in Dust" in that film. AND IT'S GOT THE GERMAN VERSION OF 99 RED BALLOONS ! ( Or, if you will, "99 Luftballons" ).
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    02 Jun 2005 09:13 AM
    Grosse Point Blank is great, and maybe its just me, but there appears to be more musical connections than just the soundtrack itself. John Cusacks look in that movie appears to be modelled on Elvis Costello circa "This Years Model". Anyone else think this?
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    03 Jun 2005 11:59 AM
    Here's another few that are worth a mention; Dedicated Follower Of Fashion by The Kinks in In The Name Of The Father Out Of The Races And On To The Tracks by The Rapture in The Rules Of Attraction Red Right Hand by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds in Scream Where Is My Mind? by The Pixies in Fight Club Held Down by De La Soul feat Cee-lo in Buffalo Soldiers I Don't Want to Get Over You by The Magnetic Fields in Intermission Foxy Lady by Jimi Hendrix in Wayne's World Let's Work Together by Canned Heat in Big Fish Don't Stop Me No by Queen in Shaun Of The Dead The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash in Dawn Of The Dead
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    03 Jun 2005 12:46 PM
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    Here's another few that are worth a mention; Don't Stop Me No by Queen in Shaun Of The Dead
    Yeah, class! love that movie, but my fave musical moments would be Shaun and Ed coming home from the Pub completely plastered singing "White lines" and the slightly more subtle moment when Zombi/Zombie Nation Osomyso bootleg that plays when Shaun is on the bus. Remember, "Its not hip-hop, it's electro"
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    05 Jun 2005 02:19 PM
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    does the small screen count? Have become addicted to The Wire in recent weeks and the use of the Blind Boys of Alabama's "Down In The Hole" as the theme tune is a stroke of genius
    become addicted to that meself, but is the theme tune not a tom waits song?
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    05 Jun 2005 02:23 PM
    all in all though,michael nymans soundtracks for greenaways films are the bees knees. im hard pressed to think of a better combination of music and film.
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    05 Jun 2005 05:58 PM
    'Highway 61 Revisted' by Johnny Cash in the opening and closing credits of 'The Hunted'


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