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Absolutely perfect use of music in movie scenes

Post your favorites. Siouxsie & the Banshees’ “Hong Kong Garden” for the big ballroom scene in Marie Antoinette is perfection.

by Anonymousreply 22801/31/2019

Sofia Coppola excels at this. “Just Like Honey” was spot on for the ending of Lost In Translation as well.

by Anonymousreply 110/11/2018

I don't care much for the overall movie, but this was a bright shining spot in it.

by Anonymousreply 210/11/2018

Hong Kong Gardens sounds similar to California, Here I Come! Right Back Where I Started From!

by Anonymousreply 310/11/2018

Sophia is cloyingly hip tweeness

by Anonymousreply 410/11/2018

Wes Anderson movies are known for this. Take Rushmore...

by Anonymousreply 510/11/2018

Neil Young's Philadelphia at the end of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 610/11/2018

Cheesy but love it.

by Anonymousreply 710/11/2018

Moroder. Can't find a clip of the actual scene though

by Anonymousreply 810/11/2018

R5, I’m posting a Wes Anderson, too, dangit.

by Anonymousreply 910/11/2018

Another Siouxsie & The Banshees song. This time from Batman Returns. The song is called "Face To Face".

by Anonymousreply 1010/11/2018

R4, maybe so, but I love her use of music. *shrugs*

by Anonymousreply 1110/11/2018

“Relax” in Body Double

by Anonymousreply 1210/11/2018

R9 I love that one, and also Nico’s “These Days” from the same film.

by Anonymousreply 1310/11/2018

R12, good one!

John Hughes was another. From “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. I know it’s sappy, but I really felt something.

by Anonymousreply 1410/11/2018

Black Betty in Blow

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Grace Jones' Seduction Surrender from the movie Vamps.

by Anonymousreply 1610/11/2018

Good G-d Almighty I hate Sophia Coppola and Wes Anderson. And now they’re finally together under one thread.

by Anonymousreply 1710/11/2018

How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?

by Anonymousreply 1810/11/2018

EYES WIDE SHUT trailer-------its 90 seconds long and switches from classical to "Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing" at the 40 second mark. ----even the TITLE is cool......sung by Chris Issac

by Anonymousreply 1910/11/2018

Bobby Womack’s 110th Street at the close of Jackie Brown.

by Anonymousreply 2010/11/2018

Let's have some nice good ol' Halloween spirit! I Put A Spell on You from Hocus Pocus.

by Anonymousreply 2110/11/2018

Sia's My Love in Twilight: Eclipse.

by Anonymousreply 2210/11/2018

Aimee Mann’s Wise Up in Magnolia - with the striking singalong from characters at their lowest ebb.

by Anonymousreply 2310/11/2018

Remember: Don't Drink & Peddle!

by Anonymousreply 2410/11/2018

Frank Sinatra - It Had To Be You from When Harry Met Sally

by Anonymousreply 2510/11/2018

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by Anonymousreply 2610/11/2018

"Never Say Never" - Romeo Void (Reckless) 1984

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R29 beat me to it.

by Anonymousreply 3010/11/2018

Cat People - David Bowie

by Anonymousreply 3110/11/2018

OMD's "If You Leave" from PRETTY IN PINK

by Anonymousreply 3210/11/2018

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) from Breakfast Club

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Thompson Twins - If You Were Here from Sixteen Candles

by Anonymousreply 3410/11/2018

Tiny Dancer

by Anonymousreply 3510/11/2018

This is a really good list so far.

Clearly John Hughes, Sofia Coppola, and Wes Anderson are continual favorites and excel at this.

by Anonymousreply 3610/11/2018

The 1963 WWII film "The Victors": a young American soldier is executed by firing squad for cowardice and desertion, to the strains of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". This is based on the execution of Pvt Eddie Slovik, the only American soldier shot for desertion in WWII. His execution was also in the wintertime, just a month after Christmas.

Also, the song in the film is sung by Frank Sinatra, who wanted to produce a movie about Slovik in 1960 but was discouraged by JFK, for whom he was campaigning at the time.

by Anonymousreply 3710/11/2018

Op, I love that scene too.

by Anonymousreply 3810/11/2018

Cheating because it's a musical and the song is a performance, but here it is

by Anonymousreply 3910/11/2018

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes from Say Anything

by Anonymousreply 4010/11/2018

The end of Working Girl.

by Anonymousreply 4110/11/2018

Not a movie, but Crystal Blue Persuasion, Breaking Bad-season 5

by Anonymousreply 4210/11/2018

So cheesy, but the "You're the Best Around" montage in The Karate Kid.

"Midnight the Stars and You" by Ray Noble and His Orchestra at the end of The Shining.

by Anonymousreply 4310/11/2018

Of course:

by Anonymousreply 4410/11/2018

“Hurricane” in Dazed & Confused.

by Anonymousreply 4510/11/2018

R36, I'd add Quentin Tarantino to the list. He's great at using music. A couple of my favorite examples are the brief instrumental of Santa Esmeralda's version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" in Kill Bill Vol. 1 and "Jungle Boogie" in Pulp Fiction to introduce Jules and Vincent.

"In the Air Tonight" in Risky Business for the train sex scene.

by Anonymousreply 4610/11/2018

Definitely Tarantino. Hard to pick, but I’m gonna go with “Son of a Preacher Man” in Pulp Fiction.

by Anonymousreply 4710/11/2018

Hard to beat Ride of the Valkyries

by Anonymousreply 4810/11/2018

R36 R46 I agree, Tarantino knows how to use music better than most directors.

by Anonymousreply 4910/11/2018

All the music in "American Graffiti."

by Anonymousreply 5010/11/2018

Donnie Darko. Mas World.

by Anonymousreply 5110/11/2018

/Mad World. (Damn)

by Anonymousreply 5210/11/2018

No Need To Argue at the end of Butterfly Kiss

by Anonymousreply 5310/11/2018

I am still on the DL? I was shocked to post on the Twilight series r22.

I'll use a more DL-esque teen movie and say "Bitter Sweet Symphony" Cruel Intentions.

by Anonymousreply 5410/11/2018

Chariots of Fire - Vangelis

by Anonymousreply 5510/11/2018

Ned Racine gets played.

by Anonymousreply 5610/11/2018

Back to back song-intensive scenes in Fire Walk with Me. “Questions in a world of blue” by david lynch and julee cruise when sad laura enters the roadhouse to meet her john and innocent donna tries to intervene; “the pink room” instrumental at the Power and the Glory club in canada when laura and donna succumb to the dark side of the night.

by Anonymousreply 5710/11/2018

The End by the Doors in opening of Apocalypse Now (best opening of any Hollywood film period)

by Anonymousreply 5810/11/2018

Jennifer Jason Leigh's "singing" of Take Me Back in Georgia

by Anonymousreply 5910/11/2018

Best thing in the whole film -

by Anonymousreply 6010/11/2018

Paul Thomas Anderson also knows how to meld pop music with atmosphere and character.

In Boogie Nights, he uses Jessie’s Girl to emphasize how far Dirk Diggler is from his dream of being a rock star. He uses an especially long close-up in the middle of the insane tension to land this realization on DD.

by Anonymousreply 6110/11/2018

Hurdy Gurdy Man in Zodiac with the couple parked at night.

by Anonymousreply 6210/11/2018

Original Thelma & Louise ending

by Anonymousreply 6310/11/2018

R58, I posted the Valkyries but concede this is better. What a movie and also to the Body Heat post. That whole movie was defined by the great score.

by Anonymousreply 6410/11/2018

Show Me The Way To Go Home!

by Anonymousreply 6510/11/2018

R63, interesting. I don't like the song in that scene at all. It doesn't work with the mood or tempo. But I love that song in the scene on the road when they confront the pervert truck driver.

by Anonymousreply 6610/11/2018

All of Muriel’s Wedding.

by Anonymousreply 6710/11/2018

Most of the songs in Flashdance

by Anonymousreply 6810/11/2018

The infamous “And Then He Kissed Me” Steadicam shot in Goodfellas. Scorsese really needs to be on the list too.

by Anonymousreply 6910/11/2018

Yes R69. Especially for the use of the piano break in "Layla" for the horrific reveal in Goodfellas. Masterful. Also the use of "Jump Into The Fire" and "Monkey Man" to heighten Henry's paranoia.

by Anonymousreply 7010/11/2018

R67 Yes, several parts, but I do love this whole segment.

by Anonymousreply 7110/11/2018

Another whole film that made great use of music: The Big Lebowski. This was a favorite:

by Anonymousreply 7210/11/2018

Most of the songs in Dirty Dancing

by Anonymousreply 7310/11/2018

"Blue Moon" as the movie ends and credits begin in American Werewolf in London.

by Anonymousreply 7410/11/2018

From the great Max Steiner -

by Anonymousreply 7510/11/2018

I can't believe this is the DL and no one has mentioned this yet:

by Anonymousreply 7610/11/2018

Kinda creepy

by Anonymousreply 7710/11/2018

Julian Kay is getting ready for work... Smokey Robinson "The Love I saw in you was just a Mirage"

by Anonymousreply 7810/11/2018

The techno soundtrack for Run Lola Run is awesome, but I especially love this use of "What a Difference a Day Makes":

by Anonymousreply 7910/11/2018

Cat Stevens in Harold and Maude

by Anonymousreply 8010/11/2018

R60 I only recently discovered it's actually a cover of a Randy Newman song

by Anonymousreply 8110/11/2018

R77 reminded me of.....

by Anonymousreply 8210/11/2018

La Piscine Ruth Price "Ask yourself Why"

by Anonymousreply 8310/11/2018

Bernard Hermann's score for Hitchcock's North by Northwest.

Excellent all the way through.

by Anonymousreply 8410/11/2018

Anything composed and orchestrated by Jerry Goldsmith -

At the age of 9-years old, my parents took me to see the original "Planet of the Apes" film. Rather than being enthralled with the film's imagery, I was more enthralled with the film's score/soundtrack.

Genius -

by Anonymousreply 8510/11/2018

R69 What was so significant about "Then He Kissed Me" used in Goodfellas? Did Ray Liotta ask Lorraine Bracco to marry him?

by Anonymousreply 8610/11/2018

There's a scene in the movie Fanny with Leslie Caron where she's walking in the street and this sublime dramatic movie swells!

by Anonymousreply 8710/11/2018

Thank you Cat Power

by Anonymousreply 8810/11/2018

R86 it's a great song for that scene because Karen is impressed and intimidated by Henry's connections and his cockiness and totally swept off her feet.

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by Anonymousreply 9010/11/2018

Over opening credits, but perfect anyway....hard to believe these are 44 years ago!

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by Anonymousreply 9210/11/2018

Instead of a stamp I put kisses..

by Anonymousreply 9310/11/2018

The entire soundtrack from Ragtime. I just loved it. It fit the movie so perfectly.

by Anonymousreply 9410/11/2018

Love Ida and the soundtrack in this film.

by Anonymousreply 9510/11/2018

Once Upon a Dream - Sleeping Beauty

by Anonymousreply 9610/11/2018

Pretty much everything from The Big Chill. It makes the movie, actually.

by Anonymousreply 9710/11/2018

r97 Completely agree.

The opening of "Boys in the Band" uses Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" to great advantage.

by Anonymousreply 9810/12/2018

I guess you are looking for popular music used in films, more than soundtracks. Sakamoto wrote great music for Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and for years I listened to the music just to enjoy it. And then there is David Sylvian's sung version of the title song.

by Anonymousreply 9910/12/2018

Really? 100 posts and no mention of this...

"He Was a Friend of Mine" (a song first performed in 1939) from "Brokeback Mountain".

by Anonymousreply 10010/12/2018

Danny Boy:

by Anonymousreply 10110/12/2018

JAWS - creepy, ominous music.

by Anonymousreply 10210/12/2018

Libertango is used throughout this seriously underrrated film, but it was especially effective in this scene showing the disorientation of a guy who's wandered into a deadly game in a foreign city where he doesn't know anyone and doesn't speak the language, and is about to confront the men who've kidnapped his wife after having barely slept in days.

by Anonymousreply 10310/12/2018

The cheesiest 90s techno piece in the cheesiest 90s film in a 90s harmonic convergence:

by Anonymousreply 10410/12/2018

Born Sloppy:

by Anonymousreply 10510/12/2018

The Roxanne scene in Luhrmanns MOULIN ROUGE

by Anonymousreply 10610/12/2018

The incomparable Dinah Washington number, This Bitter Earth, in SHUTTER ISLAND.

by Anonymousreply 10710/12/2018

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, WIZARD OF OZ.

You bitches are slipping

by Anonymousreply 10810/12/2018

Another vote for Vangelis, but this time for "A Year of Living Dangerously." By the way, OP, great thread!

by Anonymousreply 10910/12/2018

Tubular Bells

by Anonymousreply 11010/12/2018

I feel this list wouldn't be complete without something from Ennio Morricone. In this clip (from around the 4:20 mark) a former slave trader (played by Robert De Niro) seeks redemption, accompanied by Morricone's exquisite, soaring score. (And on a side note, check out a young, angelic-looking Liam Neeson at the 7:24 mark.)

by Anonymousreply 11110/12/2018

John Barry and "Out of Africa" (watch this clip from the 2:10 mark).

by Anonymousreply 11210/12/2018

The entire Thomas Newman score from American Beauty

by Anonymousreply 11310/12/2018

Speaking of Ennio Morricone...

by Anonymousreply 11410/12/2018

Many good examples above. I particularly agree with Across 110th St from Jackie Brown and Tiny Dancer from Almost Famous.

I thought a great fit with the music and the scene was in Twilight: New Moon when the werewolves chase Victoria through the forest while Thom Yorke's Hearing Damage plays during the scene. Still love that song and the movie was what introduced me to it.

by Anonymousreply 11510/12/2018

With no particular ranking reason, David Lean's use of Rachmaninov in Brief Encounter, and Carly Simon in Heartburn.

by Anonymousreply 11610/12/2018

This is one of my favorite scenes in any movie, and it is cpped off with Glenn Miller's Moonlight Serenade. (Did I miss it or has no one mentioned Woody Allen's use of music?)

by Anonymousreply 11710/12/2018

I also love this scene from Everyone Says I Love You. Though Goldie Hawn is not known as a singer, I think she is lovely and sounds perfect in this number.

by Anonymousreply 11810/12/2018

And there is the opening to Manhattan, which I think is astonishing in how it uses Rhapsody in Blue.

by Anonymousreply 11910/12/2018

The RAGTIME score is Randy Newman too, and is just beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 12010/12/2018

Woody Allen, Martin Scorcese do a good job of choosing music for their films. As for original soundtracks, I have to say, Ragtime, and Glory are personal favorites. I also seem to like James Horner's soundtracks. Now Ridley Scott did a fantastic job on American Gangster blending original score with contemporary music for that time.

Don't laugh but Good Morning Vietnam did a good job of recreating an era with the music choices too.

by Anonymousreply 12110/12/2018

Anyone here remember Eve's BAyou? Erika Badou. Good stuff.

The music from Body Heat. Damn that was some hot jazzy stuff.

by Anonymousreply 12210/12/2018

John Williams's music in the brontosaurus scene in "Jurassic Park."

by Anonymousreply 12310/12/2018

Boy, howdy, it sure didn't take long for the YouTube ball monitors to take down that clip from Miller's Crossing. Here's a shorter version:

by Anonymousreply 12410/12/2018

This whole scene.

by Anonymousreply 12510/12/2018

Having spent my childhood on Air Force Bases, I can can attest Carter Burwell's music for the scene where the Sheriff investigates the crime scene in the opening of Fargo captures the wintry bleakness of the northern Plains to a T.

by Anonymousreply 12610/12/2018

Trainspotting ending

by Anonymousreply 12710/12/2018

This. "The Host of Seraphim" by Dead Can Dance in The Mist.

by Anonymousreply 12810/12/2018

Koyaanisqatsi. All of it.

by Anonymousreply 12910/12/2018

Loved this film. great soundtrack

by Anonymousreply 13010/12/2018

Trainspotting opening.

by Anonymousreply 13110/12/2018

The shower scene in Psycho, which was originally supposed to be without music. Those violin shrieks ... just chilling.

by Anonymousreply 13210/12/2018

Eyes of Laura Mars photo shoot scene with Burn by Michalski & Oosterveen

by Anonymousreply 13310/12/2018

And of course Let's All Chant by the Michael Zager Band also from Eyes of Laura Mars

by Anonymousreply 13410/12/2018

R121 "Don't laugh but Good Morning Vietnam did a good job of recreating an era with the music choices too."

No reason to laugh, the GMV soundtrack is excellent. I love the scene with "What a Wonderful World."

The introduction of Romeo in Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet using Radiohead's "Talk Show host" is great.

by Anonymousreply 13510/12/2018

Holly Golightly singing "Moon River" in Breakfast at Tiffany's. So poignant, even though Audrey couldn't sing for shit.

by Anonymousreply 13610/12/2018

I hope animation counts :D ! Beauty and The Beast was made perfect by it's titular song. Even Angela's wobbly voice was perfect.

by Anonymousreply 13710/12/2018

The prelude to Richard Wagner's opera Tristan And Isolde in 'Melancholia'.

by Anonymousreply 13810/12/2018

“April Come She Will” in The Graduate. Every song in that movie was on point, but if I had to choose, this is my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 13910/12/2018

The flower duet in The hunger

by Anonymousreply 14010/12/2018

Looking For Mr. Goodbar

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We Dont Need Another Hero

by Anonymousreply 14210/12/2018

The movie was shit, but the Music in Suicide Squad made it bearable.

by Anonymousreply 14310/12/2018

[quote]The incomparable Dinah Washington number, This Bitter Earth, in SHUTTER ISLAND.

This Bitter Earth was even more perfect in "Killer of Sheep"; this scene never ceases to bring me to tears.

by Anonymousreply 14410/12/2018

You bitches *are* slipping...

by Anonymousreply 14510/12/2018

Terrence Malick is another director who knows how to perfectly use music.

by Anonymousreply 14610/12/2018

Not a "movie" but this scene from The Tudors is great.

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Also not a movie, but the music at the end of each Sopranos episode was always well chosen. Loved the one with “I Saved the World Today.”

by Anonymousreply 14910/12/2018

How have we missed this? Included just a small portion -

by Anonymousreply 15010/12/2018

Welcome to the Overlook.

by Anonymousreply 15110/12/2018

Look out Tommy

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Jeepers Creepers

by Anonymousreply 15310/12/2018

Opening sequence from THE FRONT with Woody Allen.

by Anonymousreply 15410/12/2018

Scorsese is the best at picking music for movies. Casino is the best example. The music made the movie.

by Anonymousreply 15510/12/2018

I like this a lot.

by Anonymousreply 15610/12/2018

The Sound of Music

by Anonymousreply 15710/12/2018

Most of the songs in "Mean Streets".

"Everybody's Talkin' " from "Midnight Cowboy".

by Anonymousreply 15810/12/2018

My Fair Lady

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The Cranberries Pretty in Robert Altman's Pret-A-Porter.

by Anonymousreply 16010/13/2018

Seems like we’re only really including pop music, not original score, so..

I’d cast additional votes for R23, R29/R48.

I rewatched the 1980s so-bad-it’s-good cult classic Highlander recently and was surprised by how good Queen’s “Who Wants To Live Forever?” Is in that film.

Tarantino and Scoresee use music well, but it sometimes seems forced, a little “look at me!” as it draws attention to itself rather than the emotion of the scene.

For scores, R123 mentioned a great one. There are too many perfect John Williams scenes to mention, so I’ll only cite the last 15 minutes of “E.T.” as a masterpiece of the marriage between visual and music.

by Anonymousreply 16110/13/2018

Queen's Who Wants to Live Forever is a good choice, R161. Crappy movie, but great song.

by Anonymousreply 16210/13/2018

Can't believe I actually watched this one day, but...

by Anonymousreply 16310/13/2018

Damn, that’s a great scene, R160. Forgot about that movie, I need to watch it again.

by Anonymousreply 16410/13/2018

I hated Natural Born Killers, but there was some fabulous music in there. L7’s “Shitlist,” Cowboy Junkies’ “Sweet Jane” cover and this one from Leonard Cohen, for starters.

by Anonymousreply 16510/13/2018

Sigur Rós - "Svefn-g-englar" (Vanilla Sky)

by Anonymousreply 16610/13/2018

'The Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)' by Timbuk 3 laid over a montage of Coreys Haim/Feldman getting all dolled up for school in DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, moussing and DIY jean-ripping and smoking.

It's fantastic, I don't even know where to start. How both boys face the camera as they preen, like it's a mirror; the silly self-indulgent pan-up; how they nod their heads in time to song even though they can't hear it in the narrative. I like also that it's incredibly gay for no reason that serves the story. It's painfully obvious that this scene only exists to make the Coreys and their characters look trendy and cute but also relatable to deadbeat teen boys watching, and 'The Future's So Bright' puts a big lipsticked exclamation point on that.

In the context of the movie this song choice is cheeky and goofy and snotty, as a soundtrack ought to be in a kooky dramedy about suburban slacker teens. In the context of reality it's brain-crackingly and cruelly ironic.

btw this is my secret favorite movie, and I have no idea why this scene isn't in the 'Iconic '80s Scene' canon.

by Anonymousreply 16710/13/2018

Way back before Tom Cruise got so creepy, for me it was Risky Business and Phil Collins' In The Air Tonight while Rebecca De Mornay and Cruise had sex while the rail car thumped over the train tracks.

by Anonymousreply 16810/13/2018

[quote]Tarantino and Scoresee use music well, but it sometimes seems forced, a little “look at me!” as it draws attention to itself rather than the emotion of the scene.

I disagree, but would be interested to hear why you think so. Examples?

by Anonymousreply 16910/14/2018

r66, I like the Don't Look Down version. I know it's on-the-nose and arguably atonal to the scene, but because of that I find it really darkly funny and so prefer it to the final assembly. They didn't leave it in because testing showed more reactions like yours than mine in that people found the juxtaposition jarring rather than a final fuck-you to established forms and norms.

by Anonymousreply 17010/14/2018

Free Bird in The Devil's Rejects

by Anonymousreply 17110/14/2018

I liked this one from Thelma & Louise better.

by Anonymousreply 17210/14/2018

The Strangers use of Merle Haggard's "Mama Tried" (I could only find a version dubbed en espanol--the dialogue, not the song)

by Anonymousreply 17310/14/2018

Sigur Ros at the end of Mysterious Skin.

by Anonymousreply 17410/14/2018

Though it's sanctimonious and cheesy and I still can't believe it beat out Goodfellas for Best Picture, there's no denying the soundtrack during the Buffalo Hunt is the essence of what an epic western should be. It's right up there with Red River.

by Anonymousreply 17510/15/2018

Once of the most brilliant uses of music, and it was improvised....

by Anonymousreply 17610/15/2018

Madonna's Vogue in The Devil Wears Prada.

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by Anonymousreply 17810/16/2018

I love James Horner! He does beautiful work. RIP James.

by Anonymousreply 17910/16/2018

IMO this is one of the best movie soundtracks ever written. It works perfectly with the story. Jerry Goldsmith. He did the track for L.A. Confidential,too, and it was an entirely different vibe. Genius!

by Anonymousreply 18010/16/2018

Laugh if you want but James Newton Howard's finest work was on The Hunger Games. He carried the entire franchise on this theme alone.

by Anonymousreply 18110/16/2018

R181 The way he used The Hanging Tree song was amazing.

by Anonymousreply 18210/16/2018

Diane Keaton's reprise of "Seems Like Old TImes" used extremely effectively by Woody to end Annie Hall...

by Anonymousreply 18310/16/2018

"Don't Cut Me Down" by Olivia Newton-John used in the movie "It's My Party".

I found the soundtrack in a cut-out bin back in the day for probably $5.

Little did I know it was an earlier song of hers written about trees.

by Anonymousreply 18410/17/2018

Head Over Heels in Donnie Darko.

Perfection! Perfect music for a penominal scene.

by Anonymousreply 18510/17/2018

from Running on Empty

by Anonymousreply 18610/17/2018

Donnie Darko was SO 80's. The music was perfect.

by Anonymousreply 18710/18/2018

I probably shouldn't post this here because it's not the movies. But Matt Weiner did an amazing job with the music selections for Mad Men. It was almost cinematic.

I feel the same way about the way Game of Thrones is scored. One of the most incredible music sequences I've heard is from Game of Thrones, IMO. It was this one, involving Cersei and leading up to the destruction of the Sept of Baelor. In fact her personal theme music is chilling. Perfection. :

by Anonymousreply 18810/18/2018

Gorgeous. David Lynch's love for This Mortal Coil's "Song To The Siren" is clear.

by Anonymousreply 18910/18/2018

R188 I've also been tempted to post some of the Mad Men selections. But only fans of Mad Men like you and me would get it. The significance to the plot and characters would be lost on everybody else.

The ones that immediately come to mind are The Beach Boys "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" when Roger was having his LSD trip, The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Comes" when Don was trying to adapt to the too many changes in his life, of course the finale's "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", and for me, this one....

by Anonymousreply 19010/19/2018

"On Broadway" - George Benson (All That Jazz)

by Anonymousreply 19110/19/2018

I love this

by Anonymousreply 19210/19/2018

Have always liked this montage; edited by George Lucas for his friend Francis. That's Francis' father playing the piano - he wrote the music as well.

by Anonymousreply 19310/20/2018

This one was memorable for me - Cattle Call, in My Own Private Idaho. Ever since, I've associated the song with the River Phoenix character's narcolepsy.

by Anonymousreply 19410/20/2018

The poppy field scene in A Room With A View. Starting with the beautiful carriage driver at 1:05 in the clip at the link.

by Anonymousreply 19510/20/2018

R188 and R190 I'd like to add "Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line," because of its association with the Don Draper scene at the link (song near the end of the clip).

"You're incredible (shameless)..."

"Thank you"

by Anonymousreply 19610/20/2018

Malick's The Thin Red Line, mostly for Hans Zimmer's score, but here's a clip of a scene featuring Fauré's In Paradisum, Requiem

by Anonymousreply 19710/20/2018

When it was on Netflix, over and over I'd watch the first 3:20 of Midnight In Paris simply for the beautiful shots of Paris and the song performed by Sidney Bechet. Now I've saved the YouTube link.

by Anonymousreply 19810/20/2018

R196 Damn, I miss that show!!

by Anonymousreply 19910/20/2018

Re R198, a totally different take on Paris in the opening 3 minutes by Ennui Morricone:

by Anonymousreply 20010/20/2018

Gorgeous James Coburn in one of the definitive moments from this great film made in 1971. Directed by Sergio Leone. Music by Ennio Morricone. The pub filming location is Toner's Pub on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland. The pub today is the same as it was then and Leone fans from all over travel to Dublin to see it.

by Anonymousreply 20110/25/2018

Wonder Boys - Bob Dylan

by Anonymousreply 20211/04/2018

Undead, undead, undead.

by Anonymousreply 20311/04/2018

R202 Loved that movie and soundtrack - great choice.

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by Anonymousreply 20501/30/2019

Can’t believe Mean Streets isn’t on here yet for “Be My Baby.”

by Anonymousreply 20601/30/2019

I enjoyed Knight's Tale for the modern music used for the medieval times story. Bowie's "Golden Years" somehow fit in the movie quite surprisingly.

by Anonymousreply 20701/30/2019

R42 There were so many great choices in Breaking Bad: “Windy” - The Association (Wendy the prostitute), “Goin’ Down” - the Monkees (meth cooking scene) “Pick Yourself Up” - Nat King Cole (prison massacre montage), “Baby Blue” - Badfinger (final scene of the series).

by Anonymousreply 20801/30/2019

"She's Having a Baby" Kate Bush "This Woman's Work"

by Anonymousreply 20901/30/2019

I can't find it on line anywhere, but the arrangement of Just One of Those Things when Jane Birkin descends the stairs at the end of Evil Under the Sun

by Anonymousreply 21001/30/2019

The end of Strictly Ballroom

by Anonymousreply 21101/30/2019

"Guardians Of The Galaxy" beginning song -" Come And Get Your Love"

by Anonymousreply 21201/30/2019

I thought this thread was about using music (songs) from other sources instead of about scores too, but it morphed into the latter.

To get it back on track: here's one of my favorite's, Sccorsese (again) using Enya's cover of "Marble halls" to make a segue from Newland's and Ellen's unhappy talk overlooking the sea to the incredible shot of men walking on a windy day in the streets of 1870s Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 21301/30/2019

Sofia's movies are like a kiss from the 80's. I love all the songs she chooses - but we're the same age, so...go figure.

by Anonymousreply 21401/30/2019

Then He Kissed Me - Adventures in Babysitting

by Anonymousreply 21501/30/2019

Softly And Tenderly - The Trip to Bountiful

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by Anonymousreply 21701/30/2019

No, R217 . The real winner just arrived :) .

" Never Enough " from The Greatest Showman.

The face acting and body language combined with this beautiful score and EPIC lip sync make it the unequivocal winner.


by Anonymousreply 21801/30/2019

Ferris Buller Sing's - Twist And Shout

by Anonymousreply 21901/31/2019

The Guru Does Grease Starring Heather Graham

by Anonymousreply 22001/31/2019

Gorgeous version....Sex and the City: The Movie - Auld Lang Syne

by Anonymousreply 22101/31/2019

I'm deranged - Lost highway

by Anonymousreply 22201/31/2019

I love how the rhythm or tempo of the piano is reflected in the emotion expressed in Meryl’s face...I know, Mary!

by Anonymousreply 22301/31/2019

There are a good dozen examples of great song use in Boogie Nights. Here’s one of my personal favorites.

by Anonymousreply 22401/31/2019

Roy Orbison's In Dreams in David Lynch's Blue Velvet.

by Anonymousreply 22501/31/2019

R225 That is a good one.

by Anonymousreply 22601/31/2019

Des'ree kissing you in romeo+juliet. Just gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 22701/31/2019

Street Life ~ Randy Crawford - Sharky's Machine (1981)

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