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    Great music in the movies

    I've titled this thread as great music in the movies rather than from the movies because sometimes the music was around first!

    And to kick things off, a real "classic" in every sense of the word - the iconic opening to Rollerball with Toccata & Fugue in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach.



    The piece was originally written for organ, and the rendition used in the movie was easily the best available at the time (in my opinion anyway). I've heard others which were technically brilliant, but didn't quite manage to pull off the dramatic impact of this one.

    But like any truly great piece of music, it has been reinterpreted more than a few times.

    A great example which sticks to classical instruments would be the incredibly talented Vanessa-Mae with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra:



    Classical instruments - yes, but with a very modern twist.

    Finally, here's an example of a modern, electronic genre interpretation, the Electronica rendition by Galbatron:



    All works of art in their own way, based on a classic that was brought back to fame in modern times by the futuristic movie Rollerball.
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    Movie: 10 things I hate about you: 1999: Movie scene clip: Where Heath Ledger sings ‘Can’t take my eyes off you.’

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    One’s got to admire how a movie maker takes a very specific scene of a movie and gives it even more meaning because of a popular song.

    Heath Ledger passed away on 22 January 2008 from an overdose of tablets. He was an insomniac.

    He didn’t plan to take his life, unfortunately he took too much of a prescription tablet. He died during the last movie production stage of the movie “The Dark Knight.”








    Frankie Vallie: Can’t take my eyes off you:1967

    Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You Lyrics

    “You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you
    You'd be like heaven to touch
    I wanna hold you so much
    At long last love has arrived
    And i thank god i'm alive
    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you

    Pardon the way that I stare
    There's nothing else to compare
    The sight of you leaves me weak
    There are no words left to speak
    But if you feel like i feel
    Please let me know that it's real
    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you

    I love you baby, if it's quite alright
    I need you baby to warm the lonely nights
    I love you baby, trust in me when I say
    Oh pretty baby, don't let me down, I pray

    Oh pretty baby, now that I've found you, stay
    And let me love you, oh baby, let me love you...

    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you
    You'd be like heaven to touch
    I wanna hold you so much
    At long last love has arrived
    And I thank god I'm alive
    You're just too good to be true
    Can't take my eyes off of you

    I love you baby, if it's quite alright
    I need you baby to warm the lonely nights
    I love you baby, trust in me when I say
    Oh pretty baby, don't let me down, I pray
    Oh pretty baby, now that I've found you, stay
    Oh pretty baby, trust in me when I say.”




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    [1] Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_Things_I_Hate_About_You. Accessed 14 September 2013
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    I just loooooooooove the way Anne Hathaway does Queen's 'Somebody to love' in 'Ella Enchanted'


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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianh View Post
    I just loooooooooove the way Anne Hathaway does Queen's 'Somebody to love' in 'Ella Enchanted'


    Very girly-man :confused
    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

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    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

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    The Sound of music: 1959: Movie sceneo Ray Mi, Maria and the children

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    The Sound of music: 1959: Movie sceneo Ray Mi, Maria and the children



    “Let's start at the very beginning.
    A very good place to start.
    When you read you begin with ...

    GRETL
    A, B, C.

    MARIA
    When you sing you begin
    With do-re-mi.

    CHILDREN
    Do-re-mi?

    MARIA
    Do-re-mi.
    The first three notes just happen to be
    Do-re-mi.

    CHILDREN
    Do-re-mi!

    MARIA
    Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti!.

    (spoken) Oh, let's see if I can make it easier.
    (sung) Doe, a deer, a female deer.
    Ray, a drop of golden sun.
    Me, a name I call myself.
    Far, a long, long way to run.
    Sew, a needle pulling thread,
    La, a note to follow sew,
    Tea, a drink with jam and bread!
    That will bring us back to do oh-oh-oh!

    GRETL
    Doe!

    MARIA
    A deer, a female deer.

    TWO CHILDREN
    Ray!

    MARIA
    A drop of golden sun.

    THREE CHILDREN
    Me!

    MARIA
    A name I call myself.

    FOUR CHILDREN
    Far!

    MARIA
    A long, long way to run!

    ALL
    Sew, a needle pulling thread.
    La, a note to follow so.
    Tea, a drink with jam and bread.
    And that will bring us back to doe!

    CHILDREN
    A deer, a female deer.
    Ray, a drop of golden sun.
    Me, a name I call myself,
    Far, a long, long way to run!

    ALL
    Sew! A needle pulling thread.
    La, a note to follow sew.
    Tea, a drink with jam and bread!

    MARIA
    That will bring us back to doe!
    Do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do! So-do!

    (spoken) Now, children, do-re-mi-fa-so and so on, are only the tools you use to build a song. Once you have these notes in your heads, you can sing a million diff'rent tunes by mixing them up. Like this:

    (sung) So, do, la, fa, me, do, re.
    (spoken) Can you do that?

    CHILDREN
    So, do, la, fa, me, do, re.

    MARIA
    So, do, la, ti, do, re, do.

    CHILDREN
    So, do, la, ti, do, re, do.

    MARIA
    (spoken) Now, put it all together!

    ALL
    (sung) So, do, la, fa, me, do, re.
    So, do, la, ti, do, re, do!

    MARIA
    (spoken) Good!

    LOUISA
    But it doesn't mean anything!

    MARIA
    So we put in words.
    One word for every note.
    Like this:

    (sung) When you know the notes to sing,
    You can sing most anything!

    ALL
    Doe, a deer, a female deer.
    Ray, a drop of golden sun.
    Me, a name I call myself.
    Far, a long, long way to run.
    Sew, a needle pulling thread,
    La, a note to follow so,
    Tea, a drink with jam and bread!
    That will bring us back to do oh-oh-oh!
    Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do
    Do, si, la, so, fa, mi, re,
    Do-mi-mi-mi-so-so-re-fa-fa-la-ti-ti
    Do-mi-mi-mi-so-so-re-fa-fa-la-ti-ti
    When you know the notes to sing
    You can sing most anything

    Doe, a deer, a female deer.
    Ray, a drop of golden sun.
    Me, a name I call myself.
    Far, a long, long way to run.
    Sew, a needle pulling thread,
    La, a note to follow sew,
    Tea, a drink with jam and bread!

    That will bring us back to do oh-oh-oh!
    Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do
    So, do, la, fa...
    Ti, doooooo...
    So, do!”

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    [1]Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sound_of_Music. Accessed 21 September 2013


    [2]Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIjobdArtiA.Accessed 21 September 2013



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    Top Gun:1986:Opening Scene: song: Danger Zone: Kenny Loggins

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    “Revvin' up the engine
    Listen to her howlin' roar
    Metal under tension
    Begging you to touch and go

    Highway to the danger zone
    Ride into the danger zone

    Heading into twilight
    Spreading out her wings tonight
    She got you jumping off the deck
    And shoving into overdrive

    Highway to the danger zone
    I'll take you right into the danger zone

    They'll never say hello to you
    Until you get it on the red line overload
    You'll never know what you can do
    Until you get it up as high as you can go

    Oh, yeah!

    Out along the edges
    Is always where I burn to be
    The further on the edge
    The hotter the intensity

    Highway to the danger zone
    Gonna take you right into the danger zone
    Highway to the danger zone
    Right into the danger zone

    Highway to the danger zone
    Right into the danger zone”

    Movie Poster[1]
    Video source[2]


    [1]Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Gun. Accessed 21 September 2013


    [2]Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgl4tXO6nQQ. Accessed 21 September 2013
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    Dave, I like your choice of music to start the thread.

    Good music will last forever. There is still good music and good musicians around, but in our instant gratification, fast moving world, DJ's do not bother to look for it and their ignorance is passed on to younger generations who sadly may never discover the fulfilling art, moods and nuances of quality music.
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    From the movie My Girl

    It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

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