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Amph Great, iconic and memorable movie soundtracks

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ender Sai, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Sith_Sensei__Prime

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  2. Ender Sai

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    Did I stutter on the "no scores" piece? :p

    YES! I mentioned it earlier too. I saw the film :(

    But yeah, Faith No More & Boo-ya Tribe, Slayer and Ice-T - some killer tracks.
     
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  3. EHT

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    Definitely agreed with this. I loved this soundtrack when it came out, but I never actually saw the movie itself.
    "Would?" is probably one of my favorite songs by anyone.
     
  4. Juliet316

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  5. Ender Sai

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    I've seen a few examples of songs commissioned for a film, and I just find that... lacking. Bit flat. G'n'R did a song for T2, but it wasn't the same as a director curating a soundtrack around songs that convey the emotion of the scene/film.

    Michael Mann is a great example of a director with that vision; think of the scene in Heat where Pacino is racing after de Niro along the freeway as Moby's cover of Joy Division's "New Dawn Fades" dominates your speakers.



    The opening scenes to "Miami Vice" and "Collateral", where Jay-Z and Linkin Park / The Roots with Cody ChestnuTT, set the tone for what you're getting into.


    Guy Ritchie's another good example of this. Think of Snatch, and how Massive Attack's track "Angel" plays as Bricktop's lads smash up Turkish's arcade, then as the pikeys try and restrain Brad Pitt's Mikey as he watches his ma's caravan burn.



    It's just... this is what a soundtrack should be.
     
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  6. Guidman

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    Mann originally had a piece from Elliott Goldenthal play at the end Heat. Changed it to God Moving Over the Face of the Waters by Moby. One of the most beautiful songs of all time and works amazingly in that scene.
     
  7. Ender Sai

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    I rewatched Miami Vice on Netflix and I have to say, I really liked it. It's not his best work, but he is always such a solid filmmaker.

    The use of Moby's track "One Of These Mornings", as Colin Farrell and Gong Li, head to Cuba... is just perfect:

     
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    That's not Miami Vice.
     
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  9. Ender Sai

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    Yes, it is.
     
  10. soitscometothis

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    For a little indie movie Donnie Darko had a good soundtrack.
     
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  11. Ender Sai

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    It re-launched Mad World, so yeah... would agree.
     
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  12. Sith_Sensei__Prime

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  14. slidewhistle

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    There was a video! I never saw it at the time. The Dinosaur + Del Tha Funkee Homosapien track was my other favorite.
     
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    Thor: Ragnarok’s use of Led Zeppelin.

     
  17. darth-sinister

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    I own the film, while my friend did have the album and the film.

    "You Could Be Mine" was written back when "Appetite For Destruction" was being written, which is why it doesn't have that emotional punch. Originally it was supposed to be "I Wanna Be Sedated" that was used in the scenes with John and Tim listening to the radio.
     
  18. Ender Sai

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    ok but that doesn't change the fact that Juliet was picking soulless choices?
     
  19. Rogue1-and-a-half

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    Trainspotting is probably the first one that leaps to mind for me. American Graffiti is phenomenal. Saturday Night Fever is still probably the only disco album you really must own.

    I think what you're kind of getting at is that some soundtracks just turn out to be great compilation albums on their own merits. In that vein, I'd throw out O Brother, Where Art Thou? as a genuinely great album. Aimee Mann's soundtrack for Magnolia is really interesting.

    And it was the Good Will Hunting soundtrack that introduced me to Elliott Smith, for which I'm eternally grateful; it had something like six previously released Smith tracks and the one new one. It had some other really great selections on it as well. Couple of score tracks, but ignore those if you really must.
    1. Elliott Smith – "Between the Bars" (Orchestral)
    2. Jeb Loy Nichols – "As the Rain"
    3. Elliott Smith – "Angeles"
    4. Elliott Smith – "No Name #3"
    5. The Waterboys – "Fisherman's Blues"
    6. Luscious Jackson – "Why Do I Lie?"
    7. Danny Elfman – "Will Hunting" (Main Titles)
    8. Elliott Smith – "Between the Bars"
    9. Elliott Smith – "Say Yes"
    10. Gerry Rafferty – "Baker Street"
    11. Andru Donalds – "Somebody's Baby"
    12. The Dandy Warhols – "Boys Better"
    13. Al Green – "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?"
    14. Elliott Smith – "Miss Misery"
    15. Danny Elfman – "Weepy Donuts
    A Clockwork Orange is also really good, if you want a weird, classically oriented (but not exclusive) compilation. Some pre-existing classical recordings, some edited pre-existing recordings, some re-arrangements for the movie, a couple of strange song choices. Such fun.

    1. "Title Music from A Clockwork Orange" (From Henry Purcell's Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary)
    2. "The Thieving Magpie (Abridged)"
    3. "Theme from A Clockwork Orange (Beethoviana)"
    4. "Ninth Symphony, Second Movement (Abridged)"
    5. "March from A Clockwork Orange (Ninth Symphony, Fourth Movement, Abridged)"
    6. "William Tell Overture (Abridged)"
    7. "Pomp and Circumstance March No. I"
    8. "Pomp and Circumstance March No. IV (Abridged)"
    9. "Timesteps (Excerpt)"
    10. "Overture to the Sun"
    11. "I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper"
    12. "William Tell Overture (Abridged)"
    13. "Suicide Scherzo (Ninth Symphony, Second Movement, Abridged)"
    14. "Ninth Symphony, Fourth Movement (Abridged)"
    15. "Singin' in the Rain"

    There's another kind of classical one that's right on the tip of my tongue . . . can't quite think of it.
     
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  20. The Krynoid Man

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    If we're not including film scores, then the soundtrack to Help! is probably my favourite

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  21. Ender Sai

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    @Rogue1-and-a-half - John Boorman's Excalibur, which used Wagner's Gotterdammerung (from the fourth cycle of der Ring das Nibelungen) and Liebestod (from Tristan und Isolde), as well as O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana) by Carl Orff?
     
  22. Rogue1-and-a-half

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    Not really familiar with that one. The one I couldn't quite come up with is so incredibly massive that I have no idea why I couldn't think of it. It's kind of the father of soundtracks based around compiling pre-existing classical recordings.

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    Excerpts from Zarathustra, Blue Danube, Ligeti, etc.
     
  23. Ender Sai

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    I think if we acknowlege someone like Michael Mann or early Guy Ritchie can pull together amazing collections of songs for their films, we have to give Sofia Coppola the same credit. From having her directorial debut scored by Air to her next film's use of songs to convey both the emotion of strangers in a strange land bonding, she's had a good thumb on the pulse of what music can do to assist her visuals.

    So, I'm adding Lost in Translation to the list. The use of that Jesus & Mary Chain song, "Just Like Honey", is so perfect I can't think of anything but the film.
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    I also think anyone else who is Gen X will know of the soundtrack to The Big Chill by way of their parents' love for it?
     
  24. Chancellor_Ewok

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    And that was supposed to be the temp track.
     
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  25. duende

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    alien, mulholland drive, fountain. to name a couple.