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Old September 8 2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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Music Maketh the Movie....

Thought it'd be fun to start a thread on scenes from movies where the music just makes everything come together. The music soars, your heart swells and its a cinematic moment of wonder that lasts forever in your memories...

To get us started..

Jurassic Park (1991) - When the Helicopter is approaching the island about 18 minutes in and the JP fanfare starts, its exciting and intriguing and you know dino-fun is right ahead

The Rocketeer (1991) - from the opening sequence with Horners lovely piano based score you know this is going to be an old fashioned pulpy soaring adventure, real boys own stuff.

Anyone else got something that floats their boat?
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Old September 8 2010, 12:44 PM   #2
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Re: Music Maketh the Movie....

I'd like to contribute ...

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The map room scene where Indy discovers the true location of the Ark. John William's music just flows and builds to the big payoff. Actually, the music throughout the entire movie was perfect.

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Old September 8 2010, 01:37 PM   #3
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Re: Music Maketh the Movie....

TMP wouldn't be the same without the haunting, yet awe-inspiring music.

Same with 1984's Dune, specifically this track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLiwTUCoeEI
It really makes me feel like I'm in the distant future travelling to a far away world.
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Old September 8 2010, 03:26 PM   #4
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Re: Music Maketh the Movie....

In Reservoir Dogs when Michael Madsen cuts the guys ear off to Steeler's Wheel's - Stuck In The Middle With You. I still can't listen to that song without thinking about that scene.
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Old September 8 2010, 03:28 PM   #5
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JAWS -- Not just the classic main theme, but the Big Adventure music that accompanies the Orca's chase of the shark. THE GREAT SHARK CHASE

And while not scene specific, John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN score makes that movie.

Also TINY DANCER in ALMOST FAMOUS.
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Old September 8 2010, 03:42 PM   #6
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Re: Music Maketh the Movie....

The bit with the lighting of the beacons on all the hilltops in Return Of The King, and accompanying music.
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Old September 8 2010, 03:52 PM   #7
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Re: Music Maketh the Movie....

In the remake of "The Time Machine", the music during the time-travel sequences is rather impressive.

Actually, the score overall is quite good, and possibly better than the movie itself. I'd heartily recommend it.

"Back to the Future" is probably a gimme. Is there anyone who -doesn't- know that music?

"Casablanca" and "The Wizard of Oz" wouldn't be the same without their primary songs.

"The Fifth Element" - The opera sequence.

"The Godfather" theme - another one that everybody knows

"Star Wars" and "Superman" - more gimmes.

I thought the music to the Leo DeCaprio "Man in the Iron Mask" significantly improved the film.

"The Terminator" theme - another one everybody knows?

Whatever you might think of the film, I think the music for "Titanic" is wonderful. The score and the period music all comes together well for me.
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Old September 8 2010, 04:01 PM   #8
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Re: Music Maketh the Movie....

The original Planet of the Apes. Those weird horns as they cross the desert just make the setting, IMO.
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Old September 8 2010, 07:56 PM   #9
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Re: Music Maketh the Movie....

Bernard Herrmann's shrieking violins for the iconic shower scene in Psycho. In fact, all of Herrmann’s Hitchcock scores, and most of his other music as well.

And a little on the obscure side, but I love Van Cleave's score for Robinson Crusoe on Mars, from the jaunty title march to the dramatic music for this scene -- especially the bit that starts around 3:40.
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Old September 8 2010, 08:17 PM   #10
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The Empire Strikes Back:

-The first long play of Imperial March as we first see the Imperial fleet in the shadow of the Super Star Destroyer.

-A couple scenes later, when the bit of twisted fanfare leads up to Admiral Ozzel getting sent on his dirt nap by Vader.
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Old September 9 2010, 02:59 AM   #11
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SW: ESB, Last of the Mohicans and Band of Brothers
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Old September 9 2010, 03:26 AM   #12
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Yeah, the chase up the mountain at the end of Last of Mohicans is made a hundred times better by the score.
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Old September 9 2010, 03:37 AM   #13
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I would go so far to say that we wouldn't have the following 5 movies, tv shows, comics, books, toys, etc if not for John Williams score in Star Wars.
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Old September 9 2010, 04:31 AM   #14
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Conan the Barbarian. I'm not sure if I would even like the film without it's score.
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Old September 12 2010, 06:11 PM   #15
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Funny thing about ESB is that I think it's probably the most silent, musically, of the Star Wars movies. Such as several of the Hoth scenes, and the first part of Luke and Vader's duel in Cloud City. There was originally going to be a part, when Luke was battling Vader, that when Luke retrieves his saber and strikes back at Vader, knocking him down to a lower level there was going to be a triumphant mix of the force theme, Yoda's theme, and Luke's theme. But I think it works better without the music.

Here's what I mean:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff9_Y...eature=related
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