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imported_Bob
21st January 04, 03:36 PM
Was listening to some toons today and The Ride of the Valkyries started playing. I immediately thought of the scene out of Apocalypse Now and the helicopter attack.

Got me thinking of other movies where the music so defined the scene. Anyone think of other great scenes that the music is what made it work?

Kwill
21st January 04, 03:40 PM
Well that music makes me think of The Blues Brothers when the Nazis go over the bridge in the Pinto.

Saoshen Sih`ja`Tgzu
21st January 04, 03:40 PM
"Neo's fighting Mopheus!"

Kiko
21st January 04, 04:19 PM
That tune makes me think of Elmer Fudd singing "Kiww the WAAAAABIT!"

Sithray
21st January 04, 04:25 PM
Not form a movie, but When Spock fought Kirk on Vulcan, the music pretty much pwned the scene.

Buzman
21st January 04, 04:36 PM
Not form a movie, but When Spock fought Kirk on Vulcan, the music pretty much pwned the scene.

Or in The Cable Guy doing that scene at Midevil Times.

Hurricane Aegien
21st January 04, 04:50 PM
Porn music.

joen00b
21st January 04, 05:09 PM
Werewolves Of London - The Color Of Money
Moondance - An American Werewolf In London
Stuck In The Middle With You - The Resevoir Dogs
Rawhide - The Blues Brothers
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - The Stoned Age
Princes Of The Universe - Highlander
The Anvil Of Crom - Conan
Tiny Dancer - Almost Famous
In The City - The Warriors
Hot For Teacher - Varsity Blues
We Want The Airwaves - Airheads

Saoshen Sih`ja`Tgzu
21st January 04, 05:16 PM
2001: A Space Odyssey - Also Sprach Zarathustra

Boanerges
21st January 04, 05:18 PM
The scene in Road to Perdition where Tom Hanks' character is mowing down the crime boss' henchmen followed by Paul Newman looking at him and going "I'm glad it was you".

Saoshen Sih`ja`Tgzu
21st January 04, 05:30 PM
Office Space: Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta - Ghetto Boys

Riddeck
21st January 04, 06:02 PM
Hey man nice shot -Opening chase squence from Demon Knights


Fit like a fuckin glove!

Donnely McLeod
21st January 04, 06:38 PM
Equillibrium. The scene where he's already 'turned over' and they're going through a storehouse of banned items and he hears the record start playing (dammit, I can't remember the name of that song).

Vanishing Point. Kowalski is smiling, revved on speed and the song that has the lyric 'rockin' rollin' reelin' feeeeelin' is plaing and he smashes onto the bulldozers.

And I know it'll be an obvious one:

Return of the Jedi: Where that creepy bit is playing and the camera is panning through the twisted metal in the darkness as Luke and Darth are going at it for the last time. To me, that is the best fight scene in a Star Wars flick.

Soulmirror
21st January 04, 09:43 PM
In the movies Crossroads the guitar fight at the end with the Karate kid, best damn guitar playing evah! Question who was playing the guitar in that scene? (really)

Donnely McLeod
21st January 04, 09:47 PM
In the movies Crossroads the guitar fight at the end with the Karate kid, best damn guitar playing evah! Question who was playing the guitar in that scene? (really)

Steve Vai. I have that movie.

Shroomed
21st January 04, 10:06 PM
Matrix: Reloaded
Burly Brawl - Agent Smith vs. Neo
Mona Lisa Overdrive - Freeway Chase

Star Wars Episode I
Duel of the Fates - Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon vs. Darth Maul

Cybsled
21st January 04, 10:08 PM
The terminator music they would always play just before something cool would happen...the drawn out "bweh bwuuu bweh bwuuu".

Riddeck
21st January 04, 10:44 PM
Steve Vai. I have that movie.


Actually, the guy who plays the guitar that Ralph Macchio is miming is Arlen Roth. Steve Vai just plays the Evil in the duel.

Shape up Don!

Kwill
21st January 04, 11:00 PM
Yo-Yo Ma on some of the scenes in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Edit: and what about the music in Jaws when the shark eats people!?

December
21st January 04, 11:08 PM
Actually, the guy who plays the guitar that Ralph Macchio is miming is Arlen Roth. Steve Vai just plays the Evil in the duel.

Shape up Don!


Steve Vai, Arlen Roth and Ry Cooder all did a pretty good job on that movie.

Kela
21st January 04, 11:24 PM
In the movies Crossroads the guitar fight at the end with the Karate kid, best damn guitar playing evah! Question who was playing the guitar in that scene? (really)
I dont think you should admit to seeing that movie. On a side note...Zeta took me to see that and he loved it.

Zeta
21st January 04, 11:30 PM
I dont think you should admit to seeing that movie. On a side note...Zeta took me to see that and he loved it.

WTF, I've never seen that movie!

Kela
21st January 04, 11:36 PM
WTF, I've never seen that movie!
haha you fucking liar

Zeta
21st January 04, 11:38 PM
Only movie I remember is Kung Pow, which you loved I believe.

Kela
21st January 04, 11:44 PM
No I hated that. And you loved the pillow fight in the Britney movie. Dont lie. You also have pink satin sheets on your bed. I think thats pretty damn fruity.

Nommis
21st January 04, 11:51 PM
"In Your Eyes" - Say Anything
"Don't You Forget About Me" - Breakfast Club

Zeta
21st January 04, 11:52 PM
Who wouldn't like Britney biting a pillow? Still doesn't mean i saw that movie.

BURGANDY!!!!!!!!!

you loved weeeeoooooowweeeeeoooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeewwwwee eeeeee Kung Pow!

Kela
22nd January 04, 12:34 AM
Pink

deadcat
22nd January 04, 12:47 AM
Kung Pow was the shit!

JustiNIC
22nd January 04, 01:12 AM
Kung Pow kicks ass, and I think that whole movie could qualify for this thread. It's not music... but the whole damn movie is an artificial soundtrack!

Morley
22nd January 04, 02:26 AM
Well that music makes me think of The Blues Brothers when the Nazis go over the bridge in the Pinto.
Too right!

Morley
22nd January 04, 02:28 AM
Darth Vader's theme in Star Wars, very powerful and commanding piece.

Kela
22nd January 04, 02:30 AM
Moulin Rouge...whole damn movie. Absolutely perfect music...well..it was a musical. But the scene on top of the Elephant...brings me close to tears every time. And I dont cry.

JustiNIC
22nd January 04, 03:59 AM
I liked Moulin Rouge. There I said it.

Merril
22nd January 04, 04:48 AM
Darth Vader's theme in Star Wars, very powerful and commanding piece.

The Imperial March

Kickass tune that made the whole of The Empire Strikes Back. Thanks for mentioning it, dug out the CD and I'm listening to it now.

Green rep for you. (edit) when it becomes possible that is (/edit)

Merril
22nd January 04, 04:50 AM
On a related note...

Episode 1-Duel of the Fates

Another good piece, if you can tolerate the sanskrit.

JustiNIC
22nd January 04, 06:14 AM
Wasn't that already mentioned? Oh well, it's good enough for two.

imported_Bob
22nd January 04, 08:52 AM
I always like the music from Platoon when the sargent gets left behind. You see him running with like 100 Nva after him. Forget what it was called but was so sad.

I love the part in Return of the jedi when they play the Imperial march with just a piano after Darth dies. Amazing how muisic played with different instruments can go from extremly powerful to very sad.

Buzman
22nd January 04, 09:44 AM
I remember posting this in another "best scene" thread a long time ago, but in Excalibur when Arthur and his knights are marching off to meet Mordrid and O'Fortuna is playing. Fucking owns.

imported_Bob
22nd January 04, 10:00 AM
I remember posting this in another "best scene" thread a long time ago, but in Excalibur when Arthur and his knights are marching off to meet Mordrid and O'Fortuna is playing. Fucking owns.


BIG TIME OWNS!!!

Boanerges
22nd January 04, 10:55 AM
Matrix: Reloaded

A far better one is the scene in the original Matrix (and still the best sadly) where Neo and Trinity walk into the building where Morpheus is being held in slow motion and Neo calmly sets his bag down and sets off the metal detector. That intro music sets an excellent tone and it only pauses when Neo opens his coat. Then you have that techno beat for the following scene where Neo and Trinity own every soldier in the room. The music very precisely follows the action as it speeds along. Still the best scene in the movie IMO.

joen00b
22nd January 04, 11:13 AM
In the movies Crossroads the guitar fight at the end with the Karate kid, best damn guitar playing evah! Question who was playing the guitar in that scene? (really)

Steve Vai plays the Classical parts, Ry Cooder does the Blues parts.

Basically, Steve plays all his own parts, and Ry plays all of Ralph Macchios parts until the very, very last piece Ralph plays, that's Vai.

(EDIT) It helps to read the whole thread before spouting off. Who the Hell is Arlen Roth? The name sounds familiar, but I can't place the music. (/EDIT)

Stabu
22nd January 04, 11:30 AM
Pulp Fiction, when Vincent gave Mia the adrenaline shot.

Kela
22nd January 04, 11:55 AM
Steve Vai plays the Classical parts, Ry Cooder does the Blues parts.



ahah! So YOU"RE my AIM stalker. Randomly IMing me and telling me about ry cooder or something even though I didnt ask about it. STALKER!

Kwill
22nd January 04, 11:57 AM
Wonder if Arlen Roth is related to David Lee Roth? oops, forgot his name there for a moment!

Kwill
22nd January 04, 12:00 PM
(EDIT) It helps to read the whole thread before spouting off. Who the Hell is Arlen Roth? The name sounds familiar, but I can't place the music. (/EDIT)

Drive it Home is the first all-acoustic release from the current reigning “master of the telecaster.” Arlen Roth has long been one of the world’s top guitar players and guitar educators. He’s toured and recorded with artists such as: SIMON & GARFUNKEL, PHOEBE SNOW, DON MCLEAN, JOHN PRINE, BOB DYLAN, RY COODER, RICK WAKEMAN, ERIC ANDERSEN, JANIS IAN, TONY BIRD, PAUL SIMON (SOLO), ART GARFUNKEL (SOLO), STEVE GOODMAN, DUANE EDDY and countless others. He is the son of the senior Cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, Al Ross, who has been with the New Yorker since 1937. His first album, Guitarist, on Rounder (1978) won the MONTREAUX CRITICS AWARD for BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM of the year.
Drive it Home is Arlen Roth’s seventh album. In 1985, he created the guitar parts and directed all the guitar scenes for the legendary music film, “CROSSROADS,” with actor Ralph Macchio (Arlen actually played the parts in the film). He was the #1 columnist for Guitar Player Magazine from 1982-92 with his column, Hot Guitar. He has ten best-selling music books to his credit for publishers such as Doubleday, Macmillan, Schirmer Book, Warner Bros., Music Sales and Ballentine, and his book sales have topped one million worldwide. He also is the founder and producer of Hot Licks Video, the world’s leading company for instructional video, documenting the great players of our time sine 1979. Hot Licks has sold several million tapes all over the world, in many languages. He is currently playing with a great all-star group that consists of many players from his late great friend DANNY GATTON’S band.

Voompa
22nd January 04, 09:47 PM
Songs that instantly remind me of the movie scene:

Can't Help Falling in Love - Lick the Tins - last scene in Some Kind of Wonderful
Kill the Sax Player - Girls Against Boys - Clerks
Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space - Spiritualized - Vanilla Sky
Anything, Anything - Dramarama - from some Nightmare on Elm Street movie 3 or 4 (i don't know why I remember it but it's the first time I ever heard the song when I saw the movie in the theater ;))
Lust for Life - Iggy Pop - Trainspotting
Born Slippy - Underworld - Trainspotting


That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

Menarion
23rd January 04, 10:13 AM
Boondock Saints where Rocco (funny man) goes into the restaurant and kills the mob guys. The music in that scene is just perfect.

JustiNIC
23rd January 04, 01:08 PM
Death to Smoochy, right before they kill the wrong rhino.

Kwill
23rd January 04, 01:36 PM
Quentin Tarantino is the master of good pop choices for movie scenes. Like in Jackie Brown, when he's killing the guy and it's "Strawberry Letter 22"

Saoshen Sih`ja`Tgzu
4th June 04, 04:40 PM
Quentin Tarantino is the master of good pop choices for movie scenes. Like in Jackie Brown, when he's killing the guy and it's "Strawberry Letter 22"


The whole soundtrack of Kill Bill 1 IMO beats even the matrix soundtrack.

In fact, Kill Bill 1 has taken a permanent spot in my dvd changer, replacing matrix.

Unfortunately I think he dropped the ball on kill bill 2 and its soundtrack as well.

vilesoul
4th June 04, 08:16 PM
I dunno why...but Ferris Bueller fucking owns...cameron going apeshit on his dads car > all.

Ouden
4th June 04, 09:14 PM
Triumph of the Will music!

Angrie the Strategist
4th June 04, 10:27 PM
Pulp Fiction, when Vincent gave Mia the adrenaline shot.

What Pulp Fiction are you watching? There is no music when Vincent gives Mia the adrenaline shot.

deadcat
4th June 04, 10:29 PM
I think he's watching the one that comes with the free ballon of heroin.

imported_Blazer
5th June 04, 12:13 AM
Mouth - from werwolf in england or whatever..

Hurricane Aegien
5th June 04, 12:34 AM
Why the fuck are you bumping all these old ass threads Saoshen?

Veldriss
5th June 04, 12:37 AM
I second the right honourable Egg's question.

Diggler McFeely
5th June 04, 12:40 AM
/puke

Yiktin Voxbane
5th June 04, 12:40 AM
I know what would make a optically memorable scene.

In James Herberts *The Fog* there be a scene he describes, where 10.000 people walk into the ocean silently, without a fight, to their deaths. Always thought this would make a VERY memorable scene.

Saoshen Sih`ja`Tgzu
7th June 04, 10:30 AM
Why the fuck are you bumping all these old ass threads Saoshen?

Why not?

Energiser
8th June 04, 01:06 AM
Great movie scene, final fight between Black Mamba and Bill!

5 point (palm?) exploding heart technique!

Nommis
8th June 04, 01:24 AM
Plastic Jesus; Cool Hand Luke.