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Best placed song in a film?

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  1. laurathegenie

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    What are people's opinions on the best placed song in a film? Mine has probably got to be at the end of Cruel Intentions with the Verve. So appropriate-really captures the mood! :)
     
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    All the way through The Rocky Horror Picture Show :cool: :D
     
  3. MuFu

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    "Magic Carpet Ride" in Jay and Silent Bob and the Viennese waltz in 2001:ASO. :cool:

    MuFu.
     
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    Magnolia

    Fantastic, a wondeful piece of film making
     
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    Rocky films have some good ones, "There's No easy way Out" in Rocky IV is a good one.

    "Angel" by Massive Attack is used to good effect in Snatch.

    Too many to add really but they spring to mind.
     
  6. gringottsdirect

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    Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players in Beavis And Butthead Do America. ( Red Hot Chili Peppers, by the way. )
    I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing by Aerosmith in Armageddon.
    Layla by Derek And The Dominoes in GoodFellas.
     
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    Mad world, end of Donnie Darko
    Pixies -End of Fight Club
    Pump Up The Volume - Everybody knows. (most of that soundtrack actually)
     
  8. James45

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    bad moon rising during David's first change in American Werewolf in London
     
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    Singing in the Rain from the movie of the same title.
     
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    In Reservoir Dogs at the begining when they are walking down the street. :)
     
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    Yeah this has to be one of the best placed and most fitting songs in a movie ever. :)
     
  12. Sinzer

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    Umpah Loompah song in Willy Wonker, if that isn't the best use of midget helpers and catchy song verse I don't know what is!!!

    Rage against the machine in Natural Born Killers - gives me a rush everytime Woody grabs that shotgun in black and white and it all goes mental.
     
  13. James45

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    sorry for some reason I read it as "gives me thrush everytime Woody grabs that shotgun":D :D :D
     
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    "this is the end" by the doors(or whatever it`s called) at the start of apocalypse now. very haunting, and sets the tone for the whole film.
     
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    Mad World is an excellent choice

    It captured the ending perfectly
     
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    Sid Vicious' cover of My Way at the end of Goodfellas.... a perfect musical summary of the film.
     
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    Another vote for Mad World.

    Also, every song in Trainspotting.
     
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    Stevie Wonder's "Stay Gold" at the start of The Outsiders.
     
  19. Dave N

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    Life of Brian, final scene at the crucifixion - "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
     
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    To qualify as " best placed song " shouldn't The End be at the finish, not the start, or was it the end of the beginning ?
     
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    Anything from South Pacific but especially Bali Ha'i
     
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    Not the best by far but.. Die Hard 2 (die harder) the Xmas song at the end is a nice touch.

    "she caught the katey" start of the Blues Bros. is great!:D as is "soothe me" (Sam & Dave) from the blues bros.

    hmm... got me thinking now!:D



    Taz.
     
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    The entire sound track to Heat
     
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    Hi,

    I partly agree with "Fancyabrew". The best part for me, is the music that appears over the scene when Al Pacino chases Robert DeNiro from the airport, along the highway, and finally pulls him over, before inviting him for "a chat over coffee".

    Some of these are duplicates from other people's choices, but I'll say them anyway: I'd recommend any or all of the following: (in no particular order)

    American Beauty: When Kevin Spacey's driving home, to "The Who's" song "The Seeker" (or the instrumental piece, when he first imagines Angela dancing for him, in the school gym).

    Chicken Run: Almost any piece of music in this film, is a gem!

    Trainspotting: The opening scene, of course, with the gang being chased out of John Menzies to Iggy Pop's "Lust For Life", or the same man's "Perfect Day" during the overdose sequence. Very intense!

    Crocodile Dundee: The film's opening montage, and the climax, as the Mick Dundee and the lady journalist try to have one last conversation and declare her love for him, in the Subway station.

    Mr Holland's Opus: Jackson Browne's "The Pretender" during the time-line sequence with JFK, and Vietnam. Very moving.

    The Insider: Towards the end of the film, when Russell Crowe's character decides to finally take the stand, and testify. The instrumental score, whilst he is being driven to the court is incredible.

    Little Shop Of Horrors (the 1986 remake): So technically the whole film is a musical, but I still really love the song entitled "Skid Row - Downtown", during the opening.

    Run, Lola, Run: Practically every scene has some kind of music that will make your adrenaline rush go off-the-scale!

    Three Colours Blue: At the end, as we look upon the final "blue" montage, the amazing "Though I Speak With The Tongues Of Angels" choral song appears in the background. A Superb ending, to an amazing drama.

    Magnolia: Aimee Mann's surreal and haunting "Wise Up", at about the two-and-a-quarter hour mark, as all the characters face what they've been through.

    Brotherhood Of The Wolf: The end-credits has a wonderfully sensual song, by a female artist. Very powerful, and in keeping with the tone of the movie.

    South Park - Bigger, Longer And Uncut: Two choices here:- the opening song by Stan Marsh, and the infamous "Kyle's Mom's A B****" sung by Cartman, in the playground. Absolutely blindingly, hilarious!

    An American Tail: "Somewhere Up There" as sung by the two mice, who are brother and sister. Still can't keep a dry eye, when I watch that film now.

    Betty Blue: The End-Credits music. Mournful, poetic, and a really powerful piece of instrumental music.

    There are probably tons of others, but I can't think of any off the top of my head at the moment.

    Pooch
     
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    More of a score but:

    "Ride Of The Valkyries" in the helicopter scene from Apocalypse Now - tremendous build-up to the camp ambush.

    Also agree with "The End - The Doors" but at the end of the film rather than the beginning.

    "Huey Lewis - Hip To Be Square" before Bateman murders Paul Allen.

    "Ave Maria" at the end of Alive when the camera pans out from the memorial cross at the top of the mountain.
     
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    And in Caspar too :D
     
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    How could I forget :D.
     
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    mad world - donnie darko fits with the story perfect.
     
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    "Springtime for Hitler in Germany" from "The Producers".

    CLASSIC!

    :) :) :)
     
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    Have to agree with the choice of "Mad World"s use in "Donnie Darko", but I also love the Echo and the Bunnymen song at the beginning of the movie.

    Other perfect uses of music include just about every Cameron Crowe film, but particularly the celebrated "Tiny Dancer" scene in "Almost Famous", which is a perfect meeting of story and song.

    Love the first song at the beginning of "Eight Women", which knocked me sideways, as my wife had neglected to mention that it was a musical before when we went to see it :eek:

    The Who song - "The Seeker" ? - at the outset of Steven Soderbergh's "The Limey" is also fantastic, as is the David Holmes score for "Out Of Sight".

    And I have to mention Rage Against The Machine's "Wake Up", at the end of "The Matrix", which is just a genius use of music married to a fantastically composed final shot:cool:
     

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