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03-04-2010, 01:34 PM
I'm pretty sure this thread must exist somewhere but since I've never seen one since I registered, I consider it too old to bump.

A thread about music from movies. Here are the songs that I particulary like these days.

U-Turn - Lili by AaRoN from the movie Je vais bien ne t'en fais pas. I don't like any other song by that band. But this song is just beautiful:


La Fille de Joie from the movie Les Jolies Choses, sang by the beautiful Marion Cotillard. She was pretty young on that one.


And for ten years at least (so to speak... the movie didn't exist 10 years ago...), I still love La Valse d'Amélie by Yann Tiersen. I don't care that the movie is incredibly popular, I don't care if it is not really portraying Paris. It's a beautiful movie with an amazing music.


(And off topic, but for people who like rock AND Yann Tiersen... here is a song by the band Noir Désir featuring Yann Tiersen : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm8Yvac5Wr8 )

Finally, one song by Eric Serra from the movie Subway (the beginning always made me think of Jimmy Cliff but whatever...)


03-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Music from movies? I got only one thing to say:


This theme is just brilliant, for me the greatest theme song of all times. I've read about the violinists using different strings than usual to create that cold feeling, and damn they succeeded. Seriously, listening to it at night with the lights out gives you chills.

It's almost too epic for the movie it was originally featured in, brilliant movie by the way.

03-04-2010, 02:34 PM
Beautiful music indeed.

But I hated the movie. Actually, I didn't hate it, I couldn't stand it. I walked out of the theater. That is the ONLY movie I couldn't stand. Somehow, it's the story of the mother, I couldn't bear it... when she runs in the subway in her red dress to go to the TV channel, I just couldn't look anymore... I've never seen the rest...

03-04-2010, 02:48 PM
Well, that's a part of the movie's charm - it's very hard to watch, but it deffinitely moves you in one way or another, if you know what i mean. You're either disgusted, shocked, sad, or you may feel it had opened your eyes. That's why it's so brilliant. Also, it's not the kind of a movie you would want to watch before you go to bed.

The mother's story feels like a bad dream, it gets progressively worse and worse through the movie. I've had bad dreams, dreams that seem illogical and surreal and you can't even tell what they're about. And even when you wake up during the dream, you still think it's all real, and just keep rolling over in your bed, trying to calm down, but you can't. That's what the mother's story reminds me of, because it's dark, surreal, and doesn't make much sense, which is what makes it frightening. So yeah, with this in mind those scenes were hard to watch.

Damn, i have to make a guitar cover of it and record it, i just have to.

edit: recording the cover, i'll post it when it's done...

03-08-2010, 07:45 AM
I was obsessed with the soundtrack to Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. Yeah, how lame am i....even worse, it's by Bryan Adams. :o:o

03-08-2010, 07:52 AM

Obviously the best theme music in a film ever.


Obviously the second best theme music in a film, ever.

03-08-2010, 08:40 AM
I strongly disagree. Here's the reason why I disagree: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqTXXOqIPts

03-08-2010, 10:39 AM
I'd recommend some other clint mansell (requiem for a dream) stuff, but from the movie smokin' aces:

03-08-2010, 02:52 PM
Clint Mansell is a genious, so i'm not surprised he made those tracks too.

I've downloaded the Requiem for a Dream soundtrack (i found FLAC version, me very happy :D). ANd i found out why i thought that the theme song was almost too epic. Before i mainly knew the more epic one,which was re-orchestrated for LOTR The Two Towers trailer (was originally released in 3 separate tracks; i have them too). I knew that before, i just didn't know how much it was changed, and i realised that the original Lux Aeterna was more quiet and peaceful than LOTR (or Requiem For A Tower) version.

And that quieter version (original Lux Aeterna) works perfectly for Requiem for a Dream movie, it just gives that feeling of coldness and despair. And i like it better than LOTR version.

There is a lot of confustion about the song title though, some think the title is Requiem for a Dream (refferring to the LOTR version), and some even think it was written by Mozart and remixed by Clint Mansell. Oh, the stupidity...:D

03-08-2010, 11:10 PM
Here is Bruno Coulais, one of the most talented composer of these last decades IMO.

Music for "Le Peuple Migrateur" (the movie with birds), Nick Cave is singing:


And one for a franco-danish motion picture, most beautiful music ever... really...