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Old 02-02-03, 11:13 AM
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All-Time Great end credits music ...

Once in a while, when I'm not being dragged upstairs by some beautiful vixen desperate to start some apres-movie action, I like to sit on the couch and watch the end credits scroll up my unfeasibly large TV. This usually happens if a) the DVD was especially moving, b) the DVD was especially boring and I'm trying to suck some value out of the experience by reading the credits, c) if I'm feeling especially lazy, or d) ... if the music is just fantastic.

In this case, a) and d) apply.

And so there I was, having survived Bkork's caterwauling through two hours of Dancer In The Dark, absolutely blown away by the intensity of the movie. The musical set pieces were almost unlistenable, but the rest of the film - with its naturalistic performances by some of my favourite actors - hit me hard. Bjork was .. just unbeleivable. She was real, and no wonder she's said she'll never act again after that. How could she ... ? ... after that denouement (which I will not give away).

And then the end credits music started. More Bjork, but a drink of cool, clear water after the frankly cringeworthy staged musical numbers of the movie.

After those offences to the ears, anything resembling a normal tune would have been a relief ... but 'A New World' not only has a tune - it has hook after hook after hook, and in context, following as it does a heart-wrenching two hour story, it delivers the final killer blow. I don't think I've ever heard such a beautiful, appropriate song after a film.

And I don't even like Bjork, normally. But in 'A New World', she soars.

So what's your favourite end credits music?? Yes, yes, yes ... I know ... it's probably not a new question, and no ... I didn't check this out by doing a Search. Sorry, forgive me, I'm just a Brit who enjoys his DVDs.

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something from the star wars trilogy or just about anything john williams does.
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Paint it, Black is a great closing music song. I think it's used for a bunch of movies including: Full Metal Jacket and Devil's Advocate
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I would have to go with The Empire Strikes Back. It is John WIlliams at his best. But all of the SW end credits are great.
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Fight Club + Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" = Genius

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Since this is more about movies and not any feature on a DVD, moving to Movie Talk from Main.
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Romeo and Juliet. Exit Music(for a film) by Radiohead. Enough said.
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Shape of My Heart (Sting) from The Professional
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Heat get my vote for the best exit music.
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I love the DVDA version of "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" followed by Michael McDonald singing Trey Parker's "Through The Eyes Of A Child" from South Park, BLU. Also, there is another short scene following the credits.
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I personally love the extra music at the end of Shrek where all of the cast gets in on it. Good tunes and fun to watch as well!
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All the Star Wars films
Robocop
Almost Famous
Fight Club
The Last Emperor
The Silence of the Lambs
Black Hawk Down
Spider-Man
LOTR Fellowship
Brazil
Eyes Wide Shut
The Godfather 1 & 2
Back to the Future
Any Given Sunday
Apocalypse Now
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I'd like to add Three Kings with U2's "In God's Country", Pulp Fiction with "Surf Rider", 2001: A Space Odyssey (I think it's "Also sprach Zarathustra"), and GoodFellas with "My Way". And let's not forget The Evil Dead!
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Scarface
Rocky
Taxi Driver
Dead Presidents "Walk on By"
Peggy Sue Got Married
Die Hard "Ode to Joy"
Starman
A Clockwork Orange "Singin' in the Rain"
Twilight Zone:The Movie
The Elephant Man
Natural Born Killers "The Future"
Schindler's List

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I especially like the non-Director's Cut which has the cloudy background. It enhances the wonderful music.
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the newest one: 25th Hour w/ BS' "The Fuse".
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Having just rewatched Unforgiven this morning, I would have to say the end credit music is terrific. I also love Tangerine (or was it Feel Flows) at the end of Almost Famous. And as an underdog candidate, the music at the end of Bedazzled was pretty good.
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Phil Hartman and Sinbad singing Christmas carol parodies at the end of Houseguest
the "I Can Take Anything" montage from Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Randy Newman/Lyle Lovett duet of "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story
John Goodman and Billy Crystal "If I Didn't Have You" from Monsters, Inc.
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I would have to say APOLLO 13
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Originally posted by chanster
Shape of My Heart (Sting) from The Professional
Beat me to it. Ended the movie perfectly.
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I loved Feel Flows at the end of Almost Famous and thought Ooh La La at the end of Rushmore was brilliant!
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Originally posted by shrike
Ooh La La at the end of Rushmore was brilliant!
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The oh-so-ironic "We'll Meet Again" at the end of Dr. Strangelove (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Bomb)
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Hey, where's the love for the credits of Se7en?

The derranged credits roll backwards while David Bowie's "Heart's Filthy Lesson" plays (one of the most sinister songs I have ever heard). Good stuff.
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Originally posted by Cornelius1047
Fight Club + Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" = Genius

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