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Old 04-07-05, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Jessie's Girl & Sister Christian in Boogie Nights..One of the greatest scenes in cinema history.
This is my fav, I love both Elton John songs in Almost Famous but this is still one of my favorite scenes of all time. It just so random....

My girlfriend loves Roxanne from Moulin Rouge, she says thats her favorite...


PS:
how about the line dancing "Charlie Kane" song in Citizen Kane, i love that scene too. A song saying how great someone is, written by the person it is about, at a party honoring the person that threw the party in the first place. I love Orson Welles...

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Old 04-07-05, 01:14 PM
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - the score played after Bruce beats Johnny Sun in the rematch when the clock stops and camera focuses in on Bruce. (used in many trailers)

Any of the training montages in Rocky 1, 2, and 3
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"Nkosi Sikelel 'I Afrika" ("God Bless Africa", the South African National Anthem) from Cry Freedom, in the funeral scene.
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Damien Rice "The Blower's Daughter" in Closer. This song is just perfect in how it used in the movie.
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Radiohead's "Everything in It's Right Place" during the opening sequence of Vanilla Sky

The piano arrangement performed by Brad Mehldau of Radiohead's "Exit Music (For a Film)" in Unfaithful.

The Pixies' "Where is My Mind?" at the very end and during the closing credits of Fight Club. I also really enjoyed the Dust Brothers' score for that film.

The Yardbirds' "For Your Love" in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

I also vote for the Closer to God remix during the opening credits of Se7en.

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Old 04-08-05, 12:10 AM
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-What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?/More Than This by Bill Murray and Brass In Pocket by Scarlett Johansson from Lost In Translation

-The Man In Me, Bob Dylan (The Big Lebowski)

-Some Devil, Dave Matthews (End credits of 21 Grams)
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Originally Posted by Maxflier
but i love the episode in season 3 of Alias where they use Change by the Deftones,that was a kickass scene.


Brian Eno's "Ascent (an Ending)" in Danny Boyle's 28 DAYS LATER.

Underworld's "Born Slippy" in Boyle's TRAINSPOTTING.

Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" in Ted Demme's BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.
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Originally Posted by B.A.


Underworld's "Born Slippy" in Boyle's TRAINSPOTTING.


It simply makes the film. The end of it at least.


To bring up one not mentioned, "Tomorrow Belongs To Me" in Cabaret is astonishing and horrifying at the same time.
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Before opening up this thread, "Bittersweet Symphony" from Cruel Intentions and "You're the Best" from the Karate Kid immediately came to mind, but some of you have beat me to it!

Time to think of others!!
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Any song from Garden State

especially

Zer0 7 - in the waiting line
Either Shins song
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"Independent Love Song" by Scarlet in Bed of Roses

"Don't Fear the Reaper" by BOC in the opening credits of The Stand

"People are Strange" by Echo & the Bunnymen in The Lost Boys

and the tracks by Tangerine Dream, "Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger and "In The Air Tonight" by Phil Collins in Risky Business

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I know we're talking movies, but I really liked on that episode of Buffy when they played Wild Horses.

The song Crush was really good in a few things - Valentine, Cupid advertisements & Queer As Folk (which had a lot of good music).

Originally Posted by BiMonSciFiCon
"Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger Risky Business
This was also the first thing that came to my mind.

I agree with all of these.
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Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" - Trainspotting
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Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter" at the beginning and end of CLOSER.
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Boehemian Rhapsody-Wayne's World
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"Girl, You'll be a woman soon" in Pulp Fiction.
Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Jessie's Girl & Sister Christian in Boogie Nights..One of the greatest scenes in cinema history.
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The Pixies' "Where is My Mind?" at the very end and during the closing credits of Fight Club.
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That last song in Magnolia - I wouldn't buy the CD or anything, but it was pretty powerful.
I have this cd & told my sister sort of jokingly I probably wasn't going to listen to it on the train, because it can make you want to kill yourself. She agreed.
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That last song in Magnolia - I wouldn't buy the CD or anything, but it was pretty powerful.
That would be "Save Me", and yes I very much agree. Aimee Mann was to Magnolia what Simon and Garfunkel were to The Graduate, imo.
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I know it's cliche, but Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" for Titanic
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I'll go with War's "Low Rider" from Up in Smoke (opening credits).
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and the winner is,

Making Time, Creation - Rushmore
Needle In The Hay, Elliot Smith- The Royal Tennenbaums
Miserlou, Dick Dale - Pulp Fiction
Mrs. Robinson, Simon and Garfunkle - The Graduate
Where Is My Mind, Pixies - Fight Club
Wake Up, Rage Against The Machine - The Matrix

I don't know if compossed piece's count, but if they do

What's This? Danny Elfman - Nightmare Before Christmas
Main Theme, Shirly Walker - Batman Mask Of The Phantasm
Summer Overture,Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet - Requiem For A Dream
Il Buono Il Brutto Il Cattivo Title, Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Old 05-16-05, 12:21 PM
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I definitely agree with "The Blower's Daughter" (Closer), "Mad World" (Donnie Darko), and "In the Waiting Line" (Garden State).

Will also add:

"Yumeji's Theme" - In the Mood For Love
"At Last" - Pleasantville
"I Wanna Be Your Dog" - Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels (or almost any song in this film, for that matter)
and Diva Plavalaguna's "Lucia di Lammermoor" aria in The Fifth Element
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it occurs to me, kill bill vol. 1 and bandits both have some excellent music throughout.

the bonnie tyler love was great in bandits. 'twist in my sobriety' was great as was 'just the two of us'

kill bill - 'twisted nerve' is incredibly infectious, but most of the music is great. whatever the song is that opens the dvd, i love.
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Originally Posted by MasterCXtreme
...and also "He Jude" at the beginning.

Also: "Layla" in Goodfellas...
Those are my top 2.
3 more: Shut your f***ing face Uncle f***er in South Park, Build me up Buttercup in TSAM, and Ooh la la (I wish that I knew what I know now When I was younger) in Rushmore.
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She's Not There in Kill Bill Part 2
Everybody's Talkin'-Midnight Cowboy
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Originally Posted by Jack Straw
I know it's cliche, but Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" for Titanic
Was that even in the movie? I thought it was just during the credits.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Was that even in the movie? I thought it was just during the credits.
and thus begins the debate as to when a movie ends.

hot shots, airplane, top secret (i think), wayne's world, charlie's angels, jackie chan movies frequently, will suggest the movie is still kind of going on when credits roll. whether it be by crazy jokes, suggestions to go home or outtakes. in the case of titanic, maybe it's just a song.

i would almost imagine someone out there is making end credit sequences interesting so as to keep people in their seats so the unknowns can get some street cred.
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There were a ton of great "song moments" in Forrest Gump...

I'm not sure if this counts because the cast sang it rather than it playing, but when they sing God Bless America at the end of The Deer Hunter it gets me everytime...

And I guess I'm just a sap because Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" in Beaches is a 10 on the cheesey song, but it, too, gets me.

Also:
Beetlejuice - Day-o

Breakfast Club - Don't You Forget About Me

Pleasantville - At Last

Dirty Dancing - Time of Your Life
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Originally Posted by B.A.
Brian Eno's "Ascent (an Ending)" in Danny Boyle's 28 DAYS LATER.
A beautiful song, to be sure, but I liked its use in Traffic even more.

Not yet mentioned (surprisingly), the various iterations of Blue Moon in An American Werewolf in London.

I also loved the use of A Mi Manera (Gipsy Kings) during the finale of The Heist (Brosnan film, not the Mamet film).
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I haven't scanned all the posts here, but the first one that came to my mind, since we're looking for a song played anywhere in the movie, is "I'm Sorry" in Tommy Boy, played after Spade just beat the crap out of Farley.

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