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Old 04-05-06, 08:25 AM
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Best Segue to End Credit Songs in Movies

Most of the times movies just segue into score music for the closing credits, or if it's a horror movie into a hard rock song that they somehow think fits the mood.

However, there are several movies that segue into their closing credits very well and play something that in some way or another fits perfectly with what you've just seen. I think some examples of what I think do a good job would better illustrate than me trying to explain.

Full Metal Jacket-Paint It Black-love the way it fades to black and plays like it might be going to another scene as the rest of the movie, then comes the credits

Clerks-song is perfect

V For Vendetta-Street Fighting Man-perfect capper

Grizzly Man-Coyotes-plays a little before the movie ends, but sums up the man we have just seen

A Clockwork Orange-Singing in the Rain-don't know why, but it fits in its own warped way!

Interview With a Vampire-Sympathy for the Devil-okay, kind of on the fence with this one. I liked it when I first saw it, but since then it seems to be common for a movie with the bad guy having the upper hand to play that song at the end.

Nightmare on Elm Street 3ream Warriors-just seems like the perfect fit

Anybody have some favorites of their own?
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Old 04-05-06, 08:32 AM
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Exit Music (For a Film) by Radiohead in Romeo and Juliet (1996).

I agree with Paint it Black on Full Metal Jacket and I do believe there is already a thread on this subject.
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Old 04-05-06, 08:50 AM
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The Matrix immediately came to mind and I loathe "hard rock" music playing during the credits. More often, I think of songs that would work best in credit sequences, not the other way around.
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i don't remember if it runs into the credits or not, but Neil Young's "Philadelphia" fits the ending of the film Philadelphia perfectly.

i also liked the use of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Over the Rainbow" at the end of Meet Joe Black.

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The fade up into Moby's "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters" at the end of HEAT is divine.
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Old 04-05-06, 09:56 AM
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"Where Is My Mind?" at the end of Fight Club.
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"Where Is My Mind?" at the end of Fight Club.
Exactly what came to my mind.

Was "Mad World" at the very end of Donnie Darko? I'm thinking not.
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Brian Eno's "An Ending (Ascent)" at the end of Traffic.
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i think mad world was at the end of donnie darko.

if not that, the hands that built america at the end of gangs of new york is pretty nice.
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Old 04-05-06, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
The fade up into Moby's "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters" at the end of HEAT is divine.
And Elliot Goldenthal's score blends in perfectly afterward. It's a shame that there was a different version of Moby's song on the HEAT soundtrack.
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Never cared that much for Moby, but I thought Extreme Ways fit great at the end of the Bourne flicks.
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Originally Posted by Nick Martin
And Elliot Goldenthal's score blends in perfectly afterward. It's a shame that there was a different version of Moby's song on the HEAT soundtrack.
Agreed 100%...I've often considered doing a DVD audio rip to get the version heard in the film.
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
The fade up into Moby's "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters" at the end of HEAT is divine.
"Where Is My Mind?" at the end of Fight Club.
These two were what I came in here to post.

Was "Mad World" at the very end of Donnie Darko? I'm thinking not.
It's right before the credits, but there's a little bit of movie between the two.
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
Agreed 100%...I've often considered doing a DVD audio rip to get the version heard in the film.
Just a little tip for anybody that wants the Heat mix. It's on Moby's "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" remix disc. Not sure if it's exact, but it's the closest out of any of the other versions. It can be had for pretty cheap if you look around, but here's the disc.

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Heat and Fight Club immediately came to mind when I saw this thread.
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i liked Sting's song at the end of "The Professional".
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I liked at the end of Magnolia when they play "Save Me" and then right at that one point in the song, the smile comes, and then cut to black and the song continues. So carefully crafted.
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Originally Posted by TheNightFlier
Just a little tip for anybody that wants the Heat mix. It's on Moby's "That's When I Reach For My Revolver" remix disc. Not sure if it's exact, but it's the closest out of any of the other versions. It can be had for pretty cheap if you look around, but here's the disc.

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Wow! Thanks for the heads up!
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I really like how "40-year-old Virgin" segues right from the movie into the closing credits sequence.
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