A song can make a whole movie–and an amazing title track has the power to change an entire film. From The Bodyguard’s “I Will Always Love You” to Saturday Night Fever’s “How Deep is Your Love,” these are the movie songs that topped the charts.
For many people songs are like footnotes marking a specific moment in their lives. This is particularly true of songs in movies–take “Saturday Night Fever,” many people will have heard the music, but not seen the movie. The soundtrack album came to define a generation. Here’s a list of movies from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” whose songs are arguably as famous as the movies they appear in.
THE RED ROAD soundtrack features an eclectic group of artists, including John Eddie (whose songs have been covered by Kid Rock) and Yasutaka Nakata (a pop producer of note in Japan). Below is a list of musicians and songs featured in each episode this season. THE RED ROAD’s original score is composed by Daniel Licht (who also scored “Dexter”).
Jon Burlingame for The Los Angeles Times lists ten different films from 1940s to present that utilize Wagner whose scores have been used by directors to convey and emphasize a variety of moments and sentiments. Burlingame states: Perhaps the most famous modern-day use of “Ride of the Valkyries,” which opens Act 3 of “Die Walkure,”…
Known for his offbeat humor, absurdist lyrics and stream-of-consciousness riffs, singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock returns to Sundance Channel in this original concert film shot in New York in late 2008. Here the cult favorite — dressed in a polka-dotted shirt and matching guitar — is joined by Terry Edwards on keyboards, horns, bass and piano and Captain Tim Keegan on guitar to perform songs from his 1984 album I OFTEN DREAM OF TRAINS, including “Cathedral” and “I Used to Say I Love You.” John Edginton directs.
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