Friday, December 13, 2013
Hello Darling Music Fans,
Here we are five days out from the Oscars. I especially appreciated the extra love that was given to music in film. Though, truth be told, "Chicago" ain't my cup of tea. High-five to Babs, however, for banging out a terrific "The Way We Were." Also, I love Adele, but "Skyfall" ain't my thing either.
But it got me thinking about the importance of MUSIC in movies. Whether it's a film's soundtrack or a scene that actually involves the song, music is SUCH a key element of many of my favorite films.
What about you? What are your favorites? Here's a collection of some of most beloved musical movie moments. Some are sentimental, some are silly and some are just plain incredible. Take a look and think about other ones that have inspired you, brought you to tears, made you dance, laugh or just plain escape for a few moments from life.
"Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky II
Elton John. Tiny Dancer from "Almost Famous"
Paul Simon. "Only Living Boy in New York" from "Garden State"
Irene Cara "Out Here On My Own" from "Fame"
Aimee Mann (and the film cast) "Wise Up" from "Magnolia"
Audrey Hepburn singing "Moon River" in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Judy Garland singing "Over The Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz"
Harry Belafonte. "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" from "Beetlejuice"
Chuck Berry. "You Never Can Tell" from "Pulp Fiction"
"The Time Warp" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova "Falling Slowly" from "Once"
The Beatles. "Twist and Shout' from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
Queen. "Bohemian Rhapsody" from "Wayne's World"
Simple Minds "Don't You (Forget About Me) from "The Breakfast Club"
Mozart. "The Marriage of Figaro/Duettion- Sull 'Aria" from The Shawshank RedemptionTweet
Aimsel Ponti has been obsessed with - and inspired by- music since she listened to Monkees records borrowed from the town library when she was six years old. She's a huge fan of the local music scene and interviews an act every week for "Making Noise" which runs in the Press Herald GO section. You'll also find her out and about absorbing live music like a sponge and roaming around local record shops and flea markets.