Friday, February 23, 2007

Movies and music and Fridays and questions

ROUTE 1 staff are gearing up for the OSCARS and an OSCAR PARTY...
The starlets! The red carpet interviews! The films you've never heard about! The rambling acceptance speeches! And the obligatory movie-themed FRIDAY QUESTION:
"What song do you most associate with a movie?"
Jill H. -- "Take My Breath Away" from "Top Gun."
Mike D. --
Vangelis' theme from "Chariots of Fire" not only reminds me of that Oscar-winning movie, but also the slow-mo running scene that was recreated in "National Lampoon's Family Vacation."

Rob K. -- "The Magnificent Seven"
from "The Magnificent Seven." They are both magnificent in their own sweet western way. Some believe the movie was the shoe-horn cinema event that segued into the 60s and 70s genre "Spaghetti Western" craze.
Mike M. -- "Do Not Forsake Me: The Ballad of High Noon" in "High Noon" (1952), sung by Tex Ritter. Also, "He Needs Me" in "Popeye" (1980) and "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002), both versions sung by Shelley Duvall.
Annika H. -- "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from "The Lion King."
Dave B. -- "Don't You (Forget About Me)"... Simple Minds... "The Breakfast Club."
Tom J. -- "Purple Rain."
Kerstin H. -- "Sweet Home Alabama" from "Sweet Home Alabama."
Bob H. -- John Williams' music from "Star Wars" -- but wait, that's not really a song. Hmmm... I guess "Rain Drops Keep Falling on My Head" -- is that really the name? Or wait, I got it: "Moon River" from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" -- no, no: "Moonglow" from "Picnic," that's it for sure!"
Brian C. -- "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin, the theme song for the Oscar-winning movie "The Sting" (1973).
Diane H. -- Can anyone hear "Old-Time Rock n Roll" (a song I haaaaate by the way) without thinking of "Risky Business" and Tom Cruise in those big shades?
Mary N.-P. -- "Baby Elephant Walk" from the 1962 movie "Hatari."
Erik H. -- As soon as I heard "Jaan Pehechaan Ho" over the opening credits of "Ghost World," I knew two things for sure:
1) I was going to love Terry Zwigoff's 2002 film (well, I honestly had a good feeling I would like it *BEFORE* I heard the music, as I was quite familiar with the graphic novels of Daniel Clowes).
2) I just had to delve into the wonderful world of Bollywood soundtrack music, including the classic songs of the GREAT Mohammed Rafi.


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