I'm a huge lover of music in Film/TV, and without the music, the Film/TV show would fall apart. It is the glue that holds the Film or TV Show together.
I've compiled a small list of pieces of music I particularly love, and are the ones I find most effective in it's respective media.
Now this list isn't just a random ol' list of five pieces of music I think were cool. No no, these are pieces of music that give me goosebumps. That give me shivers all the way down to the base of my foot. These are the pieces of music that are my Top Five, if you will.
This is a great one. The scene where Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) tries to be a badass and jump over two buildings was a great moment in Kick-Ass. With this music added, it just makes the scene work so well. The build-up, the feeling as though you're going to fly, then the realisation that you're actually a bit of a pussy; all of this was contained in this short, but great little piece of music that reflected it's counterpart ever so well.
This one right here is a little more subtle than the last, yet it provides an inspirational factor that many scores have. I remember watching this so many years back, and remember how warm it felt listening to the theme. I bought the boxset and had to listen to the theme on every episode. It was a brilliant opener for one of the most epic television shows to grace the airwaves in the past decade.
I guess this could be the one that got me excited about the scores in Film and TV. Aside from being the epitome and the catalyst of (good)Comic-Book films, the score for Spider-Man was a fitting score for the film. The theme, in particular had again, reflected scenes in the film perfectly. 1:00 into this video was the sound of Spider-Man soaring through the New York air, and a little towards the end of the clip, 2:37 to be exact, is the realisation that Peter Parker is, and always will be Spider-Man.
X-Men: First Class was a fantastic film, but the soundtrack was brilliant. In particular, this piece of music I've selected. When this music began playing in it's respective scene, it juts felt like a training scene. Had it not been for the music, the scene would have felt flat and would've failed to make as big an impact as it did with this piece. The most notable part for this particular piece of music though was the moment where Erik (Fassbender) harnesses his true power without ever having to become angry. This was truly a shining moment in the film and the soundtrack.
Ahh. I had to test this one out to be sure. The second that bell rings, boom, shivers/goosebumps. In comparison to Band of Brothers, the show fell slightly short below it's predecessor, but that's not to say it wasn't good. It was way above average, but the soundtrack had far succeeded Brother's, as demonstrated in this piece. There are't a lot of words to describe what and how Honor represents Pacific, but I know that it's well deserved being top on this list. Damn, I seriously have no words!
Now it's your turn: What're YOUR top 5 pieces of music in TV/Film?
Do you think there's anything that's missing from this list? Let us know in the comments below!
This past February, I did a blog post on the first five Harry Potter films. Now that I've seen the whole series(excluding The Deathly Hallows Part 2, of course), my opinion is definitely a little more different than it was a year ago.
It was the last film that completely changed my opinion on the franchise, because it was truly an amazing spectacle.
You can check out the video review on YouTube.
Anyway, after watching them all, it's the last one that impressed me the most.
I mentioned this in the last blog, but the maturity levels in the entire cast just soared as the films went on, especially the final installment, was just beyond all of my expectations.
In comparison to the first film, the last film was just amazing on so many levels, the visuals, the performances, the dialogue, exceeded the first film by a billion miles(or kilometres, whatever).
The Harry Potter series is definitely a refreshing change from those preceding it, and it's continuity factor was a large part of it's greatness for me.
I'll be honest here. I never actually saw a Harry Potter film up until last December, only because they never really appealed to me, and now I know why. I'm 5 films into the saga, and there have been parts where visually, it's definitely impressive, but the performances were clichéd, although there were odd moments which made me chuckle. Granted, it's a family film, so expecting it to be full of "fucks" and "shits" is OBVIOUSLY not a good idea. I wanted to give the films a chance, I wanted to see why the series is the biggest grossing series of all time, and I can see why people love it so goddamn much.
Really though, they're all pretty annoying and repetitive. All this equals to a pretty substandard viewing experience, and although the performances were subpar, one can't deny that Harry and co. have certainly matured, and their years on the set of HP has definitely improved throughout the series. What I love too though, was the many expressive faces of Hermoine Granger. That bitch can bust out all sorts of expressions which just light up the friggin screen. That girl can emote like a mothereffer.
I'm intrigued to watch the last two, purely just to see how it unfolds, because obviously, I'm not gonna read the books. That would take too long. Although it would be interesting to see the comparisons between the source material and the film.
The story itself is whatevs, you know, it's interesting enough, it grasped me long enough not to fall asleep, so I guess that's commendable enough.
Thus ends my quasi-rant on Harry Potter. Kind of. Once I've seen all 7, I'll come to a conclusion. Who knows, I may end up dressing up as Dumbledore while writing it.