Thursday, February 21, 2008

The only reason why I like movies more than life is it's got music. Now good movies have good music -- whereas good or bad life, doesnt havy any. Well unless you put on your iPod and listen to something, the minute something happens.
A good soundtrack is everything -- a song that will reflect the bloody mood of the moment. Now one of my favourite soundtrack movie is Forrest Gump. Now here's a movie that reflects the 60s in the quirkiest way -- but with some of the best songs of the era. Even for that matter -- the Big Lewboski, a lesser known film but a cult among us low on life sorts.
Sometime most of our best movies depends on the good numbers. Take for instance a movie like when harry Met sally (now that's not even on any list of mine) but I still remember, that they walk into to thos bistro of sorts and a great Allman Brother's Ramblin' Man starts to play.
Or for that matter Pulp Fiction, that eternally defying moment when John Travolta and Uma Thurman are dancing to Neil Diamond's Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon.
The reason why I liked The Graduate was for the Simon and Garfunkel bit. Or that mind-effing bit in Apocalypse Now, when Martin Sheen's going to kill Marlon Brando and the last refrains of The End starts playing.
Martin Scorcese is a genius. We all know that. Whoever doesn't should leave the room. But his movies have got some of the best songs. In The Departed it self, the Gimme Shelter in the start is numbing. Marty pays the best tributes. His new movies on Stones is going to be out soon. (But we're not talking about music band-films).
In Vanilla Sky, the version of Dylan's Fourth Time Around is a favourite, have you heard it? The ending of The Devil's Advocate when Paint it Black plays or when Interview with the Vampire is ended with Lestat jumpin into Louis' car and says listen to this: and credits start to roll and Sympathy for the Devil booms.
We all have movies that play tracks taht gives us in. You see Trainspotting introduced me to Lou Reed and Iggy Pop.
Next time you watch a good movie, and you remember a good song. Let me know.


Blogger The Dude said...

Hey jerry!
yeah, im back to blogging.. ill post soon..
But its great to you posting strong!!! and this was a nice one, Ive always said that the only thing missing in my life is background music. nice referances too..

11:51 PM, February 21, 2008  
Blogger Vatsala said...

Hi Jerry . Been long time. Read you later.Saying hi , passing by .

1:09 AM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger The Dragon said...

Lovely idea. Im tempted to break into song at all the wonderfully tense moments in my life. That should help solve a few problems hmm?

11:07 PM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger jerry said...

vats: hellow there. good to here from you. drop in when you like :)

dragon: hey stranger. now i dont know whether's there's saracasm here or mere cynicism. i just like the thought of it -- applications are beyong me to fathom.

4:12 AM, February 24, 2008  
Blogger Sparkling Cyanide said...

I've found that spontaneously breaking out into song helps with real life...especially during those awkward silences :o)

10:16 AM, March 20, 2008  

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