One of the most important aspects of a film is the music. If you watch older films they use the music to build suspense and scare the audience. The film scores create a memorable experience, for no one could mistake the Star Wars theme song or the Gone with the Wind theme song. Then of course, there are the movies that have so many good songs that the soundtracks become chart toppers as well as win awards; such as the Bodyguard, Top Gun, Footloose, and Rocky. Even Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino once said that one of the first things he does is pick out the music for film. Some of the best scenes in movies are complemented by the memorable music.
- In the movie Somewhere in Time there is a scene when Richard (Christopher Reeve) looks at a vintage picture of Elise ( Jane Seymour) from the 1900’s and he falls in love with her. As he looks at her the instrumental music, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini begins to play. Although they are about a century apart, he feels as though he has met her before. (Check out clip)
- In the movie Back to the Future it is difficult not to tear up when Marty (Michael J. Fox) is playing guitar to the song Earth Angel. He gets weak because he is about to be erased from existence, for if his parents do not fall in love he will never be born. Then with the song playing in the background his parents kiss and his brother, sister, and him all reappear in the family photo.
- The movie Ghost, breathed some new air into the song Unchained Melody. Of course, there is the scene with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze making a clay sculpture late at night listening to the Righteous Brothers. Also, the song plays an instrumental version when his work on earth is complete and they kiss good-bye.
- A memorable, prolonged, music scene in Pretty in Pink is when they play the song If you Leave at the senior ball. Blaine ( Andrew McCarthy) finally tells his rich friend what he really thinks of him. Then he tells Andie (Molly Ringwald) that he is in love with her. After a prompt from her friend Duckie(Jon Cryer), she follows him into the parking lot for the final kissing scene.
- As a huge John Travolta fan, most of us love to watch him dance. Although he has danced in many of his films, it is unique to see his tough guy persona, Vincent, (Pulp Fiction) dancing in the twist contest to You Never Can Tell.
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