An idea taken from “The Big Picture” podcast… what are the best uses of a song in movies?
No list bots! In your initial post, please limit yourself to three entries.
The needle drop has to be to a song (or piece of classical music, for you pendants). It cannot be part of the soundtrack. So, for example, “The Emperor’s theme during this part of SW…” is out, but “The opening measures from Mozart’s 25th symphony at the beginning of Amadeus…” is in.
For those like me who had to google what precisely the hell the OP is talking about:
Except the OP is making it more restrictive by requiring it to be audible to the on-screen characters.
The first thing that comes to mind for me is The Square Song from CE3K. (Okay, the first thing that comes to mind is Dancing Queen from the Community episode Epidemiology, but TV is probably OT.)
Number one, I don’t understand the antagonism. # 2, you’re actually incorrect because 2 of the examples I gave do not match what you are proclaiming the topic to be.
Where did I say it had to be audible to the characters? Were all the characters in Goodfellas listening to Layla when they were montaging the bodies? Was Salieri truly listening to the 25th Symphony when he slit his wrists?
You said “not part of the soundtrack.” anything playing in the background not heard by the characters is part of the soundtrack. (And the “antagonism” is because you used some obscure industry term without explaining it.)
OK. I thought in light of the previous post by DG, I had misunderstood the “cannot be part of the soundtrack” stipulation. I’m still a little confused by what it means exactly, as “Emperor’s theme” was ruled out, but wasn’t “Emperors theme” written for Star Wars and allowed by #3?
The elevator music version of “Live and Let Die” that’s playing when Martin Blank visits the Ulti-Mart on the location of his former home. (Grosse Pointe Blank)
Tony Stark blasting AC/DC through the quinjet’s PA system to get Loki’s attention (The Avengers)
The P.M. dancing to “Jump (For My Love)” (Love Actually)