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SOUND BITES: Donnie Darko

It’s rare for a movie that isn’t a musical to use a song in its entirety (outside the credits). In fact, it’s hard to think of more than a few examples. But two of the best examples come from the same movie. Continue reading “SOUND BITES: Donnie Darko”

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SOUND BITES: “Secure the Galactic Perimeter” from Frank

The Soronprfbs don’t mess around. Continue reading “SOUND BITES: “Secure the Galactic Perimeter” from Frank”

SOUND BITES: “Sweet Emotion”from Dazed and Confused

The slow burn of the intro to Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion kicks off Dazed and Confused.

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SOUND BITES: “Masked Ball” from Eyes Wide Shut

When Stanley Kubrick was making Eyes Wide Shut, he contacted composer Jocelyn Pook and asked if she had anything “weird”.

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SOUND BITES: “In Heaven” from Eraserhead

This is a song that can be haunting or hopeful. Continue reading “SOUND BITES: “In Heaven” from Eraserhead”

SOUND BITES: “Kashmir” from Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Is side one of Led Zeppelin IV really the best music for making out?  Continue reading “SOUND BITES: “Kashmir” from Fast Times at Ridgemont High”

SOUND BITES: “American Girl” from The Silence of the Lambs

Catherine Martin is cruising along in her car belting out American Girl while Tom Petty sings on the radio. She is the daughter of Senator Ruth Martin, and in minutes, she is about to meet Buffalo Bill, the deranged serial killer, lurking with his fake cast and ominous windowless van. Continue reading “SOUND BITES: “American Girl” from The Silence of the Lambs”

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