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#1 Aug 10 2012 at 10:26 AM Rating: Good
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Somebody on my forum recently brought up an old track from one of my favorite movies ever.

There aren't many songs out there that can paint images in the mind so vividly as this. It isn't just images either... it is like being transported to a completely new place entirely. As the song begins, I feel as though I am standing in a valley somewhere in the wilderness. While I am indoors inside stale air conditioned air in reality, I can almost feel the breeze and low air pressure and humidity, with the scent of dry grass and soil and dust and leather in the wind, and the heat of the sun. I can see the giant billowing clouds on a very colorful and magnificent horizon. I guess that is part of the reason the movie it is from is so great.

I would give anything to go to some place like that, but in Florida, there is nothing around for miles but paved roads with grimy intersections filled with traffic, fast food and convenience store chains. It is quite a depressing and demoralizing place. It is good to have music and movies to remind us that not all the world is garbage.

I know most of you probably have some music tucked away in your favorites lists that hold a similar effect. Lets see them! Smiley: grin
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#2 Aug 10 2012 at 10:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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Falcor's theme from Neverending Story has gotten me one or two speeding tickets.
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#3 Aug 10 2012 at 10:42 AM Rating: Good
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As far as soundtrack type stuff goes, I've always loved the main title songs from:

* Dances with wolves
* Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
* Burn Cycle (an old PC / CDi game)

In fact, the Robin Hood title song is often still used at the beginning of movies produced by Morgan Creek when their logo is shown. It's just that distinct and recognizable.
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#4 Aug 10 2012 at 10:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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Someday, I'm going to find a quiet road with a tunnel in it. I'm going to stop my car at one end of the tunnel, queue up this track, and slowly speed up while driving through the tunnel, timing it so that the obvious happens when I emerge from the other side.

For Stubsy "Sandy ******" Brownduck:

Soundtrack
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Soundtrack album by Stephen Fry, Joby Talbot
Released April 12, 2005
Genre Soundtrack

The complete motion picture soundtrack was released as an iTunes Music Store exclusive (in the US and UK) on April 12, 2005, two weeks before the scheduled CD release. The iTunes Music Store also has two further exclusive sets of tracks related to the movie:

The Marvin Mixes are remixes of a new version of Reasons To Be Miserable, here performed by Stephen Fry, as well as a new vocal and a new instrumental track for "Marvin," also performed by Fry. Stephen Moore had recorded the vocals of both tracks in 1981.
The Guide Entries are new spoken "Hitchhiker's Guide" entries, all read by Fry, with accompanying music by Joby Talbot (with further orchestrations by Christopher Austin), who wrote the film score.

The soundtrack CD was released on April 26, 2005,[citation needed] by Hollywood Records, a division of The Walt Disney Company. The CD has the same 33 tracks as the previous iTunes release. The enclosed booklet includes acknowledgements from Joby Talbot and notes on the creation of the song "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish," written by Garth Jennings.[citation needed]

The track "Huma's Hymn" on the soundtrack is notable for the fact that it was sung in St. Michael's Church in Highgate, London by members of local church choirs along with a congregation consisting of members of the public. The recording was open to anyone wishing to attend, and was publicised on the internet, including in a post to the Usenet group alt.fan.douglas-adams.[10]

The first version of the song "So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish" is a Broadway-style, lively version sung by the dolphins before they leave Earth. The second plays over the end credits and is in the style of 1950s male singers. The song was written by English composer Joby Talbot, conductor Christopher Austin, and Director Garth Jennings and performed by the Tenebrae Choir. Neil Hannon, founder and frontman of the Irish pop group Divine Comedy, lent his vocals to the version of the song played during the end credits. The song, in its "bouncy", opening version, was translated into and performed in Spanish for the Latin-American Region 4 DVD release.

This track is entitled "Planet Factory Floor," and features the scene in the film in which Slartibartfast takes Arthur Dent into the tract of hyperspace linked to the center of planet Magrathea to show him the completion of the Earth Mark II.


Edited, Aug 10th 2012 12:14pm by AshOnMyTomatoes
#5 Aug 10 2012 at 10:55 AM Rating: Excellent
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lolgaxe wrote:
Falcor's theme from Neverending Story has gotten me one or two speeding tickets.
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I can see where Uematsu got a lot of his airship theme inspiration.
#6 Aug 10 2012 at 11:00 AM Rating: Default
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AshOnMyTomatoes wrote:
Someday, I'm going to find a quiet road with a tunnel in it. I'm going to stop my car at one end of the tunnel, queue up this track, and slowly speed up while driving through the tunnel, timing it so that the obvious happens when I emerge from the other side.


I don't know when it became commonplace to refer to a link without stating what the link actually points to, but its incredibly annoying. STOP IT.

Edited, Aug 10th 2012 12:01pm by BrownDuck
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Slightly off-topic, but a recent commercial confirmed my long-held belief that it is impossible to hear "Holiday Road" without conjuring an image of a car driving across a suspension bridge.
#8 Aug 10 2012 at 11:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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BrownDuck wrote:
AshOnMyTomatoes wrote:
Someday, I'm going to find a quiet road with a tunnel in it. I'm going to stop my car at one end of the tunnel, queue up this track, and slowly speed up while driving through the tunnel, timing it so that the obvious happens when I emerge from the other side.


I don't know when it became commonplace to refer to a link without stating what the link actually points to, but its incredibly annoying. STOP IT.

Edited, Aug 10th 2012 12:01pm by BrownDuck
So a youtube link marked "this track" in a thread about epic music isn't enough? Sandy ****** today, or something?
#9 Aug 10 2012 at 11:04 AM Rating: Default
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AshOnMyTomatoes wrote:
BrownDuck wrote:
AshOnMyTomatoes wrote:
Someday, I'm going to find a quiet road with a tunnel in it. I'm going to stop my car at one end of the tunnel, queue up this track, and slowly speed up while driving through the tunnel, timing it so that the obvious happens when I emerge from the other side.


I don't know when it became commonplace to refer to a link without stating what the link actually points to, but its incredibly annoying. STOP IT.

Edited, Aug 10th 2012 12:01pm by BrownDuck
So a youtube link marked "this track" in a thread about epic music isn't enough? Sandy ****** today, or something?


Is it really that hard for you to, say, use the name of the song as part of the link text?
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#10 Aug 10 2012 at 11:06 AM Rating: Excellent
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How is this even an issue?
#11 Aug 10 2012 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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Stubbs obviously has some post-traumatic stress involved with that song. That or he forgot to take one of his meds today.
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Guenny wrote:
Stubbs obviously has some post-traumatic stress involved with that song. That or he forgot to take one of his meds today.
I fixed the link in that post just for him.
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Stubbs obviously has some post-traumatic stress involved with that song. That or he forgot to take one of his meds today.

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AshOnMyTomatoes wrote:
Slightly off-topic, but a recent commercial confirmed my long-held belief that it is impossible to hear "Holiday Road" without conjuring an image of a car driving across a suspension bridge.


I think you're still violating posting rules with this link too, Ash. :/
#15 Aug 10 2012 at 11:26 AM Rating: Good
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I like how the music video for this song is basically the template for how to insert it into movies.

- Still shots while the music's real quiet
- People walking in slow motion
- Dawning apprehension
- Dramatic action at the music's climax
- ???
- Profit

Klint's "Are You There" can pretty much be used in the same way, with less slo-mo.

Edited, Aug 10th 2012 1:28pm by Eske
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lolgaxe wrote:
Falcor's theme from Neverending Story has gotten me one or two speeding tickets.
That song was not what I expected when you said speeding tickets.
This is what I think of when you talk about music that makes you go faster.



Also, the most epic song ever is obviously Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. I mean, how can you not start singing along?
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Song that makes me speed? Red Barchetta. Well, it used to, when I still drove.Smiley: tongue



Aethien wrote:
Also, the most epic song ever is obviously Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. I mean, how can you not start singing along?
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Good excuse as any to post this, I guess:

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I don't listen to Rush often, but Moving Pictures is such a brilliant album. Smiley: inlove
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I have always loved the theme song to Wild Arms.
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I don't know the name of the song, but there's a piece of classical music used in FFVIII during the parade scene. That music is epic.
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#23 Aug 10 2012 at 3:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Perhaps one of the most epic songs I've ever heard and it is still my favorite.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Love+to+love+by+UFO&mid=BF7DBD5176752D33769DBF7DBD5176752D33769D&view=detail&FORM=VIRE8


This one always brings a tear to my eye.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=kissed+by+a+rose+on+the+grave&view=detail&mid=4678D38D233F9C3D4DB74678D38D233F9C3D4DB7&first=21
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#24 Aug 10 2012 at 4:55 PM Rating: Good
Setting Sail, Coming Home; the end theme of Bastion.

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Isn't that the song they used in Batman Forever?
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