Anomalous Material is hosting a Desert Island CD Blogathon today. Which 12 movie music tracks would you take on a desert island with you? Any film score will do and it doesn’t matter if the song was written before (or after?) it as long as it’s included on the soundtrack.
Music in a movie is ment to capture the feel of the film, and a lot of the time it does so subtly so that you don’t even realise. The ones that’ve moved me the most have either made me emotionally invested or the lyrics have given another level to the content of the film. For me at it’s best the score is made for the film and it moves in unicent with the rythm, the story and the emotions. The best ones live on as classics and bring back memories.
Here are my twelve picks :
1. “Across 110th Street” by Bobby Womack – 3:48
Take my advice, it’s either live or die.
You’ve got to be strong, if you want to survive.
Possibly my favourite movie soundtrack is the Jackie Brown one of my absolute Tarantino favourites, features one of the best song ever by one of the coolest people ever Mr. Womack.
2. “Times They Are A-Changing” by Bob Dylan -3:14
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin’.
Watching this sequence in Watchmen was one of my best movie experiences ever, the excitement of what was coming was peeking and it was crown by Bob Dylan. It’s Dylan, does Dylan need reasons?
3. “Hurricane” by Bob Dylan – 8:33
Rubin could take a man out with just one punch
But he never did like to talk about it all that much
It’s my work he’d say and I do it for pay
And when it’s over I’d just as soon go on my way
Up to some paradise
For me The Hurricane and Denzel’s performance in it are hugely underrated. An epic song yet again by the genius Bob Dylan.
Youtube has deleted all the original versions of the song.
4. “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop – 4:38
We’ll be the passenger
We’ll ride through the city tonight
See the citys ripped insides
We’ll see the bright and hollow sky
We’ll see the stars that shine so bright
The sky was made for us tonight.
Trainspotting had such amazing music that they made two soundtracks on consequtive years, this was on the seconde one. A classic that wouldn’t be on this list if I had to watch Pop’s music video.
5. “Sounds Of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel – 3:06
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence.
The Graduate soundtrack was hugely popular when it came out due to the success of Simon & Garfunkel. Tune.
6. “Hollow Talk” by Choir of Young Believers – 5:21
There’s never been bad, there has always been truth,
Muted whisper of the things she’ll move.
Submarino is a dramatic, dark and depressing depiction of a family gone wrong. Hollow Talk captured that feel perfectly and elevated the film to a new level.
7. “Theme Song” in Gladiator – 2:18
I always put Gladiator up there with my all time favourite films, and the music is a big part of it. 1.27 -> is pure magic.
8. “The Departure of Boromir” in The Lord of The Rings : The Fellowship of The Ring – 5:56
All the LOTR soundtracks are magnificient and beautiful. I’m a complete nerd for them and not afraid to admit it. I related a lot to Boromir.
9. “Theme Song” in Schindler’s List – 5:01
Best .. violin .. ever.
10. “Benedictus” in American History X – 3:39
Danny : -(
11. “Main Theme” in Ratatouille – 2:13
I can’t express how much I love Michael Giacchino; I think he’s absolutely one of the best out there, and should be a household name like Shore, Williams, Elfman etc. His European influence is a lovely addition to what he does, the Italian and French tones to his music take you there.
12. “Main Theme” in A Beautiful Mind – 3:03
Galactic, strong and sad. Captures the desperation and the madness and the hope in the film perfectly. With this song I remember completely what the film made me feel.
Bonus tracks – Are bonus tracks cheating? I think not.
00. “De Perros Amores” by Control Machete – 3:54
Amanece el alma atravesé en ti.
Such a haunted song, in an even more haunted film; Amores Perros is filled with amazing songs of which Control Machete shines through.
01. “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova – 4:51
I don’t know you
but I want you all the more for that.