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  1. Close To The Edge - Yes (Close To The Edge album) 1972
  2. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - Righteous Brothers (Released as a single in 1965) I also have the 1980 version by Hall & Oates.
  3. Another good example would be 2001 A Space Odyssey with the theme song Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss. As a mater of fact, there was more music than dialog in the film. The Blue Danube waltz by Johann Strauss II was also used quite effectively during the extended space-station docking and Lunar landing sequences.
  4. This Years Love - David Gray (White Ladder, his fourth album) 1998
  5. Reelin' And Rockin' - The Dave Clark Five (released as a single) 1965 Originally written and recorded by Chuck Berry in 57.
  6. Sounds just like our deer, maybe they are distant relatives?
  7. I'd sure hate to hit one of those at highway speeds. Do you guys have Roo crossing signs like we have Deer crossing signs around our neck of the woods, or don't they follow specific routes most of the time? Around here, even hitting one of our full grown turkeys with your vehicle can do a lot of damage. I've hit one and it destroyed a good portion of our front end to the tune of around three grand! Seat belts are a GOOD thing!
  8. Yes, I have seen and contributed my two cents to that topic, but while that one is simply showing the music we listen to while building our models and thus would fit into the Nautical General Discussion, this topic would not. (It’s hard to watch a film and build your ship at the same time!) Perhaps my original example above wasn’t too clear. This topic is trying to show some examples of the blending of sight and classical music in a theatrical motion picture. (Song and dance musicals could obviously do that, but I am looking for more subtle examples where the actors aren’t simply singing or dancing to the music which is an integral part the film.) Maybe a more effective early example of this would be Walt Disney’s 1940 animated film Fantasia. A few of the musical works in that film that immediately come to mind are: A Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas and Ave Maria, Op. 52 No. 6 by Frantz Schubert. That was a film that has helped to popularize classical music with movie-going audiences.
  9. While there are not that many people who appreciate classical music (especially Opera), those that don’t should realize that this music is quite prevalent in many of the movies they watch. I was just listening to a bit of Italian opera known as: Rigoletto-LaDonna E Mobile by Giuseppe Verdi and was reminded of Marvels 2004 movie The Punisher, specifically the scene with the comparatively diminutive hero (played by 5’-10” Thomas Jane) duking it out with the hulking Russian assassin, (played by 6’-10 ¾” WWF pro wrestler Kevin Nash). While totally oblivious to the assassination attempt just down the hall, the three other somewhat oddball residents of his shabby rooming house are going about making a special desert. The fight and desert making scenes seem choreographed to closely follow along with the music, and it’s one of the funniest parts of the movie. Watch the movie and see if you agree. So the idea with this topic is to see what other examples (besides musicals) you have noticed of the strong ties between the music we hear and the film that we watch.
  10. Eric Clapton also does a good job of that song on his album Unplugged. Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby -Emmylou Harris, Allison Krauss, & Gillian Welch (from the soundtrack of the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?) 2000
  11. Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon (Theme song from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me) 1977
  12. Hope You're Feeling Better - Santana (Abraxas album) 1970
  13. Judging by the angle of the splashes next to the ship on the right, there must be yet another ship farther to the right beyond the scope of the diorama joining in the fray.
  14. Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid - Hall & Oates (Big Bam Boom album) 1984

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