The Best Music in Movie Moments at #2

Movies would be a sight for sore eyes if not for music. It is the music that gives you goose bumps or makes your tear ducts fill with salty discharge…No, I’m not crying, I have something in my eye. Sure acting is a nice little hobby. We all know the “character” you play is really really similar to the “person” you are. The star here is the musician that grabs your true emotions. They make you experience feelings that you may not have know possible before. Most of the time this is done with soundtrack music. A musician will layer sounds and lyrics that meet swimmingly with how a character and audience will speak and feel.

In this countdown, from 10 to 1, we will only look at songs that were
already on an artists album prior to the movie. These are songs that
were not created for the movie specifically but were used righteously.
This is the point where the music-lover came out in the movie director.
They thought back to a song that they liked and knew it would fit
perfectly in their movie. I’m not a movie critic. These are films that I enjoy watching and have great songs in them.

This is a chick flick. The first time, I caught a few scenes from the middle of the film and ended up leaving the room to find other more manly things to do like fix the flapper valve on the toilet. Then, I heard the music in the film and it immediately grabbed my attention. I decided to give it a go from the beginning and it was well worth the promenade.  The music and the brief nudity of Kirsten Dunst should have men’s full attention during this chick flick. Men, if you want to be with women you must try to understand them. The pressures that are put on women by men, other women, and their mothers, are well represented. Man, woman, gay, or straight, there is something here for you.

This is actually a punk rock movie. Look at the movie’s title banner with its bright pink name separated and askew. Marie Antoinette was the Punk Rock Queen. She was brave and faced death with dignity. God Save the Queen! This movie has music and storyline from the ’70s. Music from the 1970’s and the story from the 1770’s. The movie opens with Gang of Four and you know this isn’t your mother’s Queen movie. The scenes unfold to tell a story of a very young boy and girl who were not mature enough to be King and Queen, but that was going to be their lot in life. The brilliance of Sophia Coppola comes in keeping the story from being a boring history lesson by using the music. Bow Wow Wow, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Adam & the Ants, and The Strokes, all pulse with vitality.  Air and Radio Dept. are also on the soundtrack to help keep a magical feeling through the day-to-day of castle living.  The movie doesn’t completely forget the true times with French composers on the soundtrack and it is the way all these musical genres are put together that makes this one of the Best Music in Movie Moments. Allowing modern music in allows the viewer to see the characters as real people and not just paintings from a History book. They wouldn’t be a Royal without much ceremony.

at #2 New Order “Ceremony” in Marie Antoinette

Partying through the night until the sun rises connects the 1780’s to the 1880’s and 1980’s.

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About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more:
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