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Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Movies and Tuuuuunez

I watched the new movie Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges won an oscar recently for his performance as Bad Blake...a washed up old country singer. The film was ok, and this is not a review...but the music in the film was all good!...This is mainly down to T-Bone Burnett!...any thing to do with contemporary American roots music thats been any good probably has his involvement somehow...he's worked the music on films such as The Big Lebwoski, Cold Mountain, O' Brother Where Art Thou, Don't Come Knockin', and Walk The Line...but this isn't a piece about him either (I'm still working on that)

This song he co-wrote with Ryan Bingham won the Oscar for best original song...'The Weary Kind'

Personally, I thought there were better songs in the film, but never-the-less, films and music are often a perfect combination, and sometimes Oscar lists are handy in pulling some random things together, like, great songs and great heres a little list of perfect songs to perfect films that are all oscar 'winners'.

'Over The Rainbow' - The Wizard of Oz (1939) Music, Harold Arlen, Lyrics, E.Y. Harburg

'Chim Chim Che-ree' - Mary Poppins (1964) Music and Lyrics, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

'Theme From Shaft' - Shaft (1971) Music and Lyrics, Isaac Hayes

(the trailer was way better than any music vid I could find..."ask your Mama!")

'Take My Breath Away' - Top Gun (1986) Music, Giorgio Moroder, Lyrics, Tom Whitlock

'Under The Sea' - The Little Mermaid (1989) Music, Alan Menken, Lyrics, Howard Ashman

'Streets of Philadelphia' - Philadelphia (1993) Music and Lyrics, Bruce Springsteen

'Lose Yourself' - 8 Mile (2003) Music, Eminem, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto, Lyrics, Eminem

There's loads I havn't included like stuff from Bob Dylan, Bing Crosbie, Burt Bacharach, (I'v already posted something on 'Moon River'), a lot more Disney, some more potent 80s stuff, the songs from The Lord of The Rings films and...errr...'Blame Canada'!

But Iv got to mention these...two amazing tracks from two amazing films....

(not that it really matters, but some Barbara Striesand song from a film I'v never heard of beat this to an Oscar...?!)

"...but I can make you smile when the blood it hits the floor."

Is there an interesting study here on the trends of popular movies and music through the course of the past 100 years, where both mediums have developed and flourished and become part of the common psyche?

Or could this just be the most random playlist for your next disco?...

Isaac Hayes at the Oscars, 1972


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