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    name='kawolski']Francis Barbers Adagio in the final scene of The Elephant Man.

    Fail to cry at this and you have no soul.


    I think you must mean Samuel Barber's Adagio. A wonderful piece of music also used to good effect in Platoon.

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    Music and emotion? Well the film that always hits me right in the emotions is A Matter of Life and Death (1946). But for most of it the music is quite subtle, it sneaks up on you.



    Check this scene. No brash, obvious music. More like musical sound effects.

    And at the end of this (not brilliant quality) clip there's one of the many moments that makes me swallow hard and choke back a tear. The American bomber crew have just arrived in "the other place" led by the redoubtable Bonar Colleano. After they've signed in and collected their wings they go through the door where they see something that we never see, presumably the wonders of heaven. We only ever see the reception area, would you judge a city by it's airport?



    As they go through the door, a loud, brash airman says "Boy oh boy, home was never like this". The young farm boy following him drawls "Mine was" <choke>

    Bonar follows up the rear but there's nothing he can say after a line like that.

    [youtube]xuq4ZPlCyo8[/youtube]



    There's also the haunting piano progression that you hear in this clip on the stairway and in other places through the film

    [youtube]BXAEqBywUt8[/youtube]



    Steve

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    name='batman']I think you must mean Samuel Barber's Adagio. A wonderful piece of music also used to good effect in Platoon.


    Oops, thanks Bats.

    Schoolboy error,

    should really try to stop posting while on the phone to me mates.



    [youtube]GajDw1NSFuw[/youtube]

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    Walkabout



    Watching JA amongst the concrete,materialism, ambition, a cigarette in her hand, cooking for her husband and then the scenes to what once was and might still have been.



    The three of them naked, swimming and laughing, happy. John Barry's score and the camera trails to their school uniforms hanging on a branch and a voice speaks Houseman's 'A Shropshire Lad'



    Into my heart an air that kills

    From yon far country blows:

    What are those blue remembered hills,

    What spires, what farms are those?



    That is the land of lost content,

    I see it shining plain,

    The happy highways where I went

    And cannot come again.





    regards



    Freddy

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    name='D'FunK']Hi everyone, I am a sound design degree student who has just started my dissertation the subject is music and emotions in film. So I was wondering what were peoples favorite emotional scenes where they felt that the music really made the scene.



    Look forward to hearing from you all!!



    Cheers



    Dean
    oh Top Gun in the pub when he puts on the jukie,and sings to the girl, Youve lost that loving feeling.

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    hey what about Moonglow from Picnic now thats class.

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    name='donna']oh Top Gun in the pub when he puts on the jukie,and sings to the girl, Youve lost that loving feeling.


    that scene is a rip off from the Deerhunter.

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    My favourite scenes are in "Western Approaches" in the lifeboat when the Scots Sparky

    sees that the emergency transmitter batteries are exhausted and continues to send, giving a reassuring grin to the young Cabin Boy, Frankie; later on when the tough Scouse AB, Bob Banner diverts Frankie's attention and surreptitiously pours his own share of water into Frankie's dipper.

    The closing scene when the "Jason's" crew are picked up by the "Leander", with Banner climbing over the rail and thanking his rescuers and the meeting of the two Masters who are old shipmates, all to the accompaniment of Clifton Parker's splendid music.

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    In no particular order:-



    Marlene's last scene in "Dishonoured" where she is about to (and does eventually) face a firing squad. She is offered a blindfold but instead adjusts her lipstick using the young soldier escort's sabre as a mirror. Kitsch and magnificent.



    Or the last scene in The Graduate when Dustin and Katharine escape on the bus AFTER her wedding to the other guy.



    Or the last scene in Das Leben der Anderen "It's for me".



    Or the scream scene in the restaurant between Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur in "You Can't Take it With You".



    Or Eric Blore doing his (increasingly manic) bird impressions in "It's Love I'm After".



    Or Jack Buchanan and Fred Astaire doing their white tie tap routine in the Band Wagon.



    Or (Marlene again) the en travestie number in Morocco, or the Hot Voodoo number where she comes out of a gorilla skin in Blonde Venus.



    Or the last Donald Sutherland scene in the remake of the Return of the Body Snatchers.



    Or the "Each in its Own Way" scene at the final press conference in Roman Holiday.



    Or (Britmovie) Jack Buchanan and gang dancing surreally to "So Green" in the garden in That's a Good Girl.



    Or (Britmovie) Jack Hulbert dancing down the street to set the scene to "Where There's You There's Me" in "Jack of All Trades".



    Or (Britmovie) Vera Pearce in the Exercise number in Please Teacher.

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    For me it has to be the 'Lily of Laguna' scene from 'The Way Ahead'. I've shown that to several people and it always raises a sob.

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    Most poignant scene i remember, is the closing scene in Nemesis (Miss Marple) when she and Clothilde discuss Verity's death, very very good :-)

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    name='kezzy']For me it has to be the 'Lily of Laguna' scene from 'The Way Ahead'. I've shown that to several people and it always raises a sob.


    I must very heartless because I've seen The Way Ahead 461 times and I don't remember that at all

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ifRA0Kj-8&NR=1"]YouTube- Paths of Glory- Final Scene[/ame]

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    name='kezzy']For me it has to be the 'Lily of Laguna' scene from 'The Way Ahead'. I've shown that to several people and it always raises a sob.


    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pr_EQTTPcW0"]YouTube- Lily of Laguna - Way Ahead[/ame]

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    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KL76edqCKc"][COLOR=#810081]Casablanca - La Marseillaise [/COLO"]YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.[/nomedia]

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    Clearly I've made 461 cups of tea at exactly the same time



    As for Casablanca - the parody of the Marseilles in The Captive Heart works much better, IMO

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    name='CaptainWaggett']Clearly I've made 461 cups of tea at exactly the same time



    As for Casablanca - the parody of the Marseilles in The Captive Heart works much better, IMO


    If I could get this damn thing to work I would prove you had a heart of stone

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    name='Mr Sloane']If I could get this damn thing to work I would prove you had a heart of stone


    Much as I love Paul Henreid, he's no Jack Warner

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    This doesn't belong in this company perhaps... but Del Boy walking round the deserted function room above the pub after Rodney's left in Only Fools and Horses, as Simply Red's "Holding Back the Years" played ... and I don't like Simply Red, and am not a fan of Only Fools and Horses. But it worked for me, at that time.





    AND ...



    I know it's easy to name this or that perfect use of a pop song in pretty much any film from 1990 to now (what happened to writing scores?) I have to say that for my money you can keep Tarantino, and just check out The Wanderers; the opposing football team running onto the field to the Isley Brothers' Shout!, the moment when they find Tequila on the car radio ... even the deliberately mawkish scene of everyone staring disbelievingly at the TVs in the shop window reporting JFK's death, as Ben E King's Stand By Me plays ... plus the 'copping a feel' scene with Big Girls Don't Cry ... the film is an underrated gem, in my opinion, and one reason is the wonderful juxtaposition of song and scene.



    Similarly, that moment when Terry the Toad looks up to see a huge guy about to flatten him in American Graffiti, and we hear the Big Bopper sing "Helloooo Baaaby!" ... although that's not really emotional ... except for Terry.

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    not music,but the sound of the new york metro while michael corleones bottle goes before he assasinates officer mcCluskey and sollazzo in 'the godfather'

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