What is your favorite movie SCENE due to music?

The other thread got me thinking about the some of my favorite scenes obviously, but i realized a lot of mine are that way because of the music behind them and how it effected me.

Here's a couple of mine:

Lost Boys: There's a scene where they're walking on the pier and there's a band playing. I can't remember his name or the exact point but there's a solo done by Tina Turner's sax player that sends me flying.

Star Wars: A New Hope at the end as they receive their rewards.

Last of the Mohicans: Hunting scene at the begining and the final chase scene at the end.

Jerry Maguire: When they meet in the middle of the street for their date.
(actually i have a massive man crush for anything done by Cameron Crowe every movie he's made. Even the sh*tty ones have at least one scene that is just spot on for me because of the music)

Vanilla Sky: Tom Cruise wakes up to "Everything in its Right Place" by Radiohead. Other than that, the movie sucked.

Any low budget porn movie with a k-mart synthesizer music.

The end of American Graffiti when Milner and Falfa pull onto Paradise Road as the sun is coming up and "Green Onions" by Booker T. & The MG's is playing.

Pharacon wrote:

Any low budget porn movie with a k-mart synthesizer music.

A classic Pharacon response

Not mine, but a buddy of mines. I have to agree that it is a really good scene though.

Children of Men

The last three minutes are the 'scene' in question, but the rest of it is a good lead-up on it for people that haven't seen the movie.

Shaun of the Dead. The Queen scene.

The slow motion gun battle in the Matrix. That Propellerheads song is the embodyment of ACTION!

MechaSlinky wrote:

Shaun of the Dead. The Queen scene.

Also excellent.

Vanilla Sky:

1) The music that starts about 20 seconds before Tom Cruise yells "tech support !".
2) The music in the blue-hued dance club where disfigured Cruise confronts Cruz and gets sh*tfaced.

John Q:

The "Ave Maria" intro sequence synchronized to a woman speeding her way toward a slow-motion car crash. The camerawork and music blend in an emotional, beautiful manner, even though this scene has little to do with the rest of the film.

Sarcophagus wrote:

Vanilla Sky: Tom Cruise wakes up to "Everything in its Right Place" by Radiohead. Other than that, the movie sucked.

Die plz

Not a movie, but this scene from West Wing.

shihonage wrote:

Vanilla Sky:

1) The music that starts about 20 seconds before Tom Cruise yells "tech support !".

Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

Bartok and Pendrecki scores in The Shining. So creepy.

"In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" during the climax of "Manhunter" (the original movie based on Red Dragon by Thomad Harris). When Dolarhyde is breaking through the walls of the house with that blasting, it's quite awesome.

Thank you, YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6cVu...

The same two as I put first in my list in the other thread.

http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/node/4...

The entire sequence from The Outsiders leading up to Dallas getting shot.

The Last Samurai. The preparation sequence before the last battle.

And any scene from Broken Arrow. I used to be Hans Zimmers' bitch. I don't care how lame or improbable the plot was. Hans Zimmer + John Woo = Pr0n.

The end of Heat (Moby - God Moving over the Face of Water)
The end of Miami Vice (Mogwai - Autorock)

Yes, both Michael Mann films. I should see the climax of Manhunter, apparently.

Definitely the intro to "The Hunger", with the vampires hunting to the sound of "Bela Lugosi's Dead" by Bauhaus. The music really set the scene. Also, oddly enough, the entirety of "Koyanisqaatsi" and it's sequel. Phillip Glass set to stuttering time-lapse photography.

In the original theatrical release of "1984", the director had refused the songs done by The Eurythmics. But they had to use at least one by contract. So they played the title song over a black screen, which I thought set the mood really well (I didn't know at the time that that was the only one used.) I was very upset to find out that they ditched the rest of the songs, I thought they were jarring enough to fit.

I have decided to just go ahead and win this thread now.

MechaSlinky wrote:

Shaun of the Dead. The Queen scene.

Thank you for that - it'd been long enough since I saw Shaun of the Dead that I'd forgotten that one. Just tracked it down online and loved it.

I'll have to watch that again soon.

Jayhawker wrote:

I have decided to just go ahead and win this thread now.

what movie is this?

My favorite from Vanilla Sky is the scene with Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel. Another movie with Peter Gabriel and Cameron Crowe is Say Anything and In Your Eyes.

Couple of others:

Chocolate War: Has another good song by Peter Gabriel but i can't remember which but it also has Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush which always gave me chill bumps.

Highlander: With Queen doing the soundtrack was the best part of the movie but my favorite scene is with Princes of the Universe playing

Gary Jules singing "Mad World" over the end of Donnie Darko. Gives me goose bumps every time. Also made me hate that goddamn Gears of War commercial.

ranalin wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

I have decided to just go ahead and win this thread now.

what movie is this?

I may lose on a technicality. It is the Season Two finale of Millennium.

Apocalypse Now
Ride of the Valkyries

The closing scene in Laberinto del fauno, El.

If I may go so far as to bend the rules a bit...

The theme song used in Platoon:

Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber

That song happens to be my favorite musical piece of all time.

merphle wrote:

Apocalypse Now
Ride of the Valkyries

I was going to declare you the winner but then there's always this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqscIKOnsno&feature=related

The good the bad and the ugly, final shootout, Ennio Morricone - The Trio.

Ecstasy of Gold is better but the scene with the music not so much.

ranalin wrote:

Last of the Mohicans: Hunting scene at the begining and the final chase scene at the end.

We are cut from the same cloth! I approve of this thread. I find that most of my favorite movie moments have an outstandingly powerful score either at the forefront or playing softly in the background.

Last of the Mohicans
What Ranalin said.

Sin City
Do movie trailers count? I watched the original Sin City one about a thousand times before the movie came out.

Suspiria
Pretty much the entire score which runs through the movie.

Deep Red / Profondo Rosso
Dario Argento again with a very engaging theme song.

A Clockwork Orange
Intro says it all.

The Shining
This kind of stuff stays with you forever.

Eyes Wide Shut (NSFW)
The orgy scene.

Metalocalypse
Bad quality version, but the season one finale song "Go Into the Water" gives me goosebumps each time I hear it. It's f*cking metal, and it's f*cking epic!

Bubba Ho-Tep
Bruce Campbell as Elvis, riding into the sunset.

Natural Born Killers
Micky and Malory meets Nine Inch Nails.

Shogun Assassin
Classic. So good Tarantino payed homage to it in my next movie.

Kill Bill
The final showdown.

Kill Bill 2
Again, the final showdown.

Jackie Brown
Intro, funkafied

True Romance
Hopper and Walken, most powerful scene in the movie, even if it's in very bad taste. I just love the look Hopper gets in his eyes when he finally accepts he's about to die.

A Chinese Ghost Story
The main song, it goes through my head for days after seeing the movie.

Dead and Breakfast (NSFW)
Featuring Zach Selwyn (G4) with a Country Western song about, well, zombies?

Transformers: The Movie
Poor Megatron, don't mess with Unicron. Behold, Galvatron. And these shall be your minions.

Mulholland Drive (NSFW)
The love scene. Powerful stuff indeed.

Lost Highway
Lynch's white noise makes the scene that much more terrifying. The blend between the funky, party music and the oppressive background theme make it very sinister.

Akira
Racing through Tokyo.

Trainspotting
Taking a hit and overdosing to Lou Reed.
When Mark Renton meets his new girlfriend in the club, made memorable by Blondie's Atomic.

The Crying Game
Hey, I'm man enough to admit how this song made an already powerful movie even moreso!

A Life Less Ordinary
REM's Leave plays to Ewan McGregor digging his own grave.

Terminator 2
A very sad moment when our favorite robot is melted in scalding molten metal. Thumbs up good buddy.

The Return of the Living Dead
Best damn zombie movie ever, great songs too.

Eraserhead
Creepy and disturbing, but catchy!

Swat wrote:

Kill Bill...

Ah! Thanks for reminding me!

Tomoyasu Hotei's Battle Without Honor or Humanity playing over the entrance of O-Ren Ishii.

Made me buy the album Electric Samurai!

Swat wrote:

Sin City
Do movie trailers count? I watched the original Sin City one about a thousand times before the movie came out.

Yes.

Swat wrote:

Bubba Ho-Tep
Bruce Campbell as Elvis, riding into the sunset.

Yes!

Swat wrote:

Metalocalypse
Bad quality version, but the season one finale song "Go Into the Water" gives me goosebumps each time I hear it. It's f*cking metal, and it's f*cking epic!

YES!

Swat wrote:

A Clockwork Orange
Intro says it all.

Counterpoint: A little of the old Ludwig Van.

Swat wrote:

Natural Born Killers
Micky and Malory meets Nine Inch Nails.

That's not from the movie!

I'd listened to the soundtrack for years before I ever saw the movie, and I was pretty damn disappointed when I did. I now hate Oliver Stone forever.

Swat wrote:

Lost Highway
Lynch's white noise makes the scene that much more terrifying. The blend between the funky, party music and the oppressive background theme make it very sinister.

I did the same thing with Lost Highway (I've been a big NIN-nerd for a long time, okay?), but I was far less disappointed with the film itself. I loved the first half (though when it ended I thought I was only a few minutes in) and the second half was satisfying enough. I love this song.

My own contribution? I'm happy to be the first to bring up Godspeed You! Black Emperor's prominent placement in 28 Days Later.

Oh, also, the end of The Devil's Rejects. Free Bird has never been more epic.

My personals:

Return of the King: Ride of the Rohirrim and also the "For Frodo" sequence when you get the full blast of the Fellowship theme really worked for me

Apocalypse Now: The End (at the beginning)

Gladiator: Zimmer may be a bit of a hack (and Gustav Holst's descendants should be suing him for outrageous plagarism), but the end of the Barbarian Horde sequence with the crowd chanting "Maximus" was well hard. Also the Operatic stuff when Maximus and Commodus are rising into the arena is fantastic.

You Only Live Twice: Right at the start with the American capsule, with Barry's Space Theme of Impending Doom going on.

Fight Club: This has several very memorable musical montages, the jokey one with the people picking fights was very funny.

Once Upon A Time In The West: The shootout at the very end between Bronson and Fonda was perfectly cut to the music.

Sunshine: I'm a big lover of the Heroic Sacrifice, and the "Heroic sacrifice" music really made both scenes it was used in for me.