Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Perfect movie-songs!

Besides using all my time and money on music - I teach about movies and cinema. There are many things which really fascinates me about cinema - but the one thing that can really move me in a movie is when the music supports the cinematography perfectly. This can make a surplus of meaning af feelings that no other art can. Here's a few favorite examples. Aimee Mann in 'Magnolia'. Tindersticks in 'Sopranos'. Nick Cave (performing) in 'The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford' and Elliot Smith in 'Paranoid Park' (the use of Smiths's 'Angeles' in same movie is even better, but couldn't find it!). Finally you can click Lars von Triers 'Dogville' poster to watch the perfect movie ending combining the photos of danish photographer Jacob Holt and the music of David Bowie's 'Young Americans'.

1 comment:

Mogens said...

Great post. Being election day in the states, I stumbled upon a trailer for the new Oliver Stone movie about George Bush. Song choice is absolutely spot on!

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