Good day beloved friends!
I haven't been around for the past few days because I had NO internet at all. My modem just broke down, and I was totally isolated from the rest of the virtual world. I couldn't keep on with the May challenge, and I think I'm just gonna do a few of those posts until the end of May, since I unfortunately have no time right now.
What I really wanted to talk about today are soundtracks. Movie scores. Which I absolutely adore. No, not adore, I live for them. There is no music in the entire world which can move me as much as a SCORE can. A dramatic, powerful, emotional and energetic score.
I have fallen in love with soundtracks when I started going to the high school. I remember, once, I went with my godmother to the cinema, to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean, and for the first time, while the movie moved forward, and went on and on, I wasn't paying any attention to it, because the music just sucked me in into its vortex, and that was it - I couldn't get out of it anymore. It ran through my whole body, from my little toe to the top of my head, I was covered in goosebumps, my heart pounding and pounding... I just seem not to be able to describe that feeling, because you just can't; it's something you have to feel, you have to let it conquer you, because then, you will know what I mean.
And since that moment on, scores belong to my top favorite music genres, if not THE favorite one. But not every single soundtrack fits my taste. Like I said above, I enjoy the dramatic and bombastic ones. Those which you can find in great history or fantasy movies. Or better said, everything that was touched by Hans Zimmer. Or Alexandre Desplat.
Just click on the image, and it will lead you to the YouTube link of each song. A the bottom you also have a full list of songs that have been featured. Enjoy!
Storm - Craig Armstrong (Elizabeth: The Golden Age)
The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Michael Nyman (The Piano)
A Hero Emerges - Hans Zimmer (Man of Steel)
Heart's A Mess - Gotye (The Great Gatsby)
Autumn Leaves - Dirk Reichardt (Keinohrhasen)
Skyfall - Adele (Skyfall)
Griet's Theme - Alexandre Desplat (A Girl with a Pearl Earring)
Main Title - Danny Elfman (Corpse Bride)
Anna's Last Train - Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina)
Long Nights - Eddie Vedder (Into the Wild)
Libera Me - Elliot Goldenthal (Interview with the Vampire)
Dumbledore's Farewell - Nicholas Hooper (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)
Walter's Burial - Marc Streitenfeld (Robin Hood)
I Know You Can Hear Me - Marcelo Zavros (Remember Me)
Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor - Frédéric Chopin (The Pianist)
Darcy's Letter - Dario Marianelli (Pride and Prejudice)
Mother's Journey - Yann Tiersen (Goodbye Lenin!)
Severus and Lilly - Alexandre Desplat (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II)
PS: The first and the last are my favorites. I hope you liked it.
PPS: Oh I forgot to show you an ad produced by Bruno Aveillian (he is soooo great!) for a diamond company, and the music for it was composed by Bruno Coulais. I always loved the music from it but couldn't find it anywhere. At least we can enjoy this wonderful little film.
Have a nice Wednesday.