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On the heels of yesterday’s Movie Monday, I got thinking about music in movies, especially after seeing (and hearing) American Gangster in which the movie ends with “Can’t Truss It” by Public Enemy blaring out of the speakers of my inadequate TV for the bass that the legendary rap band was putting down, so that is the subject of today’s Tuesday’s Tunes: Music in movies.
Where do you start when talking about music in movies?
For my wife, the conversation begins and probably ends with the use of the song, “Layla” by Derek and the Dominoes by Martin Scorcese in Goodfellas.
WARNING: Spoiler, if you haven’t seen the movie.
For me, the conversation probably begins and ends with the use of this song, “Now We Are Free” by Lisa Gerrard by Ridley Scott in Gladiator:
Although I have to give a “shout-out” to the use of “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy by Spike Lee in Do The Right Thing at the very start, especially with Rosie Perez with the boxing gloves:
And also probably the best theme music ever with “Battle Without Honor or Humanity” by Tomoyasu Hotei by Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill, Vol. 1:
Okay, I’ll stop, because believe me, I could go on all night. What’s your favorite use of a song in a movie?