Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Thirty Day Movie Music Challenge - Day 1

Back in April (grief, I didn't think it was that long ago) I had a go at a 30 Day Music Challenge from a facebook page. Since then, I've been inundated with requests to do something like it again. (Well, OK... two people asked me if I was going to do it again!) I didn't want to do a repeat, so I had a look to see what else was out there.

There are other music challenges but I thought there'd be too much overlap. There are film challenges which I thought would be interesting but this is a music blog.

Since I couldn't find an existing list I wanted to try, I thought I'd invent my own. So here is the first ever posting in the Thirty Day Movie Music Challenge. So without further ado, I give you:

Thirty Day Movie Music Challenge

Day 01 - Music that is integral to an iconic movie scene. 

 There were a number of possibilities I considered here. But in the end, there could be only one:

Wayne's World - Bohemian Rhapsody. Simply awesome. Is it possible to reach "that point" in Bohemian Rhapsody without headbanging? Not just an iconic moment, but one of the great opening title sequences.

I acknowledge that my thirty days might be a bit more idiosyncratic than other thirty day challenges and perhaps even a bit too tied to my own interests but I hope the categories are general enough that others feel able to join in.

What do you think? What iconic scene would you choose?


Mosher said...

Obviously I'm not going to argue with Wayne and Garth for top spot, but the next one that sprang to mind was the dance sequence from Pulp Fiction (Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell).

Oh, and the ear-slicing scene from Reservoir Dogs (Stuck In The Middle With You).

I guess it says something about Tarantino's scripting that both of them are directed by him.

David said...

I did consider the Travolta dancing scene from Pulp Fiction... but couldn't resist the in car headbanging!

Mosher said...

Oh, the "Chopsticks" scene on the giant keyboard in "Big".

These are going to be popping into my head all day now.