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What ensemble performed the orchestral accompaniment in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

Having scoured the internet, various movie and music sites, and coming up completely empty, I'd really like to know what orchestra (or other ensemble) provided the orchestral accompaniment for the ...
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Who is the musical group that performed at the end of an David Letterman show that I am describing (they performed probably in the 2000s)?

There was a musical act that closed a David Letterman episode quite a few years back. It might have been in around 2000s or even before in the 90s. The act had a soulful brunette girl as the singer, ...
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What is the song playing in My Name Is Earl S4E4?

I'm trying to find the name of the song that plays between 04:12 - 04:40 of the episode of My Name Is Earl (Stole an RV), which is the 4th episode of season 4. In case the minutes do not match, the ...
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Why is Walter White riding on “A Horse with No Name”?

At the beginning of the Breaking Bad episode "Caballo Sin Nombre" (S03E02) Walt drives his Aztek through the desert singing along to America's "A Horse with No Name" on the radio, before getting ...
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What do Hans and Anna mean when they Jinx each other in “Love Is an Open Door”?

I'm used to the word jinx referring to bringing bad luck on someone, which would be out of character for Hans and Anna to openly do to each other. So I'm guessing that jinx in this context is slang ...
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What is the difference between a movie's soundtrack, and it's score?

Title says it. What is the difference between a movie's soundtrack, and its score?
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Movies without Film score/background music

Few years ago I've seen this movie L'enfant (2005) and I'm very surprised that there's no film score through out the movie and I think (not 100% sure) Keane (2004) also doesn't have background score. ...
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Permisson requirement for Song usage in movies [duplicate]

When songs are used in movies, in what circumstances it is required to get permission or is it always required? For example, If a song is played in the background and used as a soundtrack for the ...
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Usage of “The Sound Of Silence” in The Graduate?

In the movie The Graduate, the Simon & Garfunkel song "The Sound Of Silence" is used 4 or 5 times. There's even an instrumental version in one scene. I can't think of any other movie where one ...
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Does anyone know the version of the song “Strange Fruit” played in Criminal Minds S09E09?

The name of the Criminal Minds's Season 9, Episode 9, Strange Fruit, is an allusion to a song of the same name, popularized by Billie Holiday, which has a pretty interesting history and back story, ...
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What is the content of the new Amazon Fire TV advert on Youtube? [closed]

Question: I would like to know what the music is that is used in the new Amazon Fire TV advert found on YouTube and also a list of the games that are used as a demonstration. Link: Amazon Fire TV ...
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What is the name of the music in “I Still Have a Soul”? [closed]

I Still Have a Soul is a commercial by HBO. I want to know, what is the name of music that plays in this video ...
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Variations of the same song

What is the name of the term used for when the soundtrack composer, creates a song and the other songs are variations of the same song. For example, in the movie Inception, The Last of the Mohicans, ...
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What is the music in both of these trailers? [closed]

The chord progression for a part of the music in the trailers for both 47 Ronin (around :49) and 50 Shades of Grey (around 1:00) is the same. I recognize it from somewhere; does anyone know the ...
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Films released in additional version without the score?

I once saw a scene from Silence of the Lambs without the post-sound work. It was significantly less scary, hardly even creepy... This got me thinking: in rather emotional movies, the score adds a ...
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What movie has the song “Six days of wars” on its soundtrack?

I heard this song, it´s called "Six days of wars", the song is from Colonel Bagshot: ...
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Highway battle background score

What is the background score played in Captain America: The Winter Soldier when Captain America attacks the Winter Soldier right after Black Widow was shot?
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Who is the composer of the soundtrack of the movie Incubus (1966)?

Who is the composer of the soundtrack of the movie Incubus (1966)? I searched, but I did not find his the name. IMDB
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The Expendables 3 - the song when burney met ronda rousey [closed]

when burney met ronda rousey in the club, a song was in background.... what is the name of that track... some of the lines were like " life life this is our life " , " touch the sky "
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A Lion King track [closed]

I wanted to know what is the name of the track being played after Scar's defeat and Simba rising up to pride rock. The soundtrack is majestic and I would love to listen it over and over again without ...
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What is the creepy music? [closed]

In The Amazing World of Gumball, S02E13- The Photo, what's the name of the creepy music playing when gumball and Darwin walk down the hall? I just watched the episode yesterday, and I can't find any ...
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In the Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) Marlon Brando's character plays what piece on the piano?

In the 1996 film adaptation of the Island of Dr. Moreau, starring Val Kilmer and Marlon Brando. Brando's character, Dr. Moreau, plays a duet with one of his deformed creations. What is the piano piece ...
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Which movie uses this piece of music? (Pavane by Gabriel Fauré) [closed]

Which movie uses this piece of music? I thought it was Cloud Atlas or 2046, but the details on their IMDB pages are scarce. I could swear it sounds familiar. ...
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Starting song of High Crimes (2002)?

'I don't know you', that's all I could catch while watching High Crimes. Can somebody tell me the name of song if you remember ? I tried googling for the song but sadly no such result.
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What song is playing during Quicksilver's first appearance?

When Professor X and the others first meet Quicksilver in his basement in X-Men: Days of Future Past, there is a song playing in the background. Anyone know what that song is, and why it might have ...
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What are all the background soundtracks use in Just For Laughs Gags?

I want a list of all the famous soundtracks that are used as background scores in the TV show Just For Laughs Gags I found a list but I guess it's missing some of the popular tracks (like Flight of ...
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Why didn't The Wellingtons record the revised Gilligan's Island theme song?

The original version of the Gilligan's Island theme song was recorded by The Wellingtons. According to "Here on Gilligan's Isle", the second (and third) season version of the song was performed by a ...
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What is the song playing on the radio in X-Men: Days of future past?

When Wolverine awakes in his 1973 self in X-Men: Days of Future Past he hears a song on the radio. This same song is heard when he awakes in his future self again at the end of the movie, which is ...
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Why does the score not match the movie's atmosphere?

The main theme of the movie "The Third Man" sounds weird to me! The movie is dark and full of mystery, but the theme is something funny and happy! What's the reason behind this apparently intended ...
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Where is the music from the Interstellar trailer from?

The trailer for the new Christopher Nolan film "Interstellar" was just released. The music used is very familiar but I cannot pin down the source. It is present throughout the whole clip, but is most ...
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“Highlander” music used as New Line Cinema theme song

There's a beautiful violin theme in the movie Highlander, after Connor MacLeod has been driven out of his village and is now with his new wife. It's a 6-note riff that is played very high, then an ...
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What is the term for that style device when a soundtrack turns out to be heard within the reality of the film?

I believe the initial scene of Eyes Wide Shut is an example for this. I am sure I've heard a fancy term for the use of a piece of soundtrack that turns out to be heard within the film itself. How is ...
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What is the music during the stripper's dance in '3 Days to Kill"?

I am trying to identify the music from the '3 Days to Kill' soundtrack during the stripper's dance. The scene is at 1:19:52 (1hr 19min and 52 seconds) into the movie. The music only plays briefly. ...
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What is the name of the song in Farscape S03E21? [closed]

I've been trying to find the name and composer of the song used in the final scenes of Farscape Season 3, Episode 21 when the Command Carrier is imploding and Scorpious is walking up the staircase. ...
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Was Miss Gulch's 'theme' original?

In The Wizard of Oz, while Dorothy is still in Kansas before the tornado, the mean old lady Mrs. Gulch, from a couple farms over who rode the bicycle and kept threatening Toto had sort of a menacing ...
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Song in Yes Man as Carl runs up the stairs before Jumper

I recently watched Yes Man and I recognized a song but I have no idea what it's called. It's the one that plays as Carl is running up the stairs to save the suicidal guy. It's NOT Jumper, it's the ...
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80's magic/evil/walkman movie

I watched a bit of a movie when I was a kid in the 80s and I couldn't see more about it. It's a doubt that has followed me for my whole life, so I'm asking you people for help. All I remember is that ...
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What is the song being played in the suicide scene in Disconnect?

I'm not sure wether this question should be posted in the Movies & TV or in the Music site, but I don't know wether this song was composed for the film or not so I'll post it here: What is the ...
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Are there any movies which use both a remix and its original in their soundtrack? [closed]

I was thinking how neat it would be if a song was used early on in the movie, and a more intense electronic-style remix used later on, after the tension/action has escalated a fair bit. Are there any ...
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Theme from the short-lived series “Girls Club”

What was the theme song in David E. Kelley's short-lived TV series Girls Club? According to Wikipedia the opening theme is "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Laura Dawn", but ...
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Does the main title theme from JAG have a name?

I'm wondering that on the pilot soundtrack of JAG the main theme is segued into from "Engage and Destroy", but I don't think it's part of the same track. Does the title actually have a name, or just ...
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Name of soundtrack from New Girl s3e13? [closed]

In New Girl season 3 episode 13, Nick makes a surprise birthday video for Jess. I want to know which soundtrack is playing in the background of the video. Thanks in advance. The song in question is ...
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music used in The Social Network AND Moneyball

There is a song used in both movies, it occurs towards the beginning of each movie around the time that both parties make a "breakthrough". In Moneyball, the music plays when Jonah Hill's character ...
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What songs have been cut or not been used in “The Wall”?

Pink Floyd released the influential and psychic-analytical album "The Wall" in 1979. The album was then used as the soundtrack of a film with the same name "The Wall" in 1982. As the film has not the ...
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Why hasn't Scarlett Johansson performed either of her Oscar-nominated songs at the Oscars?

This might be too tangential for the Movies Stack Exchange, but I think it's an interesting question. Scarlett Johansson is a singer as well as an actress. She's made two albums and been nominated for ...
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The three note danger idiom

There is a three note idiom that has appeared in SEVERAL theatrical releases (comedies) recently that indicates danger. I do not know the notes, but it goes "dum dum DUM", and the viewer knows ...
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Soundtrack idioms in movies

I use the term "Soundtrack idiom" to mean a very short musical phrase that immediately informs the viewer that the scene has shifted to a new location, and also suggests where the location is. A ...
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Identify this movie about a deaf piano player

I remember watching this sometime back in the 80's. It is about a deaf piano player. I remember one scene where everyone has abandoned him except his female agent. She watches him play the piano ...
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What role does the song “Hong Kong Garden” play in Marie Antoinette?

Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette incorporates small anachronistic elements, chosen very deliberately to help a modern audience understand and identify with its teenage protagonist. This ...
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What is the song in the hospital scene in The Godfather

In the first Godfather movie, when Michael Corleone goes to the hospital to check up on his father, he notices that all the guards are missing. There is a very very trippy song playing in the ...