Questions related to sound and music recorded for a motion picture or television show.

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When was whistling music first used in basketball videos?

In many basketball videos such as the Harlem Globetrotters and basketball commercials, whistling background music is used. When was this first done, and what caused it to grow in popularity? Note: ...
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Identify music track used in Florida Straits trailer from 1987 [closed]

Does anyone know what the music punchy that starts at 0:27 in this 1987 trailer for Florida Straits is?
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Why did the Gilligan's Island theme song change between seasons?

There was a variation of the Gilligan's Island theme song between seasons. In the first season, the theme song lists the castaways as {...} Gilligan, the Skipper too; the millionaire and his ...
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What is the name of a sound track in Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 3 [closed]

In Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 3 in minutes around 00:40:30 when Aria Stark says: Which name would you like the girl speaks? What is the name of that background sound? How can I find it? ...
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Is there any hidden significance to the song at the end o S06E09?

Just before the credits at the end of Castle S06E09 there is this scene: The look on Becketts face made me think it could have an underlying meaning other than 3XKs ...
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Did Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman do the singing in Moulin Rouge?

In Moulin Rouge!, Was it the actors recording those songs, or vocal doubles?
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What is the opening song in the Nickelodeon TV movie “Best Player”?

Long time back I watched the Nickelodeon tv movie Best Player. A song comes in the starting and it goes like... always the lucky one. It's been a month and I can't find the full version of this song ...
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Songs overlap in the Jungle Book

What is the overlap in songs between the original 1967 version, and the Disney 2016 live-action version of the Jungle Book? (I.e which songs from the original appear in the new version?)
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Movies without Film score/background music

Few years ago I saw L'enfant (2005) and I was very surprised that there's no film score throughout the movie. I think (not 100% sure) Keane (2004) also doesn't have background score. Is there any ...
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Filth (2013) What does Bruce sing in the hallway?

In the scene where Bruce and his partner interrogate the first subject (who sleeps with an uder-aged girl) James McAvoy sings, as he walks down the hallway, a song with a very familiar melody. Ever ...
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How do movie directors pick songs for certain scenes?

How do movie or TV-show directors pick songs to use in certain scenes or trailers? Do they rely on their own musical experiences, like "Hey, this scene would look great with Danger Zone by Kenny ...
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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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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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Name of last track from deadpool [closed]

I just wanna know what is name of the last track from deadpool movie. When deadpool stabbed in head and he waves his hand towards his girlfriend and see some animated characters.
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Who wrote the School of Rock blackboard?

Can someone give more information about School of Rock blackboard? Who wrote it? Is there any information pertaining to this?
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Last song in Gale's aparment [closed]

When Jesse approaches Gale Boetticher's apartment in Breaking Bad, a slow, melodious song plays. Does anybody know what it's called?
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“Song”/Theme played in Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies

What is that theme/song called that Bombur "plays" when sounding the horn of Erebor and/or the humans play in honor of Thorin (after it "all over")?
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What is the actual relation between Miami Vice and the “Smuggler's Blues”?

It is known that the Miami Vice episode "Smuggler's Blues" (S01E15) was inspired by the eponymous song by Glenn Frey, who also appears in the episode as a smuggling pilot. But while this direction of ...
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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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Why were the Doctor Who opening scenes and music changed between seasons and not between Doctors?

It makes sense to me to replace the music and/or intro sequence upon arrival of new Doctor incarnations, but this isn't how they decided to replace the opening intros. It seems like they stuck with ...
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Why the discrepancy between the sound levels of dialogue and music in older movies?

I've been watching a lot of older films lately (older, in this instance reads "circa 80's and 70's" and mainly in the Sci-Fi and action genres), and have been asking myself the same thing as I watch ...
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What is the song played by India throughout the movie?

The movie Stoker is full of symbolism (it at least feels that way). A few times we observe India playing a song on the piano, and in a pivotal scene she is joined by her Uncle Charlie. Because of the ...
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What is the significance of the song played at the end of Tangerines (2013)?

In the Georgian-Estonian film Tangerines (2013) at the end of the film as it rolls into the credits what is the song that is being played? It sounds like a rock/alternative song. What was the context ...
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Music In The House Of The Undying

When Danaerys "reunites" with Drogo in the House of the Undying in S2E10: "Valar Morghulis" what is the wind instrument playing? Some kind of horn or flute thing?
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Short soundbite (4-tone-pattern) from “Troy” (2004) used anywhere else?

The movie "Troy" from 2004 uses a 4-tone-soundbite quite a lot. It is at the beginning of this: as well on the 1:12 mark: timestamped link to youtube I could SWEAR I ...
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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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What's the opening song of Jessica Jones? [closed]

I've checked the credits, the german as well as english wikipedia articles, even the (rather short) official website and I've unfortunately found no mention of the title used in the opening :/ What ...
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What is the song in 'Mars Attacks!' that killed the Martians?

The evil Martians were killed by a song near the end of the Mars Attack! movie. What is the title of the song? A youtube link will be helpful.
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Did the soundtrack of Pitch Perfect cheat and use instruments?

Pitch perfect is a movie based on competitive acapella singing where the only sounds should come from the human voice. It is a great movie and a great soundtrack. But some critics (including Mark ...
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When are film soundtracks made?

At what point in the process of film creation are the soundtracks/scores usually made? I'm particularly interested in modern blockbusters, especially those with symphonic scores like Pirates of the ...
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What is the Music Playing Behind Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition Closing Credits?

At 1:28 in the included video, our Spanish Inquisition heroes rush to catch the bus to the studio. Hurried chase music plays in the background as the credits roll. What is the name/composer of that ...
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Soundtrack Variations Per DVD Zone?

In terms of DVD zoning, I am in Zone 4. I noticed a tune being played in S1E12 of The Sopranos when Tony was driving his car. It was extremely Stevie Ray Vaughan-ish, but as much as I searched for ...
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Why was the swearing taken out of “Gods and Monsters” in American horror story?

In American Horror story: Freak show Elsa Mars sings a version of Lana Del Rey's "Gods and Monsters" in which, amongst other things, all of the bad language is changed for more... suitable(?) ...
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Music Before Eric Idle's “Storytime/Children's Stories” in Monty Python Season 1 Episode 3?

There's some springy orchestral music that plays as an introduction to Eric Idle's "Children's Stories" sketch in Season 1 Episode 3. This is the sketch where Rumple Tweezer lives by Dingly Dell and ...
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What is the opening tune in Four Lions?

Four Lions (2010) has an opening tune. It can be listened to here (if somewhat distorted). It doesn't seem to be on the IMDB soundtrack list for the film. Does anyone know what the tune is, and who ...
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Can you use a certain song in a trailer, that has been used in a different movie-trailer as well?

I'm making a trailer about a story i've written and wanted to use a song in it from the band Muse. This song has most likely been used in other movie trailers as well so i wondered, If i get a license ...
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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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The Reaping alternate soundtrack

I liked the film 'The Reaping'. However, the John Frizell soundtrack seemed a safe choice compared to the usually suspenseful work of Philip Glass which was rejected for some reason. Why was the ...
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Did Pocahontas quote Greek philosophy?

In the Disney movie Pocahontas, the titular character sings about the river in Just around the River Bend: [Pocahontas] What I love most about rivers is: You can't step in the same river twice ...
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What is the theme music of Breaking Bad?

Where does the theme of Breaking Bad (intros and sometimes during the episodes) come from? Is it a song or a short piece written specifically for this show? Also can it be found on any official CD ...
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Who composed the soundtrack to My Girlfriend is a Gumiho?

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is a Korean TV series that had a very versatile soundtrack. There was a number of insert songs and a number of songs from various movies (for example theme song from A Better ...
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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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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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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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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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Why did Ennio Morricone write the soundtrack of “The Thing” (1982) instead of John Carpenter?

There is something I have always found odd about the soundtrack of John Carpenter's 1982 version of "The Thing". It has a very atmospheric and fitting, subtle synthesizer soundtrack, which is indeed ...
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Did the actors sing for Pitch Perfect?

I was quite baffled after watching Pitch Perfect because the songs were really enticing. Moreover, I felt that the songs in the movie were much better than the original songs. Did the actors really ...
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Music from old Tom & Jerry episode [closed]

I've searched for the names of the pieces from this episode: for a couple of times in the past and accumulated quite a few hours trying to find out the names of ...
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What are the lyrics to the Game of Thrones theme?

In S04E10 of Game of Thrones as Arya is sailing to Bravos, the show's theme begins to play, only it is accompanied by a choir singing a song. This was quite unusual as we never heard that theme music ...