Questions tagged [soundtrack]

For questions related to sound and music recorded for a motion picture or television show. NOTE: Identifying songs or other soundtrack music without any relevance to the film or TV-show itself most likely falls under off-topic trivia.

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What was the first occurrence of background music turning out to be diegetic music for comedic purposes?

There are a lot of music which have this joke: The actor moves through a scene with background music playing, when the actor acknowledges the musicians in the scene for comical effect. I think by now ...
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What is the process for a movie getting a song written by a popular artist?

Songs written for movies by well-known artists are quite common, with examples such as Hozier for Tarzan, Ellie Goulding for 50 Shades of Grey and Pink for Charlie's Angels, sometimes going as far as ...
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Why did “The A-Team” movie not use the original TV series theme song?

I've also seen this kind of situation in the Miami Vice and Starsky & Hutch movies. The producers didn't use the original TV series theme song for the movie. Is there any legal reason for this?
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Detective Pikachu using temp music?

The movie Detective Pikachu had the following theme in it: Ryme City. It sounds very similar to L's Theme from Death Note, Tubular Bells, Chocolate Rain and this music from Mass Effect. But it is the ...
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What came first? Venom as the movie or as the song?

What came first and which one was the inspiration to the second one? Or did both came continuously where Eminem cooperated with the movie creators for the purpose? Is there any article describing ...
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Is the loudness of a movie in the theater set by the theater or by the publisher/studio?

How are the sound levels of a movie set? Does the theater decide how loud they want movies to be, or is there an automatic system that allows the publisher/distributor/producer/studio to set the sound ...
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Why is Nightcrawler's soundtrack so upbeat?

This may have to do with the themes the movie explores (a viewpoint is explained in this great answer) but it remains a question to me nonetheless. The soundtrack made me uneasy. This was not a ...
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Has Scarlett Johansson ever sung well (in universe)? [closed]

In the "Lost in Translation" we can see Charlotte (Scarlet) goofing with Bob (Murray) in the karaoke bar - we can see that she is rather trying to have fun than perform well. ...
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Was the Psych theme song written for the show?

The Friendly Indians sing the theme song for USA's show Psych. Was that song written for the show or was it previously an existing song which was used in the Psych opening credits?
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Do movie soundtracks video clips follow the movie's age rating?

I am aware of Are content rating criteria applied to music videos?, but I am asking specifically about soundtrack videoclips that associate with a movie. If the movie is "approved for all audiences", ...
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What is the relationship between the theme songs in Sherlock Holmes (2009 movie) and Sherlock (BBC series)?

I've just started binge-watching the BBC series Sherlock. The first episode aired 7 months after the release of the movie Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey, Jr. The theme songs for the movie and ...
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Which Songs and Parts of the Musical Score for Pete's Dragon are Anachronistic?

I've heard somewhere that the Songs and Musical Score for the 1977 Disney Film "Pete's Dragon" are Anachronistic. But I don't know how? Which Songs and Parts of the Musical Score are Anachronistic?
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Is Caravan meant to have the drum solo, in-universe?

At the end of Whiplash, Andrew plays Caravan with the band. He then goes off in a huge drum solo for the movie's climax. Searching for the Caravan song, I can find ...
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Has the “hero” music ever previously been associated with Godzilla in this way?

The track Godzilla Main Title, from the Godzilla: King of the Monsters soundtrack, starts very dramatically, and changes into music from the original Godzilla ('54) movie. This music was originally ...
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Why is King Herod's song ragtime?

According to this answer, in Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), King Herod's song is in ragtime style. Is there any reason or symbolism for choosing such a style for the song?
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music used in The Social Network AND Moneyball [closed]

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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Was the track “Estasi Dell Anima” newly composed for “Zombieland”?

From the Zombieland (2009) score, there is a track "Estasi Dell Anima", from when Tallahassee locks himself in the booth at Pacific Playland to distract all the zombies. Does anyone know, is this ...
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What is the reason behind this musical reference to Pinocchio in the Close Encounters main theme?

Something that has always struck me when watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was this apparent reference in John Williams' main theme (starting at 4:28) to Leigh Harline and Ned Washington's ...
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Why does the movie Inside Man start with a Bollywood track?

Why does the movie Inside Man have the Bollywood song Chhaiya Chhaiya in its opening scene?
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Why do they play “Scotland the Brave” at the beginning of “Dead Poets Society”?

Dead Poets Society is set in the United States, in Vermont, according to Wikipedia, so why do they play this patriotic Scottish song at the beginning? The scene can be seen here (at around 0:30 they ...
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How is David playing a melody from an out-of-universe soundtrack?

In Alien: Covenant (2017), there is a scene in which David is playing a song with a flute/recorder, as an elegy to Elizabeth Shaw. Through some characterisation and ...
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Chaplin was a composer too?

I was watching Limelight tonight and I noticed that Charlie Chaplin is credited as "Music". Does that mean he actually composed the music or did he just select it? Was he a composer as well as an ...
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What is the importance of background music in A Clockwork Orange?

The background music that goes on with A Clockwork Orange is not something that generally goes with crime or violence, like typical suspense/tense music that we get to hear in such movies. Is there ...
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What is the significance of Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla in Alien: Covenant?

Early in the film, Alien: Covenant (2017), there is a scene in which Peter Weyland asks David to play a [Richard] Wagner composition on the piano, and David chooses to play Entry of the Gods Into ...
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Where are these songs used in Ferris Bueller's Day Off? [closed]

I just got the Ferris Bueller's Day Off OST from La La Land Records, but not all songs from the movie are on there due to licensing issues, so I set out to put the songs that are in the film but left ...
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What does Bruce sing in the hallway?

In Filth (2013), during 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 ...
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In Mr. Holland's Opus, who sang for Rowena?

In the film Mr. Holland’s Opus, the actor Richard Dreyfuss plays a high school music teacher named Glenn Holland. The actress Jean Louisa Kelly plays a character named Rowena Morgan, one of Mr. ...
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Does Everest contain a song that wasn't released at the time of the events depicted in the movie?

In Everest, when they leave the Nepal airport and are sitting and chatting in a school bus sort of thing, the Hindi song Yeh Ladka Hay Allah from the movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham can be heard. ...
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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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In-universe, was Eddie and Reed’s song ‘The Touch’ plagiarised by Transformers after Boogie Nights?

In Boogie Nights, Eddie Adams and Reed Rothchild record a song called ‘The Touch’. The recording session takes place in March 1983. Eddie is later unable to pay to obtain the studio tapes. In real ...
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Seven Samurai: Chirping bird sounds - possible symbolism

A TV station here decided to broadcast "Seven Samurai" with the original japanese soundtrack (it has subtitles in german.) It is running as I write. During the opening scene in the village, while ...
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How was it possible to use the theme music of Mission Impossible in Ace Ventura Pet Detective?

I was watching Ace Ventura Pet Detective today and observed a very interesting thing. The soundtrack of Mission Impossible is used in a scene where Jim Carrey is seen entering the bathroom of Camp and ...
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Is this the inspiration for the music used in Dredd?

In the Dredd film when they show the effects of the Slo-Mo drug. There is this dramatic sound track that represents the effects of the drug. I found a YouTube video of a very similar (if not the same)...
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Why is there one broken note in the opening music of The Silence of the Lambs? [closed]

There are two broken notes in the opening music for the movie The Silence of the Lambs. I have purchased the HD4k version of this movie from iTunes and it has exactly the same broken note. The ...
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What does “a nickel on the dime” mean?

In The Greatest Showman there's a song set in a bar where PT and Philip are negotiating whether or not Philip will join the show, and there is a lyric I don't understand. First they're singing about ...
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Which comes first in song-and-dance movies: The soundtrack or the video?

In big-budget movies like the Pitch Perfect trilogy that are full of cast singing and dancing to sound-studio tracks, including close-ups with no obvious "lip-synching" breaks: When the actors are ...
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Why wasn't VAN HALEN's music in Back to the Future?

Why did the band VAN HALEN deny the request to use their music in Back to the Future while Edward Van Halen secretly recorded music for the movie? From USA Today (emphasis mine): ...the cassette ...
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What's with the music in the TV series “Stalker?”

The end of each episode of the TV series "Stalker" usually has a song playing in the background. So far, I've been able to recognize each of the songs as a cover version of some well known song that ...
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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's the original version of “The Majestic Tale (of a Madman in a Box)”?

I recently watched a few classic Doctor Who episodes from the 80's and earlier during Twitch's streaming event and at one point I was rather surprised to hear music in background that appeared to be ...
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What is the name of the song that plays following “Sweetie, you and me are going to make the baby?”

In the film Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, there is a scene in which we see Stewie Griffin ruminate about where babies come from. In Stewie's imagination, a giant stork flies into a window and ...
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Significance of Hindi words in Orochimaru's theme song?

In Naruto, many major characters have their own distinct soundtrack and Orochimaru is one of them: It's an interesting soundtrack but the distinct thing about it is ...
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Where is the acoustic Lennon recording of Strawberry Fields from?

In the movie Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed) (2013), the English teacher Antonio makes a recording of John Lennon playing Strawberry Fields Forever to him. ...
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Did the Black Panther score use Didgeridoos?

I tried to google, but couldn't really find any help. In the track "Waterfall Fight" on the Black Panther score (not the soundtrack), I could swear it sounds like they used didgeridoos. I know the ...
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What was the song in Westworld S2E5? [closed]

The episode was known for many remixes of contemporary songs such as "Paint it Black" by The Rolling Stones as a Japanese symphony remix (I was in love) and Akane’s dance as a traditional Japanese ...
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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 wife;...
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How did they create the soundtracks for old cartoons?

Take, for example, this episode from Tom & Jerry. Every movement/expression/feeling the characters display is included on the background music, which is a different thing than the usual sound ...
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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 ...
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid music [closed]

What's the deal with the music in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? Why doesn't it match what's going on in the movie? Is it a reflection of what movie music was like at the time, or was there a ...
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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 ...