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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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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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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Is Lucifer a David Bowie Fan?

I just watched the most recent Lucifer Episode (03x11) where he played "Changes" by David Bowie on the piano. I already heard a Bowie song in the first episode ("Fame"). Are there any other Bowie ...
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What was Martian Manhunter singing in the end of Christmas special episode "Comfort and Joy"?

In Justice League S02E23 aka Comfort and Joy, we see all the heroes celebrate Christmas in their own ways and J'onn J'onzz AKA Martian Manhunter learn about the Earth's festival. But it ends with J'...
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Did the original airing of Warehouse 13's pilot include the song "Disturbia"?

I saw the pilot episode of Warehouse 13 when it originally aired on Syfy in 2009. There is a scene where Myka is driving in her car to Warehouse 13 for the first time. She is on a paved road and ...
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Significance of repeated use of Irma Thomas's song 'Anyone Who Knows What Love Is'?

In Black Mirror, Irma Thomas's song 'Anyone Who Knows What Love Is' got featured a lot: In Fifteen Million Merits: Abi sings "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is" for the judges. In White Christmas, song ...
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Where did Sherlock Holmes music originate?

I just recently re-watched BBC's Sherlock Holmes, and was thinking back to all of the other Sherlock-type movies I had seen. Then I noticed, all of this music sounds similar (sources below), but ...
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What is the significance of Peter and the Wolf in Blade Runner 2049?

In Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Niander Wallace has built a gigantic technology coorporation Wallace which has created among other things, a holographic companionship program seen through the character of ...
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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 was "Brand New Day" selected as the opening song for "Lie to Me"?

Lie to Me's opening theme was Brand New Day by Ryan Star, particularly this verse: Dream Send me a sign Turn back the clock Give me some time I need to break out And make a new name Let'...
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How does movie music staff know all the less known songs?

Let's take for example Lucifer. In episode 10, season 1 there's a scene and some music plays in the background. After googling the lyrics I found this song. It has less than 30 thousand views and I ...
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What is the significance of Nimrod to Dunkirk's original score?

I couldn't help but notice in some of the score for Dunkirk (2017) that it sounded very familiar. Specifically the song "Variation 15" sounds like the classical piece "Nimrod" by Edward Elgar. What ...
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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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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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Reason for the homage to Greensleeves

In Friends, the male babysitter Sandy is seen playing a song on the flute (1:50). The same song is played by Sheldon Cooper, also on the flute (58:46). ...
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Why were the songs not translated/dubbed into German?

When watching Brave in German I noticed that the songs actually haven't been translated (and redubbed accordingly). Rather than that, they were just left in the original English while the rest of the ...
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Why is rock music used for background music when the coach met the principal after a disppointing board meeting?

In Coach Carter, why is rock played as the background music when the coach met the principal after a disppointing board meeting? The situation is serious, but the background music is rock, which is ...
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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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Who are Gaston's "five hangers-on"?

In the song "Gaston", it is said that the eponymous character has "five hangers-on". I imagine LeFou, Tom, Dick and Stanley are part of them? Who are Gaston's 'five hangers-on'?
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Is "silence" used as a background score to avoid misinterpretations? [closed]

This question is not about any specific movie but the technicality involved in its making. We know all over the world, various directors have chosen silence over any background score at all. My ...
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How music piece usage rights work in TV vs YouTube?

I have seen many episodes of The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony's YouTube channel and noticed that whenever a song comes, they just mute it and replace it with some generic music piece. But why? When the ...
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Why is there no music by Elvis in Elvis & Nixon?

The movie Elvis & Nixon has quite a nice score, but does not feature any music by Elvis. Why is that?
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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's the production process for songs for Disney animated musicals?

I've had a question on my mind since watching Moana (and listening to the soundtrack over and over). Like many Disney musicals, especially the animated ones, the lyrics of the songs often contain ...
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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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Is the Wonder Woman theme original?

After watching the new Wonder Woman trailer I noticed the prominent use of the 5-note (if I'm counting correctly) theme that's played at the end (starting at 2:05). Yes there's a lot of reverb or ...
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To what degree is the in-universe music from Game of Thrones based on the novels?

There are a few in-universe songs used in Game of Thrones, first and foremost the often recurring "Rains of Castamere", but also "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" as known from the episode (of the same ...
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To what movies do the soundtracks in this Masha and the Bear episode belong?

In the episode Den kino Masha and the Bear decide to film a movie, but can't agree on what movie to film; they show a few scenes inspired by well-known movies, then as the pace picks up the episode ...
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Why aren't the songs from a TV show credited in the end credits?

Movies (feature films, if you prefer) always list the songs they feature at the end of the credits. Here's an example from Star Trek Into Darkness: But TV shows seem to answer to different rules. I ...
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Why the discrepancies between setting and music in "Moulin Rouge!"?

I've observed a few things while watching Moulin Rouge! that point to a rather old setting, e.g. the lamp beside Christian and also that Christian is using an old typewriter. However, in the movie, I ...
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Significance of the song "Should I Stay or Should I Go"?

What is the significance of the use of Should I Stay or Should I Go song in Stranger Things? That song is more a love song and used by Will for mentioning his condition or sending message. But I ...
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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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Is the "Oh oh oh ah oh" chanting before a Lost episode the Lost theme song, or an ABC song?

I am watching the 2004-2010 ABC TV series Lost on Netflix. I didn't watch it or anything on ABC network TV in 2004-2010, so I don't know the answer to this question. What I'm talking about: At the ...
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When was whistling music first used in basketball videos? [closed]

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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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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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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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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Why do they sing Nirvana in Pan?

In the recent adaption of Peter Pan, Pan, the workers and captain sing Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana together. Why did they choose this specific song to sing together?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(?) language....