You know that feeling you get when you’re watching a great scene in one of your favorite movies–the sudden intense thrill or euphoria, or “the chills,” or however you describe that pulse quickening and wave of emotion you experience? Well, if you think about it, it’s probably really rare to have that experience without music accompanying the scene. I am probably the last person to realize this, but I have to keep reminding myself of it occasionally so that I make music a priority in my work.
I think the movie “Desperately Seeking Susan” is great, even if the writing is arguably a little thin sometimes. But there’s this moment at which the score, by Thomas Newman (cousin of Randy Newman), makes all the difference–it just takes the movie to another level, and it’s awesome. The scene is of Madonna and Rosanna Arquette’s characters in NYC, during the day, and here’s the score. See if it doesn’t give you chills:
6 Replies to “Can’t get that rush without music!”
The 80s wardrobe and interior decor are priceless. And Rosanna Arquette and Laurie Metcalf are great.
Left me feeling ISO earlier days with hot guys sneaking out of dorm windows; a time when all life’s possibilities seemed possible, or near. Some now passed by, others yet hatched. Reconsidering my wardrobe for next week’s friendmoon in NYC. 🙂 Thanks for the #tbt xo
Yes! The song and movie transport you. Btw, I had to Google “ISO” and “friendmoon.” Have a great time in NYC!
Music moves me wherever it appears, in movies, on my kitchen counter, or driving in my car on the open road, just me and Elvis…
Love this! Elvis, or Sam Cooke…