(FYI- This is a longer post with several videos!)
In fashion of taking a little break from movie reviews, I have decided to answer a challenge put forth by my friend, Castor, over at Anomalous Material. A challenge was issued out to several movie bloggers and enthusiasts to develop a “Desert Island CD.” The concept is very simple, you are stranded on a desert island with only one CD (and a CD player etc…). What are 12 tracks that you would want to have with you? While those can be pop song, instrumentals etc… we are all movie bloggers so there is one requirement that each track comes from a movie soundtrack. Visit the very fun and imaginative post HERE! Don’t miss it!
I LOVE movie soundtracks. Music is the one true way the emotion is conveyed to an audience. Even before there was voice in movies, there was music! Such a vital piece of any movie and I have so many favorite soundtracks. If I had to choose 12 tracks for my “Desert Island CD” which would I choose? hmm….
(SOME vids must be watched on YouTube itself. It’s frustrating that certain vids can only be played there!!!!)
1. Hook– Main Theme by John Williams (My current ringback tone when one calls my cell phone! It has been this for almost two years straight!)
2. Avatar– Main Theme by James Horner (Fitting…if I’m on an island of adventure, to have this exciting track on my cd! Hopefully the island I am deserted on is Pandora! That’d be sweet!)
3. Top Gun– Highway to the Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins (I don’t normally enjoy very many soundtracks with vocal tracks, but Top Gun is a classic to enjoy!!!)
4. Moulin Rouge– “Come What May” with Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor (I like so many songs from this musical, it’s really hard to pick, but I’d choose this one! I also really love “Your Song” and “Roxanne” but the emotion in this one and this scene really amounts to so much!….just the first portion until 3:05 really!)
5. Batman Begins– “Molossus” by Hans Zimmer and James Horner (This main theme packs so much action into it without even having to see a single clip! HAVE to love the excitement in this theme!)
6. Jurassic Park– End theme by John Williams (EVERYONE recognizes and knows this theme!! I can’t go around anywhere whistling it without someone calling out “JURASSIC PARK!!” I love the other main theme as well, but this one is my fav! Hopefully I won’t run into any velociraptors on this desert island!) 🙂
7. Star Wars– “Duel of the Fates” by John Williams (I am a Star Wars fan and this track and recurring theme is one of the best ever created! Enjoy the little clips of lightsaber fighting put together to this track! I would need this while trapped on an island as my “hunting for food” song!)
8. Pirates of the Caribbean– “Main Theme” by Hans Zimmer (I would choose this if I had to be on an island and survive, much like Captain Jack Sparrow. A lot of motifs in this soundtrack are also used in Gladiator‘s soundtrack -another great one- , so given the option between the two…I choose POTC.)
9. Requiem for a Dream– “Main Theme” by Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet (I’ve never watched the film, but I enjoy this track and hear it often. Sounds very gripping, emotional, dark, trippy, and intriguing! I like it!)
10. James Bond– Awesome Main Theme by the late John Barry (Thank you John Barry for this world-renowned theme song. I often hum this tune as I stealthily move about on my shopping mission at Wal-mart! -that, and Mission Impossible– So, 007’s theme is a MUST HAVE on a desert island!
11. Saving Private Ryan– “Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams (War movies often have the best soundtracks ever!)
12. Forrest Gump– Main title by Alan Silvestri (If I was stranded on a desert island, I would need a tune that reminded me of much simpler, easier, and happy times. Silvestri’s theme for Forrest Gump is that tune! You can’t help by smile and reminisce when listening to it. Having a bad day? Listen to this track!)
There are SO many great soundtracks! Narrowing it down to just 12 tracks alone was indeed a hard task! But, there you have it! TheScarletSp1der‘s Desert Island CD! (I know, I know…there’s no Lord of the Rings on my list….but, hey, it’s MY list! I like LOTR, I just like these more! You can only pick 12! What tracks would make it to your cd?)
Thank you, Castor, for the challenge and opportunity to share! Be sure to visit www.AnomalousMaterial.com for other movie enthusiasts’ Desert Island CDs. Perhaps a “Master CD” will be created after all of the submissions are made! You can visit directly here—————————->DESERT ISLAND CD. It is a very fun post stating that all of us movie enthusiasts were on a plane together that did indeed wreck! Hope they all chose good tracks!! 🙂
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
up next: review for Limitless