Ep. 229 - Vangelis' '1492'
The score for the movie "1492: Conquest of Paradise" was composed by Vangelis and features a blend of orchestral and electronic music. The main theme of the score, "Conquest of Paradise," is a haunting and majestic melody that is instantly recognizable. The score captures the sense of adventure, ...
Ep. 228 - Vangelis' 'Antarctica'
The Vangelis score for the Japanese film "Antarctica" is a haunting and beautiful masterpiece that captures the vast and isolated beauty of the continent. The score later inspired Mark Isham's score for the Disney film "Eight Below," which tells the story of a team of sled dogs stranded in Antarc...
Ep. 227 - James Horner's 'Batteries Not Included'
The iconic score of "Batteries Not Included," composed by James Horner, captures the whimsical and heartwarming spirit of the film. Horner's music adds to the magic of the story of the little extraterrestrial robots that come to life to help the tenants of an old apartment building in New York Ci...
Ep. 226 - Thomas Newman's 'Career Opportunities' (feat. Goddess)
Thomas Newman's score for the movie 'Career Opportunities' captures the essence of youthful rebellion and hope with its dreamy and wistful melodies. However, the standout moment of the film's soundtrack is undoubtedly the scene where Jennifer Connelly dances to the song 'Nuthin' on My Mind' by th...
Ep. 225 - Vangelis' 'Chariots of Fire'
The music from Chariots of Fire by Vangelis is an iconic and recognizable piece of film score history. The sweeping electronic melodies evoke a sense of grandeur and triumph, perfectly capturing the film's themes of perseverance and determination. The main theme, played on a solo synthesizer, has...
Ep. 224 - Battleship (feat. AC/DC)
The AC/DC song 'Thunderstruck' in the movie Battleship has enough energy to power a fleet of warships! Enjoy this one.
Listen to the score: https://music.apple.com/us/album/battleship-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/523006979
Ep. 223 - Stranger Things (feat. Steve Perry & Bryce MIller)
"Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" by Steve Perry and Journey is a classic '80s power ballad that has stood the test of time. In the highly anticipated fourth season of the popular Netflix series "Stranger Things," the song is featured in a pivotal scene that perfectly captures the essence of the era...
Ep. 222 - Due Date (feat. Pink Floyd & Band of Horses)
When it comes to the use of music in the 2010 comedy film "Due Date," it might seem like an odd pairing to include both Pink Floyd and Band of Horses, but the result is surprisingly effective. In the opening scene of this snapshot, Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis drive through the desert ...
Ep. 221 - James Newton Howard's 'The Devil's Advocate'
'The Devil's Advocate' is a psychological thriller that explores the dark side of human nature, where the line between good and evil is blurred. One of the most notable aspects of the film is its haunting and memorable score composed by James Newton Howard. The music is used to great effect in em...
Ep. 220 - Richard Gibbs' '10 Things I Hate About You' (feat. Semisonic)
"10 Things I Hate About You" is a delightful throwback to the '90s with a killer soundtrack, a charmingly rebellious Heath Ledger, and a heartwarming storyline that's inspired by Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew". The film boasts a soundtrack that includes timeless classics with an exceptio...
Ep. 219 - Marco Beltrami's 'Long Shot' (feat. Roxette)
'Long Shot' is a delightful movie that will leave a lasting impression on you. It's a romantic comedy that's not your typical fare, and that's where Marco Beltrami's subtle yet outstanding score really shines. The warm guitar and subtle thematic elements are a perfect fit for the touching moments...
Ep. 218 - Danny Elfman's 'Good Will Hunting' (feat. Elliot Smith)
Elfman's light and dynamic score for 'Good Will Hunting' is a perfect match for Gus van Sant's masterpiece. The film not only put Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on the map with an Oscar win but is also considered one of the greatest films of the late 90s that also features the late and wonderful Robi...
Ep. 217 - Mannequin (feat. Starship)
In this snapshot, we take a look back at the beloved 80s film 'Mannequin' and its iconic theme song 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' by Starship.
Through interviews with the film's cast and crew, we explore how this fun, lighthearted romantic comedy captured the hearts of audiences in the 80s and h...
Ep. 216 - Ennio Morricone's 'Frantic' (feat. Grace Jones)
Polanski's film 'Frantic' is a true masterpiece, featuring one of Harrison Ford's best performances to date. The snapshot of the film captured in these two scenes is truly exceptional. In the first scene, Dr. Richard Walker (Ford) is depicted as desperate while he tries to move a suitcase into Mi...
Ep. 215 - John Williams' 'The Accidental Tourist'
There is something about this film that is quite unique, mainly because of the incredible performance by Geena Davis and William Hurt. Based off of the 1985 book by Anne Tyler, the story revolves around a middle-aged travel writer whose life and marriage have been shattered by the tragic death of...