Johan de Meij conducts his Symphony Number 1 (Lord of the Rings).
My favorite part is around the 34-minute mark. I must confess, though, that I find some of the atonal sequences in the symphony very grating and inaccessible:
Jay Walker on English learning:
Bill Conti’s music for the Right Stuff, along with a few images of Chuck Yeager and the cast members portraying the Mercury Seven astronauts.
I read somewhere that the studio only gave him about ten days to turn in a full score, and with such a tight deadline he was forced to adapt classical music instead of write original compositions.
Rather cheeky of him to use Russian music (Tchaikovsky) for a movie extolling American astronauts during the Cold War!
Is there anything the ancient Greeks didn’t do?
“Individuality is fine, as long as we all do it together.”
—Maj. Frank Burns, M*A*S*H
This was originally a Smashing Pumpkins song from Batman Forever, but was later also used in the Watchmen trailers.
Great editing by darkmonolith.
The Third Man Theme, with images of the Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, and Orson Welles: