There’s No Business, Like Show Business
One of the most important elements of a film is the soundtrack: the sweet symphonic sounds that make the film complete, the songs that bring a scene to life. Over the years, the classic film soundtrack has transformed from a simple score, to blockbuster musical numbers, to today’s popular renovated recordings. Music in film is highly influential to our culture. I’m sure we can all remember that time in our childhood when we first heard Somewhere Over the Rainbow, or as the years progressed, the first time we listened to My Heart Will Go On (and the countless times after that). Songs from the cinema complete a substantial part of our everyday music obsessed lives. Whether it be an impressive orchestral piece, a contemporary classic, or a distinct melody we have never heard before, we all have our favorites. Would you like to hear a few of mine?
Probably one of the best modern musicals of all time, the spectacular (spectacular) Moulin Rouge sets itself apart with its inventive soundtrack of reimagined tunes. Featured songs by Elton John, The Police, and Paul McCartney make up a small part of this set list. You will most likely remember Ewan McGregor’s fantastic rendition of ‘Your Song,’ but the highlight (and my favorite) of the score is, Elephant Love Medley. Undoubtedly memorable, the track plays as compilation of popular love songs. “How wonderful life is, now you’re in the world.”