Phoenix Fights

Fighting the FEAR, depression and BDP on a daily basis AND making my own bread. Bring it on 2016….

25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 11 – A SONG FROM MY FAVOURITE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

8 Comments

Oh, this was hard, so many to choose from!

Jackie Brown, Superfly, West Side Story, Trainspotting, Waiting to Exhale, O Brother, Where Art Thou, almost impossible to choose…

But I had to choose one, so today, it’s this, ‘Eighteen With A Bullet’ by the legendary producer, key board player and performer Pete Wingfield.

It was a bit of a one hit wonder, but what a hit, and the final fade out track to British gangland movie ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’.

Enjoy!

PS It’s been emotional 😉

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 11 – A SONG FROM MY FAVOURITE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

  1. “Get Shorty” – an INSPIRED movie ! We loved it to bits, and the soundtrack.

  2. Since this is so old I’m probably the only one here who ever saw it, I thought I should give you a bit of the action as well. The American voice-over is unfortunate, but such is life.

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=movie+tom+jones&qpvt=movie+tom+jones&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=1A5FC9E9B289DD702DA21A5FC9E9B289DD702DA2

  3. SUPERFLY, Madame?  Solid! 🙂

    And, Ms. Meikle, tut-tut-tut—you must stop making it seem as though you arrived in Oceania alongside Abel Tasman.  While I did not see TOM JONES during its original release (yes, it did precede my birth), I certainly have seen it.  Several times.  It is a classic, after all.

    Yep, too, too, too many movies, here’s one:

    “MRS. ROBINSON”, THE GRADUATE
    Supposedly, written as “Mrs. Roosevelt” (i.e. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin D.), Paul Simon changed the name to match the seductress of Charles Webb’s novella at the request of director Mike Nichols.  Lucky thing that both cognomens are tri-syllabic.
    An awfully catchy song on its own, its integration into the picture is exquisite.
    An example: As Dustin Hoffman races from Los Angeles to the Bay Area to stop Katharine Ross’s wedding, the song’s guitar strum and “DEE-duh-dee-dee” vocals underscore his passage through the Bay Bridge tunnel, slightly crescendoing as he approaches the tunnel’s Oakland terminus.  And as the car emerges from the tunnel into bright daylight, the song’s chorus begins with a pointed attack.  Just a beautiful bit of filmmaking composition.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s