LonesomePolecat

First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

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GOtta go with the incredibly gorgeous overture to A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by Mendelssohn, adapted for the screen by Korngold, used to great effect in the 1935 film version of Shakespeare's classic (here's the overture):

 

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your favorite overture or opening credits music

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my favorite..Manhattan "Rhapsody in Blue"..too bad WA's talking...

next--won't or don't in the title

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"Bie Mir Bis Der Schoen" used in SWING KIDS (although the first one I thought of was from BIG BIRD IN CHINA)

 

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Let's stay with a song that uses more than one language

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THe entire soundtrack of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is beautiful, and fortunately it fits the bill with important action happening during the opening credits. THe music at that point is called "A Particular Sum" on the soundtrack:

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another gorgeous soundtrack

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Winter Light (no music soundtrack)

And now, getting back to songs:

Next: War song in a non-war film

 

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"How Blue the Night" sing by Dick Haymes in FOUR JILLS IN A JEEP.

Next: Song about the American Civil War.

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"The Battle Cry of Freedom" sung by Miriam Hopkins in Virginia City

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Next: Song mentioning housework

 

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"The Tennessee Waltz: -- Wise Blood

Next: Film mentioning a girl's name beginning with the letter "s"

 

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"I Get a Kick Out of You" from ANYTHING GOES (1936) sung by Ethel Merman (I get no kick from champagne....)

 

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Funeral

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"That's Your Funeral," sung by Barry Humpries and Sonya Fraser, a song cut from the film version of Oliver!

 

Birth

 

 

 

 

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But just to keep it kosher:

"Finnigans Wake" played over the credits and at the beginning of Passages from James Joyce's Finnigans Wake (1965)

(3:45 on this link)

Next: Birth

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