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> {quote:title=casablancalover2 wrote:}{quote}

> You would have to know my comedy to laugh along with me about it.

 

I laughed the first time I watched it. I believe its continued appeal is the juxtaposition of mathematics and love which are usually considered opposites.

 

I am reminded of a poem: The Physicist Declares His Love It begins: "Shall I compare thee to a chain reaction". It is sad to say I do not remember all of the rest of it.

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Hey, Big Bang Theory ! I came across that show by chance one day and was sucked into it (get it?)

Seriously, I thought it was pretty funny.

 

There's something magnificent about that song, Anyone Who Had a Heart.

 

Mes amies, allow me a little self-indulgence today. Here's The Clash, wondering

Should I Stay or Should I Go?:

 

 

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Thank you, SansFin, casablancalover, and everyone here who demonstrates such fine taste in music.

 

Today in Southern Ontario it is raining; not a thunderstorm, but the kind of steady all-day rain of early autumn. Made me think of Astrid Gilberto's sweet song, Gentle Rain.

 

When I was young I used to regard music like this as "schmaltz", bland "easy listening" stuff. But I didn't know any better then. There is a kind of music that is bland and soulless, but lot of what I dismissed then as such I have since realized is lovely music.

Or, maybe I'm just developing Old Fogey Syndrome.

Anyway, here's the tune. Judge for youself:

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNhXuU_Wcno

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Rain songs! :)

 

The song in *Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid*

 

 

The most classic:

http://youtu.be/rmCpOKtN8ME

 

Let us hope it does not come to this:

http://youtu.be/VjE35IRMinM

 

Canadian rain:

 

 

Russian rain:

 

 

Other rain songs:

 

Eurythmics:

 

 

Eddie Rabbitt:

 

 

Tim McGraw:

 

 

The Beatles:

http://youtu.be/MPjDMZiuhbQ

 

Carpenters:

 

 

CCR:

http://youtu.be/TS9_ipu9GKw

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Yes, rainy day... And I hate being out in rain and getting wet... But others don't seem to mind and even enjoy the feeling... Suppose if I had earplugs and was listening to that Vangelis music from "The Year of Living Dangerously" TY clip below, I wouldn't mind getting wet so much...

(BTW, thanks Miss Wonderly, your comment reminded me of that film that I haven't seen for years.

Excellent film with great performances by Sigourney Weaver, Mel Gibson - before he went Hollywood - and Linda Hunt...)

 

Anyway, this thread doesn't have to be off-topic...

 

What about film music in movies where rain is a part of the story or rather the soundtrack in general is very important (omitting rain)...

 

An example is the "Tears in Rain" soliloquy near the end of "Blade Runner."

"Tears in Rain" is also the name of the musical piece by Vangelis that accompanies the scene.

Wiki states about the music:

 

"Tears in Rain" is also the name of the last track of the official [score|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner_%28soundtrack%29|Blade Runner (soundtrack)] for the film by [Vangelis|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vangelis|Vangelis] that scores the scene. Elements of the Main Titles theme support Batty's speech, structured with strings, brass, and church bells. Michael Hannan and Melissa Carey describe the feeling of the scene as calm but forceful in its impact:

 

 

 

bq. Here the mood is more serene but the strings and brass orchestration is nonetheless very powerfully scored. Both these cues are examples of monumentalising the drama of near death and death itself. The church bells bring an effective religious dimension to the scenes to strengthen visual imagery such as the dove that Roy releases as he dies.^[[10]|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tears_in_rain_soliloquy#cite_note-9]^

The scene is here on YT:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1IzmGhyiM0

 

Another famous bit of movie music featuring rain, and also by Vangelis, is in "The Year of Living Dangerously":

 

 

The music in the clip above is "L'Enfant" from the Vangelis album "Opera sauvage":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_Sauvage

 

Suppose this could be a theme day for TCM if you can come up with other films...

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