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(Paste Magazine) Video In honor of Martin Scorsese turning 70 here are the 15 most memorable musical moments from his films. List wins with the infamous one camera long tracking shot from "Goodfellas"   (pastemagazine.com) divider line 55
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2012-11-18 01:54:52 AM  
#3 still gives me chills.
 
2012-11-18 03:12:34 AM  
List fails without the theme to the TV series Alice.
 
2012-11-18 07:53:58 AM  
The "Be My Baby" Mean Streets opening is terrific.
 
2012-11-18 08:18:41 AM  
How is that shot infamous? Infamous is not a synonym for famous, subby.
 
2012-11-18 08:33:16 AM  

DamnYankees: How is that shot infamous? Infamous is not a synonym for famous, subby.


I would have gone for "iconic" or "legendary" over "infamous" or even "famous" in the headline. That shot has been ripped off about as many times as the Odessa Steps sequence in "Battleship Potemkin". It's going to be a real groundbreaking moment in film history.

And the funny part is that wasn't even how it was planned. They were just going to have Henry and Karen go in through the front door, but the Copacabana wouldn't allow that. So they replaced it with the shot where they come in through the back.
 
2012-11-18 09:27:14 AM  

DamnYankees: How is that shot infamous? Infamous is not a synonym for famous, subby.


Don't you get it? In-famous is when you're more than famous. That shot from Godfellas is not just famous, it's IN-famous.
 
2012-11-18 09:45:48 AM  
I can't listen to "The Boy I love" without wanting to tell someone to go home and get their farking shinebox.
 
2012-11-18 09:58:49 AM  
List fails without Dominic and The Desperadoes (Language NSFW)

Link
 
2012-11-18 10:08:59 AM  
I think my favorite use of music in Goodfellas is the Ronnettes version of "Frosty the Snowman" before Jimmy has to dress down Johnny Roastbeef and Frankie Carbone for buying a Caddy and a mink right after the Lufthansa heist.
 
2012-11-18 10:34:47 AM  
I think Layla should be number one, it's such a great scene. And although Werewolves of London is basically the only song remembered from The Color of Money, the whole soundtrack is great. I listened to it for years then lost the tape. Now the soundtrack is no longer for sale.

And Tom Cruise probably had his best role in that movie.
 
2012-11-18 10:41:38 AM  

jake_lex: And the funny part is that wasn't even how it was planned. They were just going to have Henry and Karen go in through the front door, but the Copacabana wouldn't allow that. So they replaced it with the shot where they come in through the back.



No shiat. Huh.

I caught a weird 24 horu flu last week....spent saturday in that haze of half asleep body ache and watched goodfellas twice. that shot it amazing.

/KAAAAAAAREN! THAT WAS ALL THE MONEY WE HAD, KAAAAAREN! KAAAREN! WHY DID YOU DO THAT, KAAAAAAAREN! kAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAREN!
 
2012-11-18 10:52:13 AM  
My favourite is the Ronettes be my baby, while the couple walks to their table through a busy night club, through the back. 20 years ago, my family and extended family used to own a lot of restaurants, whenever my wife and me wanted to visit a family owned restaurant, we used to enter through the back, the reason we entered through the back was out of respect to the chef and the owners hung out there. I used to be cool, now, I spend my time on fark and eating granola bars and yoghurt...
 
2012-11-18 10:54:48 AM  

JerseyTim: I think my favorite use of music in Goodfellas is the Ronnettes version of "Frosty the Snowman" before Jimmy has to dress down Johnny Roastbeef and Frankie Carbone for buying a Caddy and a mink right after the Lufthansa heist.


That "Frosty the Snowman" is so brilliantly placed in that scene i that failed to notice its significance. You are right, great use of music being that everyone is about be deader than a melted Frosty.
 
2012-11-18 11:00:36 AM  
No Last Waltz?

Fail.
 
2012-11-18 11:17:38 AM  
car chase scene in Mean Streets; Cream , Hideaway (live version)
 
2012-11-18 11:29:04 AM  
#12 (shot of Deniro smoking at the bar) is my favourite shot in movie history.
 
2012-11-18 11:54:24 AM  
shiat. Time to watch Goodfellas again.

(And I'll admit I've somehow never seen Mean Streets; I need to fix that.)

Karen: I know there are women, like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I got to admit the truth. It turned me on.
 
2012-11-18 12:01:27 PM  

JosephFinn: And I'll admit I've somehow never seen Mean Streets; I need to fix that


It's almost the same movie as Goddfella's, just a bigger budget.
 
2012-11-18 12:45:55 PM  
Scorsese did not have the rights to use "Be My Baby" in Mean Streets, but Phil Spector did him a solid and let him use it.

Totally different film without it.
 
2012-11-18 01:02:34 PM  

skinink: And although Werewolves of London is basically the only song remembered from The Color of Money, the whole soundtrack is great. I listened to it for years then lost the tape. Now the soundtrack is no longer for sale.


Mark Knopfler's "Two Brothers and a Stranger" is a fantastic instrumental track from that album.
 
2012-11-18 01:04:31 PM  

JosephFinn: shiat. Time to watch Goodfellas again.

(And I'll admit I've somehow never seen Mean Streets; I need to fix that.)

Karen: I know there are women, like my best friends, who would have gotten out of there the minute their boyfriend gave them a gun to hide. But I didn't. I got to admit the truth. It turned me on.


yeah......just put it in myself
 
2012-11-18 01:21:11 PM  
Nothing for The Last Waltz? Oh, that is a concert film so it's naturally gonna have music in it.
 
2012-11-18 01:27:36 PM  

sluggers: Scorsese did not have the rights to use "Be My Baby" in Mean Streets, but Phil Spector did him a solid and let him use it.


John Lennon talked him into it.
 
2012-11-18 01:29:17 PM  
List fails without Harry Nilsson's Jump into the Fire to kick off Henry's last day as a Goodfella.

I would rank the Layla piano bridge highlighting the people whacked by Jimmy above it on the list though.
 
2012-11-18 01:36:31 PM  
Fail without Devo's 'Satisfaction' from Casino. Perfect song choice.
 
2012-11-18 01:41:58 PM  

farkeruk: sluggers: Scorsese did not have the rights to use "Be My Baby" in Mean Streets, but Phil Spector did him a solid and let him use it.

John Lennon talked him into it.



Still, I'd never seen Jimmy happier. He was like a kid!
 
2012-11-18 01:53:34 PM  
The scene with the Cadillac and the piano part of Layla is still one of my all-time favs. It's gorgeous and horrifying at the same time.

Scorcese has always had knack for soundtracks.

/I'm a monkaaaaaaaaaay
 
2012-11-18 01:59:18 PM  
I also liked the mention of the use of Jackson Browne's "Late for the Sky" in Taxi Driver. That film is -- understandably -- more famous for Bernard Hermann's incredible score, but that song just fits so perfectly there. It's the soundtrack for the moment when Travis finally truly snaps.
 
2012-11-18 03:00:51 PM  
What!?

No mohawk night?! (After Hours) ?

And, My Way end credits (Goodfellas) ?

Those 2 movies got me into those 2 artists! :D 

You're Welcome.
 
2012-11-18 03:03:55 PM  
ps: here is a Mohawk Night scene that doesn't get cut off....

And this is where Martin Scorcese makes his cameo. He is the guy shining the light on Paul as he is running away.
 
2012-11-18 03:04:57 PM  
ps: here is a Mohawk Night scene that doesn't get cut off....

And this is where Martin Scorcese makes his cameo. He is the guy shining the light on Paul as he is running away.
 
2012-11-18 03:18:29 PM  
Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore introduced me (at long, overdue last) to Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore last evening on TCM.

Damn good movie.

Excellent use was made of Mott the Hoople and T.Rex.

Wish more films of that quality were still being released.
 
2012-11-18 03:32:51 PM  

Pandora's Litterbox: Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore introduced me (at long, overdue last) to Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore last evening on TCM.

Damn good movie.

Excellent use was made of Mott the Hoople and T.Rex.

Wish more films of that quality were still being released.


blame star wars. character and plot out, special effect explosions in

List fails without Harry Nillsson/who/muddy waters/george harrison/mick jagger mashup towards the end of goodfellas. FAIL

memo from turner is a great song from a great soundtrack but I've never actually seen the movie.
 
2012-11-18 03:33:49 PM  
I think Sid Vicious singing "I Did it My Way" over the Goodfellas epilogue deserves special mention.
 
2012-11-18 03:34:44 PM  
montage of dead bodies (Jimmy's cronies who ignored his command to not buy flashy things with their heist money) uncovered in garbage trucks, cars and a meat truck


Hehe, they we're always gonna get whacked. This scene is great, but the sequence when Henry is running all over town, looking like shiat, with the helicopter following and his idiot mule stressing him out and making the cutlets and all that is my favourite part of the movie.
 
2012-11-18 05:04:35 PM  

Omahawg: blame star wars. character and plot out, special effect explosions in


So SOOOO sad; so very true.


Omahawg: memo from turner is a great song from a great soundtrack but I've never actually seen the movie.


Performance is a film that could only have come out in the early/mid-1970s. It's one of the innumerable reasons it's by far my very most favorite period of time for films (during my lifetime).

Highly recommended.
 
2012-11-18 05:43:32 PM  
That scene from Taxi Driver was excellent. My Fark name was almost Henry Krinkle.
 
2012-11-18 06:57:39 PM  

skinink: I think Sid Vicious singing "I Did it My Way" over the Goodfellas epilogue deserves special mention.


Aye. I'll agree with that.

Hate to say it but I always think of the trailer for "Rush" when I hear the second half of "Layla."
 
2012-11-18 08:26:17 PM  

jake_lex: I also liked the mention of the use of Jackson Browne's "Late for the Sky" in Taxi Driver. That film is -- understandably -- more famous for Bernard Hermann's incredible score, but that song just fits so perfectly there. It's the soundtrack for the moment when Travis finally truly snaps.


The visual of the discarded pair of shoes on the American Bandstand dance floor is the perfect visual during this sequence...sort of a metaphor for Travis as discarded and unneeded by the rest of the world dancing around him. Amazing little sequence of film.
 
2012-11-18 09:42:54 PM  

skinink: I think Sid Vicious singing "I Did it My Way" over the Goodfellas epilogue deserves special mention.


So much THIS!

#3 was there -- I'm happy!
 
2012-11-18 09:52:19 PM  
How did they pass up Nick Nolte's rage painting scenes set to "Conquistador" in Life Lessons (New York Stories)

c'mon!
 
2012-11-18 11:18:44 PM  
The Late for the Sky clip from Taxi Driver always floors me. I love that movie.
 
2012-11-18 11:28:07 PM  
This one' called Martin Scorsese
He makes the best farking films (x2)
If I ever meet him I'm gonna grab his farkin' neck and just shake him
And say thank you thank you for makin' such excellent farkin' movies
Then I'd twist his nose all the way the fark around
And the rip off one of his ears and throw it
Like a like a like a farkin' frisbee
I wanna chew his farkin' lips off and grab his head and suck out one of his
eyes and chew on it and spit it out in his face
And thank you thank you for all of your farkin' films
Then I'd pick him up by the hair swing him over my head a few times
And throw him across the room and kick all his farkin' teeth in and then
stomp on his face 40 or 50 times
Cuz he makes the best farking films he makes the best farking films
I've ever seen in my life
I farkin love him
I farkin love him
 
2012-11-18 11:34:15 PM  

skinink: I think Sid Vicious singing "I Did it My Way" over the Goodfellas epilogue deserves special mention.


BeatrixK: skinink: I think Sid Vicious singing "I Did it My Way" over the Goodfellas epilogue deserves special mention.

So much THIS!

#3 was there -- I'm happy!


Yes, I linked the Sid credits, along with Bad Brains from After Hours, above. ;)
 
2012-11-19 03:28:19 AM  

SCUBA_Archer: List fails without Harry Nilsson's Jump into the Fire to kick off Henry's last day as a Goodfella.


THIS

For me, that sequence turned it from a good movie to a great one.
 
2012-11-19 05:52:26 AM  

TimeCubeFan: Fail without Devo's 'Satisfaction' from Casino. Perfect song choice.


Came here to say that myself. The whole 'industrial breakdown' feel of the song is perfect for the tension and nervous energy of the scene. And the click of the door lock on that downbeat to cut everything off. Perfect.
 
2012-11-19 09:17:26 AM  
Malcolm X. A change gonna come. That is all.
 
2012-11-19 10:26:29 AM  
2 the best ever, if the film ended after this scene it would still be awesome
 
2012-11-19 10:46:48 AM  

art_shamsky: This one' called Martin Scorsese
He makes the best farking films (x2)
If I ever meet him I'm gonna grab his farkin' neck and just shake him
And say thank you thank you for makin' such excellent farkin' movies
Then I'd twist his nose all the way the fark around
And the rip off one of his ears and throw it
Like a like a like a farkin' frisbee
I wanna chew his farkin' lips off and grab his head and suck out one of his
eyes and chew on it and spit it out in his face
And thank you thank you for all of your farkin' films
Then I'd pick him up by the hair swing him over my head a few times
And throw him across the room and kick all his farkin' teeth in and then
stomp on his face 40 or 50 times
Cuz he makes the best farking films he makes the best farking films
I've ever seen in my life
I farkin love him
I farkin love him


Ha, King Missile. Love 'em.
 
2012-11-19 12:07:53 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: No Last Waltz?

Fail.



Yep.

If I had to pick just one tune from Last Waltz for this list I'd pick "The Weight" with The Staples.
 
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