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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
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2012-11-18 03:18:29 PM  
2 votes:
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 10:34:47 AM  
2 votes:
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 07:53:58 AM  
2 votes:
The "Be My Baby" Mean Streets opening is terrific.
2012-11-18 01:54:52 AM  
2 votes:
#3 still gives me chills.
2012-11-18 01:59:18 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:36:31 PM  
1 vote:
Fail without Devo's 'Satisfaction' from Casino. Perfect song choice.
2012-11-18 10:52:13 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:08:59 AM  
1 vote:
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 09:58:49 AM  
1 vote:
List fails without Dominic and The Desperadoes (Language NSFW)

2012-11-18 08:33:16 AM  
1 vote:

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.
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