Monday, August 29, 2011

This Week's Dropbox Assignment: Songs From Movies

This week's dropbox assignment is a little trickier. We're looking for songs that played a pivotal role in a film, but are not merely songs that appeared on the film's soundtrack. Furthermore, the song must have been diegetic. If you're not sure what that is, read this (via Wikipedia):
"As with film, the term "diegetic" refers to the function of the music within a work's theatrical narrative, with particular relevance to the role of song. Within the typical format of opera/operetta, characters are not "aware" that they are singing. This is a non-diegetic use of song. If however the song is presented as a musical occurrence within the plot, then the number may be described as "diegetic"."
Basically, the characters in the film are aware that the music is playing and it's not just playing the background. We've gotten it started with "Goodbye Horses" by Q Lazzarus & Garvey (from Silence of the Lambs) and "Flowers on the Wall" by The Statler Brothers (from Pulp Fiction).

Head over to The Fucking Nostalgic Dropbox on Spotify and start dropping some songs in there. If you missed last week's assignment, check out the "Epic Songs" playlist here.