Obviously, there are some great TV theme tunes, "Hawaai-50" "Danger Man" "The Virginian" for example. However, music is also inserted into a show to add drama, suspense or emotion to the scene. Sometimes specially written incidental music, but, increasingly, existing pieces are utilised, often to great effect. Some examples:
Firstly, this was used in an episode of "Ray Donovan"
Here's a good one. Of a little Japanese girl who sees the movie 'Fargo' and goes to America in search of the treasure she believes is buried there, not knowing the movie treasure is only fiction. lol This song was inserted at the very end of the movie as the credits are rolling just for effect. The man is being tortured in the background of the song as young girls are singing. lol
Wow Rocky, haven't heard that tune for years. I'd heard a rumour about a Japanese guy searching for the Fargo loot. Interesting. Here's a couple more, this was used in "Crime Story" as title sequence...
and this tune was used in an episode:
while this "White Buffalo" track was used as a teaser for UFC 202
The "Jaws" theme is an outstanding example of how music can amp up the emotions, in this case fear. I'm not into the horror genre as such, but do enjoy psychological thrillers. One of my favourites was "Manhunter"
I may have mentioned this musical choice before....
Adverts can use music skillfully too, this is currently used to promote a bank.....
Kool brew! I'm enjoying this! Here's something you're probably not familiar with, but I enjoy. Watching the WWE ladies wrestling. it's very BIG over in England when they come over to your country they sell out the venues! Here's my favorite opening themes for the ladies.....
I wish I could find a youtube of a scene from an early episode of Moonlighting.
A man in the back of an SUV opens up a briefcase. It is full of $100 bills. When the briefcase opens and we see the money, we hear the O'Jays singing "Money Money Money Money..." the opening few bars of "For the Love of Money." He closes the case. When he reopens it we hear "Mo...ney." Turns out that is what is playing on Maddie Hayes's clock radio that wakes her up that morning.
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Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
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