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SYNChronicles: Syncing Music to Film

by Dav I.D.
SYNChronicles: Syncing Music to Film by Dav I.D.
This has to be one of my most barely indulged hobbies. Well, that’s about to change. CALLING ALL AUDIOPHILES, CINEPHILES, AND AUDIOCINEPHILES: Its time to put our collective ears and eyes together into one big mass of synchronicity. If you’ve found any amazing combinations of music and film, please list them here so we can build this list! Full albums are ideal, but if there’s a particular song that fits with a scene somewhere, why not include it?" Try to come up with a neat title for your combination, and the appropriate moment to sync the two. Unfortunately, I have only touched the surface of playing albums over movies- but who HASN’T… Read more

This has to be one of my most barely indulged hobbies.
Well, that’s about to change.

CALLING ALL AUDIOPHILES, CINEPHILES, AND AUDIOCINEPHILES:
Its time to put our collective ears and eyes together into one big mass of synchronicity. If you’ve found any amazing combinations of music and film, please list them here so we can build this list!
Full albums are ideal, but if there’s a particular song that fits with a scene somewhere, why not include it?"
Try to come up with a neat title for your combination, and the appropriate moment to sync the two.

Unfortunately, I have only touched the surface of playing albums over movies- but who HASN’T done Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of Oz? (“Well, I’m not a stoner…”) That one’s easily the most popular, so I’ll list it first.


1) “Dark Side of the Rainbow”
SUGGESTED BY: Dav I.D. (But not really)
FILM: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
ALBUM: Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
SYNC: Begin album @ 3rd lion’s roar, the first time the MGM logo appears during the movie.


2) “Reanimated Animals,”
SUGGESTED BY: Dav I.D.
FILM: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
ALBUM: Pink Floyd: Animals (1977)
SYNC: Begin album and movie at the same time.


3) “Dreaming Neon Sunrise,” suggested by Dav I.D.
SCENE: “The Man” meets with “The Woman from the City,” from Sunrise (1927)
SONG: Nevermore: Dreaming Neon Black (1999)
SYNC: Begin song when you see the long tracking shot begin of “The Man” walking outside to meet “The Woman from the City” for the first time.


4) “LAX/THE DARK KNIGHT
SUGGESTED BY: CHARLES DECKERT
SCENE: The underground truck chase sequence, from The Dark Knight (2008)
SONG: Tom Rothrock: LAX (2004)
SYNC: After the Joker hijacks the big rig, he takes it underground to pursue Harvey Dent in the SWAT car. Wait for the first camera angle of the side of Joker’s truck. Start LAX right before Joker and his goons slide the truck’s side door open to begin the attack.
NOTE: LAX is a song not available for purchase anywhere. You can find it on YouTube, however.


5) Metropolis/Godspeed
SUGGESTED BY: thelivingmanpt2
FILM: Metropolis (1927)
ALBUM: Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000), Godspeed You! Black Emperor: ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! (2012)
SYNC: Begin Metropolis and “Lift Your Skinny Fists” at the same time. When the album is over, pause the film and sync “Allelujah!” to play at the same time.


6) Samurai Jack/Deltron 3030
SUGGESTED BY: DAV I.D.
SCENE: The VERY beginning of Season 1, Episode 1, of Samurai Jack
SONG: Deltron 3030: 3030 (2000)
SYNC: Begin the episode and the track at the same time.
NOTE: The first three episodes of Samurai Jack make up “Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie”, which first aired on Cartoon Network all at once. The tone of the album “Deltron 3030” fits pretty well with these episodes in particular, but because of the lyrical focus of Deltron 3030, as well as its prevalence of “rap skits” (detailing the story of Deltron 3030, which has its own narrative), its hard to recommend playing the whole album to these episodes. You can always skip the skits, and see how well things line up. The track numbers for the skits are: 1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 21.

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