♪Stanley Kubrick – Complete ballroom music used for ‘The Shining’

Sublime score for the movie “Shining”, well worth watching for the music alone. today’s movie writers, producers, directors can learn a lot about setting the mood, anticipation and suspense. Enjoy!

For the sound-track of his horror film, ‘The Shining’, director Stanley Kubrick used above all classical music, composed by Bartók, Penderecki, and Ligeti. However, for a few memorable scenes he also used four – more or less – ‘jazzy’ songs, which sound quite old-fashioned nowadays but were very popular in the early thirties (1931-1934), apparently, mainly in England. These old hits, in their original versions, have been gathered together in this video, the frames of which are taken from the scenes where the songs can be heard. That is:

1/ [00:00] Masquerade (by Jack Hylton and his Orchestra – singer: Pat O’Malley);
2/ [02:00] Midnight, the Stars and You (by Ray Noble and his Orchestra – singer: Al Bowlly);
3/ [05:30] It’s All Forgotten Now (by Ray Noble and his Orchestra – singer: Al Bowlly);
4/ [08:51] Home (by Henry Hall and his Gleneagles Hotel Band – singer: Maurice Elwin).

♫ Only The Lonely ♫

Roy Orbison is golden, just like your picks! Great share Jill! ❤

Filosofa's Word

After playing Eagles’ songs most of last week, I was rather at a loss as to where to go next.  I asked a few of you for suggestions, and John H suggested Roy Orbison and mentioned his “Black and White” concert.  So, I took a look, and found my song for tonight!

This is a sad song, and given the multiple tragedies in Orbison’s life (his wife died in a car accident, his home burned down, killing two of his sons) one might think this song was a product of his personal sadness.  But, according to Roy Orbison, you’d be wrong …

“I’ve always been very content when I wrote all those songs. By this I’m saying that a lot of people think you have to live through something before you can write it, and that’s true in some cases, but I remember the times that I was unhappy or…

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