Thursday, July 1, 2010

Top five best-placed 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' soundtrack songs [Spoiler Alert!]

So far, the Twilight series' films have been blessed with great soundtracks which have been, in at least a few major instances, utilized well in the movies. For instance, with Twilight, there couldn't have been better pieces than Muse's "Supermassive Black Hole," Blue Foundation's "Eyes on Fire," or Robert Pattinson's "Let Me Sign" for the scenes which they accompanied. Similarly, with The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Thom Yorke's "Hearing Damage" was irreplaceable, and Lykke Li's "Possibility" framed the moment quite well.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse's use of the soundtrack, too, had some brilliant moments - some which even merited a change of heart about the songs themselves - and here are my top five:

5. Sia - "My Love": This song accompanied the . . . well . . . steamiest scene in the film - one which has been notoriously referred to as the "leg hitch" sequence. What better to showcase the angst-ridden romance of Bella and Edward than a song completely comprised of longing?

4. The Dead Weather - "Rolling in on a Burning Tire": Riley and Victoria were an interesting couple to watch on-screen. Their dark, twisted relationship matched up well with The Dead Weather's deep melody here, and the song really helped to supplement the lack of tenderness from at least one party's perspective in the exchange.

3. The Black Keys - "Chop and Change": This song was the very first one used in the film, accompanying the watery studio logo and introduction to Eclipse. It set the tone of the first scene quite nicely as we find Riley exiting the bar and meeting his fate on the streets of Seattle. It was a nice beat to compliment the mood of the moment.

2. Unkle - "With You in My Head (feat. The Black Ghosts)": Alone, this song might seem a bit strange in the context of the soundtrack, but matched up with its relevant sequence (the Cullens' fight training scene), it is perfect. The facial expressions of the Cullens in these moments align masterfully with the music, and it also serves as a great tempo lift from some of the more somber surrounding scenes in the film.

1. METRIC - "Eclipse (All Yours)"/Howard Shore - "Wedding Plans": Perhaps something else would've worked here, I don't know. I do know that when the melody of Howard Shore's song here synced up with Bella and Edward's discussion of the future and eachother in the meadow, it seemed as if it was the only song that could ever feel right at that moment. The fact that it carried into METRIC's song in the credits to end Eclipse on such a high note only strengthened that perception. Having such a sweet and lyrically appropriate song placed in the end was crucial to walking out of Eclipse with a huge smile, a desire to see the film again, and high anticipation for what is to come next with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.


Source: Twilight Examiner

[Ina Noorazan]

2 comments:

simawarhitam said...

CANT'T WAIT!!!!!!

Twilighters Malaysia Members said...

Check out Metric music video Eclipse (All Yours) on the blog

Link here:
http://twilightersmalaysia.blogspot.com/2010/07/metric-eclipse-all-yours-music-video.html

-ina