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Top 6: Uses of Music In Non-Musicals

Our Top 6 list for Episode 19 is about uses of music in non-musicals. It's a wide-open field, as virtually every single film makes use of music, often in a number of different ways. Sam narrowed down the field by excluding all soundtrack music from consideration: in his list, the music all comes from within the story.

What are some of your favorite musical moments from non-musicals?

As always, we recommend listening to the episode before reading further.

  1. "La Marseillaise," from Casablanca (1942)
  2. "Also Sprach Zarathustra," 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  3. "Gonna Fly Now," Rocky (1976)
  4. "Tiny Dancer," Almost Famous (2000)
  5. The climax of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  6. "Ride of the Valkyries," from Apocalypse Now (1979)
  1. "On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine," from Way Out West (1937)
  2. "La Marseillaise," from Casablanca (1942)
  3. The crescendo in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
  4. "Anything Goes" in Mandarin, from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
  5. "Put the Blame On Mame," from Gilda (1946)
  6. "Dueling Banjos," from Deliverance (1972)

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