Friday, September 03, 2004

Music of the Moment
I felt like I should say something about the "Music of the Moment" section that is off to the right. The track "Holding Out For A Hero" on the Shrek 2 soundtrack is an example of taking an already released song and altering it to fit into a score.

If you haven't seen the movie, the Fairy Godmother (Jennifer Saunders) is singing this song at a royal ball. While singing it cuts between her singing, the dance floor, and an action sequence where Shrek is trying to get into the castle. Surprisingly the song choice and the way it was altered was very effective, and I didn't even care for this song before it was Shrekified.

So if you listen to the track you should hear the song, plus the Shrek theme, and some action queues all in this one track. When the movie comes out on DVD rent it and watch the end sequence, then maybe you'll appreciate it differently.