Options Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from April 12, 2016 Options

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options April 12, 2016: PETER SALOMONE (The Walk of Life Project)
Peter Salomone, curator of "The Walk of Life Project," believes that Dire Straits' 1985 anthem "Walk of Life" makes every movie's ending better. After pondering the idea for a couple years, Salomone put his hypothesis to the test by adding the song to the finales of 52 film conclusions, ranging from classic to contemporary, Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" to George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road." Some like "Star Wars: A New Hope" work all too well while "Halloween" borders on comical, and still others, e.g., "Casablanca" and "Psycho," teeter on passing the test. If anything, the experiment proves outright how important and powerful music choices are to any film. Film and music lovers alike are encouraged to test his theory on the website (wolproject.com) as well as submit their own.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Images Approx. start time
Ennio Morricone  Finale   Options Vamos a Matar Companeros  Barclay   
0:00:00 (Pop-up)
Luis Bacalov  Finale (Samba)   Options We Still Kill The Old Way  UA   
Keith Emerson  Finale   Options Inferno  Cinevox   
0:03:58 (Pop-up)
Goblin  Finale   Options Martin  Cinevox   
0:06:21 (Pop-up)
Guido & Maurizio De Angelis  Finale (Blue Song #8)   Options Milano Trema : La Polizia Vuole Giustizia  Digitmovies    
0:08:03 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Mark Knopfler 

Finale   Options

Last Exit To Brooklyn 

Warner Bros. 



0:11:05 (Pop-up)
Nino Rota  Finale   Options The Godfather  MCA   
0:16:29 (Pop-up)
Bernard Herrmann  Finale   Options North By Northwest  Varèse Sarabande   
0:19:29 (Pop-up)
David Shire  Finale and End Credits   Options The Conversation  Intrada   
0:20:05 (Pop-up)
Dire Straits  The Walk of Life (Listen: Pop-up)   Options Brothers In Arms  Vertigo  with intro dialogue from the finale of The Matrix final 
19:23:04 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Peter Salomone 


The Walk of Life Project 


Interview wolproject.com 


0:49:10 (Pop-up)
Dire Straits  Walk of Life   Options Brothers In Arms  Vertigo   
0:49:10 (Pop-up)
Mark Knopfler/Evelyn Glennie  Altamira (Listen: Pop-up)   Options Altamira  Mercury   
19:53:13 (Pop-up)
Mark Knopfler  A Fistful of Ice Cream   Options Comfort and Joy  Vertigo   
0:04:51 (Pop-up)

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Listener comments!

  7:02pm P-90:

Good evening, Devon.
  7:03pm Marcel M:

Evening all
Avatar 7:09pm Lopez:

Outstanding start to a show I usually catch in the archives. Love hearing it live at work today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm common:

i doubted it but it is kinda funny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Devon E. Levins:

Hi everyone - wolproject.com
Avatar 7:36pm Marcel M:

Passion of Christ would be prettyyyyyy funnyyyyyy but I get not doing it hah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm melinda:

I began the Lost in Translation one with skepticism but enjoyed it. Same with Chinatown.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:38pm melinda:

Gotta check out Dr. Strangelove.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Coincidentally, I just returned from a walk outside.
Avatar 7:47pm Marcel M:

I like this guy.
Avatar 7:49pm Marcel M:

An appropriate ending, hah.
  7:50pm Scraps:

Rick Astley is a fan of rickrolling
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Here is a click to the web site: www.wolproject.com
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...after all the violence & doubletalk...
Avatar 7:52pm Cheri Pi:

The Dire Straights song acts like the twist of seasonal details does in haiku, maybe
Avatar 7:53pm Marcel M:

Watching Chinatown ending now... omfg haha.. so wrong !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It kinda succeeds @ what Springsteen tries too hard @ sometimes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Imagine the movie Twister with a WOL ending.
  7:58pm P-90:

That was so much fun, the hour flew by!
Thanks Devon, the consistently high quality of these shows blows me away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm melinda:

@Marcel: wrong, yet the timing works somehow.
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