Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday Scores: Forbidden Friendship


Every once in a while, a movie scene will be completely enveloped by its score, a scene where nothing needs to be said and the music does all the talking. That's what happened when I heard this week's track, an ominous, hopeful, even magical piece that still causes warm chills:

Forbidden Friendship by John Powell
From the film: How to Train Your Dragon


The track itself sounds like the perfect pace for a story's arc, starting off intense, and then slow, and then it builds tempo, builds, reaches a climax, and resolves quickly. Haunting and warming, I can't think of a better track to unite two begins that were never meant to coexist.

Until now. Have a fantastic day, everyone!

I'm David, and did you hug your dragon today?

17 comments:

  1. That was a great scene from an awesome movie.

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  2. Haven't seen that one in a while, such a great movie. Might have to watch it today. :-)

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  3. I love listening to the scores of movies-- if only we could insert them into our novels to help create the proper mood!

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  4. Love that movie, and love the music! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. This movie has a fabulous score. So beautiful. And now I want to write a forbidden friendship story. :)

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  6. I love this piece of music. It is wonderful and that scene is my favourite because of it.
    Aye, I did hug my dragon.

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  7. Such an awesome pic! I am kind of addicted to movie scores for writing-time :) There's this one from Seven Pounds that just kills me (in a good way!).

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    1. And by pic, I meant pick, as in the song...

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  8. Great pick! I really like the tone of this one. :)

    Alexandra~

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  9. Not to mention it's said music tames the beast. (In my case it works)

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  10. I always love soundtracks, especially intrumentals. I often use them to write by.

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  11. I didn't think you could get any more awesome, and then you had to post about HTTYD movie sound track.

    You are David, and I could just hug you.
    (:

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  12. I've heard of the movie but haven't seen it yet. Since my son was born this year- the year of the dragon-I've been keeping my eyes (and in this case, ears) open to dragon-themed items for his 1 year birthday. (I begin my party planning way in advance.)Thanks for giving me an idea I could use for the party!

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  13. This is my most favourite piece from this movie! So excited to see this one got chosen. Thanks David!

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  14. Great pick! Beautiful score on this. Have a great weekend.

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  15. this movie & incredibles are my two top faves
    the scene is so moving & perfect & you're right how the music enhances their emotions, telling the story.
    i collected dragons when i was young, still have a couple.
    wish i could have one for a pet

    another reason i love game of thrones!

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  16. I cried because of the music in this movie. Yes, I'm a big boob.

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