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    [Music] Classical music in movies

    Recently I found this amazing track from the Lone Ranger. I'm of course talking about "Finale (William Tell overture)". This is a modified version of the finale of the William Tell overture. I was wondering if any of you know similar songs from movies or perhaps tv shows.

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    You can find examples all over the place. What everybody knows as "2001: a space odyssey" is the opening to Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra." The climax of Knowing features Beethoven's seventh symphony, second movement (edited) and it is very effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    You can find examples all over the place. What everybody knows as "2001: a space odyssey" is the opening to Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra." The climax of Knowing features Beethoven's seventh symphony, second movement (edited) and it is very effective.
    Another Kubrick movie, A Clockwork Orange, features music from Beethoven and from Rossini, the composer of Willian Tell overture.

    Edit: If opening poster was talking about modern remixes of classical songs, I know at least of one more instance of Hans Zimmer doing this, a hanszimmery version of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni from Sherlock Holmes 2.
    Last edited by Pyllypaladin; 2014-11-22 at 04:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyllypaladin View Post
    Another Kubrick movie, A Clockwork Orange, features music from Beethoven and from Rossini, the composer of Willian Tell overture.

    Edit: If opening poster was talking about modern remixes of classical songs, I know at least of one more instance of Hans Zimmer doing this, a hanszimmery version of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni from Sherlock Holmes 2.
    A Clockwork Orange has a modern arrangement to Music for the funeral of Queen Mary, by Henry Purcell.

    To the OP, if it's simply classical music that you seek, I would say that Stanley Kubrick used it a lot in his movies.

    Not from Kubrick, but one of the most iconic use of classical music in a movie is the "Funeral March" from Siegfried, from Richard Wagner, used in Excalibur from John Boorman.
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