Santa Monica Pier (1920). Image Source: Scent Hive.
Nothing says summer like a simmering, Lynchian Film Noir soundtrack. Below the jump, a sampler of some musical pieces, Noir or not, that conjure up lanterns on the boardwalk down by the waterfront, a late night walk home from the jazz fest, early hours at a 24-hour café, and catching the last taxi cab home.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Soundtrack (Lionsgate: 2009/2010). "The First to Five Souls" by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna. Video Source: Youtube.
Last Exit to Brooklyn Soundtrack (Vertigo/Warner: 1989). "As Low as It Gets" by Mark Knopfler. Video Source: Youtube.
Blue Velvet Soundtrack (Varèse Sarabande: 1986). "Main Title" by Angelo Badalamenti. Video Source: Youtube.
Dark City Soundtrack (TVT: 1998). "Sway" sung by Jennifer Connelly (original film cut sung by Anita Kelsey; Director's Cut sung by Connelly). Video Source: Youtube.
Jade soundtrack "The Mystic's Dream" (1995) by James Horner based on a song composed by Loreena McKennitt. Video Source: Youtube.
Image Source: Wichita on the Cheap.
Copyrights of these musical pieces and photographs reside with their respective composers and owners. They are reproduced here solely for non-profit discussion and review. Some videos, like Del Ray's Blue Velvet, have been updated in this post since its original publication here at HOTTC in 2011.
See my earlier post on summer music here.
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