His Incredible Song Will Give You A New Perspective On This Beloved Classic

While we don’t often sit and think about movie soundtracks until the Grammys and Oscars roll around, film scores are critical pieces of the cinematic puzzle.

Imagine Titanic without the driving force of Celine Dion’s iconic voice. Imagine what all of those Disney movies would be like without the songs that made up the soundtrack of your childhood. Imagine your favorite films in total musical silence.

One of the most beloved songs of all is “Over The Rainbow,” which is forever tied to the story of Dorothy’s trip down the Yellow Brick Road. Because it’s a classic, artists over the years have created their own versions of the time-honored track. Take rising musician Chase Holfelder, for example. By singing the song in a minor key, he turns Dorothy’s world into something that is at once intriguing and unsettling.

It’s pretty amazing how such a simple change forces us to see one of our favorite films in an entirely new light.

To learn more about Chase Holfelder’s music, be sure to check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you can’t get enough of his voice, follow him on YouTube!

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If You Thought ‘The Exorcist’ Was Scary, Wait Until You Hear The Film’s Original Score

Perhaps one of the greatest scary movies of all time, The Exorcist was a horror show before the film even made it to theaters. Several big Hollywood producers of the time turned it down (including Kubrick), the crew became sick with mysterious illnesses, and the toddler of one of the main actors was hit by a motorbike.

Many in the industry believed the film to be “cursed.”

Another setback to production was the fact that the film’s original score made people actually want to vomit. Composer Lalo Schifrin (who also wrote the Mission: Impossible theme) went all out for the original trailer music. The heaviness of the sounds combined with the intense flashing images allegedly caused viewers to run to the bathrooms.

You’ve been warned…here’s the original trailer for The Exorcist, which caused Warner Bros. to demand director William Friedkin fire Schifrin.

And here is more from Schifrin’s expertly creepy score.

(via Dangerous Minds)

Rumor has it that Friedkin was so distraught about the studio’s reaction that he took the audio reels and literally threw them out of the window. He decided then to use modern classical compositions to score his movie, most notably the track “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield.

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The Actors Who Played The Lost Boys In ‘Hook’ Pay Tribute To Robin Williams

A little over two years ago, the comedic force of nature that was Robin Williams passed away.

He was a man who brought endless amounts of joy and entertainment to the world, but in the end, the fight against his own personal demons became too much to bear. That was when this planet lost a truly brilliant soul.

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Twenty-five years after Williams flew onto the silver screen as Peter Pan in “Hook,” the Lost Boys from the 1991 Steven Spielberg classic reunited for a trip down memory lane and paid tribute to the late actor.

Growing up, “Hook” was one of my favorite movies, so it’s incredibly reassuring to know that the feeling of warmth and love that came through the screen as I watched it wasn’t an act. Robin Williams was simply that wonderful. He may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten.

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You Might Recognize These Movies, But Once The Music Starts, They’ll Never Be The Same

Classic dance numbers in movies are unforgettable. Who can forget seeing Gene Kelly spinning around that light post in Singin’ In The Rain? It’s a scene that will live on in cinema history forever.

Well, one creative mind decided to mash up these classic dance moves with contemporary music. In the process, this creator breathed new life into the performances we all know and love.

Even though “Uptown Funk” was only released earlier this year, it has a timeless feel that goes perfectly with these awesome routines. People should do things like this more often! It’s always good to nod to the performers who still inspire dancers and musicians to this day.

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You’ll LOL When You See The Differences Between Real Life and TV/Movies.

The entire world may be a stage, but that doesn’t mean anyone is recording. Despite your dramatic friend’s best efforts, your life is not a movie or television show. That isn’t to say that it will never be, but the odds of you becoming the next Raymond that everybody loves are not in your favor. (After all, where are you going to find a good studio audience to laugh at all of your jokes?) Not only that, but your life is nothing like the lives of people in film.

There are so many tiny everyday situations and items that Hollywood thinks is reality, but this definitely doesn’t happen in real life:

While some of us may still dream of being in a television show or movie, there’s no denying that not living in a fictitious world is probably for the best. If your life was actually a film, you’d have to sit through the credits.

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This Is The Greatest Medley Of Batman Music That You’ll Ever Hear. Ever.

Holy hemiola, Batman!

This is what happens when you take a pianist, a cellist, and 50 years of Batman music and film and put them together. And when you throw in every single Batmobile? It gets even better.

The Piano Guys have always loved super heroes movies, both for their dramatic scores and the vivid stories. What’s why they made possibly the world’s greatest homage to Batman.

You’re going to love this.

(Source: ThePianoGuys)

Those first few notes will never stop being associated with Batman.

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These 20 Redesigned Movie Posters Are Even Cooler Than The Movies… WOW.

Are you sick of boring, repetitive movie posters? Then you’re going to love the work of British designer Daniel Norris. Norris is a designer with a passion for reimagining movie posters around new visual hooks.

His designs are featured everywhere, and it’s not hard to see why. They are visually striking, and much better than the actual movie poster designs. Just wait until you see #11…

1.) Indiana Jones.

2.) The Shawshank Redemption.

3.) Get Carter.

4.) Fight Club.

5.) Sin City.

6.) The Shining.

7.) Star Wars: A New Hope.

8.) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

9.) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

10.) Spider-Man.

11.) Drive.

12.) The Wolf Of Wall Street.

13.) Iron Man.

14.) Batman Begins.

15.) The Dark Knight.

16.) The Dark Knight Rises.

17.) Fargo.

18.) North By Northwest.

19.) The Big Lebowski.

20.) The Lord Of The Rings.

Via: Tumblr 

I love that Wolf of Wall Street one. It’s much darker and gritty than the official poster. Of course, this is only a small sampling of Norris’ work. Make sure to check out more of his posters on Tumblr and Behance.

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