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Sometimes when I’m watching movies, I can’t help but notice some similar music passages across different films, and interestingly used in the same situations. Here are a couple that I came across.
BRASS SECTION PASSAGE
This horn passage is typical of fast-paced scenes that have to slow down. The interesting thing is that there is a 12-year difference between these two movies, and I only noticed it when, due to the recent demise of Tom Clancy, I watched his submarine thriller.
The Hunt for Red October (Basil Poledouris, 1990)
During the opening credits, the Red October is shown on the surface, the scene pans to the sub’s sail then blacks out, revealing the name “Red October” in red Cyrillic script. It is at this point where we hear the brass section passage I’m referring to.
Star Trek: Nemesis (Jerry Goldsmith, 2002)
Captain Picard and Data escaping the Scimitar inside a 2-man craft in the blasting away in confined hallways. You will hear the brass section passage the moment the small craft breaks through the Scimitar’s window into outer space and, speeding off towards the USS Enterprise.
DRUM RHYTHM WITH MALE VOICE SHOUTING
Usually associated with battle mobilization involving Japanese. Ok, both examples are from Hans Zimmer and he has his signature in these works.
Pearl Harbor (Hans Zimmer, 2001)
Scene where Japanese pilots prepare for the attack on Pearl. The drum passage starts when the scene shifts to the aircraft carrier deck.
The Last Samurai (Hans Zimmer, 2003)
Katsumoto working up his troops, then the shifts to the Samurai cavalry and infantry heading off to battle
And speaking of The Last Samurai and Pearl Harbor, there’s a similar scene in both movies that amuses me: the pre-battle “class picture.”
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