8/02/2007

Three Random Things That Give Me Chills Every Time...

1. When I hear Martin Luther (the) King's "I Have A Dream" speech. I think this one is pretty self-explanatory. This has to be one of the most beautiful speeches ever, both in content and delivery. I have a CD by this group "Moodswings" that incorporates the speech into one of their tracks. It gets me every time.


2. The part in the Paul Simon song "Obvious Child", when the drums end and Paul stars singing "Oooooo, oo-oo-oo-ooooo. Oo-oo-oo-oooo..." Something about it. It's so pretty.


3. The final scene in "Star Wars: A New Hope", when the music kicks in. Leia is there, looking fly in her princess garb. The three heroes make the long walk in. The feeling of triumph. I love it.

10 comments:

slinger said...

RE: Star wars, I have noticed that in the original 3, the music is so dominant, it sets every scene, esepcially that ending. But in the newer 3, the music is not as dominant, which takes away from the movie, I think.

Frank Sirmarco said...

Slinger:

That and the crappy script, convoluted plot, and piss-poor acting.

Evil Genius said...

Art Garfunkel give me the chills, but in a totally different way.

Skylers Dad said...

Cold temperature usually give me the chills.

hapabukbuk said...

are you a battlestar fan? there are a couple really powerful scenes about survival if you will allow me to geek out momentarily. watch it!

The [Cherry] Ride said...

I love that Moodswings song - the one with Chrissie Hynde in it, right?

Johnny Yen said...

I love that Paul Simon song-- it's hard not to sway to the beat of those drums in the beginning. I love the line "We had a little boy/We thought we'd call him "Sonny"..."

That King speech gives me chills, yes. The one that really moves me nearly to tears is the one where he is telling the audience that he may not get to the promised land with them. The speech was given April 3, 1968-- the day before he was killed. There's a look on his face as he says these words-- like he knew what was about to happen.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I love that Star Wars scene too, although I was pissed that Leia didn't kiss Luke on the lips because I thought she should like him instead of Han. But now that we know they're siblings... Ew.

Grant Miller said...

Chewbaca steals the show.

Addison Geary said...

The final scene in Star Wars was strongly influenced by Leni Riefenstahl's 1934 documentary, Nazi propaganda film, "Triumph of the Will."