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Last Shot & Music: The Thin Red Line

I watched The Tree of Life for the third time yesterday, and it inspired me to finally post this frame from Terrence Malick‘s The Thin Red Line.

That film’s Academy Award-winning score (by Hans Zimmer) stuck with me for a long, long time. A compilation of Melanesian choir music from The Thin Red Line, including its theme, Jisas Yu Holem Hand Blong Mi at 2:20, below:

Why I Love Movies: Music

I’m taking a few minutes out of my Skyrim Weekend Marathon Play Session to draw what little attention I can to the excellent music of Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life. I watched (and loved) the movie for the second time yesterday, and one arrangement in particular, Zbigniew Preisner‘s Lacrimosa, has been stuck in my head all day. The Tree of Life blu ray begins with a warning that the film is best played at full volume. Put your headphones on, crank the levels to 11, and play the track below.

In the context of the film, the requiem’s history and lyrics are also really cool. I wiki’d that for you.