Ticket Giveaway: Yann Tiersen @ 930 Club
svetlana | May 21, 2012 | 3:05PM |

Once upon a time, in a previous life, I was 24 and heading on a blind internet wedding date in a city I did not live in. Pretty sure everything about that sentence spells “and then you got murdered and dumped into a river wrapped in sheer plastic” but somehow I did not think of it that way. At least not until I disembarked from my plane and was walking over to the van (yes! a van!) with an Arizona pizza delivery sign on it (side note: we were NOT in Arizona) that my blind internet date was picking me up in. Around that time I did have a brief flash of “I am going to die” thought process and definitely texted everyone I knew to call me every hour on the hour for the next 5 hours so as to make sure that I am, in fact, still breathing.

Anyway, but then I walked in and my blind internet date looked if not necessarily completely sane than at least like someone I could defend myself from somewhat and he made some decent joke about all this being crazy and then he started the car and Yan Tiersen’s score to AMELIE came on the CD player. And that was that. We dated for a year after that.

So there.

Anyway, movie credits aside- Yan is a terrific musician (read our review of one of his previous shows in DC here) and back in the US to promote his new record Skyline, which finds Tiersen taking a confident step forward, cementing the sound of its darker sister, the critically acclaimed Dust Lane. to give away to his 930 club show this weekend (if there ever was a perfect holiday weekend date opportunity, this is it)

and to enter to win leave us a comment telling us what your favorite MOVIE SOUNDTRACK OF ALL TIME is. GOOOOOOO.

Recent Comments:
  • Jesse says:

    Oh Brother Where Art Thou anybody? What a soundtrack.

  • avant-garden says:

    Blade Runner by Vangelis

  • Kathleen says:

    I do believe that Yann Tiersen is the master of the film soundtrack; Amélie honestly is my favorite soundtrack of all time. Yann’s work on Good Bye Lenin! was the reason I bought that movie (worth every penny as it turned out to be brilliant). Watching videos of his performances online just blows my mind (the man must go through bows like water).

    I also love DeVotchKa on the Little Miss Sunshine soundtrack, and you can’t argue that Garden State didn’t have some of the best tunes in a movie.

  • Jesse says:

    Thomas Newman’s American Beauty score

    Bernard Herrmann’s Taxi Driver score is a close 2nd

  • Michael says:

    Ennio Morricone is the king of Soundtracks. Dude has scored more than 500 of them (you can google yourself if you think you’ve never heard of him), but I am still going with English Pantient or Mohicans, even though Fistful of Dollars, Cinema Paradiso, Malena, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (all Morricone) are excellent.

    Also this is about soundtracks, as in someone scored them, which throws out Trainspotting, Pulp Fiction, etc, etc, as they are a compilation of songs, not a scored soundtrack.

  • cster says:

    4-way tie! Yes, it’s a cop-out: Pan’s Labyrinth, English Patient, Once, and Crouching Tiger

  • Moonshine says:

    My favorite movie soundtrack is from the Fifth Element. Little Light of Love always appealed to me- so did the Diva song!


  • Nic says:

    It’s not exactly an OST but, hell, but the playlist of 50s pop hits Kenneth Anger stitched together to play over the gay Nazi biker hijinks of his landmark 1964 experimental film Scorpio Rising deserves mention as one of the greatest uses of music in film history. For all y’all citing Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino owes Anger a huge debt, as do David Lynch and John Waters, two of film’s other most prominent wacky repurposers of old pop singles.

    For those unhip to the Magick Lantern Cycle, here’s a scene from the introduction of Scorpio Rising wherein a sleek Nazi James Dean lookalike tinkers with his ride to the sound of the B-side from Little Peggy March’s 1963 hit “I Will Follow Him”:


    Enjoy kids!

  • Banja says:

    1. Trainspotting – VA
    2. Pulp Fiction – VA
    3. Amelie – hmmmm
    4. Underground – Goran Bregović

  • Talented mr yuk says:

    My vote is for the Trainspotting soundtrack.

  • Preston says:

    It’s a tie between “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” by Henry Mancini and “The Holiday” by Hans Zimmer.

  • Mayalo says:

    I’m only mildy ashamed to admit this now, but back in the day I spun the hell out the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack. You can’t really scoff at Marvin Gaye, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and The Vapors all mixed together on the same cd.

  • dcissound says:

    Old favorite movie soundtrack: Snatch
    New favorite movie soundtrack: Drive
    Joke favorite movie soundtrack: The Artist

  • Anh Nguyen says:

    Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s soundtrack in The Dark Knight is a true masterpiece. Other favorites of mine are Pulp Fiction and Death Proof. Killers!

  • Mike says:

    28 days later or 28 weeks later
    In the House, In a Heartbeat – John Murphy
    half of why i like these movies is the soundtrack.

  • Anh Nguyen says:

    Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s soundtrack in The Dark Knight is a true masterpiece. My other favorites are Pulp Fiction and Death Proof. Killers!

  • Dax says:

    The best movie soundtrack of all time? Run Lola Run! (auf Deutsch, Lola Rennt )

  • Michael says:

    Last of the Mohicans or The English Patient. Can’t decide.

  • griffin says:

    500 Days of Summer!

  • ZKL says:

    A “favorite movie soundtrack of all time” isn’t possible – so here are four besides Amelie: The Mission (Ennio Morricone); True Romance (Hans Zimmer); Frida (Elliot Goldenthal and others like Lila Downs, Chavela Vargas); and Little Miss Sunshine (Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa).

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  • Shannon Marie says:

    90s high school fave: ten things I hate about you.
    always fave: almost famous.

    And Amelie. Obvi.

    • Zaharaddin says:

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  • nate says:

    I won’t be here this weekend, but I have to say that Amelie has the best movie soundtrack ever. And Attack the Block also has a pretty killer soundtrack.