Music in films - is it possible to get a positive ID on a short segment?
January 5, 2014 2:26 PM Subscribe
The incidental music in a specific scene of Only Lovers Left Alive
by Jim Jarmusch sounds a lot like the first half minute of something I have heard before, but it's not listed in the soundtrack. Is it possible to get a definitive answer on whether it's the same thing or it just sounds similar?
posted by Dr Dracator to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In the scene where Tilda Swinton flies to Detroit, there's a some background music that is just an electric guitar wailing with no lyrics. I only heard it once in a theater, but it immediately registered as the opening to a track I am familiar with. Google and IMDB do not seem to be corroborating this, but perhaps such a small sample would not show up anywhere.
It's very possibly a case of apophenia, but it got me wondering: is every piece of music in a film formally accounted for? Would it be possible for the filmmaker to slip in a short, not very identifiable sample in this manner, and do we have any known cases of this happening?