WFUV Movie Music

WFUV Movie Music: Gimme Shelter (1970)

by Dennis Elsas

When David and Albert Maysles agreed to film the 1969 Rolling Stones American tour, they never imagined their movie would culminate in a murder. Employing their distinctive cinema verite style, they follow the Stones from Madison Square Garden to an Alabama recording studio to a free concert planned for San Francisco. The result is Altamont, a violent end to the peace and love spirit of the Sixties and a frightening look at the dark side of rock 'n' roll.

WFUV Movie Music: Hard Day's Night (1964)

by Dennis Elsas

A Hard Day's Night redefined what a "rock'n' roll movie" could be. United Artists had secured movie rights for the Beatles to obtain a successful soundtrack album. However, when director Richard Lester chose to go outside the traditional rock film formula, he created a cinematic and musical breakthrough. A great script and supporting cast, innovative visual techniques and performances from John, Paul, George and Ringo that exceeded all expectations combined to make this an unforgettable film.

WFUV Movie Music: 'The End,' Apocalypse Now (1979)

by Darren DeVivo
"This is the end, beautiful friend." With these haunting words, a forest explodes into a hellish fury. The words are uttered by Jim Morrison and accompanied by an eerie dirge performed by Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore. "The End" sets the mood for a tale of darkness, terror, madness and death in Vietnam. "The horror. The horror."
 

WFUV Movie Music: 'Oh La La,' Rushmore (1998)

by Claudia Marshall
Few directors have the musical taste of Wes Anderson. And he puts it to perfect use in the final scenes of movies like Royal Tennenbaums and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - perhaps turning on movie goers to some classic songs they might not have known - and reminding others of the power of tunes like "Ohh La La," by Faces - used perfectly in the ending of the movie "Rushmore."