When you mix music from Rogue One with The Empire Strikes Back

Friday, 31 March, 2017

There’s a lot of Rogue One video clip remixes going around at the moment, and here’s another one. This time it’s a trailer for The Empire Strikes Back, blended with parts of the soundtrack from Rogue One.

Pretty sure I like the “new” Empire Strikes Back trailer better than the original.

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Edith Piaf had a hand in writing part of the Inception soundtrack

Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

Samples from French singer Edith Piaf’s 1960 song “Non, je ne Regrette Rien” are used extensively in the soundtrack of Christopher Nolan’s lastest sci-fi movie hit, Inception, comprising most notably, the very distinct trombone tones that feature in the film’s trailer… a comparison of Paif’s song and the trombone sample can be heard here.

Forty-seven years after her death, Edith Piaf is soundtracking the biggest, darkest, most bombastic blockbuster of the summer. Composer Hans Zimmer has revealed that Inception’s entire soundtrack, from the booming trombone theme to the strains of rising dread, originates from one of the chanteuse’s most famous songs.

In another twist to the story, Marion Cotillard, who plays Cobb’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) wife Mal, portrayed Edith Piaf in the 2007 biopic La vie en rose, which surely makes for an interesting coincidence.

I wonder if that’s something to do with a surge of traffic to my three year old review of the Edith Piaf biopic in the last week or so. Thanks if so.

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