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Edith Piaf: My top three favorite usages in film

August 3, 2010 // Posted in Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

Saving Private Ryan – This one is particularly moving.  During a rest in a battle, the troops discuss the lyrics of Edith Piaf and reveal their understanding of emotions and memories of beautiful women.  Their comments echo the lyrics translated from french, as the music echos through the ruins.

La Haine – There is something about DJ Cut Killer’s blending Edith Piaf with KRS-One’s “Sound Of The Police” that fits perfectly in a french ghetto.  The shot is made especially wonderful by the slowly increasing echo of the music through the tenemant buildings.  What a great shot paired with an excellent blend of music.

Inception – An interesting take on the usage of “Non Je Ne Regrette Rien” as source for sound design in the recently released movie Inception.  Very clever stuff!