***** Apologies if you could not get the music to work earlier. I’ve corrected the problem. Happy sleuthing! *****
I’ve seen many people create their version of The Movie Quotes game, where friends identify quotes from a list of favorite movies. The idea is great: a subject most people know a bit about + competition = fun. But I always found it a bit boring because, let’s face it, in the age of Google and IMDB, we’re always skeptical of particularly astute identification. Fun story though: once I was playing the movie game (name an actor, then name a movie that actor was in, then name another actor in that movie, etc.) with my friend Liz G. and I’m so bad at the game that I lost while allowed to use IMDB. Sad.
Columbia neuroscientist Oliver Sacks wrote, “we humans are a musical species no less than a linguistic one,” so here’s my version of The Movie Quotes Game — The Movie Theme Song Game.
I’ve posted 15 short audio clips from well-known movies. I suspect 70-80% of our readers have seen all of these movies.
–Try to identify the clips in the comments without using electronic help.
–I should warn you that some clips are a bit harder than others, and the clips are not necessarily the main theme song; some of them merely appeared at memorable scenes (for me, at least).
–I will put stars (***) next to clips that have been correctly identified in the comments.
1. Chariots of Fire (Grace)
2. Forrest Gump (Masako)
3. Pirates of the Caribbean (Masako)
4. The Godfather (Masako)
5. Harry Potter (Masako)
6. Amadeus (Grace)
7. Beauty and the Beast (TJ)
8. Shawshank Redemption (Rick Ross)
9. The Mighty Ducks (Grace)
10. Jurassic Park (TJ)
11. Kill Bill (Masako)
12. Bourne Trilogy (Masako)
13. Ben Hur (Grace)
14. Rudy (Jackie)
15. The Fifth Element (Trevor)