Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Quick Illusion and Soundtracks Pt 1.

Just stumbled across something I thought was entertaining



In any case,  I wanted to share my obsession with soundtracks. In particular, games and movies.
I have a different taste in music; I love nice epic orchestral pieces akin to those in Lord of the Rings, Oblivion, etc.


Though these pieces of music are fascinating all on their own, in combination with the game or movie they are with, they can really make things feel alive.


The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.






If you can believe it, I only played Oblivion for the first time a few weeks ago. Despite the aging graphics, the game was stunning. What was more stunning was the soundtrack. After escaping from the sewers and emerging into the world, I was greeted by rolling fields, an expansive lake, distant mountains and trees flowing with the wind. To top it all off, the above piece would follow me as I rode through the valleys, watching the sun rise and escorting the emperor's son over mountains and rivers.
And from there, the soundtrack continued to improve.


The Lord of the Rings
I really find it hard to believe anyone who thinks the soundtrack from these three movies is bad. The music is perfectly synchronised with the action on screen, with calmer movements during peaceful parts such as the Shire, and intensifies upon large scale battles.
 For pure happiness, you can't look past Concerning Hobbits.





And once you reach the end of the trilogy, you watch The Elves, Bilbo, Gandalf, Frodo and co. depart into the west, with The Grey Havens hauntingly amplifying the emotional power in the scene through the use of melodies heard previously in the soundtracks, giving a powerful sense of conclusion.





Soundtracks Part 2 Coming Soon...

6 comments:

  1. i love lord of the rings. its good to spend a whole day to watch them all

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  2. I saw the thatcher effect on QI quite a while back, it is pretty odd.

    Also, oblivion is awesome - so much to do, it is an amazing game.

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  3. Oblivion is/was amazing. I hope they make another sequel for it quick quick quick!

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  4. I noticed her mouth was upside-down but not the eyes. Thats a good illusion and especially fun when you consider its in real-time.

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