Sometime back in 2000 or 2001 I was introduced to the Requiem for a Dream Soundtrack. After a few listenings, I fell in love with it. It isn’t a sound track full of popular songs, it is an original orchestral score written for the music, and performed by the Kronos Quartet. Anyway, this post isn’t about talking about the music so much as talking about how wildly popular the main motif of the soundtrack has been throughout the years…
See, I am always telling people about how awesome this soundtrack is, and about how “You’ve probably heard it – it is used in ads all the time” – but of course people still don’t know it, and you can’t exactly sing along to a violin piece, so inevitably I give up and just let them all go on their way, never knowing the disturbing beauty that is this piece of music (specifically “Lux Aeterna” on the soundtrack – but the same motif is repeated numerous times with various subtle changes to it)
So this blog post is for all of those people who I have tried to introduce Requiem for Dream (the music) to:
Who is Using the Requiem for a Dream Soundtrack Now?
- Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers Trailer (reorchestrated – “Requiem for a Tower”)
- The Da Vinci Code Trailer
- Babylon A.D. trailer
- Sunshine Trailer
- Valley of Flowers Trailer
oh, and of course,
Documentary Style Clips
Youtube Collage Videos
- Total Miner: Forge (Xbox Live Indie Game 2011),
- Assassin’s Creed
And there are lots more – I just can’t think of them all right now. If you have found more clips using Lux Aeterna, please leave it in the comments, and I will add it to the list. I know there are hundreds more, I just can’t think of them all!