Ever notice how important music is to a movie? Not the big movie songs like “As Time Goes By” or “Over the Rainbow” or even “Stayin’ Alive”.
No, I’m talking about the music chosen for the end of the movie when the lead character makes a decision that brings the film to a climax. The song the producers choose to “close the deal”.
How about the last scene in “Planes Trains and Automobiles” when Steve Martin and John Candy walk up to his house with “Every Time You Go Away” playing underneath? Or one of my personal favorites, from “When Harry Met Sally” and he finally realizes he loves Sally and is running down a Manhattan sidewalk on New Years Eve to “It Had to Be You”?
Wow, that was perfect.
I’ve been working on my screenplay again and tonight I found the perfect song for the climactic moment of the film. It’s so perfect it sounds like it was written for my screenplay.
I know some of you are thinking I’m full of crap for thinking I could write a screenplay. I do too sometimes.
But I’m about halfway through it and tonight I found a bit more inspiration.