From School of Rock today on FM96:
Pink Floyd fans often refer to syncing up Dark Side of the Moon with The Wizard of OZ as Dark Side of the Rainbow with incredible lyrical & musical coincidences. Rumour has it that Dark Side of the Moon played back-to-back three times syncs really well with Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
Like many other great things, this began on Reddit. One user suggests you press play as the film’s opening scroll ENDS and the camera pans to the spaceship for some great syncs for the entire movie.
Here are some great coincidences, SPOILER ALERT, from Consequence of Sound:
– When Poe (Oscar Isaac) wakes up in Kylo Ren’s (Adam Driver) torture chamber, the lyrics of “The Great Gig in the Sky” go, “I’m not afraid of dying/ Anytime will do,” and the song’s scream happens right as Poe opens his own mouth.
– “Time” plays while we witness the repetitive mundanity of Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) life making a living by scavenging old electronics.
– The “Us and Them” lyric “And after all, we’re only ordinary men” is sung right as Finn (John Boyega) tells Rey that Resistance fighters look like him. “Some of us,” he says. “Others look different.”
– Twice during the “Keep your hands of my stack” line in “Money”, someone grabs a lightsaber: First it’s Rey taking hold of Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill), then Han Solo (Harrison Ford) grabbing Kylo’s.
– “Us and Them” again syncs with the battle of Battle of Takodana. As Finn surveys the battleground, the lyrics go, “God only knows/ It’s not what we would choose to do.” Then, as David Gilmour says, “Black,” the camera focuses on Finn receiving Luke’s lightsaber (oof). Just as Gilmour says, “Blue,” Finn ignites the blue blade.
– In what turns out to be his final scene, the camera focuses right on Han Solo as the lyrics, “I never said I was afraid of dying” are heard.
– During Kylo and Rey’s final fight, the “Us and Them” lyrics go, “Black and blue/ Who knows which is which and who is who,” echoing the fight between going to the Dark Side or staying with the Light Side of the Force.
– “Brain Damage” in almost its entirety seems to fit up with the movie’s final scene as Rey makes her way towards Luke: “The lunatic is on the grass/ Remembering games, and daisy chains and laughs/ Got to keep the loonies on the path.”
What are we thinking for this viewing’s nickname? Dark Side of the Force?
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