The Influence Of Film Scores On Figure Skating
Last edited by Maofan7; 12-20-2012 at 10:03 AM.
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DH - and that's just my opinion
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One of my all-time favorite soundtracks is "Romeo & Juliet" by Nino Rota.
Favorite programs to this music:
Susanna Pöykö's FP 2004/2005 (she also used it in the Olympic season but with different cuts)
Totmianina/Marinin's FP 2005/2006
Takahiko Kozuka's FP 2008/2009
Another great soundtrack is James Horner's "The Mask of Zorro" and my favorite version is Sergei Dobrin's FP 2005/2006
Some more programs to The Mission
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Originally Posted by Maofan7
Tomas Verner also skated to The Godfather, and of course Philippe Candeloro. Faiella and Scali skated to the Immigrant theme, which is also from the Godfather trilogy.
Obviously there have been a lot of programs that used film scores not on the list. Some of my favorites include Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze's Chaplin program (I think the music was from Limelight) and Lady Caliph, Rahkamo and Kokko's 1995 Quickstep (Borsalino), Yuna Kim's Bond medley in 2009-10, Lu Chen's Last Emperor in 1995, Johnny Weir's Doctor Zhivago (I also liked P/B's SD to this), Takahashi's La Strada, Joubert's Matrix (I know, he recycled it a bit too much - but it was a good program for him), Savchenko and Szolkowy's amazing Pina LP, and I'm sure a bunch of others that I'm forgetting. Sometimes I like the film score a lot more than the program (e.g. DomShabs and The Double Life of Veronique). But I don't have time to look up the Youtube links, I'll try to do so later.
Last edited by Vash01; 12-20-2012 at 08:46 AM.
Memoirs of a Geisha (one of the best recent scores ever)
Miki Ando 2008/2009 SP (what a brilliant SP, her 2nd best program after 2006olympics sp)
Yukari Nakano 2006/2007 SP
Carolina Kostner 2006/2007 LP
Shibutanis 2012/2013 FP
Mirai Nagasu 2010/2011 LP
Schindler's List (again, but John Williams is just a genius )
Irina Slutskaya 2000/2001 LP
Elene Gedevanishvili 2012/2013 SP
Savchenko/Szolkowy 2008/2009 LP (maybe one of their best skates ever)
Ilinykh/Katsalapov 2009/2010 FD (drama ending and how i love them for this season as juniors)
Zaretski/Zaretski 2009/2010 FD (first program I ever liked of them)
one last time, and one absolutely underestimated music of John Williams: Munich
This score is absolutely adorable
and the most overused, but still great music of Requiem for a dream but I´m too lazy to search skates to that, but we know, there are emotionally hundreds
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Lots of great programs listed above. I'll add a few more favorites (I heart movie soundtracks). I've bought a number of them if I like the skater's program, even if I haven't seen the movie.
Elvis Stojko - Dragon, 1492
Todd Eldredge - Gettysburg, First Knight, 1492, Independence Day, Lord of the Rings
Hartshorn & Sweiding - 1492
Katarina Witt - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
The Kween's East of Eden
Last edited by paskatefan; 12-20-2012 at 01:34 PM.
Another on Golden pond :
Originally Posted by Maofan7
Brian Boitano 1984 Olympics Ex
I'm surprised the music from the Lord of the Rings trilogy isn't used more often. Also, skaters tend to pick only a handful of Ennio Moriccone's scores, which is a shame.
I don't think I would describe Munich as "adorable", but the score does have some beautiful sections. Florent Amodio also skated to it, his 2009-10 SP (I hope the quality is okay, I have my computer on mute at the moment).
Originally Posted by Jeschke
I'm not a huge fan of most Schindler's List programs, especially I/K's on account of the tacky ending.
Cousins' Railway Children SP, Hughes' Serenade fur Klara SP, Kwan's The Feeling Begins SP and The Red Violin programs (exhibition and free skate), Lipinski's Anastasia SP
already mentioned: Savchenko/Szolkowy's Out of Africa FS, Savoie's The Mission FS, Slutskaya's Schindler's List exhibition, Takahashi's La Strada FS
Last edited by falling_dance; 12-20-2012 at 08:39 PM.
Yuna Kim - James Bond SP. Richard Dornbush - Sherlock Holmes FS. Armin Mahbanoozadeh - Avatar FS. Ross Miner, Maxim Kovtun - Casablanca FS.
Strictly Ballroom - Scott and Fran's paso doble has been used by many.
Mask of Zorro was very popular for a while.
Pirates of the Caribbean by Hans Zimmer
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Soundtrack - the Assassin's Tango - first time by Virtue and Moir
1492 Conquest of Paradise - Elvis, Sav & Szol, Joubert.........
Katarina Witt once skated a pro routine to Schindler's list. I liked Irina's too. My most favorite still remains Paul Wylie's.
Originally Posted by Jeschke
Too many to keep track of -- someone should write a book/ indexing them all from way back to the present.
This season, my current favorites:
Ross Miner -- Captain Blood (fp)
Denis Ten -- The Artist (sp and fp)
Jeremy Abbott's fp is to a specially orchestrated version of Les Mis' Bring Him Home (Broadway play prior to being made into a film of course), plus there's no doubt that Jeremy's sp is inspired by James Bond spy genre (his music: Nathan Lanier's Spy).
Also, I think Richard Dornbush's 2011 U.S. Nationals skate to Sherlock Holmes, should be iconic if it isn't already. Among those already mentioned too, I love Paul Wylie's many movie-themed programs, especially Schindler's List and On the Waterfront*; Matt Savoie's The Mission; Savchenko/ Szolkowy's The Mission & Schindler's List; Annisina/Peizarat's Romeo and Juliet; and Yagudin's Man in the Iron Mask.
*Mark Mitchell skated to On the Waterfront before Paul Wylie did
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3QetYpuzKU MM 1991 fp
I can't find Paul's version which is from a professional competition (he wears a red/black checkered jacket to match film/ longshoreman character theme)
IMO, Totmianina/ Marinin's best early skates were to The Cotton Club, and West Side Story.
Last edited by aftershocks; 12-21-2012 at 02:41 AM.
Chalk me up as another surprised that the Lord of the Rings soundtrack isn't used more often. Maybe everyone thought "Oh it's great but I bet everyone else will use that"?