August 10, 2013

My Favorite Music Easter Eggs in the Media

So I discovered today that the Emperor's theme in Star Wars is the exact same theme as the super happy ending celebration theme in Episode I which is all kinds of awesome. The big celebration at the end of Episode I is rightly deserved for the heroes, but it is also the initial first step allowing the Emperor to stage a full on coup later and taking over the entire universe basically. This is his moment. This is his theme. Behold the Genius of John Williams.

This got me thinking of a few other of my favorite music easter eggs.

From another popular movie Inception, we have the main BWWAAAR theme that is so recongnizable because every other movie and preview that wants to sound epic now uses the BWWAAAR. But this BWWWAAAR was actually a by product inspired by this:

The music "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" is what is used in the movie to wake people up from the dream state. Kind of like the alarm clock music. However, time in the dream goes by so much slower that the musical cue is slowed way down, and when we get into the deepest levels several dreams deep... that french song sounds like BWWAAR. Behold the Genius of Hans Zimmer.

I mentioned this one at the end of my Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword review, but here it is again because it is full of awesome. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered one of the greatest and most influential games ever made. Nearly everything about that game was perfect. The pacing, the exploration, the combat, etc. Most of all though, the music. Here is Zelda's Lullaby from Ocarina:

Now Zelda's Lullaby from OoT...

Now, moving on to the most recent entry in the series, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has quite the epic sounding main theme:

... but wait.... now listen to it in reverse....

Holy crap. You see, Skyward Sword is set in the very distant past to Ocarina of Time. It is a prequel set way way in the past, but the legendary song lives on twisted by time.

Anyway, that's all I have for now. If you know of any other amazing musical easter eggs, let me know.

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