I will never, ever, ever get over this scene:
NEVER! I love that Chuck
is the one who hesitates. That's just... insanity. And it showed that he actually cared about her. And that was the moment when I fell irrevocably in love with the ship. GAH! And the use of the music is amazing, the way it's sort of soft and tender in the beginning, and then it just blares as their passion takes over. OMG! I love that. LOVE IT! Do you see why I'm obsessed? This is only going to get worse, folks. Especially since the premiere is on Monday. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! I've never been this in love with a couple from a teenage drama before. I'm scaring myself. I think I love this show more than I did Veronica Mars. Which is huge.
And since I'm talking about the use of music to emphasize a scene, I can't not talk about Life. It's an impossibility. the music in Life is pretty much its own character. It gives so much to a scene and you can tell that it was meticulously planned. Changing the music can change the entire meaning of the scene (as was proven by the show not being able to afford the music for more than one showing of an episode). So watch my two absolute favorite uses of music on Life (there are a ton, but these are #1 in my book):
The first one is so incredibly symbolic, the words, the way it's soft then gets a little quicker, Roman (who is basically the devil) is shown in his usual attire of all white sipping wine and looking menacing yet thoughtful as the words say "May god's love be with you, always," Oliver sitting alone on the floor and looking at his angel, Reese pulling out her old cross as the words say "Trying to find anything you can feel that you can believe in," and it fades into Charlie with the words "believe in." I love that last bit, with the cross and the fade into Charlie. This is basically symbolizing the fact that Reese wants to believe in something again, she wants that connection, and the thing that she can believe in is Charlie. Always. And then with the Charlie bit, god I love it so much it gives me chills, the way the song is saying, "If I find my way, how much will I find you," and he's drawing the line to Bobby, his face hard, afraid of what he'll find, afraid that he'll find Bobby
. Gah, I love it! So, so, so very much. And then the second one, well... Damian is just so frickin' hot that I can't resist that scene, but the music is so eerie and it slowly creeps up in volume, until we get that deadly look from Charlie and complete fear in Hollis' eyes as the music says, "Who shall I say is calling," and we're left wondering just who exactly Charlie is in that moment, or really, who is the real Charlie? The zen-spouting, life-loving, fruit-eating, bright-eyed detective, or the rabid dog that was cooped up in a cage and has now been set loose and wants revenge. Oh, god, that scene makes me melt. So damn sexy.
And since I'm waiting for the imeem vid to load, let's take a look at those two scenes with the different music:( Cut for excessive Damian viddage )
Oh, Damian. *dreamy sigh* I really, really hope that my DVDs arrive today. I doubt they will, but a girl can dream.