From the Movies to the Piano


Consider this to be a “random YouTube dump of videos featuring piano versions of movie themes”. The title of this post seems to work better, though. Every once in a while I go on YouTube and randomly search for a movie title and the word piano, and sometimes I get a hit and find a piano version that is simply stunning. Below is an example:
Children of Dune–Summon the Worms
Now, I never saw Children of Dune, and never will. The first movie that Scifi released was so boring I fell asleep. But apparently this particular movie received one hell of a soundtrack treatment. I’ve been listening to the OST, done by Brian Tyler, and it is a terrific soundtrack. Not the greatest (what do you expect, it’s for TV), but probably one of the best I’ve heard for a TV project (mostly because it uses real instruments, for the most part, whereas the vast majority of TV stuff uses synths that are obviously synths). This piano rework of one of the themes from CoD is actually really good. It’s not perfect, there are certainly flaws, but it really highlights the best part of the theme well I think.

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About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

2 thoughts on “From the Movies to the Piano

  1. A few years back, there was a hilarious movie called “Piano” – original in Hindi, but there must an English dubbed or at least subtitled version.

    Non-genre, though. A crackpot in the habit of calling random phone numbers ends up calling a woman wanting to sell an old piano. And hilarity ensues…

  2. I’ll have to find that. Sounds Japanese for some reason. A lot of the Japanese comedies I have seen follow a similar “formula” and they are particularly funny because of it. Maybe that’s because it’s in Japanese…

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