Finding the perfect song to weave into a movie scene is a daunting task. Whether it’s used comedically, to reminisce, or to evoke certain emotions, the right tune can be the key to capturing a particular moment that will linger in a viewer’s mind for years to come. With Rocketman soaring into theaters this weekend, it’s the opportune time to look back on the impact Elton John’s music has made, not just in society, but in the cinema as well.
Elton is one of those artists whose songs transcend generations, bringing people together in all of the ways that a scene from a well-made movie can. Many of his songs emit lively energy, guaranteed to ignite even the smallest spark within a room that has the power to spread like a dazzling and infectious wildfire. While some, much more graceful and patient in their execution, still make an unforgettable impact with the story that they have to tell. This ability is all thanks to the brilliant wordsmith who is Elton John’s long-time collaborator, Bernie Taupin. The dynamic duo has assembled a discography that continues to grow and thrive 52 years later. Over the years, many of their songs have made their way to the silver screen, and when they have, they always find a magical way to relate a moment on-screen with its audience. But none have hit the mark quite as well as ‘Tiny Dancer’ in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous.Read more