“Play it once, Sam. For old times’ sake.”
Though often misquoted as “Play it again, Sam”, it is one of the most familiar lines in all of cinema. Spoken by Ilsa Lund in the famous 1942 film, Casablanca, it alludes to the feelings a particular song can elicit from its listener.
Music has the power to transport us, mentally and emotionally, to another time and place. This is one reason it is such an inextricable part of any film. A carefully chosen song or expertly crafted original score can dictate so much of how we perceive the movie, its plot, its dialog, its mood, everything. Try to imagine John Carpenter’s 1978 horror film, Halloween, without its eerie-sounding theme song. How about James Cameron’s 1997 epic, Titanic, without “My Heart Will Go On” and its tin whistle opening? Or without Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” for a tighty-whitey-clad Tom Cruise to dance to in Risky Business? In 1977, a movie starring a young John Travolta helped usher in Disco, a genre of music that took the entire world by storm. The film was Saturday Night Fever, of course. A well-chosen score or song can have an enormous impact on our ability to connect with a movie, and the way we come back to it, even many years later. In essence, these songs have made their films whole.
In celebration of the marriage between film and music, The Voices of Flower Mound is paying tribute to the world of movie songs in its upcoming concert, “The Reel Deal: The Voices of Flower Mound Go to the Movies”. This concert will take us down memory lane to some of our favorite movie scenes from yesterday and today. Join us as we delve into such indelible marks of cinematic history as The Wizard of Oz, Ghost, Coco, A Star is Born, The Sound of Music, Top Gun: Maverick, Dirty Dancing, Rocky, Purple Rain, and many more, along with some of the finest musicians you’ll ever hear.
The concerts take place at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 1401 Cross Timbers Rd., Flower Mound, TX 75028 on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:30 PM.
Bring your whole family and all your friends. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to relive some of your favorite movies through the magic of their music. See you there, for we will “play it again, for old times’ sake.”