Some of the signature
After all, life's big moments, whether tragic or celebratory, are more likely to be accompanied by, say, the Righteous Brothers on a lonely dive bar jukebox than a Harry Gregson-Williams string section. The closing moment of "Top Gun," when Cruise's character hears "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' " in a nearly empty saloon, is case in point. Every broken heart has a soundtrack, and in that moment the sound of Bill Medley's deep, burrowing baritone is working to drill down the walls of even the most hardened romantics.
Scott took his music seriously.
Granted, musical tastes are easy to quibble with. "Beverly Hills Cop II" has
Scott's last film to bear his title as director,
His "The Taking of Pelham 123" remake in 2009 immediately took viewers to New York courtesy of Jay-Z's "99 Problems," and 1993's "True Romance" encouraged booming composer
A smattering of directors today share Scott's love of pop and film.
Yet "Top Gun," though released in 1986, still feels like one of the last of its kind in its marriage of action,
Scott's film "Beverly Hills Cop II" would return to
Yes, the cooly meloncholic vocals of Terri Nunn and the synth-pop of Berlin are tied to the mid-'80s. But so, unfortunately, is the idea that a film could be carried by something as simple as a slow dance.