Moviefone recently announced its best music scenes in movies and of the 50 they collected, eight came from independent films.
Sixteen percent is a less than extraordinary ratio — until you consider that music is an impossible feature for many indies. As the filmmakers behind films like “Brother Tied” and “Putty Hill” can attest, the rent is too damn high.
The rules were satisfactorily stringent: No docs (but mock docs are OK), no musicals, no scored scenes. The songs have to be part of the characters’ reality and intrinsic to the scene.
So what are the top eight? To see Moviefone’s top picks, you can go here (or to see their top eight indies, they’re listed in the comments below).
But if you’re interested in a highly personal and utterly subjective take on the top eight movie scenes with indie cred, here you go.
8. Dirty Dancing (Vestron)
7. Hustle & Flow (Paramount Vantage)
6. Sid & Nancy (Samuel Goldwyn Co.)
5. American Psycho (Lionsgate)
4. Reservoir Dogs (Miramax Films)
3. Pulp Fiction (Miramax Films)
2. This Is Spinal Tap (Embassy)
1. Blue Velvet (DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group)
To see Moviefone’s top eight (and their associated spots in the top 50), see the comments. Better yet, leave your own comments about indie-movies-with-music that were unjustly ignored.