Re-scoring The Soundtrack To Stand By Me: Part One


The Re-score

Radio 1’s Zane Lowe recently re-scored the soundtrack to the movie “Drive“.

Although I am not familiar with the film it did inspire me to do the same with one of my favourite movies.

Of course it is on a much lower budget i.e. screenshots, Windows Movie Maker and mp3 songs but it will be just as epic in my eyes.

One of my favourite movies is “Stand By Me” so this was the obvious choice for my project.

The synopsis for the movie:

“Based on Stephen King’s short story “The Body” it’s the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys – Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern – are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.”

Scene: A man sits in his car reading the headline of a newspaper article about a man who had been stabbed to death at a fast food restaurant…

Original Score: Stand By Me – Full Main Title (Jack Nitzsche)

Re-score: Stand By Me – Oasis For Piano

Next Scene: The boys tell jokes in the club house

Original Score: Rockin’ Robin

Re-score: What would you choose? Stay tuned to see what I choose.

What do you think of this “re-scoring” idea?

Which movie soundtrack would you choose and what songs would you pick?

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