Like many writers, I often dream of the possibility of my books one day being adapted into films. Even if it is a remote possibility, I try to keep that dream alive. If that dream ever does come true, I think I have an idea of what the theme song for my dinosaur books would be. I remember the ominous tribal drums from Jumanji, which always sent a shiver down my spine whenever I heard them. I would want that same sense of tropical horror for my dinosaur books if they became a film. Imagine giant dinosaurs moving through the jungle with ominous drums echoing through the darkness.
A few years ago, I watched Shark Week and found this rather amusing video. It turns out sharks are rather musical creatures and their favorite kind of music is Death Metal!
I have long imagined this scenario for my superhuman series. I imagined a powerful superhuman battling while he listens to music they like. How they would listen to this music would be unusual and unorthodox. This music would help them concentrate while fighting and they would fight while moving as though they were conducting an orchestra. Without the use of this music, this superhuman would not have the concentration to properly control their immense power. This will be similar to how I use music to help me concentrate while writing.
Here is a video montage I made regarding the Clowns from Tokyo Ghoul. It includes images of the Clowns from the manga and has the classical song “Send In The Clowns”. If the Clowns had a theme song I think it would obviously be “Send In The Clowns”. Enjoy!
Recently, I revisited the Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and I was reintroduced to this song: Hellfire. In this scene, the villain, Judge Claude Frollo, is suffering from an inner conflict between his beliefs and his lust for the heroine Esmeralda. Throughout the song, he pleads the Virgin Mary for salvation yet cannot let go of his desire for Esmeralda or his hatred towards gypsies. I found the Latin chanting and haunting choir music in the background to be chillingly exhilarating. Overall, Hellfire is a song of lust, sin, and damnation. It is by far the best villain song Disney ever produced because the evil and villainy Judge Frollo represents actually exists in the real world: a madman and zealot in a position of power who is willing to abuse his authority to achieve his own ends and unlike other Disney villains he does not require dark magic or monsters to pursue his goals. Still, the haunting music, atmosphere, and religious elements of this scene gave me much to think about for the religious scene I mentioned in my previous posts for my second fantasy book. Just as Judge Frollo was conflicted by his beliefs, hatred for gypsies, and lust for Esmeralda, my main character will suffer an inner conflict that puts him at odds with his beliefs and uncompromising hatred towards his father. My main character’s inner struggle will revolve around wrath, sin, and damnation like the backstory of a Shakespeare play.