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Sound & Motion Pictures: famous running scenes

This week edition of my Sound & Motion Pictures series is about running. As an amateur runner, I love to have a great soundtrack to my daily runs and the following are my all-time favorite scenes.

1. Chariots of Fire – Theme by Vangelis

The mother of all running scenes. On the unforgettable and beautiful notes of Vangelis’ theme, the crème de la crème of British athletes runs on a beach.

2. Rocky – Gonna Fly Now, Bill Conti

A great training montage with an iconic wrap-up! Inspired plenty of imitations and homages.

3. Trainspotting – Lust for Life, Iggy Pop

Renton regales us with his life manifesto on the powerful notes of Iggy Pop and now every time I listen to this song I see him running with a wild grin on his face.

4. Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt) – Running One, Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek

I love how her decision making process is shown and then how she runs against time to save her boyfriend to an anxiogenic  techno beat.

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