History Leitmotif / RealLife

30th Jan '16 12:11:31 AM SneaselSawashiro
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer being used against Germany was lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works.
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif leitmotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer being used against Germany was lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works.
3rd Nov '15 2:07:31 AM morane
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** in Finland: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJM2AEd0nYs Festival March of Sleeping Beauty]] by Erkki Melartin
8th Oct '15 11:51:23 PM tlc2014
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* National anthems
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* National anthemsThis is the entire point of national anthems, but taken UpToEleven; it's not just a single person, or a single event, but ''entire countries.''
3rd Sep '15 7:58:10 PM ham-peas
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer was being used against Germany was not lost, either.
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The Fifth's overall structure strongly (and intentionally) evokes dire adversity overcome through unstinting effort to achieve a resounding victory. Last, but not least, the propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer was being used against Germany was not lost, either.lost on no one -- especially the Nazis, who regarded Beethoven quite highly, albeit under their own rather twisted interpretation of his works.
3rd Sep '15 7:41:06 PM ham-peas
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* American high school and college graduates begin their ceremonies with Elgar's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0PHWKRFgZ0 Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D]]''.
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* American high school and college graduates begin their ceremonies with the ''Trio'' from Elgar's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0PHWKRFgZ0 Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 in D]]''. (If you're used to thinking of just that rather short section as the whole of the march, take a moment and listen to it in its entirety. Despite the rather sedate and stuffy image of the use to which it's commonly put, the piece as a whole has a delightful bounce and verve.)
22nd Apr '15 12:20:37 PM bt8257
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* DonRickles apparently gets ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=595Dx74KNoY La Virgen De La Macarena]]'' as a leitmotiv. ** Typically, comedians used to have leitmotifs when they entered a room. Most notably, Jack Benny had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13bqRDYEuoE Love in Bloom]]'', Bob Hope had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgUq5dziEk Thanks for the Memory]]'' Johnny Carson had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keiuXB3dJ0E the theme to The Tonight Show]]'', and, currently, George Lopez has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4yhp9L6Ok War's Lowrider]]'', which was the themes to his sitcom, comedy specials, and talk show.
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* DonRickles apparently gets ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=595Dx74KNoY La Virgen De La Macarena]]'' as a leitmotiv. leitmotif. ** Typically, comedians used to have leitmotifs when they entered a room. Most notably, Jack Benny had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13bqRDYEuoE Love in Bloom]]'', Bob Hope had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgUq5dziEk Thanks for the Memory]]'' Johnny Carson had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keiuXB3dJ0E the theme to The Tonight Show]]'', and, currently, George Lopez has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4yhp9L6Ok War's Lowrider]]'', Low Rider]]'', which was the themes to his sitcom, comedy specials, and talk show.

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* DonRickles apparently gets ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=595Dx74KNoY La Virgen De La Macarena]]'' as a leitmotiv. ** Typically, comedians used to have leitmotifs when they entered a room. Most notably, Jack Benny had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13bqRDYEuoE Love in Bloom]]'', Bob Hope had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgUq5dziEk Thanks for the Memory]]'' Johnny Carson had ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keiuXB3dJ0E the theme to The Tonight Show]]'', and, currently, George Lopez has ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4yhp9L6Ok War's Lowrider]]'', which was the themes to his sitcom, comedy specials, and talk show.----
29th Dec '14 10:58:32 AM dranoel48
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* J.J. Watt with Turn Down for What
29th Dec '14 10:39:00 AM dranoel48
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer was being used against Germany was not lost, either.
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* Beethoven's 5th Symphony was appropriated as a LeitMotif for the Western Allies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo for a number of reasons. The first bar matched the Morse Code for the letter V (dot-dot-dot-dash). V was for Victory, and the two fingered hand gesture popularized by Churchill. The propaganda value of Germany's greatest composer was being used against Germany was not lost, either.either. * J.J. Watt with Turn Down for What
8th Dec '14 1:15:02 AM bt8257
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** The destroyer USS ''Gatling'' (DD-671) had a song [[http://www.destroyers.org/uss-gatling/DD671_shipssong.htm set to the tune]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygxDs_zcayo "The Rambling Wreck from Georgia Tech."]]
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** The destroyer USS ''Gatling'' (DD-671) had a song [[http://www.destroyers.org/uss-gatling/DD671_shipssong.htm set to the tune]] of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygxDs_zcayo "The Rambling Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech."]]
25th Nov '14 11:55:15 AM Premonition45
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** Gerald Ford, however, preferred when possible to have the band play the [[FootballFightSong fight song]] of his ''alma mater'', the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF--ldYIBnM (Hail to) The Victors]]".
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** Gerald Ford, UsefulNotes/GeraldFord, however, preferred when possible to have the band play the [[FootballFightSong fight song]] of his ''alma mater'', the UsefulNotes/UniversityOfMichigan, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF--ldYIBnM (Hail to) The Victors]]".Victors]]". ** The Music/FleetwoodMac song "Don't Stop" has been UsefulNotes/BillClinton's leitmotif since he first used it in his 1992 presidential campaign.
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