History Music / AlsoSprachZarathustra

18th Jan '18 6:20:06 PM Someoneman
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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', when the Captain becomes the first human in centuries to [[spoiler:[[Awesome/{{Pixar}} stand up]]]]. They originally put the score in as a joke, but test audiences cheered, so they [[ThrowItIn left it in]]. Fitting seeing as AUTO was based off of HAL, right down to the red light eye.

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', when the Captain becomes the first human in centuries to [[spoiler:[[Awesome/{{Pixar}} [[spoiler: stand up]]]].up]]. They originally put the score in as a joke, but test audiences cheered, so they [[ThrowItIn left it in]]. Fitting seeing as AUTO was based off of HAL, right down to the red light eye.



* Performed at the end of the WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic review of ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome By Doug himself.]]

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* Performed at the end of the WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic review of ''Film/TheGarbagePailKidsMovie''. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome By Doug himself.]]
18th Jan '18 12:43:30 PM CassandraLeo
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''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' (''Thus Spake Zarathustra'') is a tone poem composed by Richard Strauss in 1896 (named after the book by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche). The melody of the "Sunrise" movement is undeniably ''epic'', complete with a spectacular use of DramaticTimpani, so it's a perfect way to tell the audience, "This is where you're supposed to be impressed."

Creator/StanleyKubrick certainly thought so, and used "Also Sprach Zarathustra" as a {{leitmotif}} for several key scenes in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. It worked. In fact, it worked so well that these days the composition is [[OlderThanTheyThink better known]] as "that song from ''2001''" than by its own name.[[note]]Specifically, it was meant to symbolize the moment where mankind (or its proto-ape equivalent) achieved enlightenment -- first when apes figured out how to use tools, then when Bowman becomes the Starchild.[[/note]] Likewise, most people will probably only recognize the first minute and a half; the entire piece is about half an hour.

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''Also Sprach sprach Zarathustra'' (''Thus Spake Zarathustra'') is a tone poem composed by Richard Strauss in 1896 (named after the book by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche). The melody of the "Sunrise" movement is undeniably ''epic'', complete with a spectacular use of DramaticTimpani, so it's a perfect way to tell the audience, "This is where you're supposed to be impressed."

Creator/StanleyKubrick certainly thought so, and used "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' as a {{leitmotif}} for several key scenes in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. It worked. In fact, it worked so well that these days the composition is [[OlderThanTheyThink better known]] as "that song from ''2001''" than by its own name.[[note]]Specifically, it was meant to symbolize the moment where mankind (or its proto-ape equivalent) achieved enlightenment -- first when apes figured out how to use tools, then when Bowman becomes the Starchild.[[/note]] Likewise, most people will probably only recognize the first minute and a half; the entire piece is about half an hour.



Any resemblance to Film/TheThreeStooges' "Hello... hello... hello! Hello," is probably coincidental. Not to be confused with the third game in the ''Videogame/{{Xenosaga}}'' trilogy, also titled ''Also Sprach Zarathustra.'' (All 3 games are titled after Nietzsche's works.)

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Any resemblance to Film/TheThreeStooges' "Hello... hello... hello! Hello," is probably coincidental. Not to be confused with the third game in the ''Videogame/{{Xenosaga}}'' trilogy, also titled ''Also Sprach sprach Zarathustra.'' (All 3 games are titled after Nietzsche's works.)



* ''WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology II'' has, as its last sequence, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fFOoIo-kMk 2012: A Pony Odyssey]].'' It uses ''Also Sprach Arathustra'' in pony-version recreations of scenes from the movie.

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* ''WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology II'' has, as its last sequence, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fFOoIo-kMk 2012: A Pony Odyssey]].'' It uses ''Also Sprach Arathustra'' sprach Zarathustra'' in pony-version recreations of scenes from the movie.



* In ''Film/ForAllMankind'', a documentary about the Apollo moon missions, an astronaut plays ''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' on a cassette player, and he gives a shoutout to ''2001''.

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* In ''Film/ForAllMankind'', a documentary about the Apollo moon missions, an astronaut plays ''Also Sprach sprach Zarathustra'' on a cassette player, and he gives a shoutout ShoutOut to ''2001''.



* Creator/DannyElfman's score for Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' has some musical [[ShoutOut Shout-Outs]] here and there, perhaps most obviously at the very end of the film, just before everything fades to black. Those three notes that play as Batman is standing on the cathedral roof looking out at the Bat-Signal may not have been ''intended'' to evoke ''Also Sprach Zarathrustra'', but it sure sounded like Elfman was trying.

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* Creator/DannyElfman's score for Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' has some musical [[ShoutOut Shout-Outs]] here and there, perhaps most obviously at the very end of the film, just before everything fades to black. Those three notes that play as Batman is standing on the cathedral roof looking out at the Bat-Signal may not have been ''intended'' to evoke ''Also Sprach sprach Zarathrustra'', but it sure sounded like Elfman was trying.



* ''Film/BeingThere'': Slight variation, with Deodato's funk-jazz version of ''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' playing on the soundtrack as Chance makes his first journey into the city.

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* ''Film/BeingThere'': Slight variation, with Deodato's funk-jazz version of ''Also Sprach sprach Zarathustra'' playing on the soundtrack as Chance makes his first journey into the city.



* Also Sprach Zarathustra plays in the stereo in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when the nerds hook up their home electronics online. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny They proceed to Rock Out to it]].

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* Also Sprach Zarathustra ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' plays in the stereo in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' when the nerds hook up their home electronics online. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny They proceed to Rock Out to it]].



* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' Roz suggests using it in her space documentary, Frasier suggests a different tune saying Also Sprach Zarathustra is too commonplace or ''a bit on the nose'' as Frasier puts it.

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* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' Roz suggests using it in her space documentary, Frasier suggests a different tune saying Also Sprach Zarathustra ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' is too commonplace or ''a bit on the nose'' as Frasier puts it.



* A number of the musical themes in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' borrow from ''Also Sprach Zarathustra''. Notably, it's the only ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series to have been nominated for an Emmy... for sound editing.

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* A number of the musical themes in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' borrow from ''Also Sprach sprach Zarathustra''. Notably, it's the only ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series to have been nominated for an Emmy... for sound editing.



* The Art Fleming edition of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' used "Also Sprach Zarathustra" at the conclusion of their 2000th NBC show as their next show would of course be no. 2001.

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* The Art Fleming edition of ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' used "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' at the conclusion of their 2000th NBC show as their next show would of course be no. 2001.



* ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' had a scene with Zaphod dramatically speaking while Also Sprach Zarathustra grew in volume under him, until [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn Zaphod tells Marvin to cut it out]], whereupon the final two notes barely make it out.

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* ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' had a scene with Zaphod dramatically speaking while Also Sprach Zarathustra ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' grew in volume under him, until [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn Zaphod tells Marvin to cut it out]], whereupon the final two notes barely make it out.



* The opening cutscene in ''VideoGame/{{Startopia}}'', being a parody of the first minutes of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (for example, there's a donut in the monolith), has a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of Also Sprach Zarathustra.

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* The opening cutscene in ''VideoGame/{{Startopia}}'', being a parody of the first minutes of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (for example, there's a donut in the monolith), has a SuspiciouslySimilarSong version of Also Sprach Zarathustra.''Also sprach Zarathustra''.



-->'''Narrator Strong Bad''': (to the tune of Also Sprach Zarathustra) Deeeead, deeeead, deeead, DEAD-DEEEAD! Dead, dead, dead, dead, dead...

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-->'''Narrator Strong Bad''': (to the tune of Also Sprach Zarathustra) ''Also sprach Zarathustra'') Deeeead, deeeead, deeead, DEAD-DEEEAD! Dead, dead, dead, dead, dead...



* The cutscene that plays after using the Fan Thing Sticker in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' has music almost identical to Also Sprach Zarathustra.

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* The cutscene that plays after using the Fan Thing Sticker in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'' has music almost identical to Also Sprach Zarathustra.''Also sprach Zarathustra''.



* ''VideoGame/{{Forza}} Horizon 3'' has ''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' in its soundtrack as part of its classical music station Timeless FM. It also plays during a Bucket List challenge where players drive a [[CoolCar Koenigsegg One:1]] down an airport runway at sunrise to hit a top speed past a speed trap.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Forza}} Horizon 3'' has ''Also Sprach sprach Zarathustra'' in its soundtrack as part of its classical music station Timeless FM. It also plays during a Bucket List challenge where players drive a [[CoolCar Koenigsegg One:1]] down an airport runway at sunrise to hit a top speed past a speed trap.



* Parodied in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Hannelore [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=707 mentions]] one of the big drawbacks of living in a space station is having to listen to ''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' every time the sun rises.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Hannelore [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=707 mentions]] one of the big drawbacks of living in a space station is having to listen to ''Also Sprach sprach Zarathustra'' every time the sun rises.



* God [[FacePalm facepalms]] to "Also Sprach Zarathustra" in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqghvckkERs this flash video.]]

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* God [[FacePalm facepalms]] to "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ''Also sprach Zarathustra'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqghvckkERs this flash video.]]
25th Dec '17 5:58:30 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This is one of the pieces [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] put the [[MemeticMutation memetic]] campaign ad for Mitch [=McConnell=] [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-march-13-2014/-mcconnelling to]].
* Used in the first episode of ''FaerieTaleTheatre''.

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* This is one of the pieces [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] put the [[MemeticMutation memetic]] campaign ad for Mitch [=McConnell=] [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-march-13-2014/-mcconnelling to]].
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* Used in the first episode of ''FaerieTaleTheatre''.''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.
23rd Dec '17 6:17:24 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'', Creator/AndyKaufman's on-stage transformation from "Foreign Man" into a seriously good ElvisPresley impersonation was accompanied by this music.

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* In ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'', Creator/AndyKaufman's on-stage transformation from "Foreign Man" into a seriously good ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley impersonation was accompanied by this music.
1st Jul '17 5:09:21 AM Sabrewing
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* Joel recommends playing this song for your unborn child using his invention the Womb-Mate in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', although he butchered the title into "Thus Spoke Zatharatu".
6th Apr '17 1:17:31 AM justanid
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* UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins once put together the Blind Watchmaker program as a sort of Cliff Notes evolution synthesizer. According to the book ''The Blind Watchmaker'', when he began producing little monochrome 2D insects instead of the trees that were all he'd been expecting, he immediately thought of this music.
* In [[Literature/RoTeO Resurrected Angels: Rebirth]] the first three notes become the key to summoning a FlamingSword or RoyalRapier depending on the scenario. Since this is ArchangelGabriel who's summoning the sword, this is the musical equivalent to a PreAssKickingOneLiner.
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* UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins once put together the Blind Watchmaker program as a sort of Cliff Notes evolution synthesizer. According to the book ''The Blind Watchmaker'', when he began producing little monochrome 2D insects instead of the trees that were all he'd been expecting, he immediately thought of this music.
* In [[Literature/RoTeO Resurrected Angels: Rebirth]] the first three notes become the key to summoning a FlamingSword or RoyalRapier depending on the scenario. Since this is ArchangelGabriel who's summoning the sword, this is the musical equivalent to a PreAssKickingOneLiner.
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* UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins once put together the Blind Watchmaker program as a sort of Cliff Notes evolution synthesizer. According to the book ''The Blind Watchmaker'', when he began producing little monochrome 2D insects instead of the trees that were all he'd been expecting, he immediately thought of this music.
* In [[Literature/RoTeO Resurrected Angels: Rebirth]] the first three notes become the key to summoning a FlamingSword or RoyalRapier depending on the scenario. Since this is ArchangelGabriel who's summoning the sword, this is the musical equivalent to a PreAssKickingOneLiner.
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6th Apr '17 12:55:20 AM justanid
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Consequently, usage of the composition as a StandardSnippet seem to have been eclipsed by its usage as an {{Homage}} or AffectionateParody of ''2001''. It's also far more likely to [[MundaneMadeAwesome emphasize something painfully mundane]] than to be used straight. (Arguably, the ''only'' place it's been used straight since ''2001'' was in its sequel, ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact.'')

Also see TheMonolith.

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Consequently, usage of the composition as a StandardSnippet seem to have been eclipsed by its usage as an {{Homage}} or AffectionateParody of ''2001''. It's also far more likely to [[MundaneMadeAwesome emphasize something painfully mundane]] than to be used straight. (Arguably, the ''only'' place it's been used straight since ''2001'' was in its sequel, ''Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact.'')

'' Also see TheMonolith.
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* The old [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifespring Lifespring]] Basic Training Program, back when they still gave it, used this music to convene every session.
* This was played for the unveiling of the [[CoolPlane B-2]]. It was a sunny day and because of that nobody could see into the shadowed hanger that the plane was in, and as the song started the B-2 slowly rolled out into the light.
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* Used as the entrance music for the University of South Carolina football team.
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* Was intended to be the background music of Apollo 13's television broadcast, though it ultimately didn't air.

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* Used in the ''DangerMouse'' episode "Close Encounters Of The Absurd Kind," when Dr. Zok's spacecraft villain-naps Baron Greenback and his Frog's Head Flyer.

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* Used in the ''DangerMouse'' ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episode "Close Encounters Of The Absurd Kind," when Dr. Zok's spacecraft villain-naps Baron Greenback and his Frog's Head Flyer.Flyer.
* Russians will know it from the trivia show ''What? Where? When?''
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* This was played for the unveiling of the [[CoolPlane B-2]]. It was a sunny day and because of that nobody could see into the shadowed hanger that the plane was in, and as the song started the B-2 slowly rolled out into the light.
* Used as the entrance music for the University of South Carolina football team.
* Likewise used when the teams take the field at Portsmouth Football Club's ground.
* The old [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifespring Lifespring]] Basic Training Program, back when they still gave it, used this music to convene every session.
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8th Mar '17 9:30:24 PM Jeduthun
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''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' (''Thus Spake Zarathustra'') is a tone poem composed by Richard Strauss in 1896 (named after the book by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche). The melody of the "Sunrise" movement is undeniably ''epic'', so it's a perfect way to tell the audience, "This is where you're supposed to be impressed."

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''Also Sprach Zarathustra'' (''Thus Spake Zarathustra'') is a tone poem composed by Richard Strauss in 1896 (named after the book by Creator/FriedrichNietzsche). The melody of the "Sunrise" movement is undeniably ''epic'', complete with a spectacular use of DramaticTimpani, so it's a perfect way to tell the audience, "This is where you're supposed to be impressed."
12th Feb '17 11:42:25 PM BDF5000
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* Rogers commercials tend to use this as well.

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* Verizon and Rogers commercials tend to use this as well.
21st Dec '16 2:31:03 PM Xtifr
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* Used in the episode "Illegal Booze" from a Finnish animated series {{Pasila}} in the scene the rioters suddenly [[spoiler: get drunk despite not having had any alcohol]].

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* Used in the episode "Illegal Booze" from a Finnish animated series {{Pasila}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Pasila}}'' in the scene the rioters suddenly [[spoiler: get drunk despite not having had any alcohol]].
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