Music Prompt #1


Amelie – Full Soundtrack

Start by listening. You don’t have to listen all the way through, but do give yourself some time to really listen (this particular video is an hour long, so you have plenty of time). Close your eyes, if you’re comfortable doing so, put on your headphones, and listen. Allow yourself to really feel the music and immerse yourself in what you’re hearing. Once you’re ready, start writing.

If you’re having trouble coming up with a story, start by writing a list of words the music makes you think of. Is it calming, energetic, creepy? Does it make you think of a specific place, person, or genre? What type of person can you imagine listening to this kind of music?

If you can think of a story, try challenging yourself and allowing the mood of the story to shift as the music does. This soundtrack has a lot of fun shifts in tempo and mood, so have fun with it.

Remember: Even if all you come up with for now is a description, keep it and come back to it later. If your muse is like mine then it most likely enjoys giving you puzzle pieces that need to be fit together over time rather than the whole story all at once. You never know what will connect your pieces together, so don’t trash something just because it doesn’t seem to go anywhere right away.

Below is a list of the songs and where they begin and end, just in case one of them really hits you.

0:00 – 1:29 J’y suis jamais allé
1:34 – 4:33 Les jours tristes
4:37 – 6:49 La valse d’Amélie(version originale)
6:54 – 9:06 Comptine d’un autre été – L’après midi
9:14 – 11:12 La noyée
11:17 – 12:45 L’autre valse d’Amélie
12:52 – 16:02 Guilty (Al Bowly)
16:04 – 19:31 A quai
19:37 – 24:00 Le moulin
24:05 – 25:53 Pas si simple
25:55 – 27:51 La valse d’Amélie (Version Orchestre)
27:57 – 30:13 La valse des vieux os
30:18 – 34:28 La dispute
34:34 – 37:58 Si tu n’étais pas là (Fréhel)
38:06 – 40:54 Soir de fête
40:58 – 42:06 La redécouverte
42:11 – 46:29 Sur le fil
46:40 – 48:00 Le banquet
48:06 – 50:37 La valse d’Amélie (version piano)
50:45 – 54:20 La valse des monstres
54:26 – 56:05 L’autre valse d’Amélie (Quatuor pour cordes et piano)
56:08 – 57:55 Les deux pianos
58:05 – Fin La maison.

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