One of my favorite movies of all time is Napoleon Dynamite. I know, I know…either you love this movie or you don’t. I happen to love it and I’ll let you in on a little secret. The more you watch it, the more you notice. By the twentieth time, you’ll appreciate the movie a heck of a lot more than you did the first time.
There are many great things about this movie, but I think there is general agreement that the best part is the ending scene. A few things happen. First, there is a sort of closure. Second, there is a tetherball game, and third, there is some awesome music.
I happen to be a big 80s music fan, so it’s no surprise that “When In Rome – The Promise” is tops on my list. 80s fans love that song. Watch the video and I think you’ll agree.
When In Rome – The Promise
Another, but less known song is also in the ending scene of Napoleon Dynamite. This is the song that’s right before “The Promise.” It’s called, “Music For A Found Harmonium.” I’m not sure who wrote this song, but I find it very satisfying. There are actually many versions of this song on the internet, but one I really like is by the “Penguin Cafe Orchestra.” I think the organ gets a workout during this one.
Patrick Street – Music for a Found Harmonium
Basically, what happens in this final scene and the music they chose to use for it are my reasons for loving it so much. If you have anything to add, please leave a comment.