This article needs additional citations for verification. 36, the 13th-century poem “O Fortuna” was set to music by the German composer Carl Orff for his twenty-five-movement cantata Carmina Burana. 1981: In Excalibur, when King Arthur and his knights ride into battle. 1991: In The Doors, Oliver Stone’s biographical film of the American rock band. Canoes’ by Trevor Jones draws from it directly. 1995: In the ending scene of Tales from the Hood. 1999: In The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc. 1999: In Detroit Rock City, the scene where the four boys, after losing their concert tickets, and apparently having no way of recovering them, beat each other up to make it appear as though they had been mugged so they can get into the concert. 2002: In Jackass: The Movie, during the opening credits when the men are riding in a gigantic shopping cart. 2003: In Cheaper by the Dozen, at the end of Dylan’s party scene. 2007: In Beowulf: Prince of the Geats, as Beowulf discovers the sword to slay the Helldam.
2009: In Capitalism: A Love Story. 2009: In Disney’s live-action film G-Force, when the Guinea Pigs in the balls race against the car through the fireworks. 2011: In the opening scene of Yorgos Lanthimos’ Alps. 1989: In the trailer for the 1989 film Glory, although the actual film score was composed by James Horner and sung by The Boys’ Choir of Harlem. Orff’s Carmina Burana is not used in the finished film. 1989: In the trailer for the 1989 film Warlock. 1994: Used in the cinematic trailer for the film Léon: The Professional. 2009: In the trailer for the film Paul Blart: Mall Cop. 2017: In the trailer for the film Fist Fight.
1978: In James Burke’s BBC series Connections in several episodes. 1981-1991: In the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, whenever Rodney sees his nephew Damien, who was named after the child in The Omen. This has led to a common false belief that the piece appears in The Omen. 1990: In The Far Side animated special, it was played in a scene where a man fell into a pen of gorillas at a zoo. 1992: The opening bars were used as a theme for the first three seasons of Rox beginning in 1992. 1994: On a sixth season episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, the mad scientists challenge Mike and the Bots to write theme songs for themselves. Tom Servo is particularly excited, and sings a very self-praising song to the tune of O Fortuna.
1999: In the first-season episode of That 70s Show, “Hyde Moves In”, it is used in Kelso’s fantasy reaction to seeing Jackie while sick in bed without having fixed her hair and makeup. Shrek makes his way to the bookstore. 2009: On Glee, Season 1, Episode 7, in scenes between Will Schuester and Sue Sylvester. 2009: On The Simpsons, in season 20, episode 13, “Gone Maggie Gone”, and in a commercial in season 21, episode 2, “Bart Gets a ‘Z'”, performed by a convent of nuns. 2010: In Blue Mountain State, it was played during the chocolate cookie race in season 1 episode 1, “It’s Called Hazing, Look it Up”. 2012: Naan – Tamil language crime thriller film. 2014: In the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode, “Halloween II”, the song is sung by Scully as Jake enacts his plan to steal Captain Holt’s watch. 2014: In the How I Met Your Mother episode “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra” when Marshall is about to slap Barney at the beginning. 2016: In the second-season episode of “Scream Queens”, when Chanel Oberlin and Dean Munsch are fighting for the right to win a trip to Blood Island. Michael Langdon consumes a human heart at the Black Mass and speaks with Satan.
1998: While The Undertaker was crucifying Stone Cold Steve Austin on Raw is WAR. 2010: On Britain’s Got Talent, the 2010 winner Spelbound used it as its audition piece and in the final. On The Sean Hannity Show on talk radio, as bumper music. Before the start of The X Factor, and also as the entrance theme for the judges. On The Howard Stern Show, whenever show producer Gary Dell’Abate enters the studio. Benjamin “Coach” Wade was stretching in the water, marking the first time the show used a nonoriginal piece of music. On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien when a video or picture of former U. Vice President Dick Cheney is shown. On The Rachel Maddow Show, in a parody of ads from the Republican Party attacking the Democratic Party. Early 1970s: Ending used throughout 30-second British TV adverts for Old Spice aftershave lotion.