Soundtracks Better Than The Movies They Were In

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Soundtracks Better Than The Movies They Were In

Postby instant_karma on Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:44 am

Sorry if this is a dupe thread. Had a look but couldn't find anything like it. And as we know, the search function is almost perfect.

Anyway, I was listening to the Vampyros Lesbos earlier. I saw the movie a few years back and didn't think much of it, but the soundtrack kicked ass.

So, the question is, what other soundtracks do people think are better than the movies they appear in?
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Postby Seppuku on Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:58 am

Superfly! - Curtis Mayfield

Shaft! }
Truck Turner! } Isaac Hayes

Black Caesar - James Brown

Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack/JJ Johnson

Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye

Shaft in Africa - Johnny Pate


I'm sensing a theme...
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Postby buster00 on Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:01 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:Superfly! - Curtis Mayfield

Shaft! }
Truck Turner! } Isaac Hayes

Black Caesar - James Brown

Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack/JJ Johnson

Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye

Shaft in Africa - Johnny Pate


I'm sensing a theme...


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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:06 am

The Fountain

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Personally, I'm an atheist in the voting booth and a theist in the movie theatre. I separate the morality of religion with the spirituality and solace of it. There is something boring about atheism.
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Postby buster00 on Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:07 am

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Postby Dee E. Goppstober on Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:42 am

Arizona Dream - with a Goran Bregovic score and Iggy Pop vocals.
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Postby buster00 on Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:45 am

Xanadu.

Yeah, I said it.

And I'll take The Wiz while I'm at it.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:46 am

Judgement Night
Personally, I'm an atheist in the voting booth and a theist in the movie theatre. I separate the morality of religion with the spirituality and solace of it. There is something boring about atheism.
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Postby Seppuku on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:06 am

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Postby Seppuku on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:06 am

Ennio Morricone's score for The Exorcist II was far, far superior to the movie.

I guess he didn't say to himself, "OK, I'm gonna hold back a here from a the greatness because a the movie, she's a bound to be awful."

Take a listen to Magic & Ecstasy if you don't believe me. It's not a Man With No Name score, but it's really weird psychedelic rock music which was wasted on the movie.

Also, I really adore Regan's Theme.
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Postby Seppuku on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:07 am

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Postby bamf on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:07 am

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:The Fountain

True Stories


You make me cry. :?

Seriously though, contemplating the question this thread suggests may very well create a black hole inside my head.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:12 am

bamf wrote:
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:The Fountain

True Stories


You make me cry. :?


heh, well, if your the type of sap to fall for the sentimental hokum of the Fountain, I imagine you would cry...
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Postby bamf on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:15 am

You know I do!! I'm the guy who saw Atonement, P.S. I Love you aaannndd 27 Dresses, recently, a-lone.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:17 am

bamf wrote:P.S. I Love you aaannndd 27 Dresses, recently, a-lone.


yeah, I caught your P.S. I Love You review.

and I think it's pretty manly to admit to seeing 27 Dresses...

sexy.
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Postby LaDracul on Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:03 am

Well, I liked the music in "Phantom of the Paradise", yet hope that when the in development remake rolls around, the film will at least use elements from the original story. (And probably will have to drop the comparison to Phil Spector...)

And not have a Phantom that can't sing or doesn't look conspicuous in a Gatchaman outfit.
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Postby Spifftacular SquirrelGirl on Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:32 am

Flash Gordan.

You take away the soundtrack to that movie and it's just another run-of-the-mill cheesy sci-fi film.

Queen really made that something special.
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Postby Chilli on Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:33 am

Aye. The 'Flash' themesong is awesome.

Almost Famous.
Bison: [to his architect] The temple above us was the wonder of the ancient world. Bisonopolis shall be the wonder of my world. But I think the food court should be larger. All the big franchises will want in.
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Postby Seppuku on Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:42 am

Chilli wrote:Almost Famous.


I raise you Vanilla Sky.
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Postby Chilli on Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:43 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:
Chilli wrote:Almost Famous.


I raise you Vanilla Sky.


Vanilla Sky could've had a cat puking as its soundtrack and been better than the film wound up as.
Bison: [to his architect] The temple above us was the wonder of the ancient world. Bisonopolis shall be the wonder of my world. But I think the food court should be larger. All the big franchises will want in.
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Postby Seppuku on Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:02 am

Chilli wrote: a cat puking as its soundtrack


You've heard Cameron Diaz's song on the album too then, I take it?
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Postby Chilli on Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:02 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:
Chilli wrote: a cat puking as its soundtrack


You've heard Cameron Diaz's song on the album too then, I take it?


Started and stalled more than her acting.
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Postby Dr William Weir on Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:46 pm

The Mothman Prophecies - the theme by Low and Tomandandy is superb and it's actually a double-album of score and a superb standalone one by atmospheric prog/electronica group King Black Acid.
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Postby Fievel on Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:52 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Judgement Night


This was the first thing I thought of.
Cool album.... rock & rap holding hands in harmony.

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Postby Maui on Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:05 pm

All of the Charlie's Angels movies.

Soundtracks are pretty decent - movie's are quite bad!!
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Postby Zarles on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:18 pm

Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Judgement Night


Ding ding ding!

Pretty much 99% of all the blaxploitation movies ever made could qualify for this list.
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Postby Fievel on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:26 pm

TheBaxter wrote:PURPLE RAIN


Game, Set, & Match.
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Postby Seppuku on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:34 pm

Space is the Place. The movie's kinda baffling and dated. Sun Ra's music isn't (well, it isn't dated at least).
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Postby TonyWilson on Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:41 pm

28 Days Later (good film, great music)
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Postby Lady Sheridan on Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:19 pm

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Postby estel_mm on Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:05 pm

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Postby WalterBunny on Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am

Velvet Goldmine. The movie's decent, but I can listen to the soundtrack over and over and over...

Oh, and The Crow: City of Angels. Niether the movie nor the soundtrack are as good as the originals, but at least the soundtrack doesn't have a horrible storyline. Plus, it's got Iggy Pop doing "I Wanna Be Your Dog" live!
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