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Soundtracks Better Than The Movies They Were In

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:44 am
by instant_karma
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?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:58 am
by Seppuku
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...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:01 am
by buster00
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...


Image

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:06 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
The Fountain

True Stories

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:07 am
by buster00
Spawn

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:42 am
by Dee E. Goppstober
Arizona Dream - with a Goran Bregovic score and Iggy Pop vocals.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:45 am
by buster00
Xanadu.

Yeah, I said it.

And I'll take The Wiz while I'm at it.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:46 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
Judgement Night

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:06 am
by Seppuku
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:06 am
by Seppuku
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:07 am
by Seppuku
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Damn snail server.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:07 am
by bamf
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:12 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
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...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:15 am
by bamf
You know I do!! I'm the guy who saw Atonement, P.S. I Love you aaannndd 27 Dresses, recently, a-lone.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:17 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:03 am
by LaDracul
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:32 am
by Spifftacular SquirrelGirl
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:33 am
by Chilli
Aye. The 'Flash' themesong is awesome.

Almost Famous.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:42 am
by Seppuku
Chilli wrote:Almost Famous.


I raise you Vanilla Sky.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:43 am
by Chilli
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:02 am
by Seppuku
Chilli wrote: a cat puking as its soundtrack


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

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:02 am
by Chilli
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:46 pm
by Dr William Weir
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.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:52 pm
by Fievel
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Judgement Night


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

VIVA LA 90'S!!!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:39 pm
by TheBaxter
PURPLE RAIN

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:05 pm
by Maui
All of the Charlie's Angels movies.

Soundtracks are pretty decent - movie's are quite bad!!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:18 pm
by Zarles
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:Judgement Night


Ding ding ding!

Pretty much 99% of all the blaxploitation movies ever made could qualify for this list.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:26 pm
by Fievel
TheBaxter wrote:PURPLE RAIN


Game, Set, & Match.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:34 pm
by Seppuku
Space is the Place. The movie's kinda baffling and dated. Sun Ra's music isn't (well, it isn't dated at least).

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:41 pm
by TonyWilson
28 Days Later (good film, great music)
The Departed

PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:19 pm
by Lady Sheridan
Bram Stoker's Dracula

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:05 pm
by estel_mm
Dragonheart

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:53 am
by WalterBunny
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!