Tag: Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Film, Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: Temptation

Welcome, fans of the Vampire Diaries!  In episode 3, the closing moments of the show featured a cover of the classic New Order song ...

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Film, Motion Picture Soundtrack

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”

Yeah, we just visited the Ferris Bueller soundtrack in one of Kelly Stitzel's excellent Soundtrack Saturday posts -- but one good...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Spybreak”

When it was released in 1988, Die Hard set a new standard for action movies. For a decade afterward, pretty much every single action movie...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Pablo and Andrea”

Recently I’ve been gnawing away at Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World Revisited, a series of ruminations on the state of modern...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Go Daddy-O”

This past weekend I was the best man at my friend Rodger’s wedding. I spent a long time working on my toast, which went well, but...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Two Cool Guys”

A number of months ago, Darren Robbins posted a column discussing how brazen arrogance seemed to be the most valuable asset in a...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Useless”

I tend to make a lot of allowances for films that translate classic literature into high school settings. If nothing else, I respect the...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Battle Without Honor or Humanity”

Nobody, and I mean nobody, has demonstrated an ability to manipulate popular culture better than Quentin Tarantino. The pop-culture...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack, Popdose

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “What a Thug About”

Like practically all Americans with (meager) holdings on the New York Stock Exchange, I watched in dismay as my stocks plummeted on Friday....

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Listen, the Snow Is Falling”

In Hollywood movies, surfing is basically dealt with in one of two ways. It can serve as the foundation for the film, as in movies like...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Free Bird”

There was an episode of television’s Friday Night Lights when a new character plays in his first game and forces a game-changing...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack, Music

Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Louie Louie”

My ten-year college reunion is this weekend, and while fraternities didn’t exist at Harvey Mudd College, I did spend two years living...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “I’ve Had Enough”

Teen angst is one of the most tempting lodes for an ore-seeking filmmaker to mine. It’s something of a shared experience; the...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Young Hearts Run Free”/”Kissing You”

The last time I took ecstasy was at a trance party near the beach just north of Durban, shortly after I’d finished reading Matt...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “The End”

In my post about The Rules of Attraction a few weeks back, commenter Idp presented the idea that many of the heroes in action movies fall...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “All These Things That I’ve Done”

There’s a certain art to crafting a great movie trailer that is sort of a scale model of the art of crafting the advertised movie...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “I’ll Fly Away”

Sometimes, when you’re choosing the soundtrack for an adapted screenplay, the source material hands your songs right to you (such as...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: “Momma Told Me Not to Come”/ “Spill the Wine”

The first time I ever visited Sherman Oaks and saw the childhood home of my old roommate Miles (this was back when we lived in San Diego,...

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Exit Music, Music

Exit Music (For a Film): Leonard Cohen, “The Future”

Exit Music is a sister series to Motion Picture Soundtrack. Yeah, they’re both named after Radiohead songs. So what? You wanna fight...

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Motion Picture Soundtrack: Elliott Smith, “Needle in the Hay”

To begin: Music has been a essential part of movies since the very first images were committed to celluloid — in fact, motion picture...