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Best Movie With The Worst Music??

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Matthew_S, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Robert Floto

    Robert Floto Supporting Actor

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    In regards to Ladyhawke...

    I've also thought that the music didn't fit this film...but I've ALSO always thought the music was pretty cool...just not right for that specific movie...


    Of course I also like Alan Parsons...
     
  2. Estevan Lapena

    Estevan Lapena Stunt Coordinator

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    Rob, thank you but I was aware, I was just saying for an odd reason that I think of it during the theme in Scarface. (brain fart)
     
  3. DanMarquardt

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    Dune. I always chuckle when I hear those crappy power chords. good god that was a painful mix.
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

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    Ladyhawke

    The Untouchables

    Legend (at least they fixed it on the DVD)



    and DUNE isn't bad if your baked out of your gourd.[​IMG]
     
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    I thought this was "great" films with bad music.

    I'll be getting my butt kicked big time, but the greatest movie with the worst music score is probably

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    with that awful cowboy music by Max Steiner.

    Another good movie with bad music is

    Witness

    All the music is played on Synclavier, and it's by Jarre? Morricone? Whoever wrote it, it's bad, bad, almost ruins the movie.
     
  7. Peter Apruzzese

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    Star Trek II - If they ever figure out a way to replace Horner's off-key, badly-played, mess of a score, I'd really be able to enjoy the film more.
     
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    I have been waiting for this subject for quite a while! I can not for the life of me figure out why that darn Guns & Roses song was added to the end of Terminator 2! I get the 'metal' connection, just not that song or them at all!!! The Brad Fridel music was just fine! And not being a fan of Guns & Roses dosen't help![​IMG]
     
  9. Matthew_S

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    another one i just thought of is Driving Miss Daisy. I think it's a good movie but the music seems really dated here 10 or so years later...sort of like scarface....it was probably cool (or at least contemporary) when it came out but now seems....off.

    "push it to the liiimmmmiiiiiiiit"....
     
  10. Rob P S

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    The Wizard of Oz
     
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    A number of friends have mentioned Strange Days and The Third Man, but I disagree.

    The score for The Big Blue has not aged well at all, in my opinion.
     
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    Can't believe no one's mentioned To Live and Die In L.A. Anyone?
    It was the first thing that popped into my head.
     
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    Here are two very good comic book based action movies that could have been much better with truly distinguished music: Spider-Man and X-Men. Spider-Man in particular really needed a zippy theme to it.
     
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    Any movie that consists of wall to wall rap songs.
     
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    In another thread some have mentioned Dario Argento's Inferno, the Keith Emerson score isn't really bad as much as it is just out of place in most sections.
     
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    Somebody mentioned Star Trek II, but I'd say the score for Star Trek IV is terrible. It's my favorite cinematic Trek, but the music sounds like Christmas tunes!
     
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    Goldeneye ...terrific Bond film, but Eric Serra's score is LAME. The brooding euro-techno sound feels completely wrong for a 007 adventure

    I've also never been a big fan of Ennio Morricone...I think his scores for The Untouchables and In the Line of Fire are bland.

    I love the music for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly though...[​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm... The Highlander movie music was irritating for me because on the DVDs I have purchased, they REALLY pumped the Queen music, but you have to have your system cranked to the max to hear the dialog, [unless it's Brenda screaming!] [​IMG]

    Does anyone know if there is a version of Highlander on DVD that has decent sound quality? Neither the el-cheapo I picked up, nor the director's cut have decent sound quality, EXCEPT for the music. Which I kind of like, except for Forever, which did NOT fit the scene. Watching Heather slowly age and die was supposed to be painful for Connor, and draw the audience in to his feelings. Hearing that particular song shrieked ruined the mood for me.

    Another major irritation for me is how hard soundtracks I liked can be to find, or to find the movie version of a song, such as the version of "It's a Kind of Magic" they used over the end credits of Highlander. I hated the album version.

    Perhaps I am prejudiced in regards to movie music, because I like the big orchestral scores, like one gets from John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and James Horner.

    Dave - Regarding To Live and Die in LA -
    "I wonder why in LA,
    to live and die in LA"
    Bad rhymes - 'nuff said! [​IMG]

    Drew - I fully agree. I get a lot of rap "appreciation" [​IMG] around here, with everyone driving their portable earthquakes around.

    Joshua - THANK YOU! So it's not just me, it DOES sound like Christmas music to other folks!
     

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