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dietcola

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all 1988. whittled down from a pool of around 550 titles. i skipped foreign language films and others i was reasonably sure didn't apply. numbers in parentheses refer to logos showcased below.

ACTION JACKSON: michael kamen score; '84 WB shield.
ALIEN FROM L.A.: jim andron score; cannon.
BIG BUSINESS: benny goodman's "sing, sing, sing"; '85 touchstone.
BIG TOP PEE-WEE: danny elfman score; 1953 paramount logo!
CASUAL SEX?: buster poindexter's "hot hot hot"; '73 uni.
THE CHAIR: lonette mckee "the folks who live on the hill"; angelika films (#1)
COMING TO AMERICA: ladysmith black mambazo "mbube"; camera moves over the para-mountain into zamunda.
COUCH TRIP: solo brass (michel colombier score?); orion.
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS: miles goodman score; orion.
FEDS: randy edelman score; '84 WB shield.
FUNNY FARM: dinner-table chatter; '84 WB shield.
HEATHERS: syd straw "que sera sera"; new world pictures. (#2)
HERO AND THE TERROR: beach sounds; cannon.
HOT TO TROT: danny elfman score; '84 WB shield? should be.
LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST: peter gabriel score; '73 uni.
LICENSE TO DRIVE: car skid & crash SFX timed to end with the 20th century fox fanfare.
MAC & ME: alan silvestri score; orion.
MIDNIGHT RUN: danny elfman score; '73 uni.
NAKED GUN: ira newborn score; '88 paramount.
NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER; tuesday knight "nightmare"; '87 new line (#3)
PARENTS: jonathan elias score; vestron (#4).
PHANTASM II: fred myrow/christopher l. stone score; '73 uni.
PLAIN CLOTHES: scott wilk score; '88 paramount.
POLICE ACADEMY 5: robert folk score/main theme; '84 WB shield.
PULSE: '80s columbia lady; jay ferguson score/thunderclap timed to hit as the torchlight burns brightest.
SATURDAY THE 14TH STRIKES BACK: palmer fuller score/wolf howl; concorde (#5, 1985?)
SCROOGED: danny elfman score; camera moves over the para-mountain and into the clouds for the main title.
TWINS: georges delerue/randy edelman score; '73 uni.
TWO IDIOTS IN HOLLYWOOD: stephen tobolowsky score; new world pictures, video variant.
UNHOLY: roger bellon score; vestron.
VIBES: james horner score; columbia.
VICE VERSA: david shire score; columbia.
WAXWORK: roger bellon score / "sing, sing, sing"; vestron.
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?: alan silvestri score; touchstone.
YOUNG EINSTEIN: didgeridoo over '84 WB shield.
YOUNG GUNS: wind SFX; morgan creek.

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Not sure if mentioned: Starman from '84, where the chatter before launch of a spaceship is played over Columbia's 80s Torch Lady.

 

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william castle ended 1964's STRAIT-JACKET with a decapitated columbia lady (for the longest time i couldn't remember which movie this was in). then there's ZOTZ! from 1962:

 

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1987. started with about 450 titles, this is what's left:

ALLNIGHTER: outdoor sounds; '73 uni.
AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON: ira newborn score; '73 uni.
BELIEVERS: outdoor sounds/airplane; orion.
BEVERLY HILLS COP II: harold faltermeyer score; '87 paramount (75th anniversary).
BEYOND THERAPY: classical/solo piano (gabriel yared? nah.); new world.
CRITICAL CONDITION: alan silvestri score; '87 paramount.
DATE WITH AN ANGEL: randy kerber score; DEG (#1).
DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR: brian may score; new world.
DISORDERLIES: assumedly a short instrumental piece by art of noise?; '84 WB shield.
EDDIE MURPHY: RAW; temptations "ain't too proud to beg"; '87 paramount.
FULL METAL JACKET; johnny wright "hello, vietnam"; '84 WB shield.
HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS: bruce broughton score; '73 uni.
ISHTAR: beatty/hoffman "dangerous business"; columbia.
IT'S ALIVE III: ISLAND OF THE ALIVE; rainstorm SFX; '84 WB shield.
KINDRED: david newman score; FM entertainment (#2).
LEONARD PART 6: elmer bernsrein score; columbia.
LETHAL WEAPON: bobby helms "jingle bell rock"; '84 WB shield.
LOST BOYS: main theme; '84 WB shield.
MAID TO ORDER: georges delerue score; vista organization (#3).
MAKING MR. RIGHT: drum-roll SFX; orion.
NIGHT OF THE DEMONS: dennis michael tenney score; paragon arts international (#4).
NIGHTFORCE: linda blair "i can remember"; vestron.
OPEN HOUSE: radio interview/jim studer score; intercontinental releasing corp (#5).
OVER THE TOP: robin zander "in this country"; '84 WB shield.
PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES: SFX; '87 paramount.
POLICE ACADEMY 4: main theme; '84 WB shield.
PRINCE OF DARKNESS: john carpenter score; '73 uni.
RADIO DAYS: harry james "flight of the bumblebee"; orion.
RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT: michael minard score; '84 WB shield.
ROBOCOP: electrical noise?; orion.
SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II: richard cox score; concorde.
SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE: main theme; cannon.
SWIMMING TO CAMBODIA: laurie anderson score; cinecom. (#6)
THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN: david newman score; orion.
WITCHBOARD: dennis michael tenney score; paragon arts international, alt. (#4)
WITHNAIL AND I: king curtis "whiter shade of pale"; handmade (#7)

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1986. from 440 titles:

ARMED AND DANGEROUS: bill meyers "candy's theme"; columbia. kicks in at torch flash.
BACK TO SCHOOL: enrico caruso "a dream"; orion.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: john carpenter score; 20th century fox.
COBRA: sylvester levay score fade in; '84 WB shield.
52 PICK-UP: gary chang score; cannon.
F/X: bill conti score; orion.
GOLDEN CHILD: monks chanting; paramount 75th anniversary (released dec '86).
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS: harry james "you made me love you"; orion.
HOWARD THE DUCK: john barry score; '73 uni.
JO-JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING: chaka khan "my destiny"; columbia.
KARATE KID II: bill conti score; columbia.
LONGSHOT: ice-t & tim conway (!) "rappin' on down the track"; orion.
MONEY PIT: michel colombier score; '73 uni.
MY CHAUFFUER: michael galasso "scene 1" from SCENES (ECM, 1983); crown international (#1)
ONE CRAZY SUMMER: david lee roth "easy street"; '84 WB shield turns into an animated scene.
OUT OF BOUNDS: stewart copeland score; columbia.
POLICE ACADEMY 3: main theme; '84 WB shield.
RUTHLESS PEOPLE: mick jagger title song; touchstone.
SOMETHING WILD: david byrne "loco de amor"; orion.
STAR CRYSTAL: doug katsaros score; new world.
STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME; leonard rosenman score; paramount.
STEWARDESS SCHOOL: robert folk score; columbia.
THRASHIN': wind/outdoor SFX; fries entertainment (#2)
THREE AMIGOS!: martin/chase/short "ballad of the three amigos"; orion.
TOP GUN: harold faltermeyer score; paramount.
TRICK OR TREAT: christopher young score; DEG.
WILDCATS: ll cool j "football rap"; '84 WB shield.

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dietcola

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1985. same amount of work, fewer examples each year; probably my last batch of these...

AFTER HOURS: jaap schroder "mozart: symphony no. 45, in d major, k.95, i. allegro"; geffen. (#1)
BREAKFAST CLUB: simple minds "don't you forget about me"; '73 uni.
BREWSTER'S MILLIONS: baseball hit/bat crack SFX; '73 uni.
CAVEGIRL: SSQ "synthicide"; crown international.
CLUE: john morris score; paramount.
COMPROMISING POSITIONS: dentistry SFX; paramount.
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN: betty everett "shoop shoop song"; orion.
FOLLOW THAT BIRD: "sesame street is brought to you today by the letters W and B"; animated sequence.
INVASION U.S.A.: jay chattaway score; cannon.
INTO THE NIGHT: plane landing; '73 uni
KRUSH GROOVE: autumn "kold krush"; '84 WB shield.
NATIONAL LAMPOON'S EUROPEAN VACATION: lindsey buckingham "holiday road"; '84 WB shield.
O.C. AND STIGGS: mgm lion dubbed over, says the title. mgm/ua.
PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE: danny elfman score; '84 WB shield.
POLICE ACADEMY 2: main theme; '84 WB shield.
PRAY FOR DEATH: peggy abernathy "back to the shadows"; trans world.
PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO: fred astaire "cheek to cheek"; orion.
REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS; craig safan score; orion
SECRET ADMIRER: jan hammer score; orion.
SPIES LIKE US: elmer bernstein score; '84 WB shield.
WEIRD SCIENCE: ira newborn score; '73 uni.
ZERO BOYS: howling wind SFX; omega entertainment (#2)

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1986. from 440 titles:

ARMED AND DANGEROUS: bill meyers "candy's theme"; columbia. kicks in at torch flash.
BACK TO SCHOOL: enrico caruso "a dream"; orion.
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: john carpenter score; 20th century fox.
COBRA: sylvester levay score fade in; '84 WB shield.
52 PICK-UP: gary chang score; cannon.
F/X: bill conti score; orion.
GOLDEN CHILD: monks chanting; paramount 75th anniversary (released dec '86).
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS: harry james "you made me love you"; orion.
HOWARD THE DUCK: john barry score; '73 uni.
JO-JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING: chaka khan "my destiny"; columbia.
KARATE KID II: bill conti score; columbia.
LONGSHOT: ice-t & tim conway (!) "rappin' on down the track"; orion.
MONEY PIT: michel colombier score; '73 uni.
MY CHAUFFUER: michael galasso "scene 1" from SCENES (ECM, 1983); crown international (#1)
ONE CRAZY SUMMER: david lee roth "easy street"; '84 WB shield turns into an animated scene.
OUT OF BOUNDS: stewart copeland score; columbia.
POLICE ACADEMY 3: main theme; '84 WB shield.
RUTHLESS PEOPLE: mick jagger title song; touchstone.
SOMETHING WILD: david byrne "loco de amor"; orion.
STAR CRYSTAL: doug katsaros score; new world.
STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME; leonard rosenman score; paramount.
STEWARDESS SCHOOL: robert folk score; columbia.
THRASHIN': wind/outdoor SFX; fries entertainment (#2)
THREE AMIGOS!: martin/chase/short "ballad of the three amigos"; orion.
TOP GUN: harold faltermeyer score; paramount.
TRICK OR TREAT: christopher young score; DEG.
WILDCATS: ll cool j "football rap"; '84 WB shield.

Like I said previously, while this practice has been a thing throughout film history, it *truly* took off in the modern (1980-- ) era..
 

dietcola

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1984. one less than the '85 set. no logos this time (would've been sherwood, king's road, island alive, atlantic releasing, ladd company, almi pictures & interplanetary curb.)

ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI: michael boddicker score; sherwood.
ALL OF ME: joe williams "all of me"; king's road.
BACHELOR PARTY: robert folk score; 20th century fox.
BEAT STREET: dj jazzy jay "son of beat street"; orion.
BEST DEFENSE: patrick williams score; paramount.
BROADWAY DANNY ROSE: nick apollo forte "agita"; orion.
CHOOSE ME: teddy pendergrass title song; island alive.
GHOSTBUSTERS: elmer bernstein score; columbia.
LOVE STREAMS: patti lupone? "love cannot stay" acapella excerpt; cannon.
NIGHT OF THE COMET: david richard campbell score; atlantic releasing.
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER: howard shore score?; mgm.
POLICE ACADEMY: main theme; WB/ladd company.
PURPLE RAIN: crowd noise; '84 WB shield.
ROSEBUD BEACH HOTEL: jay chattaway score; almi pictures
SIXTEEN CANDLES: car radio; '73 uni.
STAR TREK III: james horner score; paramount.
TERROR IN THE AISLES: wind SFX; '73 uni.
TOP SECRET: maurice jarre score; paramount.
UP THE CREEK: cheap trick title song; orion.
VOYAGE OF THE ROCK ALIENS: real life "openhearted"; interplanetary curb.
WOMAN IN RED: stevie wonder "it's you"; orion.
 
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1983. not much here.

D.C. CAB: giorgio moroder score; '73 uni.
DEAD ZONE: michael kamen score; paramount.
DR. DETROIT: devo title song; '73 uni.
MR. MOM: lee holdridge score; sherwood.
PSYCHO II: shower SFX; '73 uni.
STRANGE BREW: mgm lion parody.
TRADING PLACES: marriage of figaro overture, elmer bernstein; paramount.
TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE: creedence clearwater revival "the midnight special"; WB.
VIDEODROME: howard shore score; '73 uni.
 

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