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post #1 of 42 Old 08-29-2011, 02:57 PM - Thread Starter
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Happened with "West Side Story." I had to sing many of the songs for talent night in elementary school. Loved the songs so much that I purchased the movie when I finally got my first VHS player. Had no idea what the story was about till then.

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TRON Legacy is without a doubt the most amazing music video I've ever seen. That is why I own it.
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Happened with "West Side Story." I had to sing many of the songs for talent night in elementary school. Loved the songs so much that I purchased the movie when I finally got my first VHS player. Had no idea what the story was about till then.

You mean the movie where what we're supposed to believe are hardened, dangerous street gangbangers are flitting about like a bunch of Najinsky's?

Anyway, nope - don't recall that I ever have.
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You mean the movie where what we're supposed to believe are hardened, dangerous street gangbangers are flitting about like a bunch of Najinsky's?

Anyway, nope - don't recall that I ever have.

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No, BUT the score on a few is equal to the story for me.
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Yes, Saturday Night Fever................oops, did I say that out loud?

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No, BUT the score on a few is equal to the story for me.

When they're both good, I don't really separate the two.
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The soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian is a HUGE part of the movie, and really makes the film.
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Do concert movies count?
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The soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian is a HUGE part of the movie, and really makes the film.
Too bad so few went to see it:

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=conan3d.htm
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If you like Soul and R&B the Commitments is a very good movie.
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Check out my previous thread about musicals. There are at least 10 movies that I consider a MUST SEE based on the Sound Track alone.
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Unless the movie is one that I would've wanted to watch otherwise, I couldn't do it just for the music.

In that case, I'll listen to the soundtrack CD instead, or the music separately some other way, if I feel it's worth hearing.
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Yeah, "O Brother Where Art Thou?"..although I liked the story, it was the music that kept me coming back.
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Star Trek the Motion Picture. Opening Credits and "the Enterprise"

Probably listened to these a hundred times but only watch the film through less than ten times in thirty years. I actually sat through it in the theater in the seventies twice just for that.



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I have to say I have never purchased a movie for the music alone; that's what God made CDs for.

Of course, music is always a VERY important part of a movie (trying watching one without it).

There has been so many films with unforgettable music...an endless list, really.
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On the other hand, the wife bought a movie that the music made me want to put the DVD under a steamroller..."Mamma Mia." Pierce Bronson singing was painful to listen to. I think he missed every other note.

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Too bad so few went to see it:

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=conan3d.htm

Obviously, I was referring to the 1982 film, as anyone familiar with great movie soundtracks would realize.
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Shock Treatment definitely fits into this category for me.
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In answer to the original topic, no.

But here are some things I don't understand. Why can I buy entire movie cost for $19.99, but the soundtrack on CD still costs $16 or 17.99? And if a studio goes to the trouble to remix soundtracks in DD, or new lossless, or whatever, why aren't the sound tracks released in the same format?

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I didn't buy "Memoirs Of A Geisha" for the music because I had never heard it before and did not anticipate its excellence. After I bought, watched and listened to it, I became enthralled with the score and how perfectly it set the mood and enhanced it. It lives happily beyond the story, however. I subsequently have bought the soundtrack of John Williams with Yo-Yo Ma & Itzhak Perlman's brilliant playing and played selections countless times. While the acting and story are terrific, I think the music is the better part. Had I known, I would have bought the movie for the music alone.

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Yes, Saturday Night Fever................oops, did I say that out loud?

From this era let me add Xanadu. Yes, I know a train-wreck of a movie. But when I am in the mood for a little ELO and Olivia this is the DVD I pop into the player. Recently revisited this movie when I saw it was listed on Amazon's Prime Instant Videos in HD. Best version I've seen so far.

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Well, if I ever get around to buying Last of the Mohicans, then yes (still kicking myself for not buying it when I saw it for $10 at Target!)
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But here are some things I don't understand. Why can I buy entire movie cost for $19.99, but the soundtrack on CD still costs $16 or 17.99? And if a studio goes to the trouble to remix soundtracks in DD, or new lossless, or whatever, why aren't the sound tracks released in the same format?

AND, most of the soundtrack CDs DO NOT contain the entire soundtrack. Something is always omitted.

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I sat through all four seasons of 2004's Battlestar Galactica and, by the end, was halfway "Huh?" and halfway "Meh."

I do love the music though and bought all four season's soundtracks. Some amazing work in all four by Bear McCreary.

I felt the same after finishing Lost. Iffy about the show, but loving the music by Michael Giacchino.

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