Ever Buy A Movie For The Music More Than The Story? - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 42 Old 08-29-2011, 02:57 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
smudge981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,840
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 165
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.

"I am NOT suffering from insanity... I happen to be enjoying myself!"

smudge981 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 Old 08-29-2011, 03:26 PM
 
lwright84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
TRON Legacy is without a doubt the most amazing music video I've ever seen. That is why I own it.
lwright84 is offline  
post #3 of 42 Old 08-29-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Lee Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 19,369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 44
Yes - THE IDOLMAKER
Lee Stewart is offline  
post #4 of 42 Old 08-29-2011, 04:42 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Rammitinski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Posts: 17,437
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by smudge981 View Post

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.
Rammitinski is offline  
post #5 of 42 Old 08-29-2011, 05:01 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
smudge981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,840
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

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.

Ram...you make me laugh.

"I am NOT suffering from insanity... I happen to be enjoying myself!"

smudge981 is offline  
post #6 of 42 Old 08-29-2011, 06:36 PM
AVS Special Member
 
thedeskE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 3,625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Liked: 67
No, BUT the score on a few is equal to the story for me.
thedeskE is offline  
post #7 of 42 Old 08-30-2011, 12:26 AM
AVS Special Member
 
thehun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Wine country CA
Posts: 7,282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 40
Yes, Saturday Night Fever................oops, did I say that out loud?

sent via Morse code...........

The Hun
thehun is offline  
post #8 of 42 Old 08-30-2011, 12:50 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Rammitinski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Posts: 17,437
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by thedeskE View Post

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.
Rammitinski is offline  
post #9 of 42 Old 08-31-2011, 12:17 PM
Senior Member
 
DragonLoaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 15
I might have done this for the horrific Maximum Overdrive, but fortunately there was no need; I just bought the Who Made Who album.
DragonLoaf is offline  
post #10 of 42 Old 08-31-2011, 12:20 PM
AVS Special Member
 
RobertR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California
Posts: 6,160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked: 406
The soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian is a HUGE part of the movie, and really makes the film.
RobertR is online now  
post #11 of 42 Old 08-31-2011, 12:22 PM
AVS Special Member
 
eweiss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Highland Village, TX
Posts: 7,595
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Do concert movies count?
eweiss is offline  
post #12 of 42 Old 08-31-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Lee Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 19,369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 44
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobertR View Post
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
Lee Stewart is offline  
post #13 of 42 Old 08-31-2011, 01:46 PM
Advanced Member
 
wmwilker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 918
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 33
If you like Soul and R&B the Commitments is a very good movie.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101605/

Mike

wmwilker is offline  
post #14 of 42 Old 08-31-2011, 02:52 PM
AVS Special Member
 
FendersRule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northwest
Posts: 1,695
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 12
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.
FendersRule is offline  
post #15 of 42 Old 09-01-2011, 12:03 PM
AVS Addicted Member
 
Rammitinski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Des Plaines, IL
Posts: 17,437
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 20
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.
Rammitinski is offline  
post #16 of 42 Old 09-01-2011, 02:00 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Chewbacco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 1,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 20
Yeah, "O Brother Where Art Thou?"..although I liked the story, it was the music that kept me coming back.
Chewbacco is offline  
post #17 of 42 Old 09-02-2011, 04:25 AM
AVS Club Gold
 
Art Sonneborn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Battle Creek,MI USA
Posts: 22,307
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked: 49
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.



Art

My HT


iRule rules my theater
 

"If she's amazing she won't be easy,if she's easy she won't be amazing"

 

Bob Marley

Art Sonneborn is offline  
post #18 of 42 Old 09-02-2011, 05:06 AM
Advanced Member
 
tezster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mississauga, Canada
Posts: 595
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked: 56
The Sound of Music, for obvious reasons
tezster is offline  
post #19 of 42 Old 09-02-2011, 11:09 AM
AVS Addicted Member
 
oink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Shuloch
Posts: 26,553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked: 818
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.

A.P.S. deserve our protection....join the cause today!
oink is offline  
post #20 of 42 Old 09-02-2011, 03:04 PM - Thread Starter
AVS Special Member
 
smudge981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nevada
Posts: 1,840
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 165
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.

"I am NOT suffering from insanity... I happen to be enjoying myself!"

smudge981 is offline  
post #21 of 42 Old 09-02-2011, 04:36 PM
AVS Special Member
 
RobertR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California
Posts: 6,160
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 177 Post(s)
Liked: 406
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

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.
RobertR is online now  
post #22 of 42 Old 09-02-2011, 05:16 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Sean Nelson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Vancouver BC, Canada
Posts: 3,307
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 18
Shock Treatment definitely fits into this category for me.
Sean Nelson is offline  
post #23 of 42 Old 09-06-2011, 10:26 AM
AVS Special Member
 
tlogan6797's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 4,834
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 36
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?

Tom Logan
Everytime I reply the thread ends
Need motivation? Get LOGANED
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1014847

An as-yet un-named theater designed by Big-WarrenP-BritInVA
tlogan6797 is offline  
post #24 of 42 Old 09-11-2011, 08:38 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Distorted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: San Antonio, Tx Area
Posts: 1,671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked: 50
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.

.........

"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Distorted is offline  
post #25 of 42 Old 09-28-2011, 07:41 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Mr.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,507
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Liked: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by thehun View Post

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.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Movies

Mr.G is offline  
post #26 of 42 Old 09-28-2011, 08:35 AM
AVS Special Member
 
javanpohl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,063
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Liked: 106
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!)
javanpohl is offline  
post #27 of 42 Old 09-28-2011, 08:42 AM
Senior Member
 
jgido759's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Phillipsburg, NJ
Posts: 214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlogan6797 View Post

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.

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support
group for that. It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.
-Drew Carey

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
-Unknown

My DVD Collection
jgido759 is offline  
post #28 of 42 Old 10-01-2011, 07:50 AM
Member
 
Altaira's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Altair IV
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
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.

I blame it all on Famous Monsters of Filmland!
Altaira is offline  
post #29 of 42 Old 10-01-2011, 08:38 AM
 
lwright84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
lwright84 is offline  
post #30 of 42 Old 10-01-2011, 08:42 AM
Member
 
Altaira's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Altair IV
Posts: 77
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

You should hook up with: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1357152

Thanks!

I blame it all on Famous Monsters of Filmland!
Altaira is offline  
Reply Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off