Flashpoint (1984) has a song sung over the end titles that rehashes the entire plot of the movie. According to IMDB it was written by an assistant to one of the vice presidents of HBO when the studio declined to pay the license fee for the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil," which the director wanted. The song is at 33:32 of the link; but be cautioned that it ruins the movie for those who haven't seen it.
The anachronistic use of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" ruins a key scene in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). Alfred Newman had composed appropriate music for the scene; but the studio imposed the switch.
Post by ~* Dr BLΔD€ *~ on Dec 4, 2018 16:15:54 GMT
No songs immediately spring to mind, but some element on some film/TV show production teams seem to think that mood music blaring over dialogue adds to it's enjoyment....it effing don't.
The otherwise Excellent Hawaii 5-0 [the current TV series] is Over the Top with it's over-generous sprinkling of 'mood' music, especially when McGarrett and Danno are having their little buddy spats...or when some character with slightly against-the-average oddness talks to the team. Bloody irritating despite a great series.
Alternatively, the desperately unfunny sequels to the Lethal Weapon movie had it's over zealous swamping of 'wacky mood' punctuation music...which actually seemed to make the unfunny scenes unfunnier, particularly the cringing ones with the embarrassing Joe Pecci 'character'. Bad art is not a crime....but the need for occasional custodial sentences is a tantalising idea.
And don't get me started on the appallingly incongruous soundtrack to the super Pacino movie......and justice For All. What in the name of god was going on there? If the reason for the 'jazzy' jarring, abomination polluting the brilliant film ISN'T that the soundtrack got accidentally swapped for another during an office clean....then I would love to know what actually happened.
Another quick thought....I loved There's Something About Mary....I cannot stand Build Me Up Buttercup.