Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I'm Leaving on a Jet Plane...

Right, we're off. With luck, I'll be posting on the road (as it were), and I'll perhaps be able to set up some internet at the new house/flat/bedsit/cardboard box.

Until then, a quiz: what is the greatest mismatch of movie and movie soundtrack? Which film has the most inappropriate main theme or song given the film's tone? Answers in the comments, please!

See you in a bit!!!


  1. If you want to include cartoons, any time I've seen Neon Genesis Evangelion on Adult Swim, I've been flabbergasted by the fact that the end title theme is a Japanese woman struggling her way through all the hard-R sounds in "Fly Me To The Moon."

  2. That's a pretty good one, especially in the final episodes, when they go from the utter destruction of mankind, to a nightclub tune.

    But there's a least one that's worse...

  3. I'm going with Ladyhawke.

    Medieval fantasy, with magic and swords and whatnot.

    And a horrific, horrific synthesizer soundtrack straight from the 80's.

    Should have been either a grand, epic orchestral score or smaller, 4-piece themed score.

    But no way in hell should it have been that awful Yamaha-based crap.

  4. Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left. For a movie that involves kindapping, rape, murder, and a guy getting his. . . equipment bitten off, the ending song is this happy, jaunty sort of, I don't know, banjo, calliope type music.

    My friend and I sat there in awe of that after what we'd seen.