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Threeperf35 wrote:
Gwyneth Paltrow in the so-so 2000 Karaoke Hustler flick Duets. They claim it's her voice. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRpzgRk3 ... re=related


I've always had a fondness for her cover of Cruisin' Together with Huey Lewis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocp_RJe3ci4


Another great moment:

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds in Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1uVDZ9Gpcg


Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:58 pm
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"Anything Goes" - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrCn6G7cp5I&p=F6C9DA3DF7719141&playnext=1&index=1


Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:57 pm
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"Dream Of Me"- Get Over It!-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlGI17bMF4g&feature=related


Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:43 am
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:D


Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:55 am
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Jane Horrocks in Little Voice is absolutely amazing-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdZi4hcH ... re=related

A nice movie with some flaws, but worth watching just for her performance. If you only know her as Bubble from Absolutely Fabulous, nothing will prepare you what she does in this film. Good cast - Michael caine, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Broadbent and Ewan Macgregor, but Jane Horrocks steals the film.

The Doors was a bloated Oliver Stone ego trip, but Val Kilmer was amazing as Jim Morrison. He BECAME Morrison. Close your eyes and you would never know it wasn't Morrison singing. He did an ever better job than Phoenix did as Cash, and that was pretty darn good.

One example of many from the film-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm6Pz8si ... re=related

Meryl Streep has a wonderful voice and has exhibited it often. Here are two of my favorites, not just because of her voice, but what the scenes convey. Meryl in top form.

Ironweed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cGAcqBb_tA and
Postcards from the Edge - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9_dn1Rm ... re=related

And of course, no "best music in films that aren't musicals" thread would be complete without The Penis Song from Meaning of Life "Here's a little number I tossed off recently in the Caribbean"-- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGRPFUYUUdQ&feature=fvw

I really wish we could embed videos. :(


Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:46 pm
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I really, REALLY loved it when Rick Moranis' character walked into his wife's classroom and sings "Close To You" by The Carpenters in the film Parenthood to try to win her back. Terrible, TERRIBLE vocalization but irrestibly sweet.


Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:59 pm
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I found myself liking the Magnolia moment.


Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:19 am
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mailedbypostman wrote:
I found myself liking the Magnolia moment.


The one plus of the "Give Up" sing-a-long is that it sets the stage for what happens when it starts a-rainin'. After the cast broke into Aimee Mann I was prepared for basically anything. Anything.

I'd also like to add another scene around music in Magnolia: John C. Reilly talking to Melora Walters at the very end of the film. Not exactly a performance in-movie but it features a nice build-up and someone smiling in to the camera and I really needed to say something positive about Magnolia because I wish I could love it like everyone else. It's just so Short Cuts-lite*. Suck it, Kunz**.

*Not really. They're both pretty flawed. Magnolia is the more technically impressive while I prefer the writing in Short Cuts.

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Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:27 am
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Tony Scott's The Hunger opens with the credits intercut with a performance of Bauhaus' Bela Lugosi's Dead. It's probably the best thing about the movie (well either that or Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve having steamy lesbian sex)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=244qvxxy0N0


Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:28 pm
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ed_metal_head wrote:
Tony Scott's The Hunger opens with the credits intercut with a performance of Bauhaus' Bela Lugosi's Dead. It's probably the best thing about the movie (well either that or Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve having steamy lesbian sex)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=244qvxxy0N0


"Best" being relative as, if memory serves, you really hate Bauhaus. I myself never made it to the lesbian sex because The Hunger bored me from the get-go. I've seen the first 45 minutes and was told that the film was being updated for a web series. They should check Bauhaus out of their retirement community in order to do a frame-by-frame recreation of the opening credits.

Also: "Bela Lugosi's Dead" is available all over the net. There's a particular live version, released on a greatest hits package, that's really something -- the drummer, who has to play one simple pattern over and over for 9 minutes, has a hell of a time keeping the tempo. He starts the song really fast and almost immediately slows down to 75% of what he started. The tempo moves up and down and up and down and, to the band's credit, they do their best to keep in time. This is a good example of how simple stuff, played over a long enough period, becomes more difficult than playing something with a lot of variation and flavor. kickkick tap rim taptap kickkickkick tap rim taprim. 9 minutes.


Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:38 pm
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I do? It's entirely possible that I've said that before, but "hate" is such a strong word. "Overrated" is probably more apt but I must admit that I haven't listened to a lot of their stuff. Bela Lugosi is actually a track I love and is a frequent addition to my in-car mixed cd.


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Threeperf35 wrote:
Gwyneth Paltrow in the so-so 2000 Karaoke Hustler flick Duets. They claim it's her voice. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRpzgRk3 ... re=related


Paltrow recently appeared on Glee and sang several songs and acquitted herself quite well. A couple of them hit the top 20 a week later, I assume through downloads. The songs are attributed to "Glee Cast" but they're definitely Gwyneth Paltrow.

Paltrow's going to be playing a country singer in Country Strong. The release date is January 7, which concerns me.

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Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:53 pm
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ed_metal_head wrote:
I do? It's entirely possible that I've said that before, but "hate" is such a strong word. "Overrated" is probably more apt but I must admit that I haven't listened to a lot of their stuff. Bela Lugosi is actually a track I love and is a frequent addition to my in-car mixed cd.


I must have connected the word "hate" with Bauhaus from the memory of this:

viewtopic.php?p=16744#p16744

I'll thus concede that you never said "hate" but said "don't really like". Understood; I don't really like R.E.M. but don't hate what I've heard.


Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:44 pm
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Excellent memory there Mark. From April 2009 onwards I must have been the "Scythe guy who hates Bauhaus". At least I did give a shout out to Bela Lugosi. Good track that.


Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:53 pm
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The best I've ever seen is from a guy who has become a punchline.

The Buddy Holly Story with Gary Busey is remarkable.


Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:31 pm
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Just found another great peformance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMeqDJHAc0Q


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The "Straight And Nappy" scene from School Daze:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlxI3-8BVKQ

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David Bowie performing in Berlin in the German movie "Christiane F". Bowie actually collaborated with the movie production and also provided the great end title song "Heroes".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiRGVWL_QiY

BTW: what the heck is going on with some of the older YouTube links? The quality has become much worse. I know they made some changes in the software protocol (not sure if that term is 100% correct). Probably the usual copyright stuff (let's not give away this in HD)..... :|


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