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Old 02-25-2013, 02:02 PM
old movies that would hold up if it wasn't for the cheesy music

I was watching The Hidden(1987) earlier. I think it's a good movie and one that is underrated. but there are scenes when they play cheesy 80's music that kind of ruins it a little.

do you know of any other good old movies that might be great if it wasn't for scenes that play music you kind of have to pretend you're not listening to? haha
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:16 PM
The Transformers: The Movie
http://youtu.be/Cf_qfX9cKsQ
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Beard_of_Meat View Post
The Transformers: The Movie
http://youtu.be/Cf_qfX9cKsQ
No. Transformers holds up because of the music.


All movies are products of their time. I always hate this complaint about older movies. You should be able to watch any movie through the lens of historical context.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:05 PM
Brazil, which I take to be a near perfect film, has one beyond bizarre 80s jazz sequence which I've always taken to be its only point of serious weakness.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:54 PM
Medium Cool, one of my ten or so favorite films of all-time, has a scene where the characters go to a proto-rave and it becomes a music video for Mother of Invention's Who Needs the Peace Corps. While providing something of a time capsule, it's a bad song and a bad scene that basically serves as a brief detour in the otherwise excellent movie.

I love De Palma's Scarface despite its many problems, certainly chief among them is the absurdly dated and atrocious Giorgio Moroder score. The scene of Tony getting jealous at the nightclub is among the worst crimes ever committed against eardrums.

More broadly, we could just say "80's synth" for damn near any good American movie made during that time period.

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:15 PM
As soon as that damn maudlin violin chimes in for every romantic scene in pretty much any Golden Age drama from the '40's or '50's, I'm taken out of the scene a little bit, no matter how fantastic everything else might be. The soft focus and obvious lighting for "romantic effect" usually doesn't help matters, either.
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