Professormaddog31 mentioned Deadpool in one of her yummy Midnight Snacks recently and I finally got around to seeing it tonight. She was right. It was fantastic. Without giving away too much, it was irreverent, hilarious, filthy, and infinitely quotable: “You are haunting. You look like an avocado had sex with an older, more disgusting avocado” and “Whatever they did to me made me totally indestructible. And completely unfuckable.” The violence is also very stylized, and to my surprise, it also had a lot of heart. It had one of the sweetest movies proposals I have ever seen. It involved half nudity and a ring pop, but I’m a romantic. I found myself thinking, it would have been so much fun to see it with everyone who comments on this site. Anyhow, this was not supposed to be a movie review, although a second viewing is in store.
What Prof did not mention was how good the soundtrack to the movie was. As soon as I left the theatre, I got on my phone and downloaded the entire soundtrack. I know what I will murder the treadmill to tomorrow:
Deadpool likes WHAM!, Salt N’ Pepa, DMX, techno, and rock. We would be friends. Neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girl is also thrown in. Have I mentioned I have a soft spot for early 60’s bubble gum pop?
As I mentioned in my post about walk-up music, music sets the theme. It is a key element to movies. Picture that iconic shower scene in the original Psycho. Take away the music. It would not be nearly as frightening without Hermann’s screeching strings. (Fun fact: Hitchcock originally did not ]want that song in his movie.) A virtuoso of soundtracks is Quentin Tarantino. Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds. Even though I enjoy his movies, I don’t know if I like his movies as much as I like his taste in music.
This really got me wondering. What are all y’all’s favorite movie soundtracks and why?
(By the way, the trailer to Hardcore Henry looked amazing. It looked like Memento and A Clockwork Orange had a baby. I got some definite Kubrick vibes. The trailer didn’t give away too much either which is a rare thing these days.)