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Hollywood's Crap Music Rut

Postby Stewball » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:38 pm

It used to be just in teeny-bopper/chick flick movies but it's in everything now from tv commercials to trailers for otherwise respectable movies. Start this and fwd to 1:10.



I need to think of a derogatory term for it mainly so people will know what's being talked about when it's slammed. So far all I can come up with is "the coral snake groan" or "tortured treble-clefage". There may be something out there already, or I'm wide open to suggestions.

Music aside, The Judge looks pretty good, though I'm way tired of urinal dialogue and humor. It's just that hearing this "music" there was the last straw.

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Re: Hollywood's Crap Music Rut

Postby mattorama12 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:50 pm

I don't really like or dislike that music, but it most certainly has a very specific effect on me. I actually thought about this when I saw this trailer originally, so it's interesting that it affected you enough to start a thread about it.

Anyway, the effect it has on me is this: it works well for the trailer and produces a solid trailer. However, it also makes me assume the movie is going to be bad. For some reason, it seems like the type of music that's in every trailer for shitty movies to make them seem more lofty than they are. Or something like that.
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Re: Hollywood's Crap Music Rut

Postby ribcage » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:04 pm

trailers, to my ears anyway, have always followed trends in terrible "trailer music" (how many scifi movies of the last 5-10 years have used that bass-heavy machine-sounding sting noise for instance). it has gotten worse the last couple years, but so have trailers themselves. fortunately, from what i've heard, not a lot of it makes it into the film itself. i typically disregard it.

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Re: Hollywood's Crap Music Rut

Postby Stewball » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:07 pm

I think the turn off is due to its teeny-bopper heritage, lack of originality and conformity to what's supposedly "in"--never mind its superficial aspects. The Judge is supposed to be a serious adult drama, but the music puts it in the same thought-box as Dolphin Tale 2....a mega-slam I must say, and thus makes me doubt it's cred and its quality. If they were going after the DT2 audience, they should have made it so it had a PG instead of an R rating.

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Re: Hollywood's Crap Music Rut

Postby ShogunRua » Sat Sep 06, 2014 4:48 pm

As someone interested in trailers, I agree with Stewball.

In general, I'm confused by why so many trailers go for popular songs to begin with. Not only is it massively more expensive, but it tends to be played out (and thus dull and un-evocative) for many people, AND comes with a bundle of associations unrelated to the movie itself.

Why not go for a lesser-known song that viewers could uniquely associate with their film, fits the trailer a lot better, and costs a fraction of the amount?

I honestly can't explain this.

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Re: Hollywood's Crap Music Rut

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Re: Hollywood's Crap Music Rut

Postby Stewball » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:46 am

It's not just the commercial stuff and it isn't just Hollywood. Current music is so barren there's nothing new worth a damn in movies, Broadway (their most popular stuff is rehashes), or the radio. Glee tries to write their own shit and it sucks. I'm so ready for something, anything, besides the crap they've been churning out, hell even Disco is starting to sound good. I saw a Bono clip the other day and I had to Google it cause I couldn't believe my ears: "I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary." And U2 has done tributes to them.
It's the Apocalypse.

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