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 Post subject: Weepy Music in Disease of the Week Movies
PostPosted: Nov Fri 23, 2018 8:29 pm 
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Ugh. All the After-Thanksgiving Disease of the Week movies are on all day today.
This one highlights the usual `girl dies of said disease and boy is inconsolable' plotline.

Takes place in the same 1959 timeframe as Heart & Souls (Robert Downey Jr 1993)
and has much of the same feel. Wedding had already been booked and paid for so
boy drafts his buddies/groomsman to sing at the funeral that would have been their
wedding - and have to keep trading leads because none of em can get all the way
thru it by themselves.

They chose to process the track (Hushabye - Mystics) so it has
1. all the in your face feel of being played over AM radio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTMHFOTR-9w instead of
2. how it sounds on the LP on good equipment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTMHFOTR-9w
since none of the kids who made the record a hit ever had any

Put headphones on and blast.

The one this morning was worse. It's a little boy who's daddy had already passed
from the same disease - and this time it's the mama who's inconsolable and does
the reverse with all her sisters - sisters-in-law and girlfriends singing as he passes
away in the hospital.

Bangles - Eternal Flame
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSoOFn3wQV4

Daddy had told the boy earlier that they were going to be together again before
they knew it - and that he'd be holding his hand from the other side til then.
So as the boy passes in the hospital a see-thru image of his father comes in and
they hold hands and then the mama holds his other hand and gives him a hug
from this side.

Kid passes away, a see-through image of him shows him getting out of bed and
walking off with his daddy into a fuzzy world only they can see - Mama looks up
like she can see them going away (like in Ghost with Patrick Swayze) and fades out.

Why they gotta trash on a perfectly good record and turn it into the finale to a
Disease of the Week movie I'll never know. Like the movie is weepy enough
already all by itself. Why they gotta add a insult to injury for? Now I gotta go
take a cold capsule before going out for lunch w the boys after their Black
Friday craziness they got up at 4 AM in the morning and stood in the rain for.

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