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August 1st, 2007

Weekend Wrangle @ 11:25 pm

stay_please:
I promise it is relevant. You just have to wait until 0:55.




What other instances do you know of U2 songs being used in movie trailers?
I know there was, once, a topic of discussion about U2 songs in actual movies, but what about the beloved previews?

Also, without trying to be too hot button (meaning, I hope this doesn't flare tempers, but hey, U2 are political), do you think the song is being properly used in this trailer? We obviously don't know the entire plot, but hey, have a go...
 
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From:sapphires13
Date:August 2nd, 2007 03:58 am (UTC)
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You may want to mention that if you're watching it embedded, the counter goes backwards, so it starts at 1:33, not 0:55 ;P

But yes, I saw this trailer when I went to see Live Free or Die Hard, and as soon as I heard the drums, I was like 'omg Bullet!' and then I basically ignored the rest of the trailer because the song sounded so good on the theater's sound system.

That said, Bullet the Blue Sky is a bit of a war song, and this is a war movie (sort of) so it seems to fit. It doesn't bother me, anyway. I mean, if it were something like Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own in the Bratz movie trailer, I'd be bothered ;P

As for other U2 songs in movie trailers the only one that comes to mind in the last couple of years was Stuck in a Moment (You Can't Get Out Of) in the trailer for In Her Shoes.
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From:trinimacphisto
Date:August 2nd, 2007 04:34 am (UTC)
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Beautiful Day plays on the trailer for Bandits

I don't know about the song being properly used on the trailer... the subject of the song seems related to what is going on in the film, but if the US comes out looking like 100% nice guys at the end of the film, than the song doesn't really fit IMO
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From:tinamachina
Date:August 2nd, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
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I think "Bullet the Blue Sky" is completely appropriate for this subject. I know originally it was about El Salvador and the troubles in that country, but I've seen the band apply it to different subjects. The song is, sadly, still timely.
From:lostintheflood5
Date:August 2nd, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
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bah! that is so awesome! what a great song to use with that! muhaha! cool cutting too. makes me happeh to be an editor!
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From:films
Date:August 2nd, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Funny you should say that. i am an editor too and i was telling someone last night the use of a song in a trailer or a video can make or break it! i post my stuff on youtube and i love the comments! so if you want check mine out www.youtube.com/psycho28461
From:lostintheflood5
Date:August 3rd, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
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cool. i will check it out as soon as i have a faster internet connection. i would show you my stuff i have edited but my school doesnt allow us to put stuff on youtube because of copyrights and etc.

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