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Old 08-09-2006, 11:21 PM   #1
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A U2-filled soundtrack album.

Pink Floyd did one with More
Queen did Highlander and Flash Gordon.
Plenty of other artists have done it, I just can't think of them right now.

would you be for or against U2 writing original songs or compositions for a film soundtrack?

(not like The Million Dollar Hotel which was a mash of Bono, the MDH Band, U2, and a bad Satellite of Love cover; I'm talking about the whole band.)

And if you say "yes" to the idea, what kind of movie would you like them to score?
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Before opening this thread, or even looking at who posted it, I said "MillionDollarHotel", but you're right, it's not technically U2.

I wouldn't mind a movie full of lots of (new, new, new) U2 music, and a soundtrack to boot... but I can see the backlash now. Because apparently publicity, and doing anything not under the radar, is now the highest form of evil in the music industry.

That said, it would have to be a drama. I can't see U2 music working well with any other genre.
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Yes! This would be a great idea. What genre would it be?
Hmmm...maybe Bono could try some hip-hop in space with Science Fiction. I don't know, it's impossible to tell where they are going to be in a few years musically. Personally, I hoping if there is another X-Men movie they could write some songs for it. Keep your fingers crossed for Bono's hip-hop abilities to come out when the band does the song, "I'm The Juggernaut Bitch!"
Seriously though, they might lend a song to the Michael Hutchence movie if they like what they see of it.
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The next Dreamworks/Pixar movie.
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I want to see U2 do a soundtrack for some edutainment.
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something that would make the ambience of the passengers album not seem out of place
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isnt that what passengers was?

except without the movie
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Why not a movie based on Achtung Baby with said album as the soundtrack. NOOOO!!!!! to Pixar, its just not U2. The soundtrack to a Michael Mann film would suit there artistic sensibilities more.
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a movie based on zooropa
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I would like to see them push their boundaries and attempt a soundtrack for a film like Lord Of The Rings.
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I would like to see them push their boundaries and attempt a soundtrack for a film like Lord Of The Rings.
woah!!!
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Yep - it's totally counterintuitive, I agree. I think a song like Tomorrow could easily fit on a LOTR type soundtrack. And they might need an orchestra to accompany them. But I'd really like to hear them do a mystical Celtic soundtrack fit for that type of film.
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At this point in their career, I'd see them doing some British rom-com.

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a movie based on zooropa
I second that

and your comment on passengers

I wouldn't mind an original soundtracks 2... it would be interesting to see U2 do a film score. but only if it's actually a good movie. something quirky and indie and dark.
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what about that Gangs of New York? Yankedoodle fights with edge solos.
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I think it would be neat for them to write some songs for a David Lynch film. They could do some songs with jazz and blues in them. I think the melodic music that is signature to Lynch films would take Bono back to Promenade-like vocals. Edge could take some New Orleans elements into the film. Adam and Larry could do different kinds of things with the rhythm section. Overall, it would be neat and since David Lynch films are so dreamlike you would probably see some Passengers and Zooropa qualities come out.
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I think U2 and the individual members have done FAR TOO MUCH soundtrack work already:

full soundtrack to Captive
full soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange stage production*
full soundtrack to Million Dollar Hotel
several songs for In the Name of the Father
the album Original Soundtracks (some real, some fictitious)
Batman
James Bond Goldeneye
Honeymoon in Vegas
Mission Impossible
2 alternate tracks for Faraway So Close
End of Violence
Moulin Rouge
Gangs of New York
Good Thief
Tower of Song
perhaps we could count Rattle & Hum as a soundtrack?
I've probably missed some others.


I'd rather U2 focus on full, "proper" albums rather than getting distracted with soundtracks that are generally disposable allbums(when was the last time you dug out a soundtrack album for ANY movie? Pretty in Pink back in '86?).


*however I would like to hear some other tracks from this. I quite like Alex Decends...
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Yep - it's totally counterintuitive, I agree. I think a song like Tomorrow could easily fit on a LOTR type soundtrack. And they might need an orchestra to accompany them. But I'd really like to hear them do a mystical Celtic soundtrack fit for that type of film.
that would be interesting!

have you heard Bono's song Dying Sailor to His Shipmates from the new Rogue's Gallery album?
that has very deep mystical Celtic tones, its amazing.
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