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08-12-2002, 06:28 PM
Okay, I was just in the archives and was re-reading the one about Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon synching up with the movie The Wizard of Oz. Having had a lot of time on my hands during college, I can verify that this kinda works. A little. Anyway, at the end of the article, it is mentioned that another Floyd album (Wish You Were Here) synchs up to another movie (Akira. Now, while I own Akira (fine japanese animation for those not in the know), I don't happen to own a copy of the previously mentioned Floyd album. Can anyone else corroborate this?
Duck Duck Goose
08-12-2002, 10:37 PM
Yes, I looked through your entire record collection while you were unconscious in the ice-filled bathtub, and it's true, you don't own a copy of Wish You Were Here.
This website says it works--instructions.
BTW, thanx for the kidney
08-13-2002, 01:55 AM
Since this is a comment on a Staff Report (Does the music in Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon coincide with the action of The Wizard of Oz? (http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mdarkside.html)), I'll move this thread to Comments on Staff Reports.
C K Dexter Haven
08-13-2002, 07:04 AM
I think that almost any movie will match almost any music CD with a variety of types of songs. It's the human instinct to find patterns, this is why people see things in inkblots. If the song matches the movie scene, you leap in the air and say, "Wow!" If the song doesn't quite match, you say, "Ah, look at the deliberate contrast between the happy laughing characters and the sad music, foreshadowing what is to come."
Remember that you don't need 100% synch. You just needs lots and lots of little points that seem to match: the bad guy is sneaking up on the heroine and Doris Day starts singing "Que Sera Sera." etc.
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