If it were done on purpose, don’t you think they’d have made the length of the album the same length of the film to achieve this ‘perfection’? Or even made it so it played exactly twice during the film? The way it is, you’re stuck partway through the movie when the album ends. No one is sure what to do after that. Play it again? Put in another album?
Home Videos did not exist at the time the album was made. They would have had to steal a film reel from MGM, or whoever owned the film at the time. Everyone today seems to agree that you need the CD of the album. It’s just not the same if you try it wit
a cassette. It’s probably even less effective on a vinyl record, which is how the album was originally recorded (please, correct me if I’m wrong).
I’ve talked to a lot of people about this. Some people say that The Dark Side of the Moon synchronizes even better with Star Wars. And Blade Runner. And even Gone With the Wind. And everyone sees something a little different. It’s never the same for everyone. No one agrees when to start the album, either, which also varies the ‘amazing’ coincidences. Those Pink Floyd guys must’ve been damn geniuses to have created an album that can ‘perfectly’ synchronize with all those movies, eh?
Everyone seems to agree that if you watch your favorite movie with your favorite album, there will be amazing synchronicity.
And many seem to agree that some recreational drugs will help, too.