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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:30 am

There are songs that although not necessarily would make a good soundtrack, have something that I identify as "movie-alike". I would say it's neither the story told nor the lyrics by themselves... it's the way the song is put through.

But I'll leave it up to your own criteria to choose what songs to post in this thread

Now I have to go... but I'll be thinking at the doctor about this... and I'll be back jocolor

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:03 am

Alright
This is what I mean
A song that has that movie-alike thing (for me):



Yes... it is Leonard Cohen's Everybody Knows and I feel as if I was sitting seeing a movie while I listen to it

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:13 am

Cook County Jail
-- by Robert Alain Delanger

"Well my name it means nothing, my age it means less,
Well the land that I come from, it's called the midwest,
My cause of misfortune, and the reason I wail,
Is the fate that has brought me to the Cook County jail."

"Well, whenever you rive that old magnetic field,
With vectors a-changing o'er the course of time,
It's reason to put you in the Cook County jail,
Like it happened to me for no reason or rhyme."

"They told me that I had broken the law,
Was it Einstein's or Lorentz'? I don't rightly recall,
But justice came swift, and justice came harsh,
And the meals in the jail are just bangers and mash."

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:22 am

I think I have heard of that movie... but I must confess I have only seen parts of it. It is a tragicomic thriller, right?

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:00 am

... with a touch of sci-fi cyclops

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Post  eddie on Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:42 pm

Bob Dylan's long narrative songs Lily Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts, Black Diamond Bay and Joey might be suitable for a screen adaptation.

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:23 pm

eddie wrote:Bob Dylan's Lily Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
I thought of this one yesterday... I haven't paid detailed attention to the lyrics really but it sounds like a movie.

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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:14 pm

Dylan's Drifter's Escape...

“Oh, help me in my weakness”
I heard the drifter say
As they carried him from the courtroom
And were taking him away
“My trip hasn’t been a pleasant one
And my time it isn’t long
And I still do not know
What it was that I’ve done wrong”

Well, the judge, he cast his robe aside
A tear came to his eye
“You fail to understand,” he said
“Why must you even try?”
Outside, the crowd was stirring
You could hear it from the door
Inside, the judge was stepping down
While the jury cried for more

“Oh, stop that cursed jury”
Cried the attendant and the nurse
“The trial was bad enough
But this is ten times worse”
Just then a bolt of lightning
Struck the courthouse out of shape
And while ev’rybody knelt to pray
The drifter did escape


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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:40 pm

The other day I read this in a psychiatric bulletin:

Definition of 'haltlose'
January 1998.
I was also sorry to read that you had received no reply to your query from the World Health Organization (WHO).
As a former WHO staff member who was responsible for the coordination of work that led to the mental disorders chapter in ICD-10, I think I can clarify the matter for you. The term is a carry-over from ICD-8 and ICD-9. Its origin is in Karl Jaspers' description of personality variations. In Jaspers' discussion of personality types, the plural noun 'die Haltlosen' is used as a synonym for 'die Willenlosen' (the weak-willed). The English word that comes closest to the German adjective 'haltlos' in this context is 'groundless'. In fact, the relevant passage appears in the English translation of Jaspers' General Psychopathology (1963) as follows: 'Those who have no will-power at all, the drifters, fairly adequate rendering of 'die Haltlosen'. The reason for retaining the term was that it used to be familiar to many European psychiatrists. With the impoverishment of psychiatric vocabulary, which unfortunately is a side-effect of the DSM-III and its successors, the connotative heritage in psychiatric terminology tends to be lost.

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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:30 am

...I googled that interesting term.
It's commonly labelled as a personality 'disorder'.
I much prefer the term used in your post ^ asdf, where it's termed a personality 'variation'.

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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:33 am

I much prefer the term "mental" so I know straight from it what kind of person I am dealing with geek

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Back to the songs
Here's one by Leonard Cohen (again): Famous Blue Raincoat



It would be a good French movie... cat

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:35 am

Not the whole movie--just the last act:


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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:10 am

IN GERMANY BEFORE THE WAR

In Germany Before The War
There was a man who owned a store
In nineteen hundred thirty four
In Düsseldorf
And every day at fine o nine
He'd cross the park down to the Rhine
And he'd sit there by the shore

I'm looking at the river
But I'm thinking of the sea
I'm looking at the river
But I'm thinking of the sea

A little girl has lost her way
With hair of gold and eyes of gray
Reflected in his glasses
As he watches her
A little girl has lost her way

I'm looking at the river
But I'm thinking of the sea
Thinking of the sea
Thinking of the sea

We lie beneath the autumn sky
My little golden girl and I
And she lies very still


Marianne Faithfull singing it:



Wiki: Randy Newman's song "In Germany Before the War" from the album Little Criminals is based on Kürten's life (The Vampire of Düsseldorf), with some poetic license (the song is set in 1934, for example, despite the fact that Kürten was executed in 1931)



Wiki: M is supposedly based on the real-life case of serial killer Peter Kürten, the "Vampire of Düsseldorf"

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Post  Andy on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:04 am

Street Hassle.

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Post  Andy on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:10 am

Ces gens-là.




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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:06 pm


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Re: Songs that would make a good movie

Post  Guest on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:50 pm

...I remember watching The Who's 'Tommy' when it first came out in the 70s.
There's a truly bizzarre scene with Oliver Reed and Tina Turner.


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:58 pm


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:59 pm


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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:15 pm

Lily The Pink

(Chorus)
We'll drink a drink a drink
To lily the pink the pink the pink
The saviour of our human race
For she invented, medicinal compound
Most efficacious in every case

Mr Freers had sticky out ears
And it made him awful shy
And so they gave him medicinal compound
And now he's learning how to fly

Brother Tony was notably bony
He would never eat his meals
And so they gave him medicinal compound
Now they move him round on wheels

Old Ebenezer thought he was Julius Caesar
And so they put him in a home
Where they gave him medicnal compound
And now he's emporor of Rome

Jonny Hammer, had a terrible st st st st stammer
He could hardly sssay a word
And so they gave him medicinal compound
Now's he's seen, but never heard

Aunty Milly ran willy nilly
When her legs they did recede
So they looked on medicinal compound
Now they call her milipede

Jennifer Eccles, had terrible freckles
And the boys all called her names
But they gave her medicinal compound
Now he joins in all the games

Lily the pink she turned to drink
She filled up with parafin inside
And despite her medicinal compound
Sadly piccalilli died

Up to heaven her soul ascended
All the church bells they did ring
She took with her medicinal compound
Hark the herald angels sing


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:48 pm

Motorpsycho Nightmare affraid

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Post  Dick Fitzwell on Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:51 pm


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:04 pm

L'HOMME A LA MOTO

Il portait des culottes, des bottes de moto
Un blouson de cuir noir avec un aigle sur le dos
Sa moto qui partait comme un boulet de canon
Semait la terreur dans toute la région.

He wore motorbike pants and boots,
A black leather blazer with an eagle on the back.
His motorbike went like a cannonball
Spreading terror in the entire region.

Jamais il ne se coiffait, jamais il ne se lavait
Les ongles pleins de cambouis mais sur les biceps il avait
Un tatouage avec un cœur bleu sur la peau bleme
Et juste à l'intérieur, on lisait: "Maman je t'aime"
Il avait une petite amie du nom de Marie-Lou
On la prenait en pitié, une enfant de son âge
Car tout le monde savait bien qu'il aimait entre tout
Sa chienne de moto bien davantage.

He never combed his hair, He never washed himself,
Sludge filled his fingernails but on his biceps he had,
A tattoo featuring a blue heart on pale skin,
And inside it one could read "Mother I Love you".
He had a girlfriend, Marie-Lou was her name,
They all took pity on her, a child of her age...
Because everyone knew well how much he loved
His bitch of a motorbike above all things.

Il portait des culottes, des bottes de moto
Un blouson de cuir noir avec un aigle sur le dos
Sa moto qui partait comme un boulet de canon
Semait la terreur dans toute la région.

He wore motorbike pants and boots,
A black leather blazer with an eagle on the back
His motorbike went like a cannonball
Spreading terror in the entire region

Marie-Lou la pauvre fille l'implora, le supplia
"Dit Ne pars pas ce soir, je vais pleurer si tu t'en vas"
Mais les mots furent perdus, ses larmes pareillement
Dans le bruit de la machine et du tuyau d'échappement
Il bondit comme un diable avec des flammes dans les yeux
Au passage à niveau, ce fut comme un éclair de feu
Contre une locomotive qui filait vers le midi
Et quand on débarrassa les débris,

Marie-Lou, the poor girl, implored him and begged him
"Say, do not go tonight, I will cry if you leave".
But the words were lost, her tears also
In the noise of the machine and of the exhaust pipe.
He lept like a demon with flames in his eyes,
At the crossing it was like thundering fire
Against a steamtrain that sped towards the South.
And when they came to sift out the debris,

On trouva sa culotte, ses bottes de moto
Son blouson de cuir noir avec un aigle sur le dos
Mais plus rien de la moto et plus rien de ce démon
Qui semait la terreur dans toute la région.

They found his motorbike pants and his boots
His black leather blazer with an eagle on the back
But nothing left of this motorbike and nothing left of this demon
Who once spread terror in the entire region.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:10 pm

Or, if you don't like that one, there's this one:

THE TERROR OF HIGHWAY 101

He wore black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
He had a hopped-up 'cycle that took off like a gun
That fool was the terror of Highway 101

Well, he never washed his face and he never combed his hair
He had axle grease embedded underneath his fingernails
On the muscle of his arm was a red tattoo
A picture of a heart saying "Mother, I love you"

He had a pretty girlfriend by the name of Mary Lou
But he treated her just like he treated all the rest
And everybody pitied her 'cause everybody knew
He loved that doggone motorcycle best

He wore black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
He had a hopped-up 'cycle that took off like a gun
That fool was the terror of Highway 101

[Instrumental Interlude]

Mary Lou, poor girl, she pleaded and she begged him not to leave
She said "I've got a feeling if you ride tonight I'll grieve"
But her tears were shed in vain and her every word was lost
In the rumble of his engine and the smoke from his exhaust

Then he took off like the Devil and there was fire in his eyes
He said "I'll go a thousand miles before the sun can rise"
But he hit a screamin' diesel that was California-bound
And when they cleared the wreckage, all they found

Was his black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
But they couldn't find the 'cycle that took off like a gun
And they never found the terror of Highway 101

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:14 pm

(Big John Big John)

Every mornin' at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six foot six and weighed 245
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew you didn't give no lip to Big John

(Big John Big John) Big Bad John (Big John)

Nobody seemed to know where John called home
Just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn't say much he kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all you just said hi to Big John

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen
And a crashin' blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Louisiana fellow to the Promised Land Big John

(Big John Big John) Big Bad John (Big John)

Then came the day at the bottom of the mine
When a timber cracked and men started cryin'
Miners were prayin' and hearts beat fast
And everybody thought that they'd breath their last cept John

Through the dust and the smoke of this man made hell
Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well
Grabbed a saggin' timber and gave out with a groan
And like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone Big John

(Big John Big John) Big Bad John (Big John)

And with all of his strength he have a mighty shove
Then a miner yelled out there's a light up above
And twenty men Scrambled from a would be grave
Now there's only one left down there to save Big John

With jacks and timbers they started back down
Then came that rumble way down in the ground
And the smoke and gas belched out of the mine
Everybody knew it way the end of the line for Big John

(Big John Big John) Big Bad John (Big John)

Now they never reopened that worthless pit
They just placed a marbled stand in front of it
These few words're written on that stand
At the bottom of this mine lies a big big man Big John

(Big John Big John) Big Bad John (Big John Big John) Big Bad John

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