View Full Version : Songs you'd like to see made into movies

Scabrous Birdseed
02-08-2007, 09:26:16
I seem to remember once at poly people getting really upset at the idea of "Skater Boy" by Avril Lavigne supposedly getting turned into a film. But honestly, why not? The average Hollywood pitch is way shorter than a pop song. As for actual examples, there's stuff like Sean Penn's "The Indian Runner" (Based on "Highway Patrolman" by Bruce Springsteen), which is supposedly a pretty decent movie...

So, what songs would you like to see be made into movies?

02-08-2007, 09:38:04
Sk8er Boi could very easily be a movie except they'd change the ending.

02-08-2007, 09:42:04
From my own work, I'd like Zombie Wedding and Chimpcopter to be made into movies.

They said that Shaun of the Dead was a RomZomCom, but it wasn't really, Zombie Wedding would be because the Zombies would be the ones having the Rom.

Chimpcopter would be a sci-fi epic. Planet of the Apes meets Battlefield Earth would be the pitch.

Gramercy Riffs
02-08-2007, 10:10:47
Bring On The Nubiles by The Stranglers.

02-08-2007, 10:15:35
Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr

Scabrous Birdseed
02-08-2007, 10:50:12
I'm thinking 1000 dollar wedding by Gram Parsons would make an excellent movie. I mean, it's built up around very filmic scenes, isn't it?

Mr. Bas
02-08-2007, 10:50:34
Some nice black metal track would be nice. Majesty of the night sky, Ye entrancemperium, Paragon belial, something like that. Although the end result might resemble Lord of the Rings a bit too much... Maybe Chimpcopter is a better choice after all.

Mr. Bas
02-08-2007, 10:51:54
And of course, a lot of Nick Cave's work would lend itself excellently to a movie. Anything from Murder Ballads would do, as well as many of his older tracks.

02-08-2007, 10:56:28
Iron Man - Black Sabbath

02-08-2007, 10:58:10
The Wicker Man - Iron Maiden

C.G.B. Spender
02-08-2007, 11:28:10
"Satan gave me a Taco" by Beck

02-08-2007, 11:29:54
The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner (Iron Maiden)

02-08-2007, 12:39:39
Jesus Built My Hotrod (Ministry)

02-08-2007, 12:41:37
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock Ya (Tonight) - Spinal Tap

Gramercy Riffs
02-08-2007, 12:44:17
It'll Take Millions In Plastic Surgery To Make Me Black - Kid606

02-08-2007, 12:52:41
I Believe I Can Fly - R Kelly

Scabrous Birdseed
02-08-2007, 14:05:56
A very short movie with an abrupt end.

02-08-2007, 14:26:43
I think 'If i could turn back the hands of time' by R kelly has a better shot

Mr. Bas
02-08-2007, 14:30:23
Trapped in the Closet should be interesting. :cute:

02-08-2007, 14:40:46
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
A very short movie with an abrupt end.

Yes, more of a humourous (if gory) YouTube clip than a movie.

Scabrous Birdseed
02-08-2007, 15:03:22
Although I guess you could make a long black comedy where the dude prepares for an hour and a half before plummeting to his death. And then end the movie right there.

02-08-2007, 15:36:29
Sounds like the space shuttle story

02-08-2007, 16:09:43
Originally posted by Mr. Bas
Trapped in the Closet should be interesting. :cute:
Thankyou for reminding me about that... :bash:

Immortal Wombat
02-08-2007, 18:17:05
"The Ballad of Climie Fisher" by Half Man Half Biscuit

Fergus & The Brazen Car
03-08-2007, 09:14:06
'Frankie Teardrop' by Suicide

'Horses' by Patti Smith

'Remake Remodel' by Roxy Music

'The True Wheel' by Brian Eno

'Fighting For Strangers' by Steeleye Span

Lazarus and the Gimp
03-08-2007, 15:10:21
"Martha"- Tom Waits

"Last great American Whale"- Lou Reed

Gramercy Riffs
03-08-2007, 15:17:13
Its Raining Men - The Weather Girls

West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys

Pornos the pair.

Drake Tungsten
03-08-2007, 22:03:07
there's stuff like Sean Penn's "The Indian Runner" (Based on "Highway Patrolman" by Bruce Springsteen), which is supposedly a pretty decent movie...

It's not...

03-08-2007, 23:05:49
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Great porn movie in there for sure...

Fergus & The Brazen Car
04-08-2007, 09:36:43
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I seem to remember once at poly people getting really upset at the idea of "Skater Boy" by Avril Lavigne supposedly getting turned into a film. But honestly, why not?

Given that it had been done years before anyway, with Bobby Gentry's 'Ode To Billie Joe'...

Ode To Billie Joe

( Bobbie Gentry )

It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay
And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat
And Mama hollered out the back door "y'all remember to wipe your feet"
And then she said "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"
"Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

And Papa said to Mama as he passed around the blackeyed peas
"Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense, pass the biscuits, please"
"There's five more acres in the lower forty I've got to plow"
And Mama said it was shame about Billy Joe, anyhow
Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge
And now Billy Joe MacAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

And Brother said he recollected when he and Tom and Billie Joe
Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show
And wasn't I talkin' to him after church last Sunday night?
"I'll have another piece of apple pie, you know it don't seem right"
"I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge"
"And now you tell me Billie Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

And Mama said to me "Child, what's happened to your appetite?"
"I've been cookin' all morning and you haven't touched a single bite"
"That nice young preacher, Brother Taylor, dropped by today"
"Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday, oh, by the way"
"He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge"
"And she and Billy Joe was throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge"

A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billy Joe
And Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store in Tupelo
There was a virus going 'round, Papa caught it and he died last Spring
And now Mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything
And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge

And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge

and this became:

Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and sexual relations with an unnamed man. The guilt causes him to run away, hide in the woods and eventually confess everything to Bobbi Lee who doesn't want to believe him only because she was enjoying the forbidden nature of their love. In the end, he cannot accept his sexuality nor can he hide behind Bobbi Lee and that's why he throws himself off the Tallahachee bridge.

Written by Jon Vogel

At last, we're given the answers to the questions raised by the haunting 1967 Bobbie Gentry song of the same title. Eighteen- year-old Billy Joe McAllister is in love with Bobbie Lee, but her father refuses to allow her to receive gentlemen callers before she's sixteen. In the Mississippi Delta, in a time before the boondocks had seen television and indoor plumbing, a young man's fancy turns constantly to thoughts of love. Billy Joe is no different in this regard and his persistence is making it difficult for Bobbie Lee to maintain her virtue (the dog-earred issues of "Torrid Romance" don't help either). Perhaps an indictment of the artificial conventions of society, the film demonstrates the tragic consequences of a young couple's first awkward grapplings with love and sex. As Bobbie Lee says shortly after Billy Joe's lifeless body is dragged from the Tallahatchie River, "What do I know of love... I'm only a child." Yet, there seems little doubt that what she feels for the dead boy is love. Could he have loved her so well?


Lazarus and the Gimp
04-08-2007, 09:45:13
I always assumed it was a baby's body that was being thrown off the bridge. It makes the story much darker.

04-08-2007, 10:55:46
I figured it was a ring. Life is plenty poignant, sometimes.

04-08-2007, 11:15:19
Or some other token.

I believe Roberta Streeter that the song is fiction and not 100% definite. I think she was a typical folkie when she wrote it and was playing with ideas and the vibe and thought she had nailed something. Which she had. She sent in a sympol demo tape with her on accoustic guitar. And the professionals at the recording studio were so blown away, they just added backing and ran it (no rerecord). And it was a huge hit, because others had the same reaction.

Greg W
04-08-2007, 11:23:37
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

The Mad Monk
05-08-2007, 18:11:00
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I always assumed it was a baby's body that was being thrown off the bridge. It makes the story much darker.

That was always my thought, too.