I am Legend using The Fountain soundtrack?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by poppe, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    Okay what gives? I just watched the new I Am Legend trailer and it is using one of the main songs from The Fountain.


    What gives? Is it just for the trailer? Is it the same composer? Is the producer the same?

    I remember the music being a very specific theme in The Fountain, so I can just see it being handed over easily...
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    You're cute when you're confusing.
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    movies often recycle themes from other movies in their trailers. i don't know how often, but it happens. an example off the top of my head...the mulan trailer (the disney movie) used music from the movie dragonheart.

    EDIT: an interesting blog entry on entertainment weekly.
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    They recycle the guys voice EVERY time - and you're confused about the sound track being reused? :)

    Common, as a country we're very wasteful - at least somebody started recycling.
  5. ich1ban macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2006
    Yeah those people do that stuff all the time. I was mad when one trailer used 28 days/weeks later theme song or whatever. Can't remember what trailer used it.
  6. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    I didn't mean to be confusing. I just meant that if it was the same producer, production company, or composer it would make a little more sense. I see movies having the same shots, music, title font/animation, etc. all the time, but that is when it is usually the same person on two films e.g. Michael Bay.

    Thanks for this. I knew music got recycled, but I just never expected The Fountain's sound track to be regurgitated on to this. Now don't get me wrong, I am excited for I Am Legend, but The Fountain had all this symbolism and meaning to it and the music was specifically composed to represent and express Aronofsky's vision.

    But the article you included does prove a great point. Requiem for a dream is used once a year (I am in film school and it is once a quarter for the student films); ironic it is another Aronofsky film though.

    Perhaps the article has your answer?
  7. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    Clint's a legend ain't he. :D
  8. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    You wouldn't have guessed back in 1982 when I first knew him ;)

    The boy's done good :D
  9. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    Yes in my mind he is. His music is amazing because it has the rare effect of placing me right back in to the movie at the exact moments in time where his music was playing.

    I hope I can have him as my composer someday.

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