Re: Most Memorable Music Scenes in Movies: Gary Jules/Donnie Darko
- Thanks for catching my mistake Martin! I got it backwards - I didn't
realize that it was a Tears For Fears song and that Gary Jules was
covering them. Here's a link to the original Tears For Fears song at
It makes me realize how much music I haven't heard - even songs I
*should* have heard, but haven't! LOL It's kinda like The
Housemartins short album review I did recently. I've always heard
*about* them, but never their music...
I have heard several Tears For Fears songs and especially love Head
Over Heels, which was used to great effect in Donnie Darko too
(setting up the high school hierarchy). Here's a video clip of that
part of Donnie Darko (SPOILER ALERT! Don't look if you haven't seen
I was going to include that clip in my Most Memorable Music Scenes,
excpet I thought the other 2 Donnie Darko clips were better...
--- In Stratosphere_Fanzine@yahoogroups.com, "mjflanagan@..."
> >> Mad World lyrics by Gary Jules
> >> Gary Jules was an unknown until he penned
> >> and sang this haunting song, which sums up
> >> the dark, disturbing vibe of Donnie Darko.
> 'Tis a fine song, and it put Gary Jules on the map (public
> consciousness-wise) but he didn't write "Mad World"... It's a cover
> of a 1983 new wave synth pop hit by Tears For Fears (who had #1
> hits with the songs "Shout" and "Everybody Wants to Rule thebut
> World")... Jules does a beautiful, haunting version of the song,
> the original was a staple of college radio in the 80's, and well
> worth checking out. If you only know the remake, you're in for
> quite a surprise :-)