Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers?
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Stan Bush‘s 1986 song “The Touch” was featured in the soundtrack for Transformers: The Movie, and later became a cult hit among Transformers fans and 80’s pop culture fanatics. The song was also later covered by Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights. Bush has recorded a new version of the song, retitled “The Touch: Sam’s Theme”, for the upcoming release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Although, it’s not clear if the track is featured in the film itself.
You can listen to the new version embedded after the jump. I’ve also included the original cheesy 1980’s music video, which I much prefer (at least that version is so bad its good…).
Also, Linkin Park have released a teaser for their new song, “New Divide”, which is not only a track on the film’s soundtrack, but also part of the movie’s score. That video is also included after the jump.
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Stan Bush‘s 1986 song “The Touch” which was featured in the soundtrack for Transformers: The Movie, and later covered by Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights, is making a comeback thanks to the upcoming release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. According to Bush, “The Touch” will be featured on several of the toys for the new film and might even be featured in the movie itself. Stan says he has recorded a new “killer version” of the song, and submitted it for the film.
If that isn’t enough, Activision will be releasing the song as a free download for Guitar Hero sometime in the next couple months, and Stan has announced that he will be performing live at the Transformers convention Botcon 09, which takes place in Los Angeles on May 30th 2009. I have included the original 1980’s music video after the jump.
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