As is often the MS-QOTD case, I asked my kid what we might do for today’s query.  She responded (thanks to her current Queen phase from seeing ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) that she wanted to know about the theme from ‘Flash Gordon’ which she had heard was attached to a terrible movie.  A showing of the flick is now officially on the family’s schedule for this weekend, but it did bring up the idea of forgettable movies with a memorable soundtrack, which leads us to today’s cinematographical query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) actually thinks that ‘Flash Gordon’ doesn’t count, since it’s a memorable cult fave-rave mess of a film, asking: What less-than-memorable film outing has the most memorable soundtrack?

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4 Comments

  1. Not sure about the most, but Last Action Hero had soundtrack of pretty much all the biggest rock bands of late 80’s to early 90’s. Its not terrible movie, but far from the best of Arnold.

  2. 1941 – proof that Speilberg doesn’t do comedies. Great movie, great actors. Middling movie. Great soundtrack.
    Pretty much anything John Williams did is terrific.

  3. Of all the Disney live action movies Tron: Legacy is certainly… a film that they made. But I could listen to the sound track all day

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