Sunday, November 30, 2003
Transporter: Fighting Man
Ever see a movie with a kickass soundtrack, only to find out the soundtrack sucks? Sometimes, the music has nothing whatsoever to do with the film. The worst of all the soundtracks is "Music Inspired by" nonsense.
Which brings me to "The Transporter." Its a half decent, Hong Kong style shoot 'em up with a coupla good chase scenes, too. My favorite aspect of the film was the odd juxtasposition of funky, goofy music during fairly straight forward fight scenes.
My favorite example of this is major fight scene about 35 minutes into the film. The cut "Fighting man" by DJ Pone & Drixxxe is playing the whole time. Its a bizarre, almost tongue-in-cheek soundtrack.
If you like this tune, or any of the music from the film, unfortuantely, you cannot order the actual soundtrack in the U.S. Instead, you can only get the never any good "Music inspired by the movie."
Yeah, it was so inspirational, the director and musical coordinator decided to use none of it. Sheesh!
There is some good news -- you can actually order the original film soundtrack via Amazon UK:
The Transporter [SOUNDTRACK]
by Stanley Clarke
ASIN: B00006MLR1 (Catalogue Number: 5046609612)
And while you are here, check out Fighting man by DJ Pone & Drixxxe.
After you listen to this, come back and post a comment if you think this goofy tune could possibly work as the track for a big fists, feet and gun fight. In the film, it really gives the scene an interestingly amusing flavor. (I found it hilarious). But it works . . .
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