History SoundtrackDissonance / WhatAWonderfulWorld

10th Aug '16 1:34:20 PM Ereiam
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* The TropeCodifier (though not the first use of the song in this context) is played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), a village being carpet bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong arrested and summarily executed in an alley, and protesters clashing with police forces.

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* The TropeCodifier (though not the first use of the song in this context) is played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), a village being carpet bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong arrested and summarily executed in an alley, and antiwar protesters clashing with police forces.forces in the streets of Saigon.
8th Jul '16 7:51:34 AM Ereiam
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* The TropeCodifier (though not the first use of the song in this context) is played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), a village being carpet bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong arrested and summarily executed in an alley, and protesters clashing with police forces.



* Played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), a village being carpet bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong arrested and summarily executed in an alley, and protesters clashing with police forces.
8th Jul '16 7:46:25 AM Ereiam
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* Played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), and a village being carpet bombed.
** And also played while a group of suspected Viet Cong are executed in an alley.

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* Played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by Creator/RobinWilliams, on his radio show in ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam''; the song runs over a montage of troops fighting in the field, officers at base looking reflective (and for once content with his music choice), and a village being carpet bombed.
** And also played while
bombed, a group of suspected Viet Cong are arrested and summarily executed in an alley.alley, and protesters clashing with police forces.
5th Jul '16 2:14:30 AM Ereiam
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--> "I see ethnic cleansing / Pain beyond belief / Whole nations murdered / Sorrow and grief / And I think to myself what a wonderful world..."

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--> "I see ethnic cleansing / Pain beyond belief / Whole nations murdered / Sorrow and grief / And I think to myself what a wonderful world...""
* Subverted in the climax of ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory'' where, while the initial situation it appears in ([[spoiler:a truck flying off of a freeway and landing into the ocean]]) is certainly calamitous, the progression of events ([[spoiler:all the Cleveland-bound marine life being freed and Dory reuniting with her family]]) complement the meaning of the song.
20th May '16 11:28:15 AM Smoking_Gnu
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----* British experimental black metal group The Meads of Asphodel play a modified cover on their Damascus Steel album, throwing in some dissonant chords to the string section and putting a viciously cynical spin on Armstrong's lyrics:
--> "I see ethnic cleansing / Pain beyond belief / Whole nations murdered / Sorrow and grief / And I think to myself what a wonderful world..."
12th Apr '16 1:01:40 PM twilicorn
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* Creator/MichaelMoore's ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', which uses both Louis Armstrong's in a sequence that portrays the dictatorships the US government installed or backed during the Cold War and ends with perfectly synchronized ''video of the attacks on the World Trade Center''. It also uses [[Music/TheRamones Joey Ramone]]'s version from his solo album ''Music/DontWorryAboutMe'' over the credits.

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* Creator/MichaelMoore's ''Film/BowlingForColumbine'', which uses both Louis Armstrong's in a sequence that portrays the dictatorships the US government installed or backed during the Cold War and ends with perfectly synchronized ''video of the attacks on the World Trade Center''. It In addition, the film also uses [[Music/TheRamones Joey Ramone]]'s version version, from his solo album ''Music/DontWorryAboutMe'' ''Music/DontWorryAboutMe'', over the credits.
15th Mar '16 1:53:43 AM DrFraud
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* An Ad Council PSA uses Willie Nelson's version of this song to promote recycling.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q43scioRNiU

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* An Ad Council PSA uses Willie Nelson's version of this song to promote recycling.
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q43scioRNiUcom/watch?v=Q43scioRNiU Ad Council PSA]] uses Willie Nelson's version of this song to promote recycling.
15th Mar '16 1:50:45 AM DrFraud
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* The trailer for the Russian movie ''Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}}'' utilizes altered and grim version of this song. Dark irony as it is.

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* The trailer for the Russian movie ''Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}}'' utilizes an altered and grim version of this song. Dark irony as it is.


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* Played during the introduction of ''The Burning Grail'', which slowly pans across a post-apocalyptic wasteland containing wrecked cars, vicious beasts and mutants being killed by humans in several different ways, among other things.
5th Mar '16 3:31:11 PM SomeoneElse17
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Music/LouisArmstrong's version of "What A Wonderful World" is musical choice most often used to prove a cruel, mocking, and bitterly ironic counterpoint to the CrapsackWorld setting and the horrific action on screen. An effect helped by the fact that the song itself is haunting enough to be a TearJerker [[LyricalDissonance despite its upbeat lyrics]]. Furthermore, the song itself was written to try to distract people from what a crappy world was portrayed on the news at the time. That it's been used in the purpose of this trope is significant {{Irony}}.

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Music/LouisArmstrong's version of "What A a Wonderful World" is musical choice most often used to prove a cruel, mocking, and bitterly ironic counterpoint to the CrapsackWorld setting and the horrific action on screen. An effect helped by the fact that the song itself is haunting enough to be a TearJerker [[LyricalDissonance despite its upbeat lyrics]]. Furthermore, the song itself was written to try to distract people from what a crappy world was portrayed on the news at the time. That it's been used in the purpose of this trope is significant {{Irony}}.



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24th Feb '16 6:26:25 PM MegaMarioMan
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* Seems to [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zag]] in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qSmKKUnlT4 old commercial for]] ''RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''. On one hand, we've got "What a Wonderful World" playing to mass destruction... on the other hand, that destruction is [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. Then you start thinking that this ''is'' a commercial with a RepurposedPopSong, so maybe the new version keeps it from qualifying for this trope... and ''then'' the commercial ends with the promise of even ''worse'' damage, conflicting with this upbeat version of [=WaWW=]. This is when you realize that, yeah, [[{{RecurringLocation}} Kerwan]] [[OhCrap is pretty screwed]], so it probably doesn't qualify as a "wonderful world" at all, anymore. [[SarcasmMode Thanks, Tachyon.]]

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* Seems to [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zag]] in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qSmKKUnlT4 old commercial for]] ''RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''.''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''. On one hand, we've got "What a Wonderful World" playing to mass destruction... on the other hand, that destruction is [[RuleOfCool awesome]]. Then you start thinking that this ''is'' a commercial with a RepurposedPopSong, so maybe the new version keeps it from qualifying for this trope... and ''then'' the commercial ends with the promise of even ''worse'' damage, conflicting with this upbeat version of [=WaWW=]. This is when you realize that, yeah, [[{{RecurringLocation}} Kerwan]] [[OhCrap is pretty screwed]], so it probably doesn't qualify as a "wonderful world" at all, anymore. [[SarcasmMode Thanks, Tachyon.]]
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