History SoundtrackDissonance / WhatAWonderfulWorld

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.]]
5th Dec '15 12:47:00 PM tolchok
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* Parodied in Creator/TeamFourStar's [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged abridged version of Lord Slug]], wherein the titular villain, upon regaining his youth, strength and "impeccable singing voice", proceeds to sing his own dark parody of the song as he has a dark cloud engulfing the earth.
-->''I see trees of brown, and skies of black, and I think to myself, what a wonderful world...''
11th Nov '15 7:55:25 AM twilicorn
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* ''Series/SpittingImage'' used a parody version called "We've Ruined the World", sung by a weeping puppet caricature of Armstrong. The lyrics would fit the original tune, but for legal reasons the show was forced to use a different one.

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* ''Series/SpittingImage'' used a parody version called "We've Ruined the World", sung by a weeping puppet caricature of Armstrong. The lyrics would fit the original tune, but for legal reasons [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong the show was forced to use a different one.one]].
8th Aug '15 12:19:43 PM Heartland86
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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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6th Jun '15 10:55:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Trailer for Russian 2013 movie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCQvkQT0ves Stalingrad]] utilizes altered and grim version of this song. Dark irony as it is.

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* Trailer The trailer for the Russian 2013 movie [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCQvkQT0ves Stalingrad]] ''Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}}'' utilizes altered and grim version of this song. Dark irony as it is.
20th May '15 2:11:10 PM Patachou
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* Michael Moore'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 Joey Ramone's version over the credits.
* Played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by 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.

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* Michael Moore's 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 Ramone]]'s version from his solo album ''Music/DontWorryAboutMe'' over the credits.
* Played by Adrian Cronauer, as portrayed by RobinWilliams, 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.
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