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12:48:22 AM May 29th 2012
This is my opinion, funnily enough, but I've always thought that the third criterion makes this so subjective that it should have a YMMV tag rather than a Trivia tag.
01:05:56 PM Dec 1st 2011
Yeah, I'm sure the Roger Moore Bond movies aren't as fondly remembered as Sean Connery, but they've hardly fallen into obscurity.
12:17:03 PM Jul 26th 2011
Um...I'm kind of conflicted on "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves." How can a movie with Kevin Costner, Morgan "God" Freeman, and Alan "Hans Gruber" Rickman be considered obscure?

And how sad is it that I've seen and quite like a number of movies on that list?
04:12:13 PM Apr 8th 2011
edited by springerjkreb
Natteriffic non-example:

  • Smash Mouth's "All Star" was originally used in Mystery Men before it became used to promote about 75% of TV commercials circa 1999-2000.
    • And then, to further confuse things, "All Star" opened the first Shrek movie and closed Rat Race. In fact, the band performed it live at the end of the latter film.
    • Mystery Men is obscure?
      • The cast probably wishes it was.
        • L.O.L.
12:42:54 AM Aug 12th 2010
What has this got to do with Kelly Clarkson's song Breakaway? I'm confused!
11:18:42 PM Apr 19th 2010
edited by LoserTakesAll
I think someone who feels that they have a good idea what the original writer meant needs to clarify point number 2, which, as of the time of this posting, reads like this:

"It has to have been created alongside a movie (/TV show/video game/whatever). One way you can tell if it counts is if the music video heavily advertises the tie-in. It can't just have been tacked on by the studio to try to get more publicity for it (see "Kiss From a Rose" for a blatant example of that). With this rule, it does count if the music was released well in advance but was specifically intended as an intrinsic part of the movie (/TV show/video game/whatever)."

It reads like it's saying that a song whose video prominently features footage from a movie would qualify, and that "Kiss From A Rose" is an example of a "tacked on by the studio" song that wouldn't count. The problem is that the video of "Kiss From A Rose" prominently features footage from "Batman Forever." Either the "Kiss From A Rose" parenthetical should be moved up a sentence (if it was meant to say that "KFAR" was a "blatant example" of a movie whose video "heavily advertises the tie-in") or it should be replaced with a different song whose video doesn't "heavily (advertise) the tie-in" (if it's meant to be a "blatant example" of a song "tacked on by the studio").

I hope that made sense.
11:07:54 AM May 29th 2012
That's actually the second video for "Kiss from a Rose". The first video didn't feature any footage and was released alongside the single's original release roughly a year before Batman Forever came out.
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