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johnnye
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11:31:57 PM Oct 26th 2016
edited by johnnye
Anachronism Stew:
  • Will's rescue in the season 1 finale is scored to the Moby song "When It's Cold, I'd Like To Die," a song released twelve years after the season takes place from a musician who didn't get his proper start until 1991.
  • During the pool scene in "Chapter Seven: The Bathtub," Vangelis' Fields of Coral is played in the background, a song that would not be released until 1996.

It may be a common expectation of period pieces that they will use period music, but it's not actually a mistake for them to use non-period music on the soundtrack. Only the diegetic music "exists" within the world of the show, so only the diegetic music needs to be period-accurate. (Otherwise the use of an original score would be a production error...)
Everblaster
07:33:15 AM Oct 27th 2016
> It may be a common expectation of period pieces that they will use period music, but it's not actually a mistake for them to use non-period music on the soundtrack. Only the diegetic music "exists" within the world of the show, so only the diegetic music needs to be period-accurate. (Otherwise the use of an original score would be a production error...)

That's true. Moby's song is not a song that the characters are listening to, but the audience is.
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