nov 6

Gears Of War

It seems gauche to link to items that both Jason and Robin already got to, but I can't let this Gears of War promo go by. (Song reminder: that's a cover of Tears for Fears' "Mad World," which appeared on the Donnie Darko soundtrack.)


I was at Marie Antoinette last weekend and this 'preview' played before the movie. I was immediately engaged from the song because I knew I had heard it before and that it had been in a context that I enjoyed. It took me a few minutes to piece the together visual in my head, but eventually I got to Donnie Darko and was happy. Then it struck me that I remember movies in much the same way I remember ex-girlfriends and I felt a little shallow.

posted by cornejo at 4:51 PM on November 6, 2006

I'm much better at remembering movies, actually.

posted by Rex at 4:58 PM on November 6, 2006

So many fanboys are actually angry about that song being used.
One of the kids I teach told me all about how the game MUST be bad if they're using a "wuss" song.
No accounting for taste, I guess.

posted by Ironic at 10:50 PM on November 6, 2006

Thank you THANK YOU for the song reminder. I knew I heard it before, and could not remember what the significance of that song was (T4F cover). That commercial is eerie....I now want an Xbox)

posted by Zackf at 11:03 AM on November 7, 2006

Isn't that the original? C'est pas un cover, non?

posted by Matt at 6:16 PM on November 7, 2006

Non, il est un cover.

"Mad World"

The original is from 1982. This cover is from Gary Jules, used in Donnie Darko.

posted by Rex at 6:20 PM on November 7, 2006

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