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An appreciation of "That Thing You Do!"

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by sloaches, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident Thread Starter

    To me, this is one of Tom Hanks' better movies. It's entertaining from start to finish with (mostly) likeable characters, has some pretty funny and quotable dialog, and a great soundtrack- personally, I never tire of hearing the title song!

    Of course, as a non-musician I have no clue as to whether a (literal) garage band could rocket from obscurity to a top ten hit to implosion within the span of a few months, but with a movie this fun, it really doesn't matter.

    Any other fans out there want to share your thoughts?
  2. Myke

    Myke Listening

  3. action pact

    action pact Music Omnivore

    It happened all the time back then.

  4. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    I enjoyed both the original theater version and the directors cut. A story about those one hit on-needers that really had never been told. How a band of some nominal talent could be launched into stardom, chewed up, and forgotten in a matter of months.
  5. CusBlues

    CusBlues Fort Wayne’s Favorite Son

  6. Myke

    Myke Listening

    What's a Leppo ?
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  7. sparkydog

    sparkydog Forum Resident

    I will never understand this forum's obsession with this limp little movie. :sigh:
    Scott222C, eric777, Cheepnik and 3 others like this.
  8. Doug Sclar

    Doug Sclar Forum Legend

    The OC
    I liked it but the best part for me was the scene in the jazz club.
  9. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    Liv Tyler
    A great pop tune that can be heard over and over without getting irritating
    Enjoyable characters
    Nostalgia for a simpler time
    Liv Tyler
  10. Malina

    Malina Forum Resident

    Before she began looking like an extraterrestrial. I love this movie, available on HBO Go now.
    Ginger Ale and MikaelaArsenault like this.
  11. eelkiller

    eelkiller Not one of the first 100 members

    The former "forum librarian" who listed copious quantities of threads from the archives when a new one was created with a similar theme.
    Prior to the list was "See also:"
    Saint Johnny and CusBlues like this.
  12. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

    TTYD is a wonderfully made 60s movie. I like everything about it, my only complaint is that the production on the song 'TTYD" was too modern. The drums were recorded and mixed too "big", and airy for lack of a better word. Its obvious they mic'd every drum and, EQ'd, limited, added revered, sonic maximers, the works.

    In 1964, they would have put up a couple of overhead mics, over the set and that would have been the drum sound.
  13. joefont

    joefont Senior Member

    Would have been a huge hit back in '64/'65. Whoever wrote this song nailed it! :righton:
  14. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    I'm waiting for the "devolution" BluRay version. The one where they deconstruct the music to actually sound like 1964, fix the drums, take all of that s**t off, etc.
  15. CusBlues

    CusBlues Fort Wayne’s Favorite Son

    That's it. Just pulling your chain Myke. There have certainly been a lot of threads on this movie. Probably because this movie is right up most forum member's alley.
    MikaelaArsenault, sloaches and Myke like this.
  16. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

    And Steve Zahn.
  17. Myke

    Myke Listening

    Like High Fidelity. Bound to be a dozen threads on it.
  18. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Let's not forget Charlize Theron!

    Speaking of, wasn't TTYD her first big film role?
  19. Myke

    Myke Listening

  20. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    I thought it was an obscure Robyn Hitchcock reference.
    Saint Johnny likes this.
  21. Myke

    Myke Listening

    Not knowing who Robyn Hitchcock is, that entire reference is obscure to me.
    I know Alfred.
  22. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
  23. JFS3

    JFS3 Senior Member

    The Fifth Rutle.
  24. rhubarb9999

    rhubarb9999 Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
    One of my top 5 favorite movies.
  25. Paul Saldana

    Paul Saldana jazz vinyl addict

    SE USA
    Adam Schlesinger wrote the title tune. He's half of the songwriting talent in Fountains Of Wayne, who often sound pretty retro as well.

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