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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

At the end of SHAMPOO, which is about a guy who pathologically cannot choose between women, the credits music is "Wouldn't it Be Nice" by the Beach Boys, which is about the joys of growing up and settling down.

At the end of THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES, the credits music is "I'm Looking Through You," by the Beatles.

Other ironic credits music? Go:

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5 Comments:

Not sure if it counts as ironic per se, but I remember "Stand By Your Man" at the end of "The Crying Game" got a great audience reaction.

By Blogger JoshM, at 10:50 PM  

DRIVE. The song's called Real Hero, and the lyrics are "You have proved to be a real human being and a real hero". Er, not so much.

By Blogger Xander Bennett, at 12:03 AM  

"Baby You're a Rich Man" by the Beatles at the end of "The Social Network." Not sure if it's ironic or apropos. Perhaps a little bit of both: "How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people ..."

By Blogger Andrew Moore, at 11:44 AM  

The use of Bowie's 'Young Americans' at the end of Dogville is so ironic and bitterly satirical.

By Blogger Unknown, at 9:25 PM  

The canonical example would be the end of Dr. Strangelove:

"We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when."

- Vera Lynn, We'll Meet Again.

By Blogger Simon Pole, at 12:41 AM  

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