17 music videos with the participation of film characters
Today we remember the glorious and, unfortunately, forgotten art form-music videos in the style of cinema. The 80s and 90s of the last century are magical times filled with music videos with plots that have almost completely disappeared nowadays. Often, they expand the motifs of their films by featuring fictional characters along with musicians performing the tracks. Some clips are even regarded as sequels to the films: before the release of the second part of “Short circuit” there was a clip of” Who’s Johnny ” by El De Barge, in which the main characters get to the court session. Below is a translation of ScreenCrush’s selection of the funniest and weirdest examples.
1. “Ghostbusters” (Ghostbusters, 1984)the Music video for the immortal “Ghostbusters” includes episodes featuring actors who are not in the film itself: Chevy chase, Danny DeVito and John candy. The appearance of ray Parker Jr. is very unusual: it was assumed that he is not afraid of ghosts, because he is one. In the clip, he plays a spirit inhabiting a small house that haunts a girl who lives there.
The main cast of Hunters emerges during the final scene, dancing and singing along to Parker in downtown new York.2. “Goonies” (the Goonies R Good Enough, 1985)the Opening scenes of this clip are more like the release of WrestleMania (an annual wrestling show) than the movie “Goonies”. In the story of the clip, Cindy Lauper works at a gas station visited by professional wrestlers like Roddy Piper and the Iron Sheik. After Cindy goes in search of adventures with the cast of “Dunces”. The clip ends in a cave where our fearless heroine tries to resist the pirates and begs for help from Steven Spielberg himself.3. “Princes of the Universe” (Highlander, 1986)Most of the scenes in this underrated Queen video take place on the roof of the Silvercup Studio in new York city, which was also the location for the filming of the key battle of the Highlander. At one point, Christopher Lambert appears at a concert and engages in a sword fight with Freddie mercury. Fortunately, this scene is present in the documentary about the band Queen.4. “Who’s Johnny” (Short circuit, 1986)johnny from the title of this clip turns out to be the johnny Five from “Short circuit”. Himself same clip — such itself sequel to movie with johnny on court (cadres from paintings are used in as a evidence in the course trial). Ellie Sheedy is in her role, while Steve Guttenberg seems to have more important things to do: instead of him, his cardboard model was present on the set. Well, johnny probably asked a fabulous price for his participation, since the audience was shown only his hand, which did mischief in the courtroom.5. “Howard the Duck” (1986)Thomas Dolby wrote this song, performed by Leah Thompson, who plays Howard’s companion Beverly. Howard also appears in the video. And indeed, we are blinded by science!6. “City of Crime” (Network of evil, 1987) Here is hold-pay irrefutable proof, that 30 years ago films all -??? were steep. In the music video for the film “Networks of evil”, Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks simultaneously dance and rap. And if that clip doesn’t make you want to watch a movie, then you’re just too rational.7. “On Our Own” (Ghostbusters 2, 1989)Bobby brown borrowed the formula of ray Parker, Jr. for his video for the second film “Ghostbusters”: the appearance of movie stars (such as Rick Moranis), episodes involving celebrities, including Donald trump, as well as scenes from the film itself. By the way, this time we will not see Ghostbusters in the clip.
8. “You Could be Mine” (Terminator 2: judgment day, 1991)Don’t ask why Skynet (a fictional supercomputer, combat information control system) sent Schwarzenegger back in time to a guns N’ Roses concert. But he did it! And in this clip, Terminator makes his way through the crowd while Axl rose lights up on stage with his band. Later, when the GNRS go outside, the T-800 waits for them and begins scanning every member of the group, mistaking Axl for a “waste of ammunition”. Easy, Terminator!9. “Ninja Rap” (teenage mutant ninja Turtles 2: the Secret of the emerald potion, 1991) have You ever seen a ninja dance vigorously? If not, you’re just not familiar with the “Ninja Rap” clip. There the entire the plot focuses on moment, when after blows turtles-the ninja enter on the concert Vanilla Ice, small listen to, and then join dances. Hey, ninja, turn up the heat!10. “Addams Groove” (the Addams Family, 1991)If you ever get asked who beheaded lead singer MC Hammer, here’s the answer: Wensday Addams (with the help of Pugsley Addams) in the video “Addams Groove”. In short, guys, this clip you not jokes!11. “Addams Family Whoomp!”(Addams family values, 1993)No MC Hammer this time. In return, the Tag Team presented a reworked version of their hit “Whoomp!”(There it is) with lyrics in the appropriate style. If you’ve ever wanted to see Christina Ricci say, ” Light up!”and then dancing hip hop — this is definitely your chance.12. “Big Gun” (the Last movie character, 1993)Remember that clip where Arnie walks through the crowd at a concert of Guns N’ Roses? Two years later, Schwartz almost completely repeated the concept for the soundtrack of “the Last movie hero”. He once again filtered through the crowd at an AC / DC concert. Don’t ask why no one notices Arnold on stage, or how he suddenly puts on his school uniform… Perhaps a deleted scene from “the Last movie hero” explains it all. Well, Jack Slater (Arnold Schwarzenegger) utters just one phrase: “This is what I call action.”13. “Gangsta’s Paradise “(Dangerous minds, 1995)the Picture “Dangerous minds” tells the story of LuAnn Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer), who, after completing her service in the us marine corps, gets a job as a teacher in the school. Her students are teenagers from families of the lower class of society, most of whom lead an antisocial lifestyle. In the clip, the heroine Pfeiffer looks very charismatic, although she does nothing special, except that she sits in a leather jacket with her arms crossed-just like on the poster for the film. At this time, Coolio raps about the” delights ” of street life.14. “Men in Black” (Men in black, 1997)it is Unclear whether will Smith actually played his movie character from “Men in black”, but in the clip itself we see the actor rapping at various locations from the filming. Will then pursues the alien, and at the end erases the memory of the audience with one of the brain-washing gadgets. It is safe to say that this is a test!
15. “Come With Me “(Godzilla, 1998)for six minutes of this” horror epic”, the viewer watches as PI Diddy confronts the attacking new York Godzilla. The film, which had a bad reputation in the 90s, is really not a masterpiece. Besides a few strange to see daddy in the role of enemy of Godzilla. Here he is swinging his arms at the sites of explosions, rides in faulty elevators, and eventually turns into a flock of white pigeons. I’m sorry, Mr. Combs, but we’re not with you.16. “Wild Wild West” (Wild, wild West, 1999) will Smith tried to repeat the success of “Men in black” two years later in the film “Wild, wild West”. This time, the soundtrack was a hit, and the film itself was a complete failure. At one point in the song, after the words “wicky-wild-while”, everything stops and the video cuts to a scene from the film where Smith as James West tries to save Rita (Salma Hayek) from the clutches of the sinister Dr. Loveless. Once the girl is rescued, everyone returns to dancing.17. “Lose Yourself” (Eighth mile, 2002)Two factors contributed to the decline in the number of such clips in the 2000s: they began to be perceived as cliches, and the music industry as a whole declined. The amount of funding for ” fat ” projects in which movie stars appear, the shooting is large-scale and expensive special effects, decreased. One of the last striking examples was the clip for the film “the Eighth mile”, where Eminem raps on behalf of his hero against the background of footage from a fictional biography. Not many similar works have been created since then.I really want to return all this, because a good film with a well-chosen soundtrack is able to literally “blow up” the audience.