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Hans Zimmer — You're So Cool
Album: True Romance Soundtrack
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Released: 1995
Length: 3:36
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I loved this movie and remember this song
Compare this to the highly impressive Zimmer thunder scores from Man of Steel, King Arthur, Gladiator, Interstellar and Last Samurai. 
 oldsaxon wrote:

Never been to Disneyland...I suppose this is why.

seems kinda X-masy to me. I like it.


 Grammarcop wrote:

Agreed. It sounds like something you might hear playing in the background while standing in line for a ride at Disney. 

 
Never been to Disneyland...I suppose this is why.
A good Song for a very good Movie!

From Wikipedia, about Badlands (1973) 

The film's score makes repeated use of the short composition Gassenhauer from Carl Orff's Schulwerk, and also uses other pieces from the Schulwerk. The same piece was used for a scene in the filmRatcatcher and used as an influence in the film Monster and Finding Forrester. A cover by Hans Zimmer entitled "You're So Cool" is used throughout the film True Romance.



I like it!

A catchy little piece from perhaps Quentin Tarantino's best movie.




Bill & Becca - You're so cool.{#Cool}
 paultron wrote:
sounded sooo super cheesy to me... but that gave it some charm at the exact same time {#Think}

 
Agreed. It sounds like something you might hear playing in the background while standing in line for a ride at Disney. 

I forgot to rate this a 10!  It's there now...  love it...
 
I saw the movie ONCE 20 years ago, and not again since...and hearing this song took me back there immediately.  Tells you something (not sure what, but something....)
The whirring noise in the background is Carl Orf, wondering why anyone would do this to his Musicalisches Hausbuch.
Love this tune, not so much for the music itself but for a momentary escape back to the movie which had an absolutely great soundtrack from start to finish.  One of Tarentinos best efforts in my opinion.
sounded sooo super cheesy to me... but that gave it some charm at the exact same time {#Think}
Not my taste!
 Dangerpussy wrote:
I can't help but smile when I hear this.
 
Yes, it brings back memories, eh?  Where are you these days?

 
 kcar wrote:

Really! With a role like that Hopper really couldn't overact. He could have been merely cartoonish but he completely filled that character with evil. His role as the hopped-up photographer in "Apocalypse Now" was just as good. He must have been drawing from his personal experiences of drug-fueled craziness. 

I first saw "Blue Velvet" in England with a girlfriend. We walked out feeling battered, pissed-on and generally slapped around. Outside the theater was this loud British prick laughing his head off and explaining to his equally shellshocked companions that the film was a brilliant send-up of America. I think we all wanted to beat the guy up but were just feeling too fragile. 

Saw it again after a friend explained the film. Brilliant yes but one of the toughest cinematic experiences I've ever dealt with.  
 



I don't even want to think about how you must have walked (crawled?) away from Bambi.
 I think you have to see the movie to understand this particular song.  It comes right after an utterly destructive shootout scene where your left wondering who is alive and who is dead.

Blastcat900 wrote:
For the record, I haven't seen this movie. And I'm crazy about Hans... he rocks. But this song is too LION KING... sappy... maybe was great watching the movie, but by itself.. bleh to the ninth degree. I gave it one because.. I like Hans.

This song is not cool at all.
 


 cmarcan wrote:
This was in the movie Finding Forrester I believe when Sean Connery is riding the old bicycle.  Can't help but think of that scene, when listening to this.

 
I watched that whole film waiting for some terrible cliche violence to happen. It never did. Brilliant movie. 
I don't know who does the music selections for Terrence Mallick's films, but for me it has spawned a whole new avenue of exploration.
Cool, this song has been running around in my head in bits and pieces and I couldn't remember enough of it to figure any of it out.  Yea RP.
This was in the movie Finding Forrester I believe when Sean Connery is riding the old bicycle.  Can't help but think of that scene, when listening to this.

 Byronape wrote:

Frank in Blue Velvet was incredibility creepy. 

 
Really! With a role like that Hopper really couldn't overact. He could have been merely cartoonish but he completely filled that character with evil. His role as the hopped-up photographer in "Apocalypse Now" was just as good. He must have been drawing from his personal experiences of drug-fueled craziness. 

I first saw "Blue Velvet" in England with a girlfriend. We walked out feeling battered, pissed-on and generally slapped around. Outside the theater was this loud British prick laughing his head off and explaining to his equally shellshocked companions that the film was a brilliant send-up of America. I think we all wanted to beat the guy up but were just feeling too fragile. 

Saw it again after a friend explained the film. Brilliant yes but one of the toughest cinematic experiences I've ever dealt with.  
 michaelgmitchell wrote:


Play this again, and ... I'll shoot you dead. THEN, I'll play you some REAL music.
 
Any chance putting your pants on makes that to-do list, hombre?
 kcar wrote:

My two favorite Hopper roles were the crazed photographer in "Apocalypse Now" and Frank in "Blue Velvet" but I've never seen "Easy Rider" or all of "Hoosiers."  
 
He's better as a supporting-role guy to me: "Rebel Without A Cause" or "Cool Hand Luke".  He is great in "Easy Rider", though.
This track makes me smile every single time.
I could only stomach the first 30 minutes of the movie so I don't know if the tune is supposed to ironic, does not matter, this tune is too much fun to dislike.
For the record, I haven't seen this movie. And I'm crazy about Hans... he rocks. But this song is too LION KING... sappy... maybe was great watching the movie, but by itself.. bleh to the ninth degree. I gave it one because.. I like Hans.

This song is not cool at all.
Recently used in the movie The Descendents....wonderful..
 dead_flowers wrote:
an amazing movie!
 
2nded.  Funny how innocent and bucolic this theme is juxtaposed on this uber-violent film.

 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this tune...  hope you be having a very cool day...

 


 



everybody on RP is having a very cool day..
 Nate_Flynn wrote:
You are in a hotel in Vegas.  That explains everything. romeotuma wrote:


excellent tune...  love it...

 
 
 

Everybody in my hotel room loves this tune...  hope you be having a very cool day...

 




Play this again, and ... I'll shoot you dead. THEN, I'll play you some REAL music.
You are in a hotel in Vegas.  That explains everything. romeotuma wrote:


excellent tune...  love it...

 
 




excellent tune...  love it...

 
an amazing movie!

like.


 Byronape wrote:

Frank in Blue Velvet was incredibility creepy. 

 
I agree. That movie was awesome. Hans Zimmer is a brilliant composer as well.

 kcar wrote:
My two favorite Hopper roles were the crazed photographer in "Apocalypse Now" and Frank in "Blue Velvet" but I've never seen "Easy Rider" or all of "Hoosiers."  
 
Frank in Blue Velvet was incredibility creepy. 

Reminds me of Tubular Bells from years ago.  I like it.
Help! I'm trapped in an elevator.
you are so cool....you are so cool...
 johnnyrock70 wrote:
RIP Dennis Hopper — That scene with Walken in True Romance was amazing .

"And you're a cantaloupe!"
 

Can't remember this at all. I think you've inspired me to see the movie again. Hopper and Walken on screen are weirdly captivating, even when the script is bad and they're not acting all that well. 

My two favorite Hopper roles were the crazed photographer in "Apocalypse Now" and Frank in "Blue Velvet" but I've never seen "Easy Rider" or all of "Hoosiers."  
This feels like a rip-off of a Carl Orff composition from Schulwerk. I much prefer the original.

FIVE star movie and tune!
Reminds me of "Pop Goes The Weasel" and not in a good way.  zzzzzzzz
 camworld wrote:
There is a song on the Badlands (1973) soundtrack that is similar to this. I don't know which one it is:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069762/soundtrack

It plays during the opening and closing credits.
 

Looks like Zimmer "borrowed"/paid homage to Gassenhauer by Orff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gassenhauer

You can hear the original here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ9_6W6bVoQ

Researching this was a perfect distraction!
RIP Dennis Hopper — That scene with Walken in True Romance was amazing .

"And you're a cantaloupe!"
it is like Waltzing Matilda......pleasant

 Dangerpussy wrote:
I can't help but smile when I hear this.
 

yes {#Bounce}
l o v e that horn at the end ~ {#Daisy}
I can't help but smile when I hear this.


This is soooo cool...  love it...

 
 camworld wrote:
There is a song on the Badlands (1973) soundtrack that is similar to this. I don't know which one it is:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069762/soundtrack

It plays during the opening and closing credits.
 

Yes, Tarantino surely liked that movie, it inspired both True Romance and Natural Born Killers. 
7 for the song.  +1 for reminding me of the movie True Romance. {#Smile}
This sounds great in the RP mix!  {#Music}
God, heard this come on and immediately started having True Romance flashbacks =)

Such a great movie.

 — Dave
great film - great tune, nicely, yeah...
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
If there are elevators in Hell, this is the background music they'll be playing
 

This  comment make me laugh, but I like the song too -> 8 for both {#Mrgreen}
Aahh... memories.
The scene with Walken and Hopper squaring off to the hilt will always be with me.

This song reminds me of being a kid.


don't they play this on 'Survivor"?


Simple, and efficacious.  Not unlike an enema. 
I likes me a good dose of marimba now and then.  "Now and then" being the operable term.  But I likes me a good dose of marimba, just the same, today.
I see there are 22  '10's at this time, one of them mine.    I guess they're all from people, like me, to whom this music speaks intensely and directly about unconditional love for someone.  Lucky us! 
And poor you, who express revulsion: may Venus kiss you soon!
If there are elevators in Hell, this is the background music they'll be playing

I love the mellow marimba. It sounds so much better than the harsh piano.


There is a song on the Badlands (1973) soundtrack that is similar to this. I don't know which one it is:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069762/soundtrack

It plays during the opening and closing credits.
 bronorb wrote:
Never saw the movie, never heard this before.
Sounds like Mall music to me...at Christmas time.
 
. . . Shudders. . . you are right. Nasty, nasty muzac. . . 
{#Sleep}
Never saw the movie, never heard this before.
Sounds like Mall music to me...at Christmas time.

My G-d, this is awful! It reminds me of those horrible Baby Einstein videos my son used to watch when he was a baby. Make it stop!!


We just cranked the volume wayyyy up...


..Mr. Peabody's Coal train has Hauled it Away..
 hallogallo wrote:


Same here.
 

cool song...


romeotuma wrote:



I gotta confess— I really liked True Romance a lot... this song always brings it back...




Same here.


Such a great little piece. So good it actually makes Detroit seem romantic, in what I consider Tarantino's best script.  
We are all so cool, dontcha think?{#Dancingbanana_2}


This music is soooo good for the ears...



An improved version of Guatemalan popular music.


I never saw this movie, but this music made me think of the ending to Finding Forrestor. Wasn't this playing when Sean Connery was riding away on his bike in the end?
 linden wrote:
I'm in Disneyland all of a sudden. Anyone else gonna ride the Jungle Cruise?
 

Oh! Me, me! I love the Jungle Cruise!
 FlatCat wrote:

Bahamas? To me it sounds like Christmas music, as played by Yanni.
 

Hahahahaha! For the Win!!! I have to agree.


I love this tune...


I'm in Disneyland all of a sudden. Anyone else gonna ride the Jungle Cruise?



I gotta confess— I really liked True Romance a lot...  this song always brings it back...


I am so glad this came on! The tune by Carl Orff (Street Song) played over the end credits of Badlands (with Martin Sheen) and it was driving me nuts on where I heard it before!!

 leathepea wrote:
one of the best movies of all time....

 

Something written by Quentin Tarantino as "one of the best movies of all time...."?  Please, whatever you are on, keep it to yourself.
 FlatCat wrote:

Bahamas? To me it sounds like Christmas music, as played by Yanni.

 

HAHAHAHAHA....!

Yeah, right! Imagine Hans and Yanni in one band!

SUICIDLE!!!
fuck of, Hans...
From 7 to 8.
ZOMG CARE BEARS!
one of the best movies of all time....
Brud wrote:
This song is very similar to "Street Song" (Gassenhauer) recorded by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman on a vinyl LP titled Steet Song (Produced by Harmonia Mundi on the BASF label - #HC25122). Oh, yeah, the record dates all the way to 1975. Charles Lacquidara on WBCN Boston used to play this frequently on his morning show "The Big Mattress". :music: :daisy: :good-vibes:
...nevermind... great music, even greater sceene at the end of the movie...
The Carl Orff piece that Zimmer paid homage to was popularized in Terrence Malick's stunning first film, Badlands. Anyone who's gone to film school knows this film and the music. True Romance was supposedly some kind of a homage to Badlands, or perhaps that's the explanation that was floated after the similarities were pointed out.
...this guy should do soundtracks!.. :wink:
Did a quick search on iTunes for "Gassenhauer" and found it. I like the original much better. Alvaro Brud wrote:
This song is very similar to "Street Song" (Gassenhauer) recorded by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman on a vinyl LP titled Steet Song (Produced by Harmonia Mundi on the BASF label - #HC25122). Oh, yeah, the record dates all the way to 1975. Charles Lacquidara on WBCN Boston used to play this frequently on his morning show "The Big Mattress". :music: :daisy: :good-vibes:
:cowboy: off to the beach with the bad guy's dough...what a great feeling; and it only cost me an eye.
chilibob wrote:
Great song. I feel like I am in the Bahamas.
Bahamas? To me it sounds like Christmas music, as played by Yanni.
I'm clearly in the minority here. This makes me feel like I'm walking down Main Street USA in Disneyland. A solid "4", after all, it is "music-like"
Ye this is a rip off too. A classical piece by Carl Orff (I think)... Cruithne3753 wrote:
Could never get over how this guy so shamelessly ripped off Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 for the Gladiator soundtrack.
Great tune from an amazing movie
Could never get over how this guy so shamelessly ripped off Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 for the Gladiator soundtrack.
This song is very similar to "Street Song" (Gassenhauer) recorded by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman on a vinyl LP titled Steet Song (Produced by Harmonia Mundi on the BASF label - #HC25122). Oh, yeah, the record dates all the way to 1975. Charles Lacquidara on WBCN Boston used to play this frequently on his morning show "The Big Mattress". :music: :daisy: :good-vibes:
Great song. I feel like I am in the Bahamas. :sunny:
Ah, hearing this makes me feel like I'm living my own movie.
Crikey - I just gave this a 10, 30 seconds in. I hardly ever give 10s! It's just so ... just so .... happy. Wonderful - can't have too much happy!
holy cow, great movie- great to hear this. reminds me that i need to get this DVD back from a friend whom i let borrow.
azdcryan wrote:
One of the greatest films ever made, incredible dialogue, amazingly shot, brilliant acting by a ridiculous cast of superstar cult actors... ...unmistakeable tune.
It's been a long while since I've seen this flick, and I knew the tune instantly. Love it, love this film. One of the best, definitely in my top 50 All-Time Desert Island Flicks.
Best movie ever, nice track!
mrrmt wrote:
just like peaches. i still have a huge girl crush on Miss Alabama!
Damn, she does taste like peaches.
I can and will never get tired of this track. The piece is so peaceful and I imagine myself just like Alabama, Elvis and Clarence, living happily ever after walking down an eternal beach.
just like peaches. i still have a huge girl crush on Miss Alabama!
One of the greatest films ever made, incredible dialogue, amazingly shot, brilliant acting by a ridiculous cast of superstar cult actors... ...unmistakeable tune.
man, I have to see this movie again! I saw it once when it first came out - and that's a while ago - but when this song came on I knew right away what it was from. There's some tough neural connections for you. "you want me to ... suck his dik?"
Recognized this from the other side of the house. Wonderful track to end a wonderful film.
I like this but can't bring myself to give it more than a 7 right now. Waiting for someone to say;"EVERYbody SKATE"
Brad Pitt was the shit in tthis movie!
TimeWaster wrote:
Hans Zimmer's stuff is always quite nice. I really like the stuff from "Power of One", and doesn't he have stuff on the Lion King as well? Good stuff.
It's getting "stuffy" in here...
Beastie wrote:
Just a brief note to remind everyone that QTarantino did not direct the film. I think he co-wrote it or something, same as in "Killing Zoë". I think he only executive produced the latter.
No, but he did write the screenplay for True Romance.
Very Nice!