Combat scenes and Misunderstood

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Combat scenes and Misunderstood

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Why is it that in so many films’ combat scenes, the incidental music is
Santa Esmeralda’s flamenco version of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”?
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eldin raigmore wrote: 02 Apr 2021 18:54 Why is it that in so many films’ combat scenes, the incidental music is
Santa Esmeralda’s flamenco version of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”?
WoW

[O.O]

Dare I ask what kinds of movies you've been watching?

:mrred:

That was an unexpected crossover that just can't be ùnseen. (No matter how hard one tries!) Had to detox from that disco nightmare!

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elemtilas wrote: 02 Apr 2021 19:41 Dare I ask what kinds of movies you've been watching?
Flamenco version:
Kill Bill:
https://youtu.be/uSjS_l3wGu8

Good Bad Weird:
https://youtu.be/VBYBYSRBGfY

Magnificent Seven 2016:
https://youtu.be/HVBP4HVEkfw

Blood and sand (not combat):
https://youtu.be/nJ4OjoChTWI

Sword fight montage (not just one movie):
https://youtu.be/n1l5m-h6Ugo

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Other versions:
American Me
Bird man
Crimes of Grinwald
In Her Eyes
Layer Cake
Luther

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Probably others I forgot about

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I do understand why Nina Simone and Eric Burdon and Joe Cocker (reggae) and other versions are preferable for some movies.
I don’t really understand why anyone wouldn’t like the flamenco version, but then some people don’t understand why I don’t like cantaloupe. There is no explaining taste.

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“Flamenco” comes from the Spanish word for “Flemish”.
During the time when the Netherlands were subject to the Spanish crown, the Flamenco stomp was part of the Flemish fencing style. Adding it to a dance was something that happened; and Spaniards liking it and imitating it was also something that happened.
So maybe it makes sense that some flamenco tune would get associated with cinematic sword fights.
Why this one in particular, though?
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eldin raigmore wrote: 03 Apr 2021 00:18 Crimes of Grindlewald
That's a long list! I'm going to have to review CoG again --- I either have no memory of discoflamenco battle music at all or was so seriously scarred by the event that I've completely stricken it from my mind!
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