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Why Wonder Woman Ditched the Iconic Theme Song

  • MovieWeb
Why Wonder Woman Ditched the Iconic Theme Song
Wonder Woman is now in theaters and her new theme is great and all, but where's the original television theme from the 1970s? Jenkins is a huge fan of Wonder Woman and in particular, Lynda Carter's portrayal of Wonder Woman from the television series that aired from 1975 to 1979. Carter was a role model for young women everywhere during that time and even into today, Carter is still widely known. The show was a little goofy, much like the original Batman TV series, but Wonder Woman brought a strong, smart, female superhero to television screens all over the world and it even had a catchy 70s theme song to hum along to before the show started.

Yahoo Movies reports that Jenkins was not able to use the original theme song. The director of Wonder Woman says that "It would be impossible to use the theme song. I don't know how I would pull that off,
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Best Original Song Nominees Lady Gaga & Diane Warren Tackle Social Issues, Follow in Footsteps of Previous Winners

By Patrick Shanley

Managing Editor

This year’s best original song front runner seems to be Lady Gaga and Diane Warren’s “Til It Happens To You” from the documentary, The Hunting Ground, which examines the prevalence of sexual assault cases on college campuses throughout the U.S. The song is very personal for both artists, as both recently opened up about their past experiences with sexual assault in a L.A. Times interview.

The song’s importance, and its resonance with audiences (the music video has over 24 million hits on Youtube) and Academy voters, lies in its social commentary. The four young women who are the subjects of the film (Annie E. Clark, Andrea L. Pino, Sofie Karasek and Kamilah Willingham) recently penned a letter to the songwriters thanking them and that “the release of your song will have an unparalleled impact on the culture of campuses nationwide,” as reported by Billboard.
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After Earth: keeping it in the family

Almost as old as Hollywood itself, nepotism has had the movie industry stitched up for decades and Will Smith's family are keeping up the tradition

Seriousfacing its way into cinemas this weekend, After Earth is the $130m father-son action movie that fans of slightly icky familial relationships have been waiting for. Set on a post-apocalyptic Earth 1,000 years after its abandonment by humankind, the film stars Will Smith and his real-life son Jaden Smith, has a story by Will Smith, and is produced by Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and her brother Caleeb Pinkett. And people say Hollywood is too incestuous.

The Smiths have been cultivating their showbiz dynasty for more than a decade now, ever since a four-year-old Jaden was cast in All Of Us, an autobiographical sitcom produced by his parents. (Layabout sibling Willow was a doddering six-year-old by the time her own acting career began). Still,
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'Girl From Ipanema' Turns 50

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She may be tall and tan and lovely, but "The Girl From Ipanema" isn't so young anymore. Fifty years ago, though, the song came from out of nowhere, suddenly putting Brazil onto the pop culture map and turning bossa nova into a craze, reports the Wall Street Journal in a look at the song's endurance. Inspired by a real teenager, Heloísa Eneida Menezes Paes Pinto, that composer Antônio Carlos Jobim and poet Vinícius de Moraes remembered, today it is the second-most recorded song of all time (behind the Beatles' "Yesterday"). "It's the oldest story in the world," says Norman Gimbel,...
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DC Comics To Unleash The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection

  • ScifiMafia
DC Comics has announced the impending release of what amounts to a DC Comic geek’s soundtrack. The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection contains some great superhero tunes, ranging from 1941′s Superman March, through the theme for the 2008 animated tv show, Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

Check out the cover and full track listing below.

The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection

1. Superman March – Sammy Timberg (1941)

-Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Academy Award Nominated cartoon series “Superman” produced by Max Fleischer. This was the first Superman cartoon.

2. Theme From Superman (Album Version) – John Williams (1978)

- From the live-action film “Superman.” Digitally remastered.

3. The New Adventures of SupermanJohn Gart (1966)

- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “The New Adventures of Superman.”

4. Lois and Clark / The New Adventures of SupermanJay Gruska (1993)

- From the live-action TV Series “Lois and Clark”. Digitally remastered.
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DC Releasing The Music Of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition Album

  • Collider.com
Later this year, DC is releasing an album including almost every DC movie, cartoon, and TV show theme song ever. 21 of the 31 tracks have never been released before, including Max Fleischer’s 1941 Superman theme, so if you’re a DC fan you’ll probably want this album. Some of the other tracks include unreleased music from Smallville, Justice League and Superfriends, and the CD will also include re-mastered versions of the Lois & Clark theme along with 7 different Batman themes. The album doesn’t include every single DC theme ever (as Topless Robot points out, the new Teen Titans theme is omitted) but it will have the vast majority of them. Hit the jump for a full track listing.

Track listing via Topless Robot.

The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection

1. Superman March – Sammy Timberg (1941)

-Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Academy Award Nominated cartoon series “Superman” produced by Max Fleischer.
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