Random Factoid #298

22 05 2010

I’ve got a lot of soundtracks in my iTunes library, and I won’t try to hide it.  What I haven’t revealed yet is that I buy a whole lot of songs because I hear them in the trailer of a movie.  I’ll hear a tune and Google it to find out what the song is called.  Click, click, it’s in my library.

Here are some of the songs that are now proudly stored in Marshall’s iTunes library thanks to movie trailers.

“Help Yourself” by Sad Brad Smith, trailer for “Up in the Air”

“You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger” by Beth Rowley, trailer for “An Education”

“Photograph” by Ringo Starr, trailer for “Funny People”

“The Beginning is the End is the Beginning” by Smashing Pumpkins, trailer for “Watchmen”

“Wild is the Wind” by Nina Simone, trailer for “Revolutionary Road”

“Rock Me Sexy Jesus” by The Ralph Sall Experience, trailer for “Hamlet 2”

“Paper Planes” by M.I.A., trailer for “Pineapple Express”

“Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, trailer for “Iron Man”

“Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)” by Jay-Z, trailer for “American Gangster”

And probably countless others than I can’t remember.

Random Factoid #136

11 12 2009

I mentioned way back in Random Factoid #33 that the only ticket missing from my collection was “Hamlet 2” when they seized my stub in exchange for a refund.  But for a long time, that was not the case.

Usually as soon as the theater employee rips the tickets, I demand to put them in my pocket so they don’t get lost or thrown away.  Perhaps when I saw “Talladega Nights,” I did not have pockets because somehow my mom ended up with them.  When I tried to find them the next day, they were no where to be found.  After a search spanning several days, my efforts appeared futile.  Upset and in dismay, I could no longer say that I had not lost a ticket since July 2003.

Fast forward a year or so.  I’m at the pool and I need more sunscreen.  I go digging through my mom’s pool bag looking for it, and it appears to be nowhere to be found.  But by some stroke of fate, I happened to look in one of the interior pockets.  And lo and behold, there was the ticket that I had been missing.  It was better than discovering money.

Random Factoid #33

30 08 2009

The only missing ticket since I officially started collecting them in August 2003 is “Hamlet 2.”  The sound was malfunctioning in the theater, and it really detracted from the experience.  When I told guest services, the only way they would give me a refund was by giving them my ticket.  It really pained me, but I sacrificed the ticket in order to get the free ticket.  I ended up using the ticket to go see “Eagle Eye” in IMAX, and it saved me $7.50 on the expensive IMAX ticket.