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Where Sting and Toto really necessary ?


I know the old farts at the studio thought-"Now, who are the kids listening to these days?-We'll put them in the film!"

Both were old news by the time the film came out-and it didn't help the film-and Toto's music could have been done by any Orchestral soundtrack writer

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Some of it may be chalked up to Lynch's quirkiness, though Sting definitely fits the part. Was he added to give the film some pop culture cred? Maybe. Now Toto is one that's hard to explain. A band best known for mid-tempo rock scoring a space opera? Makes absolutely no sense. But for my money they crated a sweeping score that captures the grandeur of the story perfectly.

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I certainly don't know the motivation behind both decisions, but I applaud both. I think Sting did great in his role, amidst an overall excellent cast in a less-than-performing film. I am also not always a fan of some modern band doing a soundtrack just for the sake of their popularity, but Toto earns it. I think the soundtrack is amazing.

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Pretty sure Sting was at the height of his popularity in '84. Necessary? I think he was an inspired choice and he ultimately fit the role. As for Toto, they were more of an odd choice than Sting but the score they provided is easily one of the film's strengths.


You want something corny? You got it!

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Sting and Toto both ruled in this.

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The thing about Toto is that they were a bunch of MAJOR session artists before they formed as a band.

Although a lot of people may not have liked their main musical catalogue, the thing is, they were all fantastic musicians. Instead of scoring with a symphony playing, they did the equivalent with a rock band.

I myself really enjoy the Dune music that Toto did... sure, it's 80s music for sure, but that decade did have way more good songs than the last one did. Beiber? Gimme a break!

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Besides, if I remember correctly, Toto had just won 7 Grammy's for Toto IV. So their popularity at the time may have something to do with it.

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I am bit torn about Totos soundtrack, the main theme is great, but there are just a bit too much e-guitar-solos for me in the end.

Sting was well cast as Feyd-Raudha. It helped the role that he can come off a bit arrogant...

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Lynch is an odd ball from the start so surprised no. Sting was good but he tends to over act most of the time. I enjoy the movie though and saw it back in the day at the theater. All the voice over stuff is stupid and gets on my nerves. Its not needed and i'm sure this was one of Lynchs' issues.

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I'm not a fan of Sting as a musician. He can play a mean bass, but I just don't like the music. And yet I don't dislike him at all because he was in Dune.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2uOzV4glRs

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Sting felt like a stunt casting tactic, it's like casting Taylor Swift in a Hobbit movie.

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yes Im excited for Hans Zimmer he is going to wipe the floor with Toto

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The first i have heard Someone complain about Toto

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