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PlanBFromOuterSpace posted a topic in How Did This Get Made?Inspired by the discussion in Episode 36, I felt it was my duty to begin a count of all of the film appearances of the classic tune "Two Princes" by the Spin Doctors. Rather than just list them off though, I think we should talk about them one by one, and explain it's significance (OK, that might be stretching it...) to the film it pops up in. When we're done, we can publish our findings, forever to be used in film theory classes until the end of time. I'll start. Most recently, I heard it pop up in the film "Love and Other Drugs", a film that I wouldn't have bothered with except that it was the first film that I ever got to work on. If you've seen it, I can be seen about 6 times for a total of 1.4 seconds in the training montage. Yes, it was my first film AND my first montage. Check and check! Anyway, this film is a period piece, taking place in the 90's and GOD DAMN if they don't let you know it right away by cranking up that magical tune when the title card hits. Jake Gyllenhaal, soon to be a Viagra Salesman, begins the film working at an electronics store, where "Two Princes" is blasting over the speakers. Having been a teenager in 1993, I can tell you that the Spin Doctors were DONE by about 1994. You sure as hell weren't popping in "Pocket Full of Kryptonite" to move high-end stereo equipment in 1996. It would be like that scene in "Boogie Nights" where Buck is going through his country phase. This film, as well as many others, suffers from poor soundtrack decisions that were probably made by people that didn't listen to popular music of the time period DURING that time period. There's another Gyllenhaal flick that pops to mind, "Jarhead", which features a scene where Marines, during Christmas of 1990, are singing along to Naughty By Nature's "O.P.P.", which wasn't released for close to another year. That was actually written into the film, which makes it even more of an obvious mistake. There's also a Nirvana song off of "Nevermind", but it's not a part of the story itself. Anyway, yeah, "Love and Other Drugs". My choice to kick off the "Two Princes" thread. 1) Love and Other Drugs