Movies that begin and end with the same song?
edited November 2013
Apocolypse Now is the only one I can think of.
pretty sure The Man with the Golden Arm does that. There are lots of others though, it's a fairly common device to use.
Heathers starts with a traditional version of que sera sera and fades out to the sly stone version. That I've always stuck with me.
Midnight cowboy, right?
The Long Goodbye uses the same theme throughout the film but with different arrangements throughout i.e. jazz, muzak, etc.
A Ciascuno Il Suo (We Still Kill the Old Way) - pretty much the same song all the way through with different arrangements. Terrible movie, great soundtrack.
badlands and true romance both start and end with Carl orff's 'gassenhauer'
"Head" has a recursive beginning and end
A few years ago people were praising an Irish movie called Once. About a street musician.
I don't no about starting and ending, but by the time the movie was over I was ready to kill if I heard the featured song again.
Barfly: not only is it the same music but the same shot of the bar at the beginning and at the end. very a propos of a movie were none of the characters learn anything. whatever happened to frank stallone?
Haven't watched it in a few years but if my memory serves me right Eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has that theme songs playing pretty much through out.