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While every effort has been made to ensure that the list is as comprehensive as possible, we welcome any additional information about missing entries.

The Texas
Chainsaw Mystery

Film fans at discuss - at some great length - the source of the version of Song to the Siren used in the horror movie's trailer


The sidebar on this page will take you to a lively discussion about the use of Siren in the trailer for the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, underlining the confusion about the various remakes by women singers.

Here for possibly the first time, the Estate has made public four tracks - Wild Wood, The Father Song, The Prize and I’ll Be The One - from Hall Bartlett’s 1969 movie Changes.

They remain the only known versions of all four as used in the movie. The Father Song is not the same title that appears on the Rhino Handmade 1999 release Works in Progress.

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Changes (1969)

Kent Lane, Michele Carey, Jack Albertson and Marcia Strassman.
Written and directed by Hall Bartlett.
"It's Life's Illusions I Recall..."

Tim adds four original songs - Wild Wood, The Father Song, The Prize and I’ll Be The One - to the movie soundtrack, as well as Morning Glory, She is and Once I Was.

Coming Home (1978) Jane Fonda, Jon Voight, Bruce Dern. Directed by Hal Ashby.
Coming Home took three Oscars: Best Actor - Voight; Best Actress - Fonda and Best Original Screenplay. Nominated for Best Picture; Supporting Actor and Actress; Director and Editing.

"A man who believed in war! A man who believed in nothing! And a woman who believed in both of them!"

Tim Buckley - Once I Was.

Lost Highway (1997)
Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette. Written and directed by David Lynch.

A jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife, then morphs into a young mechanic in prison.

Director Lynch used This Mortal Coil's version of Song to the Siren. The song does not appear on the Fontana/Interscope soundtrack CD.

24/7 (1997)

Bob Hoskins
Written and directed by Shane Meadows

English working-class youth in gangs are introduced to the 'sweet science'
Tim Buckley - Look at the Fool

Cafe au Go Go: Folk-Rock Volume One (1999)

Video with 16 performances filmed at the classical Village club,
includes Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues, Richie Havens Just Like A Woman, Joni Mitchell Little Green, and more.

Tim Buckley - Who Do You Love (Dream Letter version)

Me Without You (2001)
Anna Friel, Michelle Williams
Written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher

Two best friends grow up on the outskirts of London in the 1970s and 1980s.
Nominated for the BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film and the Dinard British Film Festival Golden Hitchcock

Tim Buckley - Strange Feelin'

Moonlight Mile (2002)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Holly Hunter
Written and directed by Brad Silberling

"In life and love, expect the unexpected..."
As he copes with the death of his fiancee along with her parents, a young man must figure out what he wants out of life.
Robert Plant - Song to the Siren.

Lavorare con Lentezza (Work Slowly) (2004)
Afterhours, Manuel Agnelli. Directed by Guido Chiesa

Italy. The 70's. With the birth of Radio Alice - a free radio staion in Bologna - and the political developments of the radical left, two young men get in touch with a new consciousness spreading among the youth.

Tim Buckley - Song to the Siren.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2004)
Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker Directed by Marcus Nispel

"What you know about fear... doesn't even come close..."

Renee Firner - Song to the Siren (US movie trailer only. Appears on DVD extras)

Firner was the singer of the now-defunct Minneapolis band Moneypenny. Only the forty-second clip used in the trailer was recorded.

Buah, Ha- (2006)
(English title The Bubble)

Written and directed by Eytan Fox.

This Israeli movie looks at young people's lives in Tel Aviv through the POVs of gays and straights, Jews and Arabs, men and women. The Bubble won six awards at various international gay and lesbian film festivals.

Ivri Lider - Song to the Siren.

Candy (2006)
Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Neil Armfield
A poet (Ledger) falls in love with an art student (Cornish) who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle - and his love of heroin.
Candy was named best screenplay by the Australia Film Institute and was nominated in seven other categories.

Paula Arundell - Song to the Siren.
Tim Buckley - Song to the Siren.


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