The music video promoting a blockbuster movie is a dying art. The 90s was full of this type of thing: big name performers contributing a song to a movie's soundtrack and filming a video to plug it. The song wouldn't necessarily feature in the movie (other than during the end credits) but there is a growing nostalgia for this marriage between musical artists and movie marketing.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting: All for Love - The Three Musketeers (1993)

Largely forgotten these days, 1993's The Three Musketeers seemed like an attempt to replicate the success of 1991's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Both were swashbuckling historical adventure movies with big casts, music by Michael Kamen (and in fact, both starred Michael Wincott as a wickedly cool evil henchman). And of course, both featured Bryan Adams on the soundtrack.

'All for Love' sung by three musketeers of music: Adams, Stewart and Sting, is a quintessential piece of 90's movie music cheese. Oddly enough the music video did not contain any clips from the film, but it's a pretty good video nonetheless.