To quote Matt Novak over at PALEOFUTURE:
Even if you don’t know the Dire Straits song “Walk of Life” by name you’ll recognize it immediately when you hear it. Fun fact: It’s the perfect song to end any movie.
At least that’s the contention of The Walk of Life Project, the brainchild of Peter Salomone, a freelance video editor and writer. And I’m inclined to agree with him. Slap “Walk of Life” to the end of any movie and it immediately becomes 400 percent better. That’s just science.
The Matrix, Chinatown, The Dark Knight Rises --they’re all better if you replace the soundtrack to their final scenes with Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life.”
And guess what -- he's right. Here are two of my favorites.
The Strangelove ending is particularly droll, for obvious reasons, but that Graduate clip is actually almost better than the original sequence with Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence."
In any case, you can behold (in breathless wonder) more of Salamone's work in this regard (including a deeply disturbing makeover of the finale of John Frankenheimer's Seconds) over at the Walk of Life Project website HERE.