Every movie ending is better when it’s soundtracked by Dire Straits

The Walk of Life Project hinges on a simple, pure, and extremely goofy question: what would happen if you laid Dire Straits’ 1985 hit “Walk of Life” over a handful of iconic final sequences from the last half-century of movies and TV? I know it’s the brainchild of Peter Salomone, a film nerd and ostensible fan of hyper-popular ’80s pop-rock, and I don’t want to know much more. If there’s an inciting incident or a complicated backstory, I don’t want to hear about it. I want to pretend this idea bubbled up out of the earth, immaculate and ready for deployment.

Salomone contends that “Walk of Life” is “the perfect song to end any movie,” and he tests that hypothesis by laying it over 50-plus classic endings. Bill Murray whispers in…

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