Music in Movies: Top 10 (Part 2)

Here we have the positions 5 to 1 in my ranking of great musical scenes in movies:

5. Kill Bill – I walk like Jane Mansfield – The 5 6 7 8’s

Quentin Tarantino always sets new standards when it comes to using music in movies. I especially liked it when he convinced the Japanese girl band “The 5 6 7 8’s” to perform in his movie Kill Bill. When the bride enters the House of Blue Leaves they play “I Walk Like Jane Mansfield”. It’s an interesting combination, the danger that already hangs in the air mixes with the music and intertwines.

4. Streets of Fire – Tonight Is What It Means to Be Young

In this movie from 1984 Diane Lane plays a singer who is kidnapped by some gangsters and Michael Pare sets out to rescue her. Throughout the movie the band Fire Inc. has several performances and although Diane Lane didn’t sing herself I really liked it..The movie is a little strange, different and definitely worth watching. The music featured in the film is great, I was really impressed. My favourite song is “Tonight is What it Means to Be Young”. It captures the feeling of the movie really well and the lyrics are poetic. This movie is a must watch!

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Movie Mania: Kill Bill Vol. 1 + 2

Quentin Tarantino’s homage to Japanese martial-arts-movies consists of the parts. The revenge epic originally was one film but due to the enormous length it was split into Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2.

Kill Bill 1

Kill Bill 1

The Plot (Kill Bill Vol. 1):

The film revolves around a young woman who once was a member of the assassin squad deadly viper. When

she pregnant she decided to start a new life. But as she is about to get married her former colleagues show up and turn the wedding into a massacre. The young woman, called the bride, swears revenge.

The movie opens with a black/white scene. The bride who is already advanced in pregnancy lies in church with blood smeared all over her face. A man, Bill, walks up to her and raises his gun to shoot her in the head. Just before he pulls the trigger the woman whispers: “Bill, it’s your baby.” He shoots.

Chapter I: 2
The bride is in a typical suburb. She’s there to visit Vernita Green alias Copperhead. The bride enters the house and the two women begin to fight. Copperhead dies as the bride stabs her with a knife. When she is about to leave Vernitas little daughter walks in. The bride tells her that she didn’t want her to see all this but when she’s grown up and still hasn’t finished with this she can take revenge. Continue reading

Movie Mania: Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantinos Gangster movie that was shot in 1994 did not only win him an Oscar but also advanced to a cult-film that raised the bar for other movie makers.

pulp fiction

pulp fiction

The Plot:

The story composes of the prologue with the first main scene and three episodes. They all are interwoven and

aren’t shown in chronological order. The entire events revolve around a suitcase that’s content isn’t revealed throughout the whole movie (a so-called MacGuffin).

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