TARANTINO KNOWS MOVIE MUSIC!
Outside of being a music connoisseur I am a huge movie buff as well. I try to hit up the movie theaters at least once a week when I can, so there isn’t much that I haven’t seen during my many years of movie going. My favorite genres of movies are martial arts, comedy, action and thriller. Basically, if a movie has the potential to be good, I’m there. One of my favorite movie directors is definitely Quinton Tarantino! This dude is a master at creating the ultimate movie watching experience. He understands that paying attention to the smallest details really counts when making a movie. It’s usually the difference between having a mediocre film and a great one. If you have seen any of Tarantino’s movies you know what I mean. Out of all of the things I love about Tarantino’s flicks, which include the extensive character dialog, creative action sequences and the exaggerated amounts of cursing, it’s the music that incorporates into his movies that impresses me the most. It seems like every tune used in his movies has a true purpose that brings each scene to life. A strong soundtrack is definitely a staple of a Tarantino movie.
One of my favorite Tarantino movie soundtrack moments would definitely have to be the Kill Bill Vol. 1. I actually bought that movie soundtrack and I NEVER purchase movie soundtracks anymore. Tarantino getting the RZA to handle the movie score was pure genius! The only RZA movie score that’s even close to the Kill Bill series is Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. There are some dope joints in that flick. Even without RZA handling the score, Tarantino still knows how to bring the music flavors together. A perfect example of this would be his movie Jackie Brown, which featured Pam Greer and Samuel L. Jackson. If you like top notch old school soul grooves playing in the background while you watch great actors do their thing on screen, Jackie Brown has what you need. Just recently Tarantino’s most recent flick called “Death Proof” from the Grindhouse double-feature from earlier this year was just released on DVD a few days ago. The music in this movie is pretty cool as well, plus the movie itself was very entertaining. This movie is just another example of why Quinten Tarantino is one of the hottest writers/directors in the game right now. If you haven’t seen this movie already, make sure you do. The ending alone is worth the price of admission.
Do yourself a favor and watch all of the Tarantino’s movies, if you haven’t already!
I have generously provided you with a great movie rental list:
RESEVOIR DOGS, NATURAL BORN KILLERS, TRUE ROMANCE, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, PULP FICTION, JACKIE BROWN, GRINDHOUSE: DEATH PROOF, KILL BILL VOL .1 & VOL .2…
Pay close attention to the music in these movies to hear what I was talking about. Oh yeah, and check out that RZA "Ghost Dog" flick as well while you're at it. The movie is decent, but the beats are sickel-cellious!