MUSIC IN QT MOVIES

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MUSIC IN QT MOVIES

Post by dobes77 » Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:52 pm

HEY EVERY1!
IM A MASSIVE QT FAN AND I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON A AUTEUR PROJECT FOR MY FILM COURSE. QT IS THE DIRECTOR OF STUDY FOR ME AND MY QUESTION IS HOW DOES QT'S USE OF MUSIC WITHIN HIS FILMS MAKE HIM AN AUTEUR WITHIN HIS PROFESSION? ANY INFO OR THOUGHTS ON THIS TOPIC LET ME KNOW AS ANY INFO OR RESPONE I GET WOULD BE WKD. ;D

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Post by Toothpick_Vic_Vega » Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:57 pm

Well, QT is an auteur. Hes the primary author of the films he makes.

The specific music he uses I think is not only a homage to older films/tv/music groups he loves, but to add an excitement and thematic depth to each scene.

I think whats great about the music in Reservoir Dogs for example is how most of the songs coincide with whats going on in the film. For example: Little Green Bag/the heist- bag ofdiamonds,  I Gotcha - the capture of Marvin, Coconut - the bellyache-Mr Oranges bloody belly wound, etc.

In Kill Bill, I think the music is a reflection on the older films that influenced each chapter. QT uses the music to bring up emotion and he also designs it to reinvent or offer us his own takes on how the themes were used previously.

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Post by ^ThE_DuDe^ » Sat Oct 18, 2003 9:37 am

Well the music that QT uses has a direct relationship with his hole film making process, and his writing in particularly (since most of the music’sin his films is decided upon already in the script writing stage)..
So 2 answer your question, “how does QT’s use of music within films make him author within his profession?,   QT music  is what sets the entire pace for the film. QT has stated in many interviews that before he even starts 2 write a film he digs into his album collection and finds the music that will set the tone and pace for the entire film. It’s a very interesting question and u have a lot of room 2 maneuver with it, good luck…

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Post by The_Wolf82 » Sat Oct 25, 2003 6:34 am

The music in Qt movies are different, because he uses them to put a sense of realism.He uses it like it's a radio station playin in someone's car. he makes it a part of the story, it not really a soudtrack, just another way to tell his tale or a better way. that's why I think his pick it out before he makes is script, he now what he's going to do in that seens, because he know's what's playin in the back ground alrighty. 8)

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Re: MUSIC IN QT MOVIES

Post by Cipher_Born » Sun Mar 21, 2004 11:21 am

Well, QT is an auteur. Hes the primary author of the films he makes.

The specific music he uses I think is not only a homage to older films/tv/music groups he loves, but to add an excitement and thematic depth to each scene.

I think whats great about the music in Reservoir Dogs for example is how most of the songs coincide with whats going on in the film. For example: Little Green Bag/the heist- bag ofdiamonds,  I Gotcha - the capture of Marvin, Coconut - the bellyache-Mr Oranges bloody belly wound, etc.

In Kill Bill, I think the music is a reflection on the older films that influenced each chapter. QT uses the music to bring up emotion and he also designs it to reinvent or offer us his own takes on how the themes were used previously.

Kill Bill:

Bang Bang: "he wore black and I wore white,he would always win the fight,bang Bang,he shot me down bang bang,I hit the ground"

Coincides with the bride who wears white and get's shot by someone she used to know at her wedding.

I love the intro from reservoir Dogs.After they show each dog the screen sais "are" and then ..."lookin' for some happines but there is only lonelynes to find..."

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Post by killerbiller » Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:51 am

i dunno but QT has the BEST songs in his movies. i have never heard a song in a T film and not wanted to hear it again.

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Post by Dead_Nigga_Storage » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:26 am

I think the ending of Pulp Fiction would be nice if it ended with Bob Marley's "Comin in from the Cold." The remixed version. That would fit fuckin perfectly. Vince and Jules leave out of the diner, and that acoustic guitar comes on....

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Post by brutality_dog » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:37 am

what was the song at the end of pulp fiction? wasn't it some link wray song?

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Post by Mr.Transluscent » Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:53 am

what was the song at the end of pulp fiction? wasn't it some link wray song?
"Surf Rider" by the Lively Ones.

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Post by brutality_dog » Tue Mar 23, 2004 8:08 am

oh. I know it was a surfin' song.

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Re: MUSIC IN QT MOVIES

Post by Cipher_Born » Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:06 pm

"I'm so scared in case I fall of my chair..." <-- that was funny,Marvin sitting on that chair while that song was playing....

"Stuck in the middle with Mr.Blonde."

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Post by mischa » Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:32 pm

What's the title of the Pulp Fiction theme song? It's got somethign to do with surfing.

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Post by MiaRose » Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:47 pm

mischa wrote: What's the title of the Pulp Fiction theme song? It's got somethign to do with surfing.
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Post by Turkish Tobacco » Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:37 am

I think that lots of the seemingly non-suggestive music that Tarantino uses in his films is a portrayal of how he would picture the scene occuring in his real life...In relation to the music he uses, Tarantino seems to be an auteur because he wouldn't have the scene in the movie period if the music wasn't right.  That's also probably why the music always seems to work so well with the scene.  Not only does he have a great taste in music, but he knows what fits in terms of imge/sound presentation. 

For example in Pulp Fiction when Vincent comes to pick up Mia, the song "Son of a Preacher Man" by Bobbie Gentry is playing and Tarantino said that if they hadn't gotten the rights to use that song then he would have thrown out the entire scene...Because that's the only way he envisioned it.  That is, a boy picking up a girl to go on their first date.

This is jsut what I think...so if you any other comments feel free to elaborate/correct me...I always like to learn more!

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Post by black-jack » Thu May 05, 2005 7:41 am

Yeh that song in Pulp Fiction is by "the lively ones" who are a bunch of surfie punks... My dad had their Album a couple of years ago until his car got broken into so I ahd to download miserlou after I heard it in PF again!

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Post by RazorCharlie » Tue May 17, 2005 8:06 pm

Something about the music in Reservoir Dogs reminds me of the Wizard of Oz/Dark Side of the Moon thing, the way little verbal cues will point to something in the movie. Another one is "Fool for Love" playing while Freddie unearths a wedding band in a jar of coins, and the whole scene gives him a backstory without ever getting expositional.

The only real faults with QT's music in his films are how it's influenced so much crap. Every third hack filmmaker in the last 10 or so years has put in some oldies song to his shitty film to make it seem cool like a QT movie, and it's usually a big mess because the point isn't how good the song itself is, it's that it's old and retro like QT. For example, even if some of the songs he uses are good, Guy Ritchie's films always have all these old songs like "Liar Liar" by the Castaways that seem to have no purpose in the scene other than to be like "Look at me, I can use funky old songs too!" Brian Koppelman wrote an article that alludes to this that's on the Pulp Fiction dvd, even though the scene in Knockaround Guys he was referring to is still guilty of an artless Tarantino ripoff. I'm sure there are millions more examples but the point is too many filmmakers try to use Tarantino style and don't have any Tarantino substance, and that is a major negative effect of QT's music use.

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Post by Ify » Tue May 17, 2005 9:22 pm

Although Guy Ritchiw does try to copy Tarantino, I happen to think Ritchie's use of music in his films is equally tasteful. Lock Stock.. and Snatch had many instances of good music being used appropriately.
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Post by fattybassam » Tue May 17, 2005 9:59 pm

What about The Hunger?  That's the first movie I noticed where the action adn the plot seamlessly was reflected in the flow o fthe music. 

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