Happy Birthday, Quentin Tarantino -- The Top 5 Music Scenes from His Movies

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Happy birthday, you old such-and-such.
On Wednesday, March 27, the one and only Mr. Quentin indie-filmmaker-turned-Oscar-winner Tarantino turns the big 5-0. It's funny to think that Tarantino has been making films for more than 21 years! He has had quite a prolific career in that time, making some of the most violent, thought-provoking, overly wordy, critically acclaimed movies of the past two decades. And in those 20 years, he has altered his style many times over but his esthetic has not changed at all. He is a true auteur.

So what do you do if you are Quentin Tarantino and it's your fiftieth birthday? Whatever the expletive you want. Tarantino may enjoy some serious violence in his films and maybe in his birthday parties as well, but he also loves a good song and (IMO) he's got impeccable taste. If anyone can make loving The Delfonics manly, it's Tarantino. So here's hoping that he spends his big day shaking a tail feather and here are Tarantino's top five music scenes for your viewing pleasure.

5. Jackie Brown - "Across 110th Street"
This is one of the greatest opening sequences Tarantino has ever devised. It's so simple and yet so complex at the same time, and "Across 100th Street" by Bobby Womack is the perfect song for the uneasy feeling that you get from watching Jackie Brown's pensive expression.

4. Inglourious Basterds - "Cat People"Nothing says "Screw you Nazis" like red lipstick, a gun and David Bowie.

3. Kill Bill Volume 1 - "Bang Bang"I love this song and how it is used in this opening sequence; it needs nothing more than simple white lettering over a black background. And the knowledge that Uma Thurman will kick serious ass just like Nancy Sinatra does with this tune.

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The "Cat People" scene is how I want my entire life to be. Seriously.

Vanessa Torres
Vanessa Torres

Reservoir Dogs, Mr. Blonde dancing to Stuck in the Middle with you by Stealers Wheel

Russ McClung
Russ McClung

well first, it's tarantino. second, seen one tarantino flick, you've seen them all.



I absolutely agree. Uma makes me tingle.

MadMac topcommenter

THANK YOU! Saw "RD," thought that was an interesting movie! Saw "True Romance," thought, haven't I seen this movie before? Saw PF, and knew I'd seen it twice before. QT is to movies what Mike Crichton was to novels. Nothing wrong with a formula, but I don't dig this one.

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