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In 2009, Quentin Tarantino did a brief interview with Sky Movies ahead of the release of Inglorious Bastards. Long regarded as a walking movie encyclopedia, Tarantino rattled off a list of his 20 favorite films since 1992 — the year he made his directorial debut with Reservoir Dogs. Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale is the only film the director cited as his runaway pick for number one, but he declined to rank the others, opting instead to name them in alphabetical order (listed below).

1. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)
2. Anything Else (Woody Allen, 2003)
3. Audition (Takashi Miike, 1999)
4. The Blade (Hark Tsui, 1995)
5. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
6. Dazed & Confused (Richard Linklater, 1993)
7. Dogville (Lars von Trier, 2003)
8. Fight Club (David Fincher, 1999)
9. Friday (F. Gary Gray, 1995)
10. The Host (Joon-ho Bong, 2006)
11. The Insider (Michael Mann, 1999)
12. Joint Security Area (Chan-wook Park, 2000)
13. Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003)
14. The Matrix (Andy Wachowski & Larry Wachowski, 1999)
15. Memories of Murder (Joon-ho Bong, 2003)
16. Supercop (Stanley Tong, 1992)
17. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
18. Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994)
19. Team America (Trey Parker, 2004)
20. Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000)

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Tarantino drops the needle


You know it well. Mia Wallace OD’s. Vincent Vega freaks out. Lance brings out the adrenaline shot and Vincent plunges the needle in her heart. But that’s not the needle we’re talking about.

The ‘needle drop’ is a term used in movies when popular music is laid on a scene in place of traditional score. Nobody knows this better than Quentin Tarantino. In an interview with Arts District, Tarantino explains his attention to detail when it comes to music in film.

“To me, my soundtracks work as two different things.  They work as a little shadow version of the movie itself. If you like the movie and you want to carry it around with you and not have to watch the story all the time but still get the feel and sense of it, they allow you to do that.”

“There was a time—back before there was video, DVD and all of that stuff—when the soundtrack was how you remembered a movie.”

Tarantino talked to The Guardian about how he starts the process of choosing the right music for each film.

“More or less the way my method works is you have got to find the opening credit sequence first. That starts it off from me. I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it… Once I know I want to do something, then it is a simple matter of me diving into my record collection and finding the songs that give me the rhythm of my movie. I find the personality of the piece through the music that is going to be in it.”

Listen to Tarantino’s soundtracks on iTunes and let us know which is your favorite in the comments below.
Reservoir Dogs (Original Soundtrack)
Pulp Fiction (Original Soundtrack)
Jackie Brown (Original Soundtrack)
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (Original Soundtrack)
Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (Original Soundtrack)
Death Proof (Original Soundtrack)
Inglourious Basterds (Original Soundtrack)
Django Unchained (Original Soundtrack)

Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction are returning to theaters this December, as one-day commemorative events. For more details and ticket information, click here. The Tarantino XX: 8-Film Collection is in stores now. Pick up yours today.


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PSY’s “Gangnam Style” Video Hits One Billion Views on YouTube


There’s clearly no stopping PSY!

The South Korean rapper, whose “Gangnam Style” video became the most-watchedYouTube video of all time last month, can now brag that it has been viewed more one-billion (yes, billion!) times. What’s more, it is also the first time a video has reached that milestone.

So, how did it accomplish such a feat?

PSY’s controversial anti-American protest song video surfaces

Well, according to Google, which owns YouTube, the video is watched seven million to 10 million times a day on average, the BBCreports.

In November, the video, which was posted to the site in July, surpassed Justin Bieber‘s “Baby” after logging just over 800 million views.

PSY is no doubt doing a little celebratory dance right about now. In his own special way, of course.


by Peter Gicas for eonline.com

Watch The Killers’ “Here With Me” video, directed by Tim Burton and starring Winona Ryder


The Killers follow their animated love story of “Miss Atomic Bomb” with the slightly creepier fare of “Here With Me”. The video re-teams legendary director Tim Burton and Winona Ryder with a tale of obsession and, naturally, insanity. Fans of old school Burton, who  ave grown tired of his more Disney flair, will no doubt revel over the throwback trademarks of wax mannequins and startling dark deco themes. Catch the clip and don’t let this chummy holiday season stop you from getting spooked. That clearly hasn’t thwarted this director.

This week, The Killers released a new video for “Miss Atomic Bomb“. Apparently this video wasn’t ready until this week so that’s why the band released previously a tour version with this single.

This is the 2nd music video directed by Burton. “Here with me” was written by Brandon Flowers and Fran Healy from Travis. Tim Burton took inspiration to make this video from the 1935 film ‘Mad Love‘ starring actor Peter Lorre.

“When I heard “Here with me” I remembered seeing a wax figure of Winona (Ryder) in the workshop of Louis Tussaud’s in Blackpool. The concept of the video is inspired by the movie Mad Love, 1935, starring Peter Lorre as well as in the work of Mario Bava “, – Tim Burton

The Killers had to cancel a couple of their shows in New Jersey, Toronto, and NYC due to Brandon’s laryngitis. The band posted the following message at their official website:

We regret to inform you that in addition to cancelling tonight’s show at Camden, NJ’s Susquehanna Bank Center, we have been forced to cancel our shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on December 14th and Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on December 15th, due to Brandon coming down with laryngitis. We hope to have a new NYC date very soon and ticket holders are encouraged to hold on to their tickets for this future date. Refunds are also available at point of purchase. All tickets from the Toronto show will be honored for a future date, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Here With Me” appears on The Killers’ latest album Battle Born, which you can order here.

compiled from COS and Indscene

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