Top Ten Movie Soundtracks

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We wanted to give one last shout out to The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack before we shut up about it (at least until the end of the year lists), so thought we could dig into other movie soundtracks and come up with a list of our favorites.  I’m sure to some of our reader’s dismay, we decided to implement a couple rules.

Rule #1:  No musicals.  Yes, there are a lot of great musicals put on film that maintain great soundtracks.  It is a little difficult to distinguish composed musicals from pop music though.  Don’t worry, musicals will get their own list one day, and Phantom of the Opera, Rent, and The Sound of Music will be honored.  We just all need to see Book of Mormon first.

Rule #2:  No film scores.  Sorry John Williams and James Horner, but today is not your day.  Once again, we wanted to parse this list down to something a bit more manageable (and believe me, it still wasn’t manageable).  Film scores will also have their day.

Without further ado, hit the jump, and feel free to comment on what we missed, mistakenly included, or anything else that comes to mind.
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Top Ten Thursday: Tarantino’s Ten Triumphs

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The writers here at LxL are unabashed fans of the collected works of Quentin Tarantino.  I watched Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction for the first time with Todd in his parent’s basement when we were far too young.  I saw both Kill Bill movies with Wes, one of which I’m certain we snuck into.  In addition, Inglorious Basterds set the bar for the revisionist history genre.

When I started hearing some details on his new project, Django Unchained, I encouraged Todd (who works in the pictures) to at least explore getting a position on the film.  Much to all our excitement, Todd started working on the L.A. production of Django Unchained last week, and can now be considered part of the inner circle of Hollywood elite.  A real Tinseltown treat Todd has become.  In all seriousness, it is effing awesome Todd got on this film, and made us want to revisit some of our favorite moments and Tarantino movies; in particular those that have iconic musical moments.

There are so many great scenes accompanied by great music in Tarantino’s movies, but we think we assembled a pretty good list here.  After Django Unchained is released we expect to have to shift around some of the rankings, but for now enjoy all the good clips and accompanying music.
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