Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Favorite Movie Theme Song
Looks like Boxer is still on extended, double-secret sabbatical and the Milk River Madman is graciously continuing to host the Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's very last minute theme is FAVORITE MOVIE THEME SONGS. Being a big Clint Eastwood fan, I immediately thought of the theme from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Italian composer Ennio Morricone. Not only are there few words to remember (more like Italian, inaudible cheers) but it was also the theme song for the Ramones and they opened all their concerts with it.
Nah, too easy. So I went with a similar instrumental piece (with a few California Surfer Dude, inaudible cheers). Dick Dale's "Miserlou" from 1994's Pulp Fiction is a cool, surfer guitar-riffing machine gun that immediately brings the movie to mind no matter where you hear it. Curiously, Miserlou means "Egyptian Girl" and came from a Greek folk-dance song from the early 1900s (kind of like La Bamba). I love the movie and I love the theme.
Special mention also goes to another Quentin Tarantino film, Kill Bill Volume 1. The Green Hornet theme by Al Hirt and "Battle Without Honor or Humanity" by Tomoyasu Hotei are also great instrumentals. Probably what I like most about Tarantino films is the music.
Wanna hear more great, movie theme songs, then go over and see the Madman . He'll leave music (and voices) in your head all the day long.