Song of the Day #4,084: ‘Miserlou’ – Dick Dale

Continuing my countdown of the films of Quentin Tarantino:

#5 – Pulp Fiction

Surprisingly, of all the Tarantino films I rewatched, the 1994 classic Pulp Fiction fell the most in my estimation.

Don’t get me wrong. It remains a crackling pop art masterpiece, filled with memorable dialogue and visuals indelibly seared into my brain. It’s an all-timer, no question.

But 25 years later, in light of all movies Pulp Fiction inspired, it feels less revolutionary. Or maybe its revolutionary status becomes more a simple fact and less a reason to love it.

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Song of the Day #2,477: ‘Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon’ – Urge Overkill

pulp_fiction_girl_woman_soonCommenter Amy predicted last week that I’d feature ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ at some point during this countdown.

She was close. Same movie, same setting, same two characters onscreen. But the song from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction that sticks with me most isn’t Dusty Springfield’s classic, but a Neil Diamond cover by an obscure 90s alt-rock band.

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