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Thread started 05/12/18 10:00am

daddymac

Imagine if Tarantino and Prince collaborated

Hi Guys

I know this is totally out there....but like I was just thinking how would a Tarantino movie with a Prince score?

Could it have ever worked? Or is Tarantinos genius a polar opposite to Prince GOATness
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Reply #1 posted 05/12/18 11:53am

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Not out there at all smile I thought about that before as I love Tarantino and I love the fact that he put his movies' soundtracks as one of the forefronts of telling the story. However, I'm not sure. Q is gravitated more toward 60s rock, occasionaly 70s R&B.

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Reply #2 posted 05/12/18 12:13pm

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Nah... When QT became big, that was around the time Prince gave up the "fucks" and the "niggers"...
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Reply #3 posted 05/12/18 1:35pm

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I, for one, am certainly glad they didn't. QT is a fucking asshole and frankly, I don't think he's that talented. He's a niche director who sort of has the same penchant for blood, cussing, violence and the outrageous for the sake of it, not because it tells a great story. I remember my friend making me watch Pulp Fiction. He was laughing through most of it, and I found zero humor in it.

Prince was classier than that. I can only imagine horrible stories coming from them working together, and QT eventually dissing Prince in the press. Prince would write and record great music which wouldn't make it out and eventually be bootlegged. It would be such a bad memory for him that he would never visit it again.

There are directors that could have taken Prince's music and artistry and made something cohesive and interesting (Spike Lee didn't with Girl 6). And maybe that could still happen down the line where Prince's music really becomes part of the story. I think Showgirls was one of those. "319" and "Ripopgodazippa" fit those scenes really well. It's a camp film, but the raw sexuality of "319" fit a pole routine, and the sexiness of "Ripop" melded well into that other scene. GIrl 6 felt like an afterthought putting his music all through that movie. The songs were so specific that they felt disjointed in the film. Even Prince told Spike that he felt some songs didn't work. I enjoy Spike as a filmmaker, but Girl 6 didn't age that well.


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Reply #5 posted 05/12/18 2:15pm

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NorthC said:

Nah... When QT became big, that was around the time Prince gave up the "fucks" and the "niggers"...


LOL what? Pulp Fiction, arguably his most popular film for a long time, was released in 1994, certainly in the midst of Prince's most cuss-worthy period in his career (Exodus released in March 1995, Goldnigga in 1993 to note a couple). QT was certainly a name with Pulp Fiction. It took the world by storm. You couldn't get away from it. He got more than enough attention in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs. Don't forget he also wrote Natural Born Killers, also released in 1994. So, no, Prince was nowhere near giving up the fucks etc around then.

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Reply #6 posted 05/12/18 3:30pm

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i distinctly remember news, before 'from dusk till dawn', that prince would have 2 songs
on the soundtrack.

later, as we all know, they didn't appear.

one of the songs was called something like 'the funk of 1000 ages'.

anyone else remember something about this?


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Reply #7 posted 05/12/18 3:33pm

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Tarantino is one of my favourite directors. The problem is that he's also one of his own favourite directors. Which has sometimes led to him going overboard with his Tarantino-isms. Just look at Death Proof. That's a movie made by a man who thought he could do no wrong and aside from Kurt Russell and a car chase, it was awful.

Prince is one of my favourite musicians. The problem is that he's also one of his own favourite musicians. Which has sometimes led to him going overboard with the Prince-isms. Just listen to Phase One. That's an album made by a man who thought he could do no wrong and aside from 1000 Hugs and Kisses it was awful.


The way I see it, Tarantino and Prince are both too full of themselves to have ever worked well together. The are, in my opinion, best enjoyed separately.
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Reply #8 posted 05/12/18 6:17pm

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IstenSzek said:

i distinctly remember news, before 'from dusk till dawn', that prince would have 2 songs
on the soundtrack.

later, as we all know, they didn't appear.

one of the songs was called something like 'the funk of 1000 ages'.

anyone else remember something about this?




Just those same details. Possibly from an issue of Uptown?
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Reply #9 posted 05/12/18 6:50pm

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TwiliteKid said:

IstenSzek said:

i distinctly remember news, before 'from dusk till dawn', that prince would have 2 songs
on the soundtrack.

later, as we all know, they didn't appear.

one of the songs was called something like 'the funk of 1000 ages'.

anyone else remember something about this?


Just those same details. Possibly from an issue of Uptown?


that might have been it, i used to read those cool

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #10 posted 05/13/18 1:54am

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TrivialPursuit said:



NorthC said:


Nah... When QT became big, that was around the time Prince gave up the "fucks" and the "niggers"...


LOL what? Pulp Fiction, arguably his most popular film for a long time, was released in 1994, certainly in the midst of Prince's most cuss-worthy period in his career (Exodus released in March 1995, Goldnigga in 1993 to note a couple). QT was certainly a name with Pulp Fiction. It took the world by storm. You couldn't get away from it. He got more than enough attention in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs. Don't forget he also wrote Natural Born Killers, also released in 1994. So, no, Prince was nowhere near giving up the fucks etc around then.


Yeah, I knew I wasn't being completely accurate. Pulp Fiction was his big breakthrough, so if we continue this "what if" history, a Prince/QT collaboration would have happened after that. And QT usually takes a few years to make a movie, so that's why I said what I said. So that would have been a Prince song in Jackie Brown or Kill Bill... Hmmmm... Might have worked, although I can't think of a Prince song that would fit the mood of those films.
And you may be right with what you said about QT in the other post, but dammit, that's exactly what I love about him!
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Reply #11 posted 05/13/18 12:39pm

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IstenSzek said:

i distinctly remember news, before 'from dusk till dawn', that prince would have 2 songs
on the soundtrack.

later, as we all know, they didn't appear.

one of the songs was called something like 'the funk of 1000 ages'.

anyone else remember something about this?




I remember reading this in a UK based fanzine called The Interactive Experience. I'm sure it also said one song may be a duet with Madonna
[Edited 5/13/18 12:40pm]
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Reply #12 posted 05/13/18 12:49pm

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dodger said:

IstenSzek said:

i distinctly remember news, before 'from dusk till dawn', that prince would have 2 songs
on the soundtrack.

later, as we all know, they didn't appear.

one of the songs was called something like 'the funk of 1000 ages'.

anyone else remember something about this?


I remember reading this in a UK based fanzine called The Interactive Experience. I'm sure it also said one song may be a duet with Madonna [Edited 5/13/18 12:40pm]


you're right, i remember that too but i didn't dare mention it
because i thought no one would believe it lol

cool to see that more people remember this.

let's hope stuff like this pops up from out of the vault in years
to come.

and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #13 posted 05/13/18 1:24pm

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Ew. No. Prince and Tarrantino would be of altogether separate camps. Unless Tarantino would have managed to direct a superhero film that Prince might have taken a liking to ala Batman. Maybe a gangster film could've done the trick for a collabo, but Tarantino's works are just too violent and, shall I say, culturally divisive.

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Plus--could I imagine Tarrantino in my funk? disbelief hmph! doh!

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Reply #14 posted 05/13/18 1:32pm

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NorthC said:

TrivialPursuit said:


LOL what? Pulp Fiction, arguably his most popular film for a long time, was released in 1994, certainly in the midst of Prince's most cuss-worthy period in his career (Exodus released in March 1995, Goldnigga in 1993 to note a couple). QT was certainly a name with Pulp Fiction. It took the world by storm. You couldn't get away from it. He got more than enough attention in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs. Don't forget he also wrote Natural Born Killers, also released in 1994. So, no, Prince was nowhere near giving up the fucks etc around then.

Yeah, I knew I wasn't being completely accurate. ... that's exactly what I love about him!


Hey to each his own. I just find him repetitive and predictable.

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Reply #15 posted 05/13/18 3:00pm

dodger

IstenSzek said:



dodger said:


IstenSzek said:

i distinctly remember news, before 'from dusk till dawn', that prince would have 2 songs
on the soundtrack.

later, as we all know, they didn't appear.

one of the songs was called something like 'the funk of 1000 ages'.

anyone else remember something about this?




I remember reading this in a UK based fanzine called The Interactive Experience. I'm sure it also said one song may be a duet with Madonna [Edited 5/13/18 12:40pm]


you're right, i remember that too but i didn't dare mention it
because i thought no one would believe it lol

cool to see that more people remember this.

let's hope stuff like this pops up from out of the vault in years
to come.



You’re right; people may not believe it if they’re struggling to believe he may have shaved every day
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Reply #16 posted 05/13/18 3:06pm

ThatWhiteDude

This exatly! Man I was watching The Hateful Eight and I shit you not, I left after 30 minutes and the funny thing is, I was watching Pixels weeks before that and not even that movie made me go home. lol And Pixels is a really bad movie.

TrivialPursuit said:

I, for one, am certainly glad they didn't. QT is a fucking asshole and frankly, I don't think he's that talented. He's a niche director who sort of has the same penchant for blood, cussing, violence and the outrageous for the sake of it, not because it tells a great story. I remember my friend making me watch Pulp Fiction. He was laughing through most of it, and I found zero humor in it.

Prince was classier than that. I can only imagine horrible stories coming from them working together, and QT eventually dissing Prince in the press. Prince would write and record great music which wouldn't make it out and eventually be bootlegged. It would be such a bad memory for him that he would never visit it again.

There are directors that could have taken Prince's music and artistry and made something cohesive and interesting (Spike Lee didn't with Girl 6). And maybe that could still happen down the line where Prince's music really becomes part of the story. I think Showgirls was one of those. "319" and "Ripopgodazippa" fit those scenes really well. It's a camp film, but the raw sexuality of "319" fit a pole routine, and the sexiness of "Ripop" melded well into that other scene. GIrl 6 felt like an afterthought putting his music all through that movie. The songs were so specific that they felt disjointed in the film. Even Prince told Spike that he felt some songs didn't work. I enjoy Spike as a filmmaker, but Girl 6 didn't age that well.


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Reply #17 posted 05/13/18 6:05pm

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Weirdest thread I've seen here in some time. And I've read a lot of Prince/mjrder/conspiracy crap.

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Reply #18 posted 05/14/18 2:55pm

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herb4 said:

Weirdest thread I've seen here in some time. And I've read a lot of Prince/mjrder/conspiracy crap.

That is so true, it's weirder than the MJ and Prince Fanfiction thread and they even posted a picture where they photoshopped MJ's face on Apollonia's when she's sitting on Prince's motorcycle.

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Reply #19 posted 05/14/18 3:19pm

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ThatWhiteDude said:

herb4 said:

Weirdest thread I've seen here in some time. And I've read a lot of Prince/mjrder/conspiracy crap.

That is so true, it's weirder than the MJ and Prince Fanfiction thread and they even posted a picture where they photoshopped MJ's face on Apollonia's when she's sitting on Prince's motorcycle.


i suppose it might make sense if Tarantino used "I Wann Be Your Lover" in a soundtrack or something but, overall, they seem pretty diametrically opposed stylistically and come from WAY differnt places. Mainly, Quentin's work is noted for it's gritty violence and Prince was never like that.


Not seeing it.

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Reply #20 posted 05/16/18 12:58pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I, for one, am certainly glad they didn't. QT is a fucking asshole and frankly, I don't think he's that talented. He's a niche director who sort of has the same penchant for blood, cussing, violence and the outrageous for the sake of it, not because it tells a great story. I remember my friend making me watch Pulp Fiction. He was laughing through most of it, and I found zero humor in it.

Prince was classier than that. I can only imagine horrible stories coming from them working together, and QT eventually dissing Prince in the press. Prince would write and record great music which wouldn't make it out and eventually be bootlegged. It would be such a bad memory for him that he would never visit it again.

There are directors that could have taken Prince's music and artistry and made something cohesive and interesting (Spike Lee didn't with Girl 6). And maybe that could still happen down the line where Prince's music really becomes part of the story. I think Showgirls was one of those. "319" and "Ripopgodazippa" fit those scenes really well. It's a camp film, but the raw sexuality of "319" fit a pole routine, and the sexiness of "Ripop" melded well into that other scene. GIrl 6 felt like an afterthought putting his music all through that movie. The songs were so specific that they felt disjointed in the film. Even Prince told Spike that he felt some songs didn't work. I enjoy Spike as a filmmaker, but Girl 6 didn't age that well.




I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!

Tarantino is a plagiarist.

I'm pleased Prince had nothing to do with him.

I remember going crazy when I heard DMSR in Risky Business.

lol

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Reply #21 posted 05/16/18 2:13pm

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Pulp Fiction is Tarantino's best work by a long distance, because it's the one hid DIDN'T write alone.

Tarantino is visually bold, but he's not a good writer... each of his films has been steadily more awful than the last since Jackie Brown.

What he has to do with Prince I have no idea. Their aesthetics don't mesh in any natural way.

Might as well say wouldn't it be cool if Prince collaborated with a DeLorean car.

I like Prince, I like DeLoreans, so they must make a good combo, right?

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Reply #22 posted 05/16/18 2:16pm

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Ha! If QT is a plagiarist, then so was Prince! What QT did in movies, Prince did in music: they just took all the movies they ever saw/music they ever heard and turned it into something that was totally their own.
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it would be song called "Bob George"

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