An amazingÂ mashupÂ video madeÂ of Â some of the most memorable Quentin Tarantino’s movies showsÂ how much Sound is part of a well-defined strategy in the directorÂ works.
Do you remember Uma Thurman’s swordÂ cuttingÂ everything (and everybody) in Kill Bill volume 1 or 2? The out of control gun shooting by Jamie Foxx inÂ Django Unchained? John Travolta giving Uma the shot of adrenaline to the heart to save her from an overdose in Pulp Fiction?
Maybe those images are still impressed in your brain because of the hardÂ workÂ on sound design which Quentin Tarantino and his sound team made in all these great movies.
Film editor Jacob T. SwinneyÂ highlighted this love for Sound inÂ Hearing Tarantino,Â a greatÂ supercutÂ reportingÂ some of the mostÂ unique scenes in the films of Quentin Tarantino where sound and images conveyÂ an effective message and then a unique emotion to the audience. This video is also loads of fun, so I am sure you are going to watch it more than one time.
As you can see & listen from these scenes, Tarantino is not a fan of the big fat tech VRRROOOOM sound effect, but he plays with sound in a subtle fashion, always searching for a tight connection of diverse elements of the scene. Sometimes sounds are really quick, because the clip is really quick, and obviously this is a strategy to give you a punch inÂ your face. Surely a turning point for the sound design of Tarantino was the Kill Bill series, where he really had the chance to experiment with audio thanks to the unconventional directing ofÂ the movie itself.
Kudos to the film editor, who made an intelligent montage, inserting similar sounds in the same part of the sequence, just adding that special touch we need in our mind to turn a list of sounds in something musical, something very close to the most effectiveÂ earworm.
Films used in the video are the following ones:
- Reservoir Dogs (1992)
- Pulp Fiction (1994)
- Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
- Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
- Death Proof (2007)
- Inglourious Basterds (2009)
- Django Unchained (2012)
[Image credits by Lucio Virzi]
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