Hitchcock and Russian Roulette

November 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm (music) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

What’s with the use of Alfred Hitchcock in songs recently.  Pitbull mentions him in Oche Calle.  But for him he wants to make a film and you know the kind I mean.  Lady gaga makes clear refences to Hitchcock’s movies in Bad Romance with “I want your psycho, your vertigo stick, want you in my rear window,” which she explains in her Alexa Chung interview as wanting someone to the point that your willing to accept even the deepest darkest parts of them and of course its a Hitchcock shoutout.

Russian Roulette’s making its rounds in songs as well.  But so far its hit and miss.  Lady Gaga says “Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun” in Pokerface.  And Rihanna’s got a new song called Russian Roulette, but so far I’ve heard at least as many complaints as praises about the song.

Like any of these songs?


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Old movies in Commercials

June 19, 2008 at 1:02 am (movies) (, , , , , , , )

I like watching older movies and lately I’ve been trying to watch classics like Alfred Hitchcock movies and others that I heard were good.  Well I was looking at some movies to check out and saw an Audrey Hepburn movie called Funny Face (I love all her movies) so I picked it up and noticed she was wearing the same outfit from a gap commercial.  When the commercial was playing I didn’t know what movie it had taken clips from.  A lot of commercials are taken clips from older movies now days and a bet a lot of people like me don’t always know where they come from.

I found that the movie was good and I liked it so apparently the makers of commercials have to be (or should be) well rounded in culture, because I had definitely noticed and remembered that commercial. It also had good music, ACDC’s Back in Black. 

The thing I noticed about that dance sequence was that Audrey Hepburn’s dance and clothing (black pants and white socks) reminded me a bit of Michael Jackson. What do you think?

Funny Face


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