'Pulp Fiction' (1994)
No one can draw out the veiled menace, camp absurdity and sweat-bead sexuality of a pop song like Quentin Tarantino, and no one reframes oldies so indelibly. Here, surf classics like Dick Dale's "Misirlou" and the Lively Ones' "Surf Rider" become miles deeper than beach jams. In a nod to Saturday Night Fever, Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell" becomes a freaky courtship ritual. And "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" will never again be heard without an image of Uma Thurman singing along, snorting heroin and dropping dead (albeit just for a moment).
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