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Thu, Dec 20, 2018 10:04 AM

Live Poll: Bizarre Song & Scene Combinations

Sometimes bizarre songs emphazise a strange storytelling.
Please pick the strangest scene you have seen from them below.

Please read the rules and sing your song here.
(No musicals or animated or puppet movies)

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047418742/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/VQ1Q9cTJn8k/

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2 years ago

FYC: the legendary scene in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) where the Bride (Uma Thurman) and O-Ren (Lucy Liu) have their final confrontation outside in the snow on the tones of Gheorghe Zamfir's "The Lonely Shepherd".

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/mediaviewer/rm727423232

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWvqHyXN_5s
 

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Thank you, leavey-2. It's nice that you suggested a high rated example. But I literally meant song, which implies singing. So I have to refuse your suggestion. But maybe you have a good song-situation that's bizarre because of the song. So I'm open for it. I'll leave an example for it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEp-XtGOp0s
(I hope, the link does work in your country)

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Ok, I got it. Thanks for clarifying.

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2 years ago

Herr Breumaster,

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

For your consideration:
A Clockwork Orange (1971)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/soundtrack
Singin' In the Rain
by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
From the MGM Picture
Performed by Gene Kelly
Also performed by Malcolm McDowell (uncredited)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/mediaviewer/rm3243866624
Malcolm McDowell Warren Clarke Adrienne Corri Patrick Magee etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe4sCmOe_5U
Malcolm McDowell as Alex starts singing "Singin' In te Rain" at 2:14

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Great One ! Thank you, Dan!
I don't know, why I myself didn't think on this one. Big deal !
I will put it on the list, but first got to sleep some time and do it after work.
Can take about 20 hours, but I'll put it on the list for sure.

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Merry Christmas, Dan. :D

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2 years ago

The combination of violence and an upbeat or romantic song has become a cliché but it must have been pretty bizarre in 1973 in the bar fight in Mean Streets. (song: "Please Mr. Postman", cover by the Marvelettes)

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070379/mediaviewer/rm219632128

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2 years ago

FYC:
Mr. Blue Sky by ELO - opening of Guardians of the Galaxy II - while the team is getting beat to hell by some giant monster, Baby Groot takes time for a dance break
Angel of the Morning by Juice Newton - opening of Deadpool - credits with crazy slow-mo shot in and out of a scene of Deadpool taking out twenty gangsters with only 12 bullets
Stuck in the Middle with You by Stealers Wheel - Reservoir Dogs - Mr. Blonde starts craving off pieces of the captured cop
Tequila by the Champs - Pee-Wee Herman's Big Adventure - Pee-Wee dances on the bar at a biker joint
Tiny Dancer by Elton John - Almost Famous - William, the band and the Band Aids bond while singing together on the bus
Sister Christian by Night Ranger - Boogie Nights - During the very tense drug deal scene
Damn, It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta by the Geto Boys - Office Space - The guys beat the shit out of an office printer in the middle of a field
Orinoco Flow by Enya - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Mikael gets SPOILER by the killer
Hip to Be Square by Huey Lewis and the News - American Psycho - Patrick talks about the greatness of Huey Lewis and the News while hacking a friend to death
Golden Years by David Bowie - A Knight's Tale - Played during an otherwise medieval dance scene
Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton - Mercutio does drag at the Capulets' party
In the Air All Night by Phil Collins - The Hangover - Mike Tyson gets his Collins on
I Put a Spell on You by Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Stranger Than Paradise - Basically throughout the whole movie - Eva, the Hungarian girl new to America, incongruously blasts it wherever she goes

This was fun.

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Hi Jen.
Thank you for making so  a big amount of suggestions. I have to go to sleep now, but I'm very interested in your suggestions. I think I will take most of them on the list. Tomorrow I'll watch out for your suggestions. Maybe I will need some help for the images, specially when I don't know the movie.

I know one of them that I think it's not bizarre enough for the list: The guardians-opening. I'm not really sure. I think it's way more funny than bizzare. But maybe some people would second that suggestion? So I would take it on the list, too. ;)

Merry Christmas, Jen. :D

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Sorry for my absence. I had X-Mas-business at work. And family ties. I hope I will have more time soon. After all I wish us all a

Happy New Year :D

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How to say?

The 'Tiny Dancer'-scene in 'Almost Famous' wasn't bizarre at all. The opening scene of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is not bizarre enough (in the spirit of my idea). The 'Deadpool'-opening scene is very bizarre for itself (without music), but the song puts a cream dip on it, so I let it count. ;) I didn't put the Pee-Wee-scene on the list, because I consider a song with only two times 'Tequila' not as a song. It's more like a background noise, even though the scene itself is bizarre.

The printer scene wasn't exact what I thought off, but I let it stay at the end like the 'Betty-White-Option'. I had a long period of considering to take 'Golden Years' in. It's a great scene, but it's too positive. I think more of some things that are bizarre in a more scary way. My first two examples are like what I wanted. I'm not sure of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo' and Orinoco flow. The scene is not realy bizarre because of the music. It's more bizarre because of the acting.

In 'Romeo + Juliet' it's more the fact that Shakespeare wrote the play some centuries ago. But the whole movie is in a modern style, so the drag scene wasn't really bizarre. Maybe a little bit because 'drag' wasn't so established as nowerdays, but not because of the music. The music could have been replaced with each other disco song of the 70's.

Tyson would be in. What was that? What voice? :D But I can't find a proper image to fit with the scene. If there was one, I'd put the Tyson scene on the list.

The 'I-put-a-spell-on-you-scenes' are more austere than bizarre, like it is with all of the Jarmusch movies. They are simple austere. They have their own charme, yes.

Thank you for this great suggestions, which all were some kind of scenes to think of a time. So I've put 5 of your great suggestions on the list. Thank you, Jen.

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Your idea of 'Deadpool' even gave a new idea for an option:
'The Watchmen'-intro!

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2 years ago

I wonder, if I should put some spoiler-bars on some of the options - ?

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2 years ago

In ROMA there is a scene where a man in a forest creature costume sings a Norwegian hymn in the middle of a wildfire. I'm still not sure what that's about.

If you want to use it here are the details:

'Barndomsminne frå Nordland' by Elias Blix performed by Kjartan Halvorsen in Roma (2018)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6155172/...

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Please wait, Peter.
I'll watch 'Roma' tomorrow, because my wife would like to watch it with me.
I'll respond to your request after I saw the movie. I'm really curious!

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Hello, Peter.
I've put your suggestion to the list. That was really bizarre.
The audience is split between the people and the strange guy.
That's a strange feeling.

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2 years ago

Breumaster,

Please correct this typo:
Mr. Blonde starts craving off pieces of the captured cop

To:
Mr. Blonde starts carving off pieces of the captured cop

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done.

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2 years ago

Good list!

I noticed a few typos:

#2: disorientated --> disoriented
#4: an romantic --> a romantic 
#6: craving off --> carving off
#11: italian --> Italian 
#12: Bardomsinne --> Barndomsminne  ...  norwegian --> Norwegian

Also, instead of:
Please pick the strangest scene you have seen from them below.

Please use a question:
What is the strangest scene you have seen from them below?

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done. :)

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2 years ago

I think that's a good common suggestion. Thank you all for contributing. :)

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Because 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ' with Johnny Depp is not tagged as musical, I take it as a normal movie with a few songs in it. So I took the saving scene of Ausgustus Gloop on the list. First I wanted to do that with the old Willy-Wonka-movie with Gene Wilder, but realized it's listed as musical.

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2 years ago

Breumaster,

Thank you for making the correction you already made. Here are some more.

#4
The combination of violence and a romantic upbeat song in the barfight

The combination of violence and a romantic upbeat song in the bar fight

#11
The theater scene when the singer performes a very sad italians song in full passion on stage ...

The theater scene when the singer performs a very sad Italians song in full passion on stage ...

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Ok, got it!
That's the Our way of ingeneering.
We even create new words by putting them together.
(I'm not an ingeneer, but I do so.) ;D
It's still hard for me, writing adjectives capitalized.
Eines unserer längsten Wörter:
Donaudampfschiffahrtskapitänskajütte.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG62zay3kck

Thank you, Dan.

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It's still hard for me...

Your English is so good, though, Breu, and has improved so much since you first started making polls. I admire (and envy, lol) your gift for improving your proficiency for second languages - and so quickly. Bravo.

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It must be said though that English is the easiest second language to acquire. Not only is it relatively simple grammar-wise but it's ubiquitous. Pop culture and the internet basically revolve around it. There's so much opportunity to improve your English and you are even forced to do it if you are interested in, say, IMDb polls.

Not to diminish your success, Breumaster, I absolutely agree with ruby on your continued improvement :)

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And here I am, pondering over the phrase "It must be said" and whether it is another sneaky Germanism. The more you know, the more you doubt.

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Thank you both, that really nice. :)
I catch myself sometimes speaking english in my daylife.
It's such things like Italian, which would be written decapitalized in Germany
where I struggle with: italienisch

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"The more you know, the more you doubt" -- how true, and not just in terms of language (although there, too, for sure). I love that phrase. I also completely agree with you about how ubiquitous English is; I actually often feel embarrassed or ashamed, as an American, about how dominant English, and, in particular, American English, is, especially when it's coupled with the "ugly American" tendency, which, unfortunately, has a lot of truth to it. The language's proliferation must make it easier to learn, however. 

It's interesting that you think that English is easy to learn grammatically, though. English is my first language and I'm lucky because I grew up with parents with impeccable English but, as a writing and literature instructor, I think it's such a strange and difficult language (it has so many exceptions to its rules, for example): most Americans' English is very flawed and my (mostly great) students have a hard time with it. I've also heard from several friends, ESL students, and others, whose English is a second language, that it is one of the more difficult languages. The Romance languages, for example, seem to make so much more sense. 

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My sister studies French and Spanish at the uni and she agrees with me, lol.

Gendered articles: the sausage, the apple, the book becomes die Wurst (f), der Apfel (m), and das Buch (neuter). French has two genders, male and female. There is no rule for that and you can never know which gender to apply to which word (except if the word denotes something that actually has a gender...usually!).

The cases are also more complex. Just look at this: https://ciee.typepad.com/.a/6a010536fa9ded970b01bb093c9c17970d-pi and this: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/ef/ff/85/efff850d219004887868553e19cae31d--german-english-vs.jpg

Grammatical distinction between formal and informal address exists both in French and German. We kept the 'thou', so to say.

Unlike English and German, there are long super words in German. 'Declaration of Independence' is 'Unabhängigkeitserklärung'; 'front door key' is 'Haustürschlüssel'. The way to constuct these compounds is actually simple but the sheer look must be shattering for a beginner.

I've only picked up a bit of French so far but there are already so many weird little things. Looking at you, 'est-ce-que'...

Commas are more rampant in both languages, especially German. An English sentence with German punctuation rules would look like this: 'The city, in which I live in, is large. I find it great, that my city has a vibrant cultural life. The place, I like most, is the movie theater, but I don't spend much time there.'

However, English prepositions are quite hard to learn. And although pronounciation usually comes naturally to me, it's a mess and hard to learn in English. But that's a different matter :)

Do you speak any other languages?

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I've also heard several people say that English has children's grammar (I'm sorry, haha).
I actually often feel embarrassed or ashamed, as an American, about how dominant English, and, in particular, American English, is, especially when it's coupled with the "ugly American" tendency, which, unfortunately, has a lot of truth to it.
That's relatable to us when we travel to certain tourist destinations. My sister went to Mallorca, an island so infested with (mostly obnoxious and ignorant) German tourists that we jokingly refer to it as one of our states. My sister is proud of her Spanish skills and was eager to use them but everyone spoke German to her.

There's an 'ugly' type of people for every country, and there are very similar stereotypes for the French, the British, the Germans, the Russians, and so on. But I like to hope most people are not (too much) like that.

Ruby, may I ask whether your work is outside of the college/university system? Do your students choose classes for personal education?

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My English got better, yeah. But I still need the online dictionaries to cope with many words. When it comes to the longer words albstein described, sometimes there are no good translations to English for them. Specially puns and 'geflügelte Wörter' ---> quotations (?) are not really easy to translate.

When we find the cause of a problem, we say 'Da liegt der Hund begraben'
That would be translated literally as 'There lies the dog burried'
That would make no sense in English.

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My English got better, yeah. But I still need the online dictionaries to cope with many words. When it comes to the longer words albstein described, sometimes there are no good translations to English for them. Specially puns and 'geflügelte Wörter' ---> quotations (?) are not really easy to translate.

When we find the cause of a problem, we say 'Da liegt der Hund begraben'
That would be translated literally as 'There lies the dog burried'
That would make no sense in English.

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You screwed it, like I did just before. ;)
It's like 'The test was a piece of cake'.
Translate it literally to german and you lose. :D
Maybe it would be more like
'There the dog lies burried' (?) - But then ... what would it mean to you?

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Die meisten ausgezeichnet Dude!
Was my German OK?

You're missing a verb but otherwise, hervorragend!

By the way Burried was sleeping.

So this then is the poodle's core! (another idiom that defies translation)

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Ok, so I get rid off that lazy dog and buy a cat.
I know cats can be lazy, too. But then they purr.
That's much nicer.   ;D

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Modern English is a melding German, Nordic, and Olde English

What they tought me in my studies is that English is largely a melding of Old English (which in itself is a Germanic language brought to Britain by the Angles and Saxons) with Latin and (Norman-) French. Think of beef (bœuf), pork (porc), veal (veau).

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*taught. I screwed up :P

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Y'all havin' a BBQ 2nite then!

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Süße Träume! (are made of this)