Django Unchained and 6 Other Movies That Make Great Use of Contemporary Music

Let’s face it: a movie’s soundtrack can make or break it. Good music can elevate movies to new heights by maintaining emotional scenes or providing the perfect backdrop for an explosive piece of dialogue. On the other hand, music that doesn’t fit the tone or mood of the movie can really spoil the experience.



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In many cases, the soundtrack of the film is an important part of the story to be seen, such as Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Driving or otherwise Edgar Wright‘s Baby driver. The experimental nature of storytelling in cinema allows writers and directors to use music in a variety of ways – such as the anachronistic soundtracks of successful progressive films. But for some reason, they always seem to work well somewhere.

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‘Django Unchained’ (2012)

Quentin Tarantino He has made a career out of retelling other ways of history, his beautiful brand of horrific violence, and suspicious photos of feet. He also used to use contemporary music in his historical films. Django is not chainable featuring an entire cast of characters in a story that takes place before the American Civil War. It follows a hunter and a slave as they go on a journey to find the most wanted outlaws in the South.

Django is not chainable it is one of the most amazing revenge movies. Set in the Old West, it was joined by a variety of contemporary artists who gave the songs a soundtrack, such as Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins,” a John Legend’s “Who did that to you?” The choice of new music gives the film an edge compared to most films of the era, while also giving voice to talented black artists.

‘A Knight’s Tale’ (2001)

David Bowie song, “Golden Years,” which has not been repeated in youth culture since A Knight’s Tale was released. The same thing happened to Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” and Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back In Town.” The mashup of kings, knights, and knights of old with modern rock music may sound strange on paper, but it works very well.

A Knight’s Tale One of the best anachronistic voices ever used in a movie. The look and feel of the film would have been completely different if the old rock had not been used. He elevated the film to something that had never been done before, creating the truly unforgettable experience of watching David Bowie’s Middle Age royalty dance.

‘The Great Gatsby’ (2013)

Baz Luhrmann an example of a manager doing things “wrong” but always coming out right. Not only does he enjoy exploring the retelling of classics, but he also finds his sounds to be as sweet and chaotic as his arrangements and leadership style.

Luhrmann is no stranger to onscreen maximalism – with helter-skelter scenes of films such as Elvis a The great gatsby. His hypnotically hyper-stylized excess of color and chaos are important to his success because they provide an amazing training for flawless images. He is known for using old versions of classic music for his films, as well as new pieces created in the modern style of R&B and hip hop. Contemporary music is well used in The great gatsby. Music is a way to connect the old with the new, in a similar way The great gatsby mix old money and new money.

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‘Marie Antoinette’ (2006)

Marie Antoinette it has one of the best post-punk soundtracks of the 21st century. This is interesting, because it was only made in the 18th century when men wore powdered wigs, the women announced, “Let them eat cake!” didn’t even know who The Cure was.

Sofia Coppola The cult hit ended a wave of cinema in the 2000s that used indie music in their soundtracks, such as Garden State a Elizabethtown. His choice is to create a hipster wall Marie Antoinette expands the usual serious story into something fun and more casual. Bands like Siouxie and the Banshees, New Order, and Adam and the Ants brought the history of Marie Antoinette and its disastrous effect on a new generation.


‘Moulin Rouge!’ (2001)

Typically Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge! it was released to the listeners with a very refreshing and hot sound, better than his previous work. The film was ahead of its time and was a home run for some Nicole Kidman good and memorable performances.

With costumes and sets straight from the late 1800s – everything in the film has been given a modern twist, including the film’s music. Although many people remember the new song “Lady Marmalade” sung by pop stars, Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Brighta Myathere are some contemporary songs used in the film. David Bowie, Becka Bono they all guest on the soundtrack and bring a new spin to the film set in the 1900s.

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‘Inglourious Basterds’ (2009)

Inglourious Basterds’ The soundtrack is almost as chaotic as the film’s story and visuals. Quentin Tarantino used a variety of music for the film, including the 1982 David Bowie song, “Cat People,” R&B songs, and Spaghetti Western soundtrack snippets.

The reason it did so well for the riot was that it was a Tarantino movie. He is known for mixing genres, combining stories in a non-linear fashion, and bringing the past into the present with retellings of famous events. It’s easy in Tarantino’s world to put a new wave-pop song into a World War II movie where Brad Pitt shouted, “We are not in the business of taking captives; we’re in the business killin’ Nazis.


‘Romeo + Juliet’ (1996)

Using 90s grunge and other music in a modern retelling William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet it’s probably one of Baz Luhrmann’s best filmmaking decisions. The whole picture is presented beautifully with modern flamboyance. It has the dreamy, hazy feel of a music video, bringing the tragic epic of Romeo and Juliet to a new generation of teenagers.

There have been many adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the history of the theater, but none have been as influential as Luhrmann’s version. From red hair to neon churches and Shirley Manson singing “#1 Crush,” the movie is pretty cool.

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