Friday, January 1, 2010

MUSICIANS & SONGS MENTIONED IN MOVIES


Names of bands or musicians mentioned in movies

AALIYAH
Romeo Must Die (2000 / Maurice: Trish, I'm gonna find your Aaliyah lookin' ass)

BAEZ, JOAN
Forrest Gump (1994 / Jenny: I want to be folk singer like Joan Baez)

BEATLES, THE
Dirty Dancing (1987 / Baby [voiceover]: That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby and it didn't occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came)
I Am Sam (2001)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986 / Peggy Sue: I want to go to Liverpool & discover The Beatles)
Sliding Doors (1998 / James: Everybody's born knowing all the Beatles lyrics instintively. They're passed into the fetus subconsciously along with all the amniotic stuff. Fact, they should be called "The Featals")

BELLE & SEBASTIAN
High Fidelity (2000 / Barry: Holy shit! What the fuck is that? Dick: It's the new Belle & Sebastian (note: the song is "Seymour Stein") Rob: It's a record we've been listening to and enjoying, Barry Barry: Well, that's unfortunate, because it sucks ass)

BERRY, CHUCK / JOHNNIE JOHNSON (Chuck's piano player)
Back To The Future (1985 / Marvin Berry: John, John, it's your cousin Marvin Berry. You know, that new sound you're looking for... well listen to this!)

BOONE, PAT
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Edward Garlick: No Phil, he's not alright. A man does not refer to Pat Boone as a beautiful genius if things are alright)

BREAD
Maid In Manhattan (2002 / Christopher: So, what are you listening to? Ty: The Best of Bread (specific song is: "Guitar Man") Christopher: Best of Bread? Interesting!)

BROWN, JAMES
Bedazzled (2000 / Elliot Richards: But it's my soul! I can't give you my "soul"! The Devil: What are you, James Brown?)
Hairspray (1988 / Amber Van Tussle: Do you relate to the music of Lesley Gore? Nadine: Look, she ain't no James Brown... but I can dance to Lawrence Welk if I have to)

CHARLES, RAY
True Lies (1994 / Harry: What, do you think I'm blind? Albert: Well, you do look like Ray Charles)

CHER
Terminal (2004 / There's a dialogue among Gupta, Viktor, Malroy & Enrique over what appears to be Cher's... panties)

COMO, PERRY
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Further more, you are to stick to playing normal modes of music, not weird stuff. Those who we'd find acceptable here would include Lawrence Welk, Jim Nabors, Mantovani... Adrian Cronauer:...Percy Faith...Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Percy Faith... good!... Andy Williams, Perry Como and certain ballads by Mr. Frank Sinatra Adrian Cronauer: Would Bob Dylan be outta line?)

DAY, DORIS
Sleepers (1996 / Shakes: You still have a thing for Doris Day King Benny: She was a good woman)

DOORS (JIM MORRISON)
Almost Famous (2000 / Lester Banks: The Doors? Jim Morrison? He's a drunken buffoon posing as a poet Alice Wisdom: I like The Doors)

DYLAN, BOB
Almost Famous (2000 / William Miller: "That groupie"? She was a Band-Aid! All she did was love your band. And you used her, all of you! You used her and threw her away! She almost died last night, while you were with Bob Dylan)
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Further more, you are to stick to playing normal modes of music, not weird stuff. Those who we'd find acceptable here would include Lawrence Welk, Jim Nabors, Mantovani... Adrian Cronauer:...Percy Faith...Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Percy Faith... good!... Andy Williams, Perry Como and certain ballads by Mr. Frank Sinatra Adrian Cronauer: Would Bob Dylan be outta line?)

EARTH, WIND & FIRE
Hitch (2005 / Sara: Wait, who sings that song again? Hitch: Oh girl, Earth Wind & Fire Sara:You should let THEM sing)
Romeo Must Die (2000 / Trish: Earth, Wind & Fire)

FAITH, PERCY
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Further more, you are to stick to playing normal modes of music, not weird stuff. Those who we'd find acceptable here would include Lawrence Welk, Jim Nabors, Mantovani... Adrian Cronauer:...Percy Faith...Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Percy Faith... good!... Andy Williams, Perry Como and certain ballads by Mr. Frank Sinatra Adrian Cronauer: Would Bob Dylan be outta line?)

FOUR SEASONS
Dirty Dancing (1987 / Radio Disc Jockey [on the radio]: Hi everybody, this is your cousin Bruce. Whoa! Our summer romances are in full bloom and everybody but everybody's in love. So cousins, here's a great song from the Four Seasons [song playing is "Big girls don't cry"])

GARFUNKEL, ART
High Fidelity (2000 / Rob: Liking both Marvin Gaye and Art Garfunkel, is like supporting both the Israelis & the Palestinians)

GAYE, MARVIN
High Fidelity (2000 / Rob: "Let's get it on"... That's our song. Marvin Gaye is responsible for our entire relationship - Also see: Art Garfunkel)

GORE, LESLEY
Hairspray (1988 / Amber Van Tussle: Do you relate to the music of Lesley Gore? Nadine: Look, she ain't no James Brown... but I can dance to Lawrence Welk if I have to)

GRATEFUL DEAD (JERRY GARCIA)
Conspiracy Theory (1997 / Jerry Fletcher: You know why the Grateful Dead are always on tour? Beacause they're all British agents, intelligence agents. They're spies. Jerry Garcia himself has a 00 rating, just like James Bond. Alice: Jerry Garcia is dead! Jerry Fletcher: That's what they want you to think!)

GUESS WHO
Almost Famous (2000 / Lester Bangs: Give me The Guess Who! They got courage to be drunken buffoons, which makes them poetic)

HENDRIX, JIMI
Airheads (1994 / Pip [talking to Marcus]: Hendrix was God!)
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997 / Austin Powers: Jimi Hendrix deceased, drugs. Janis Joplin deceased, alcohol. Mama Cass deceased, ham sandwich)

HUMBLE PIE
Almost Famous (2000 / Penny Lane: Maybe it is love, as much as it can be for somebody William Miller: Somebody who sold you to Humble Pie for 50 bucks & a case of beer! I was there! Look... I'm sorry Penny Lane: What kind of beer?)

IDOL, BILLY
St. Elmo's Fire (1985 / Jules got Billy Idol's face painted on her living room wall)

JACKSON, MICHAEL
Beverly Hills Cop (1984 / Axel Foley: Don't you think I realize what's going on here, miss? Who do you think I am, huh? Don't you think I know that if I was some hotshot from out of town that pulled inside here and you guys made a reservation mistake, I'd be the first one to get a room and I'd be upstairs relaxing right now. But I'm not some hotshot from out of town, I'm a small reporter from "Rolling Stone" magazine that's in town to do an exclusive interview with Michael Jackson that's gonna be picked up by every major magazine in the country. I was gonna call the article "Michael Jackson Is Sitting On Top of the World," but now I think I might as well just call it "Michael Jackson Can Sit On Top of the World Just As Long As He Doesn't Sit in the Beverly Palm Hotel 'Cause There's No Niggers Allowed in There!")
Look Who's Talking (1989 / James: Who's your favorite rock star? Michael Jackson.)
St. Elmo's Fire (1985 / Leslie talking to Alec about the records she decided to take with her: I'm taking Thriller & Mahler's 9th)

JAGGER, MICK
Almost Famous (2000 / Dennis Hope: If you think Mick Jagger will still be out there trying to be a rock star at age 50, then you are sadly, sadly mistaken)
An Officer & A Gentleman (1982 / Sgt. Foley:  Listening to Mick Jagger & bad-mouthing your country, I'll bet)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993 / Daniel: He makes Mr. Rogers look like Mick Jagger)

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
The Cable Guy (1996 / Chip Douglas: You might recognize this song as performed by Jefferson Airplane in a little rockumantary called "Gimme Shelter", about the Rolling Stones and their nightmare at Altamont. That night the Oakland chapetr of the Hell's Angels had their way. Tonight, it's my turn)

JOEL, BILLY
St. Elmo's Fire (1985 / Alec talking to Leslie about their record collection: You can have all the Billy Joels... except The Stranger)

JOPLIN, JANIS
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997 / Austin Powers: Jimi Hendrix deceased, drugs. Janis Joplin deceased, alcohol. Mama Cass deceased, ham sandwich)

KEYS, ALICIA
Beauty Shop (2005 / Vanessa: Mom, it's not a pimp hat, it's fashion. Alicia Keys has the same one)

KOOL & THE GANG
Pulp Fiction (1994 / Jules: Hey, that's Kool & The Gang!)
Romeo Must Die (2000 / Maurice: Kool & The Gang jam from back in the day, right?)

LAUPER, CYNDI
There's Something About Mary (1998 / Zit to Ted, referring to the prom: Oh yeah, dirtbud and I'm going with Cyndi Lauper)

LAWRENCE, STEVE
Pretty In Pink (1986 / In the record store, Blane asks Andies' opinion for the Steve Lawrence LP "Take It On Home", 1981.. on which she replies: "Hot, white hot")

LEE, TOMMY (MOTLEY CRUE)
Airheads (1994 / Pip: Man, Chazz is right. All we gotta do is make our own action, y'know? Rex: That's the way it is, little bro. Do you think Tommy Lee sat around and waited for the bus? Man, he hustled. That's how come he gets to live in the hills and pork Heather Locklear.)

LEMMY (MOTORHEAD)
Airheads (1994 / Chazz: Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God? Chris Moore: Lemmy Rex imitates a game show buzzer Chris Moore:...God? Rex: Wrong, dickhead... tirck question. Lemmy IS God!)

LENNON, JOHN
Airheads (1994 / Ian: Well, to tell you the truth, I stick to the classics myself. I'm afraid Rock & Roll 's been all down hill since Lennon died. Chazz: You know, my whole life people been cramming this classic rock crap just down my throat... and you really think I give a shit about The Beatles)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986 / Ferris: I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me")

LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Con Air (1997 / Garland Greene [while listening to "Sweet Home Alabama"]: Define irony... Bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song, made famous by a band that died in a plane crash)

MADONNA
Pulp Fiction (1994 / Fabienne: Shut up, Fatso! I don't have a pot! I have a bit of a tummy, like Madonna when she did "Lucky Star")

MAMA CASS
Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997 / Austin Powers: Jimi Hendrix deceased, drugs. Janis Joplin deceased, alcohol. Mama Cass deceased, ham sandwich)

MANILOW, BARRY
Breakfast Club (1985 /Richard Vernon: Well, well... Here We are. You have exactly eight hours and fifty-four minutes to think about why you're here. You may not talk, you will not move from his seats. Any questions? John Bender: Yeah. Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?.... Brian Johnson: That's seven -more days of detention, that is- including when we first came in and you asked Mr. Vernon whether Barry Manilow knew that he raided his closet)

MARKY MARK & THE FUNKY BUNCH
Airheads (1994 / Chris Moore: You guys are the hottest thing since Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch Rex: Marky Mark? Man, that guy sucks!)

MARLEY, BOB

MATHIS, JOHNNY
Chances Are (1989 / Alex to Corinne: You Love Johnny Mathis)

MEN AT WORK
Footlose (1984 / Ren: You like Men At Work? Willard: What men? Ren: Mean At Work! Willard: Well, where do they work? Ren: No, they're a music group Willard: Well, what do they call themselves? Ren: Oh no!)

METALLICA
The Big Lebowski (1998 / The Dude: Uh and then, uh, the music business, briefly. Maude Lebowski: Oh? The Dude: Yeah, roadie for Metallica Maude Lebowski: Oh! The Dude: "Speed Of Sound" tour Maude Lebowski: Mmmm The Dude: Bunch of assholes)

MILLI VANILLI
Airheads (1994 / Chazz: This is the real thing, man! This is rock'n'roll! Not that ... stuff Milli Vanilli haircuts)

ONO, YOKO
Airheads (1994 / Rex (talking to Kayla, referring to the -almost destroyed- tape): And you took really good care of it, didn't you, Yoko?)

ORLANDO, TONY
Waking Up In Reno (2002 / Darlene: ...and if I wanted a make-up fuck, it would be with Tony Orlando)

OSBOURNE, OZZY
Airheads (1994 /)

NEIL, VINCE (MOTLEY CRUE)
Airheads (1994 /Jimmie Wing: Chazz, rock stars don't go to jail. Christ! Vince Neil only did 30 days and he killed somebody)

PARTON, DOLLY
Look Who's Talking (1989 / James: Whoa! You really got your figure back, didn't you? Mollie: This is not my figure. James: Well then, you got Dolly Parton's figure back!)

POLICE
Footlose (1984 / Ren: What about the Police? Willard: What about 'em? Ren: You ever heard them? Willard: No, but I seen them Ren: Where, in concert? Willard: No, behind you)
St. Elmo's Fire (1985 / Alec talking to Leslie, while she decides which of their records she'll take with her: You're not taking The Police)

POP, IGGY
Almost Famous (2000 / Lester Bangs: Iggy Pop! Amen!)
Trainspotting (1996 / Tommy: Very, absolutely fucking radge. "It's me or Iggy Pop", she says Spud: So, what are you gonna do? Tommy: Well, I paid for the tickets!

PRESLEY, ELVIS
ALF (1986 /...ALF is determined to prove the man next door is Elvis... ALF: I can be logical if I have to, The man's name is Aaron King. Elvis' middle name is Aaron and he was king of Rock 'n' Roll Willie: I'm not convinced ALF: Ok, how about this... Hank Aaron is baseball's home run king and Elvis loved baseball Willie: ALF, you are grasping at straws ALF: OK. Listen to this. Aaron Burr wanted to be King of America and he was from the South, just like Elvis)
Independence Day (1996 / Captain Steven Hiller: Elvis has left the building)

PRETENDERS, THE
St. Elmo's Fire (1985 / Alec: You can't have The Pretenders' first album. That's mine! Leslie: I bought it. )

PRINCE
Romeo Must Die (2000 / Maurice (while entering Trish's room): they got Prince up on the wall)
Pretty Woman (1990 / Vivian: Don't you just love Prince?)

PUBLIC ENEMY
Airheads (1994 / Pip [talking to Marcus]: I see now... Anthrax & Public Enemy... that was out of control, man!)
Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999 / Louie: Yeah, he calls himselg Ghost Dog. I don't know, a lot of these black guys today, these gangster type guys, they make up names like that. Ray Vargo: Is that true? Sonny Valerio: Sure, he means like the rappers, they got names like that: Snoop Doggy Dogg, Ice Cube, Q-Tip, Method Man. My favorite was always Flavor Flav from Public Enemy. You got the funky fresh fly flavor)

RADIOHEAD
The Brave One (2007 / Thug on Subway to Erica: So, you gonna give me some Radiohead too > possibly referring to a blowjob)

REED, LOU
Almost Famous (2000 /Lester Bangs: You like Lou Reed? William Miller: The early stuff. In his new stuff he's trying to be Bowie, but he should just be himself)

ROLLING STONES, THE
The Cable Guy (1996 / Chip Douglas: You might recognize this song as performed by Jefferson Airplane in a little rockumantary called "Gimme Shelter", about the Rolling Stones and their nightmare at Altamont. That night the Oakland chapetr of the Hell's Angels had their way. Tonight, it's my turn)

ROSS, DIANA
Phenomenon (1996 / Nate Pope is obsessed with Diana)
Sister Act (1992 / Deloris: Don't worry, we will always be together Sister Mary Lazarus: That's what Diana Ross said)

SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Almost Famous (2000 / Anita Miller: Simon & Garfunkel is poetry Elaine Miller: Yes , it's poetry. It's poetry of drugs and promiscuous sex. Honey, thy're on pot!)
Ishtar (1987 / Chuck Clarke: Look at that! Simon & Garfunkel's greatest hits... Lyle, "Dangerous Business" is as good as anything they ever wrote Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: Sure! The only thing that Simon & Garfunkel or Bruce Springsteen or any of these guys have that we don't have, is an agent. Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: "Dangerous Business" is as good as "Bridge Over Troubled Water" any day of the week Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: I'm telling you, if we get an agent we get a record album)

SIMON, CARLY
St. Elmo's Fire (1985 / Alec: You can hace all the Carly Simons - referring to the records)

SINATRA, FRANK
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Further more, you are to stick to playing normal modes of music, not weird stuff. Those who we'd find acceptable here would include Lawrence Welk, Jim Nabors, Mantovani... Adrian Cronauer:...Percy Faith... Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Percy Faith... good!... Andy Williams, Perry Como and certain ballads by Mr. Frank Sinatra Adrian Cronauer: Would Bob Dylan be outta line?)

SMITHS, THE
24 Hour Party People (2002 / GOD: It's a pity you didn't sign The Smiths but you were right about Mich Hucknall. His music's rubbish & he's a ginger)

SPRINGSTEEN, BRUCE
High Fidelity (2000 / Rob: You know, like a Bruce Springsteen song... Rob: Thanks Boss)
Ishtar (1987 / Chuck Clarke: Look at that! Simon & Garfunkel's greatest hits... Lyle, "Dangerous Business" is as good as anything they ever wrote Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: Sure! The only thing that Simon & Garfunkel or Bruce Springsteen or any of these guys have that we don't have, is an agent. Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: "Dangerous Business" is as good as "Bridge Over Troubled Water" any day of the week Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: I'm telling you, if we get an agent we get a record album)
St. Elmo's Fire (1985 / Alec [about the records]: No Springsteen is leaving this house)

STING
Airheads (1994 / Rex (talking to Ian, referring to Chazz): What, do you want him to make a speech? Who does he look like? Sting?)

STYX (TOMMY SHAW)
Big Daddy (1999 / Layla: This is Styx)

VAN HALEN (DAVID LEE ROTH)
Airheads (1994 / Chazz: Ok, let me ask you a question: Whose side did you take in the big David Lee Roth-Van Halen split? Chris Moore: What? Marcus: What kind of question is that? Chazz: Whose side did you take, Halen or Roth? Chris Moore: Van Halen Ian: He's a cop!)
The Wedding Singer (1998 / Linda: ... and I think I've figured out what's been bothering me. I'm not in love with Robbie, now. I'm in love with Robbie, six years ago. Robbie, the lead singer of Final Warning. I used to come watch you when you were in your silk shirt and Spandex pants; and you would sing into the microphone like you were David Lee Roth... Robbie: Hey, psycho - we're not gonna discuss this, OK, it's over. Please get out of my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up)

VICIOUS, SID (SEX PISTOLS)
The Brave One (2007 / Erica: Little punk kids... Sid Vicious spewing beer from his teeth in the Cheslea Hotel)

WELK, LAWRENCE
Full Metal Jacket (1987 / Lieutenant Lockhart: Lawrence Welk show's gonna go out on TV in two weeks. Dave, do a hundred words on it. AFTV'll give you some background stuff)
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Further more, you are to stick to playing normal modes of music, not weird stuff. Those who we'd find acceptable here would include Lawrence Welk, Jim Nabors, Mantovani... Adrian Cronauer:...Percy Faith...Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Percy Faith... good!... Andy Williams, Perry Como and certain ballads by Mr. Frank Sinatra Adrian Cronauer: Would Bob Dylan be outta line?)
Hairspray (1988 / Amber Van Tussle: Do you relate to the music of Lesley Gore? Nadine: Look, she ain't no James Brown... but I can dance to Lawrence Welk if I have to)

WILLIAMS, ANDY
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Further more, you are to stick to playing normal modes of music, not weird stuff. Those who we'd find acceptable here would include Lawrence Welk, Jim Nabors, Mantovani... Adrian Cronauer:...Percy Faith...Lieutenant Steven Hauk: Percy Faith... good!... Andy Williams, Perry Como and certain ballads by Mr. Frank Sinatra Adrian Cronauer: Would Bob Dylan be outta line?)

WONDER, STEVIE
Die Hard (1988 / John McClane: Who's driving this car, Stevie Wonder?)
High Fidelity (2000 / Barry: Rob, top 5 musical crimes perpetuated by Stevie Wonder in the '80s & '90s. Sub-question: is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter day sins, is it better to burn out or fade away?)
Tango & Cash (1989 / Cash: Where did you learn to drive? Tango: Stevie Wonder)
Terminal (2004 / Malroy is wondering about what's in Viktor's box: Maybe It's Stevie Wonder)


Songs mentioned in movies

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life-MONTY PYTHON (OST Life Of Brian, 1979 / 1991)
Sliding Doors (1998 / James: Cheer up! Remember what the Monty Python boys say... Helen: "Always look on the bright side of life"? James: No, "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition")

Blowin' In The Wind-BOB DYLAN (1963)
Doctor Dolittle (1998 / Rodney: "The Answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind")

Bridge Over Troubled Water-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1970)
Ishtar (1987 / Chuck Clarke: Look at that! Simon & Garfunkel's greatest hits... Lyle, "Dangerous Business" is as good as anything they ever wrote Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: Sure! The only thing that Simon & Garfunkel or Bruce Springsteen or any of these guys have that we don't have, is an agent. Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: "Dangerous Business" is as good as "Bridge Over Troubled Water" any day of the week Lyle Rogers: You think so? Chuck Clarke: I'm telling you, if we get an agent we get a record album)

Escape (The Pina Colada Song)-RUPERT HOLMES (1979)
The General's Daughter (1999 / Sergeant Paul Brenner: If you like Pina Coladas & getting caught in the rain I'll just have to marry you)

Feelings-MORRIS ALBERT (1975)

I'd Really Love To See You Tonight-ENGLAND DAN & JOHN FORD COLEY (1976)
Long Kiss Goodnight (1996 / Mitch (singing to the sounds of the song on the radio):"I'm not talking about the linen and I don't want to change your life" Charlie: "Moving In" Mitch: What? Charlie: The song's not about linen. It's not linen Mitch: Yeah, Whatever. So, you cold?Charlie: Yeah, freezing)

Layla-DEREK & THE DOMINOS (1972)
The Recruit (2003 /James Clayton: Hi, I'm James Layla Moore: Layla... like the song)

Let's Get It On-GAYE, MARVIN (1973)
High Fidelity (2000 / Rob: "Let's get it on"... That's our song. Marvin Gaye is responsible for our entire relationship)

Mac Arthur Park-RICHARD HARRIS (1968)
Vertical Limit (2000 / Peter Garrett: "Someone left the cake out in the rain, I don't think that I can take it" Peter & Royce Garrett: "Cause it took so long to bake it and I'll never have that recipe again, Oh no" Annie Garrett: That's not a song. It's ridiculous. You made it up Peter Garrett: That's definitely a song. It is a good song and it's a winning song by the sound of it... You give up? Annie Garrett: On belay Royce Garrett: "MacArthur Park". Richard Harris. 1968 Annie Garrett: 1968? You'd have to be geriatric! I didn't even think they had recorded music back then Royce Garrett: Excuse me! I have a signed album by Mr. Harris. This was very cutting edge stuff back then)

Michelle-THE BEATLES (1965)
I Am Sam (2001 / Sam: OK, remember when Paul McCartney wrote the song "Michelle" and then he only wrote the first part, Annie said. And then he gave that part to John Lennon and he wrote that part that said"I love you, I love you, I love you". And Annie said that it wouldn't have been the same song without that... and that's why the whole world cried when the Beatles broke up on April 10, 1970)

Puff The Magic Dragon-PETER, PAUL & MARY (1963)
Meet The Parents (2000 / Jack & Greg have an argument over the lyrics, while listening to the song on a tape in the car... Jack: You like Peter Paul & Mary? Greg: Yes, I do. I'm a big fan. "Puff The Magic Dragon, lived by the sea"... Great song. Who would have thought it wasn't really about a dragon? Jack: What do you mean? Greg: The whole drug thing! Jack: No, I don't know... What don't you tell me? Greg: Some people think that to puff a magic dragon means to... they're really... to smoke a marijuana cigarette. Jack: Well, Puff's just the name of the boy's magical dragon. Greg: Right! Jack: Are you a pothead, Focker? Greg: No, no!)

Purple Haze-JIMI HENDRIX (1967)
Airheads (1994 / Ian: No offence, but todays music doesn't have a whole lot to say Chazz: Is that right? So, you gonna tell me that "Purple Haze" has something?)

Take It To The Limit-THE EAGLES (1975)
Vertical Limit (2000 / Annie Garrett (singing): "All alone at the end of the evening and the bright lights have faded to blue" Annie & Peter Garrett: (both singing): I was thinking 'bout a woman who might have loved me Peter Garret: Aaaah... "Take It To The Limit"? Annie Garrett: Artist & year? Peter Garrett: 1975...The Eagles, of course... very funny!)

Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald-GORDON LIGHTFOOT (1976)
High Fidelity (2000 / Dick: Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot Barry: You bastard!That's so good... that should have been mine)


Movies about musicians

CALLAS, MARIA (Callas Forever, 2002)
CASH, JOHNNY ( Walk The Line, 2005)
CHARLES, RAY (Ray, 2004)
CLINE, PATSY (Sweet Dreams, 1985)
DOORS, THE (The Doors, 1991)
HOLIDAY, BILLIE (Lady Sings The Blues, 1972)
LEWIS, JERRY LEE (Great Balls Of Fire, 1989)
MOZART, WOLFGANG AMADEUS (Amadeus, 1984)
PARKER, CHARLIE "BIRD" (Bird, 1988)
PRESLEY, ELVIS (Elvis, 1979)
TURNER, TINA (What's Love Got To Do With It, 1993)
VALENS, RITCHIE (La Bamba, 1987)
VICIOUS, SID / SEX PISTOLS (Sid & Nancy, 1986)

... and movies inspired by a musicians life or career

EMINEM (8 Mile, 2002)
JOPLIN, JANIS (The Rose, 1979)
POP, IGGY / DAVID BOWIE (Velvet Goldmine, 1998)


Names of actors mentioned in movies (Special sub-category)

ABBOTT & COSTELLO
Rain Man (1988 / Charlie: Ray, you're never gonna solve it. It's not a riddle because Who *is* on first base. That's a joke, Ray, it's comedy but when you do it, you're not funny. You're like the comedy of Abbott & Abbott )

ALLEN, WOODY
Sliding Doors (1998 / Helen: For God's sake, Gerry. I asked you a simple question; there is no need for you to become Woody Allen)
St. Elmo's Fire (1985 /Kirby Keger to Dale Biberman: You still like Woody Allen movies?)

ANN-MARGRET
Full Metal Jacket (1987 / Lt. Lockhart: Alright... Ann-Margret and entourage are due here next week. I want someone to be there on the airfield and stick with her for a couple of days. Uh, Rafterman, you take it. Rafterman: Aye-aye, sir Lt. Lockhart: Get me some good low-angle stuff. Don't make it too obvious but I want to see fur & early)

ARTHUR, BEA
Airheads (1994 / Chazz [making demands on the phone]: #13...Naked pictures of Bea Arthur Sergeant O'Malley: Excuse me! Chazz: The chick from The Golden Girls.... later on Jimmie Wing [while looking at a picture]: Bea Arthur? Outstanding!)

BALL, LUCILLE
Talk Radio (1988 / Barry, [on the show "I Love Lucy"]: Those shows are ancient, Agnes! Lucille Ball must be over a hundred and five years old. The rest of the cast is dead)

BRANDO, MARLON
Meet The Fockers (2004 / Bernie Focker [referring to his son Greg]: I used to call him a young jewish Marlon Brando)

CHAPLIN, CHARLIE
When Harry Met Sally... (1989 / Sally: Charlie Chaplin had kids when he was 73)

CONNERY, SEAN
Trainspotting (1996 / Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: Well, he's always been lacking in moral fiber Swanney: He knows a lot about Sean Connery Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: That's hardly a substitute)
What Women Want (2000 / Nick Marshall impersonates Sean Connery: Adversary? Surely you mean "adversary", old boy?)

COOPER, GARY
The Sure Thing (1985 /Gary Cooper: Hi, I'm Gary Cooper but not the Gary Cooper that's dead)

COSBY, BILL
High Fidelity (2000 / Barry: Rob, I'm telling you this for your own good, that's the worst fuckin' sweater I've ever seen, that's a Cosby sweater. A Cosssby sweater! Did Laura let you leave the house like that?
Soul Man (1986 / Mark: This is the Cosby decade. America loves black people)

DANSON, TED
Doc Hollywood (1991 / Nancy Lee: Is that a star? Hank: No, that's Ted Danson)

DiCAPRIO, LEONARDO
The Bachelor (1999 / Nathalie [while to the "Titanic" love song]: What kind of dumb bitch let's Leonardo DiCaprio drown?)

HASSELHOFF, DAVID
Doctor Dolittle (1998 / Rodney: You can't save 'em all, Hasselhoff)

HEPBURN, AUDREY
The Net (1995 / ...Jack and Angela are discussing the movie "Breakfast At Tiffany's"... Jack: When I was about 13, I had this sort of identity crisis. I used to think I was one of the characters Angela: You thought you were Audrey Hepburn Jack: No, I used to think I was the cat)

HOLDEN, WILLIAM
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Staff Sergeant Dreiwitz: Hi, I'm William Holden)

KEITEL, HARVEY
The Player (1992)

LEE, BRUCE
Unbreakable (2000 / Joseph Dunn: Do you think you could beat up Bruce Lee? David Dunn: No!)

LOCKLEAR, HEATHER
Airheads (1994 / Pip: Man, Chazz is right. All we gotta do is make our own action, y'know? Rex: That's the way it is, little bro. Do you think Tommy Lee sat around and waited for the bus? Man, he hustled. That's how come he gets to live in the hills and pork Heather Locklear.)

MacLAINE, SHIRLEY
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993 / Daniel: Not working. Need to go older. Frank: Older? You mean like Shelley Winters older or Shirley MacLaine older? Daniel: What's the difference? Frank: Some Scotch tape and red hair dye)

MARX BROTHERS
Good Morning Vietnam (1987 / Private Abersold: You know, he's funny, he's like a Marx Brother Lieutenant Steven Hauk: And which Marx Brither would that be, Private? Zeppo? I don't find hin funny at all. Private Abersold: Zeppo? Wasn't he the one with the hat?)

MURPHY, EDDIE
ALF (1986 / Alf: Putting humans in charge of the earth, is the cosmic equivalence of letting Eddie Murphy direct)
Romeo Must Die (2000 / Mac: If I wanted Eddie Murphy, I would have gone to the movies)

NEWMAN, PAUL
Serendipity (2001 / Jonathan: Oh, come on! You've never seen "Cool Hand Luke"? Paul Newman? Oh my God! Come on!)

PACINO, AL
Swordfish (2001 / Gabriel: Take "Dog Day Afternoon", for example. Arguably Pacino's best work, short 0f "Scarface" & "Godfather Part 1" of course.)

REDFORD, ROBERT
Beverly Hils Cop (1984 / Detective Rosewood: You know what I keep thinking about? You know the end of Butch Cassidy? Redford and Newman are almost out of ammunition, and the whole Bolivian army is out- out in front of this little hut? Sergeant Taggart: Billy, I'm gonna make you pay for this)

SCHWARZENEGGER, ARNOLD
Skin Deep (1989 / Lonnie: How do you feel about that? Zach: Like Mrs. Arnold Schwarzenegger)

SEDGWICK, EDIE
The Doors (1991 / Andy Warhol: Somebody gave me this telephone... I think it was Edie... yeah, it was Edie... and she said I could talk to God with it, but uh... I don't have anything to say... so here...)

TEMPLE, SHIRLEY
Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985 / Natalie: Did You & Shirley Temple have had a bad rehearsal?)
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996 / Claire: Your hair looks good, the curls work. Why don't you get a perm? Rose Morgan: I tried that once, I looked like Shirley Temple on crack)

WAYNE, JOHN
Full Metal Jacket (1987 / Private Joker: Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?)
Get Shorty (1995)
Midnight Cowboy (1969 / Joe Buck: John Wayne! Are You trying to tell me that he's a fag?)

WINTERS, SHELLEY
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993 / Daniel: Not working. Need to go older. Frank: Older? You mean like Shelley Winters older or Shirley MacLaine older? Daniel: What's the difference? Frank: Some Scotch tape and red hair dye)

2 comments:

just a guest... said...

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LefterisLalos said...

Σ' ευχαριστώ. Τα καλύτερα έρχονται...