||"Four Rooms" (1995)
Joined: Jul 31, 2003
From: los angeles
|Posted: 2008-02-01 08:53 am  Permalink|
This film does not feel "scored" in the conventional way but features a good bunch of Esquivel space-age tunes, glued together with music by Combustible Edison. The blend between old and new is basically seamless, and the music does a great deal to help generate this bizarre movie's otherworldly atmosphere. There is also, I believe, a cheesy luau-style party taking place peripherally at one point. I don't recall seeing any tikis at any point in this film, but it deserves a look for its music and feel.
Joined: Apr 18, 2006
From: Gilbert AZ
|Posted: 2008-02-01 09:37 am  Permalink|
the scene with antonio banderas kids in the hotel room is one of the MOST DARKLY HILARIOUS things ever put to film...and every parents NIGHTMARE...spotty in parts but a great flick nonetheless
Joined: Jan 01, 2008
|Posted: 2008-02-01 09:46 am  Permalink|
Here is an example of the movie.........
Here is the soundtrack on Amazon.com
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
|Posted: 2008-02-01 10:55 am  Permalink|
I pissed myself laughing at the dead hooker in the bxo spring scene!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2008-02-02 5:55 pm  Permalink|
A very good movie...of course I could do without the Quentin Tarantino violence...but then again, some people probably like that. I love Antonio Banderas and he did a great job. Thanks for the info on the music.
Joined: Jul 24, 2003
From: McKinney, TX
|Posted: 2008-02-04 04:53 am  Permalink|
On 2008-02-02 17:55, VampiressRN wrote:
A very good movie...of course I could do without the Quentin Tarantino violence...
Chopping off a finger pales in comparison to just about everything else he's ever been involved in...and you only see that for a split second. I thought Ted puking at the sight of the dead hooker was much worse.
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2008-02-04 09:22 am  Permalink|
I never saw the movie. Although I was glad to hear that Combustible Edison got the scoring gig, episodic films rarely turn out any good.
Didn't Julian Temple direct one episode at the Madonna Inn? I should netflix the Film, now I am curious if any of the Witco furnished rooms are in it... I worked with Julian on a David Bowie video, I still remember after the main shoot he and me (with a battery lamp) and the camera woman snuck away to Hollywood Blvd late at night and we filmed him peeing on Ronald Reagan's star...he always was a punk at heart! Aaaah, those good ol' Musicvideo days! Wonder why that never ended up in the final video. ...and they didn't have U-tube back then.
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Joined: Jan 16, 2008
|Posted: 2008-02-04 10:11 am  Permalink|
I've had the promo soundtrack for this movie for years and just this Saturday put it on while I was puttering about the house, after not listening to it for just as many years. I guess you guys have loud voices!
I loved Combustible Edison back in the day, anyone know what happened to rest of them, besides Brother Cleve?
Joined: Apr 07, 2005
From: New York City
|Posted: 2008-02-04 10:48 am  Permalink|
The Millionaire is scoring soundtracks and DJing on Luxuriamusic.com.
Last I heard Liz was doing voice over work.
Laughing Boy is the current drummer with Waitiki.
Nick Cudahy plays bass in assorted jazz bands in New York City.
Joined: Jul 31, 2003
From: los angeles
|Posted: 2008-02-05 06:55 am  Permalink|
I have noticed that movie- and art-oriented people seem to tune into this film's weird, swanky vibe, and don't drag it over the coals for its lack of story, preferring to appreciate the ambiance and the gags. I remember putting this on in a hotel room party once. Person One said, "What is THIS??" Person Two said, "Oh, just one of those hidden treasures very few people have seen."
Joined: May 28, 2006
From: Melbourne Australia
|Posted: 2008-03-10 6:28 pm  Permalink|
Four rooms was not released down under, but I bought this movie on the strength of this thread. Glad I did, thouroughly enjoyed myself, laughed hard. Verti-go-go is the ginchiest...