Quentin Tarantino will be honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Association with its first Critics’ Choice Music+Film Award.
The inaugural award was created to ‘honor a single filmmaker who has not only inspired moviegoers with his cinematic storytelling, but has heightened the impact of film through the brilliant use of source and soundtrack music.’ Tarantino, the man behind films like Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, will receive the prize at the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Friday.
For the debut of the Music+Film Award, the BFCA sure picked a worthy recipient in Tarantino. From Stealers Wheel “‘Stuck in the Middle With You” and Chuck Berry’s “You Never Can Tell” to The 188.8.131.52′s “Woo Hoo,” the director has dropped in an impressive variety of music into his films.
There’s probably not a ‘classic’ Tarantino scene that doesn’t have a perfectly-matched piece of music playing right along with it.
The critics’ organization stated that Tarantino has “truly harnessed the power of a single song and created unforgettable, heart-breaking, exhilarating, and always dynamic moments that remain in the minds of his audience.”
From Reservoir Dogs to Kill Bill: Vol 1 & 2 and Pulp Fiction, there’s no arguing the director’s talent for artfully integrating music and film.
And just so you’ll be sure to tune in, be advised that Maroon 5 will perform a musical tribute from one of Tarantino’s most memorable movie scenes at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, to air on VH1 on Friday, Jan. 14.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 250 television, radio and online critics.
Do you have a favorite ‘music scene’ from one of Quentin Tarantino’s films?