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- Posted on Feb 22nd 2013 3:01PM by Pat Pemberton
As our porn star heroes approach rock bottom, they devise a plan to rip off a coked-up drug dealer, leading to an inevitable outcome: Things get nuts.
While Rick Springfield's harmless pop song blares from a stereo, calamity ensues, and the sound of gunfire upstages Springfield's longing chart buster, which seems oblivious to it all.
"WHERE IS MY MIND" FROM "FIGHT CLUB"
Standing in a high rise, The Narrator (Ed Norton) tells romantic interest Marla (Helen Bonham Carter), "You met me at a very strange time in my life," which is supposed to lead us to mutter something like, "Understatement."
Then, as if watching a fireworks display synchronized to music, they watch the buildings around them blow up -- the handiwork of a soap salesman with a penchant for violence -- and we hear this Pixies song.
"LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR" FROM "THE BIG LEBOWSKI"
The Dude, driving in his beat-up, unintentionally retro, pee'd-on jalopy, couldn't be more content as he jams to this song by Creedence Clearwater Revival with a J in hand and a beer to boot, reminding us that it's the simple things in life that, uh ...
Shoot. Lost our train of thought there.
What day is this?
BONUS: "THE MAN IN ME" FROM "LEBOWSKI"
You wouldn't think slow-motion shots of people bowling would make you actually want to bowl. But when paired with this evenly paced Bob Dylan tune, rolling resembles poetry in motion, as choreographed throwers strike poses that rival synchronized swimmers. When Jeff Bridges covers this song with his band, he does it with a wink, knowing you'll forever associate it with His Dudeness.
"FIGHT THE POWER" FROM "DO THE RIGHT THING"
During the opening credits, actress Rosie Perez -- a former "Soul Train" dancer -- knocks us out with her punchy urban dance moves as Public Enemy's" Fight the Power" blasts from your home theater system. While her first encounter with director Spike Lee started out coldly -- she called him a sexist after he staged a hot body contest -- this scene presents the woman in a position of power.