I have a Tarantino addiction so I decided to throw him this Friday Break (plus we did mentioned Rosario Dawson lately so she reminded me of this)! The last Tarantino released until present days is Grindhouse. Made in 2007, it consists in two independent movies called Planet Terror and Death Proof.
While both were written by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, directing the movies was a one-man job: Robert Rodriguez did Planet Terror and Quentin Tarantino was in charge of Death Proof.
There’s also something worth mentioning regarding the movies soundtracks: Planet Terror’s soundtrack was composed by Robert Rodriguez himself. Death Proof’s soundtrack is a perfect example of Tarantino-movie-sound: eclectic yet very true to his style. (more information and another video right after the jump!)
Watching (and listening) Grindhouse was alright until the end. It’s where I had the April March revelation! I listened and listened their song Chick Habit both in English and French. I ended my April March follie when I found out that Chick Habit was a cover after a song composed by none the other but Serge Gainsbourg, performed by France Gall back in 1964, called Laisse Tomber Les Filles. (there was no official video released for April March’s Chick Habit so all I could find more suited was this mix’n'match with images from Grindhouse)
Even if it was covered also by Fabienne Delsol (in 2004), April March had a fresh, modern interpretation of the original version. Recorded in 1995 in two versions: the original French one and the English one (with lyrics translated by March), Chick Habit was chosen for the soundtrack (end credits) of Tarantino’s Death Proof and it really was the perfect choice (for me).
Do you prefer the original? Or the 1995 version? (you can read more about Tarantino’s Grindhouse here and here, more about Planet Terror’s soundtrack here, more about Chick Habit here, more about April March here, more about France Gall here, you can listen to Fabienne Delsol’s cover here)