Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Empire Strikes in Utero

Watched Empire again last night, but not with the Who. Instead, I went with Nirvana's In Utero. Started it after the second 20th Century Fox drumroll. There were a handful of interesting moments:

- Every time Kurt Cobain sang the chorus of "away, go away" in "Scentless Apprentice," it coincided with a shot of Han Solo working on the Millennium Falcon and/or telling other characters he was leaving Hoth.

- Chewbacca's loud howl of anguish when the Rebels close the gates to their base before Han and Luke have returned occurs at the same exact moment Kurt Cobain says "rape me" for the first time. I laughed out loud at this, because it synched up so perfectly.

- While we see Obi-Wan's ghost telling Luke about Yoda, Cobain is repeating the words "I'm not the only one" in "Rape Me."

- As we see Luke recovering in the bacta tank, Kurt Cobain sings the phrase "hope you're still with us" in "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle."

- "All Apologies" begins the moment Han tries to kick the Millennium Falcon into hyperspace and it fails. The song's distorted ending coincides with Luke's turbulent landing on Dagobah, and it ends the moment his X-Wing hits the water.

Weird stuff, but I think it's clear In Utero is not for Empire was La Sexorcisto is for Star Wars. The search continues...


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