Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Drive My Corellian Corvette



Star Wars (1995 "Faces" VHS).


Rubber Soul, the first Beatles record that hinted the Fab Four were going in a different direction than Gerry & the Pacemakers. A little less jangly-jangly and a little more introspection. Hits from this record include "Drive My Car," "Nowhere Man," and "Michelle." This is the U.K. version I'm using, if that means anything to ya.

As usual, I started the album right after the second drumroll in the 20th Century Fox fanfare.


- The line "I looked around" in "Norwegian Wood" coincides with a shot of C-3PO looking around, trying to figure out what the noises outside the Tantive IV are.

- "You Won't See Me" begins as Darth Vader makes his first appearance (we won't see him - his face, anyway).

- The line "I don't have much to say" in "You Won't See Me" is heard as we see the Rebel soldier being choked by Vader.

- "Nowhere Man" begins at the exact moment the film cuts to Vader during his argument with Princess Leia aboard the Tantive IV.

- The line "nowhere man, please listen" in "Nowhere Man" is heard as we see Vader listening to an Imperial soldier talk about the escape pod.

- R2-D2 starts to roll away from C-3PO on the surface of Tatooine as the line "knows not where he's going to" is heard in "Nowhere Man."

- The line "got a word or two about the things you do" is heard in "Think For Yourself" as Threepio complains about Artoo "tricking" him.

- The line "think for yourself, I won't be there for you" is heard in "Think For Yourself" as we see Artoo rolling alone through the canyon.

- Luke is staring into the suns as we hear the line "why, tell me why did you not treat me right" in "I'm Looking Through You" (presumably this is what he's thinking about his Uncle Owen).

- The line "had you come another day, it might not have been like this" is heard in "If I Needed Someone" as we see Threepio lying in pieces on the ground.


Exploded out of the gate and died halfway through the race. That's alright, though, because the first quarter was tits. That "look around" part was creepy as hell, and all the stuff in "Nowhere Man" and "Think For Yourself" was off the hook. Worth the price of admission.


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