A to Z Challenge: Music from Favorite Films – “C” The Crow “Big Empty”

I’m joining in for the A to Z challenge this year which runs from April 1st to the 30th. My choice of theme is Music from Favorite Films. I’ll be sharing the songs in order of film title and will write a little bit about my thoughts on the movie as well.

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My choice for “C” is The Crow. This is another favorite which came out during high school. Believe it or not, I loved the movie so much that I actually dressed up as Eric Draven for Halloween one year.

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The Crow isn’t a movie for everyone; in fact, it’s very dark and quite violent, but it’s still a favorite today.

The setting takes place in the city of Detroit where Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiance, Shelly Webster (Sofia Shinas) have just been murdered by an evil gang of men.  Shelly wasn’t just murdered, she was tortured and raped before she died. This all happens the night before they’re to get married. A year later, Eric Draven rises from his grave with one intention: to avenge his and Shelly’s murderers. There’s also little Sarah, a good friend of Eric and Shelly, who’s suffering with their loss in addition to an absentee mother.

The premise of this movie is interesting along with the idea that someone could even be given a chance to come back and take care of unfinished business after they’ve died. Once the details are exposed about the murders, you can’t help but hope that justice will be served and that this horrible gang will be stopped. There’s a lot of action, emotion, and of course revenge which I’m a complete sucker for.

What an awesome cast too, particularly Brandon Lee who really shines in this film and sadly lost his life making it after accidently getting shot during a scene. Michael Wincott plays the villain (Top Dollar), which no one could’ve done better (…think The Count of Monte Cristo prison warden Armand Dorleac), and Ernie Hudson acts as Sgt.  Albrecht, the police officer who’s dealing with the murders and other crime around the city.

I’ve previously shared the song “Burn” by The Cure on the Music Monday: Halloween edition, so today’s choice from this movie is “Big Empty” by Stone Temple Pilots. Ironically, a quote from this song is in a book I’m reading right now: American Flowers by Michael McLellan.

Lyrics:

Drivin’ faster in my car
Falling farther from just what we are
Smoke a cigarette and lie some more
These conversations kill
Falling faster in my car

Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience laden
Time to take a ride
It leaves today no conversation
Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience laden
Time to wait too long
To wait too long
To wait too long

Too much walkin’, shoes worn thin
Too much trippin’ and my soul’s worn thin
Time to catch a ride
It leaves today, her name is what it means
Too much walkin’, shoe’s worn thin

Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience laden
Time to take a ride
It leaves today no conversation
Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience laden
Time to wait too long
To wait too long
To wait too long

Conversations kill
Conversations kill
Conversations kill

Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience laden
Time to take a ride
It leaves today no conversation
Time to take her home
Her dizzy head is conscience laden
Time to wait too long
To wait too long
To wait too long

Conversations kill
Conversations kill
Conversations kill


Thanks for checking out the A-Z challenge. Are you doing the challenge this year? Share your links in the comment section below if you’d like. Have a great week!

❤ Mischenko

20 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge: Music from Favorite Films – “C” The Crow “Big Empty”

  1. I liked this movie the first 2 times I watched it. To be honest though, I’m not sure I want to watch it a 3rd time, as I’m afraid I might start nit-picking.

    As for Lee, I was under the impression that he had off’ed himself. I have NO idea where I got that idea from. But man, after looking at the wiki article on Lee, what a real tragedy. And this is why you NEVER point a gun at someone, not even a play gun.

    Have you watched any of the other crow movies? Are they worth seeking out?

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    1. Yeah, it was a tragic accident. Some say it was a family curse. I did watch City of Angels and there was another one too but sadly I didn’t like them at all. You’ll have to let me know your thoughts if you try them. 😉

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        1. I just looked up the ratings and it looks like 5/10 stars average on IMDB for a few of them. It’s been so long since I watched them though. Funny, when I was searching resale shops for this movie, I would always come across the new Crow films and always had a hard time finding the original. It took years to find a copy offline. Not sure why I didn’t just go with eBay lol. 😆

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  2. Michael Mclellan

    I haven’t seen The Crow in years but I remember really liking it. Think I might watch it again now.
    The quote from Big Empty in American Flowers is probably my all-time favorite song lyric. It’s fitting for the book and might sum up Scott Weiland’s short and tumultuous life.

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    1. That could be it because it is a dark movie. I ended up finding it on DVD and when I watched it, I realized there was no way my kids could watch it. It’s just not appropriate for kids because of the content, imo. I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. I remember watching this movie back when it came out and thought it was great. I probably wouldn’t watch it today. Tastes change as you get older, I think. I do love this song, but the video is a definitely dark and violent, again tastes change.

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    1. I couldn’t agree with you more. When I purchased it on DVD and watched it for the first time in years, I realized how dark it was. I’d forgotten…and this isn’t one for the kids. Funny how as a teen I looked over so much. These were thoughts when watching it. 😉

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