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3 Amazing Chuck Berry Movie Moments

3 Amazing Chuck Berry Movie Moments
By Gabe LLanas – Follow on Twitter @xraystyle or @outsidelongbox
With the passing of Rock and Roll great Chuck Berry there is tons of talk on the impact that he had on the genre. He was a pioneer to say the very least, and honestly could be credited with with helping found rock and roll music in general. That is just the tip of the iceberg though. His music (not just performed by him, but also the songs that he wrote and inspired) has become such a prevalent part of pop culture that we often don’t even notice his influence. To that end, here is a short list of some of the amazing scenes in movies that wouldn’t be quite as amazing without the late, great Chuck Berry.
3. Men in Black – Promised Land

So Promised Land is thought of as an Elvis song, as he had the greatest success with the song, and it is the version of the song featured in this clip, but this song was written by Chuck Berry and is a great example of his bouncy style of Rock and Roll. Without the jaunty music and the matter of fact delivery of Tommy Lee Jones this bit wouldn’t be half as funny.
2. Pulp Fiction – You Never Can Tell

Is there any more iconic dance scene in movies than this. I think not. While every person alive tried to dance like Uma Thurman and John Travolta after this movie came out it wouldn’t be half as great without that song. Culled from one of those corners of music that Quentin Tarantino is so good at digging into “You Never Can Tell” may not have been one of Chuck Berry’s best known songs to the generation that Pulp Fiction caters to, but now it is an instantly recognizable classic that will always be associated with this scene.
1. Back to the Future – Johnny B. Goode

I mean come on, “This is an oldie where I come from.” This pivotal scene in Back to the Future literally owes everything to Chuck Berry. Johnny B. Goode is a iconic rock and roll song, and Marty McFly rocks the socks off of the Enchantment Under the Sea dance with it. Even teaching a young Chuck Berry a thing or two about rock and roll music! A whole generation of guitar lessons for middle school kids was launched because of this scene and I, for one, can’t think of a better legacy for rock and roll music than that.
Songs like Run, Rudolph, Run, Maybelline, School Days, and No Particular Place to go are all over in the movies. And Berry’s particular brand of straight up rock and roll will be used for generations to come in the movies. Chuck Berry doesn’t have to worry about having an amazing legacy (he already had that with his music, and work ethic alone) but film will continue to cement that legacy for decades to come.
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TOTLB 027 The Boss Is Here

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From the luxurious basement of Gabe, we bring you the 27th episode of the Thinking Outside the Long Box podcast!! The Godfather of podcasts and savior to us all, will also be joining us in this episode!
With Jon’s grand opening looming closely, he is still away opening up what will be one of the best comic book shops in Colorado!! While he is doing that, the show must go on! Today, after a WHOLE year of being on the airwaves, we bring in Albie, the Godfather to us all!! He is the creator of Barren Space Productions!! Without him, you wouldn’t get to hear us three idiots chatting about nerd culture all the time!! Albie tells us all about ALL of his projects!! His first, of course, is how I got into podcasting, via the Quantum Leap Podcast! Then of course we speak about A Conversation with Albie, Bedtime with Bruce, and his next BIG project, the Back to the Future Podast: The Animated Series. THAT promised to be an exciting series, which dropped 6 episodes on “Back to the Future” day!! Subscribe here… Also Have Albie edit your stuff! podcastforyou.com
Aside from the awesome conversation with Albie, as always Gabe and I bring you the most awesome/latest news in TV/Movies!! We talk a LOT about about a few different things, plus Gabe tells us all about his satanic rituals! Super weird crazy stuff!!
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