15 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Quentin Tarantino is famous for referencing older movies in his work, and for 2009’s Inglourious Basterds he often draws musical material from earlier films. The director boldly repurposes David Bowie’s “Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)” — originally the theme song for Paul Schrader’s 1982 feature Cat People (a remake of a 1942 Jacques Tourneur film) — for this World War II revenge fantasy. Ennio Morricone is represented by four tracks, including “The Verdict,” which riffs on a fragment from Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” and “The Surrender,” which features monster trombone. “Tiger Tank” is a classic example of the action music the Argentinean composer Lalo Schifrin is known for, while Jacques Loussier’s main theme from Dark of the Sun sports a sharp arrangement. “Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter,” by Zarah Leander, a Danish singer and actress who was popular in Germany during the war, is included, and so is Billy Preston’s funky “Slaughter,” one of the most exciting things here.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Quentin Tarantino is famous for referencing older movies in his work, and for 2009’s Inglourious Basterds he often draws musical material from earlier films. The director boldly repurposes David Bowie’s “Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)” — originally the theme song for Paul Schrader’s 1982 feature Cat People (a remake of a 1942 Jacques Tourneur film) — for this World War II revenge fantasy. Ennio Morricone is represented by four tracks, including “The Verdict,” which riffs on a fragment from Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” and “The Surrender,” which features monster trombone. “Tiger Tank” is a classic example of the action music the Argentinean composer Lalo Schifrin is known for, while Jacques Loussier’s main theme from Dark of the Sun sports a sharp arrangement. “Davon Geht Die Welt Nicht Unter,” by Zarah Leander, a Danish singer and actress who was popular in Germany during the war, is included, and so is Billy Preston’s funky “Slaughter,” one of the most exciting things here.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

217 Ratings

217 Ratings

love it!!

jack white is god,

Great movie with a great soundtrack i love this soundtrack sooo much. its a must have!

Another Great Album by a Great Director

Anthony_F_22,

You can always count on Tarantino to have some of the most interesting, and certainly unique soundtracks for his films. Once again, Ennio Morricone comes through with the same great music we haven't gotten to hear since Kill Bill Vol. 2. Every song on this soundtrack is classic Tarantino, and you gotta love it.

Just plain bad

Popcorn0908090809,

I had the luck to get it from the library since all of the album except for the track from david bowie is so bad that I couldn't finish any but David Bowie's song

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