What Inglourious Music Will The Basterds Be Put To?

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So far, what we’ve gotten from Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Inglourious Basterds film have been numerous posters, images and actual footage (including a wicked first trailer). Well, those are all really cool, but one thing we haven’t gotten to know up until this point is the soundtrack for the film – a trademark of Tarantino’s movies in and of itself.

Today, thanks to AICN, we have a soundtrack listing for Inglourious Basterds, something any Tarantino fan should be excited to see. The list is from a press release at Cannes, so logically it’s in French. However, the song titles and artists can be read okay, check out the list below:

  • The Green Leaves of Summer
    (d’après le film ALAMO)
    De Dimitri Tiomkin
  • The Verdict
    (Dopo la condanna)
    D’Ennio Morricone
    Interprété par
    Ennio Morricone
  • L’incontro con la figlia
    D’Ennio Morricone
  • White Lightning
    (Chanson principale du film LES BOOTLEGGERS)
    De Charles Bernstein
    Interprété par Charles Bernstein
  • Il mercenario (ripresa)
    D’Ennio Morricone
    Interprété par Ennio Morricone
  • Slaughter
    De Billy Preston
    Interprété par Billy Preston
  • Algeri: 1 novembre 1954
    (LA BATAILLE D’ALGER)
    D’Ennio Morricone,Gillo Pontecorvo
    Interprété par Ennio Morricone,Gillo Pontecorvo
  • The Surrender
    ( La resa )
    D’Ennio Morricone
    Interprété par Ennio Morricone
  • One Silver Dollar
    (Un Dollaro Bucato)
    De Gianni Ferrio
  • Bath Attack
    (d’après le film L’EMPRISE) (The Entity?)
    De Charles Bernstein
    Interprété par Charles Bernstein
  • Davon Geht Die
    Welt Nicht Unter
    De Bruno Balz,Michael Jary
    Interprété par Zarah Leander
  • The Man With The Big Sombrero
    De Phil Boutelje,Foster Carling
    Interprété par Sam Shelton and the Michael Andrew Orchestra
  • Ich Wollt Ich
    Waer Ein Huhn
    De Hans-Fritz Beckmann, Peter Kreuder
    Interprété par Lilian Harvey, Willy Fritsch, Paul Kemp
  • Cat People
    (Putting Out The Fire)
    De David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder
  • Mystic and Severe
    D’Ennio Morricone
    Interprété par Ennio Morricone
  • The Devil’s Rumble
    (d’après le film DEVIL’S ANGELS)
    De Mike Curb
    Interprété par The Arrows
  • What I’d Say
    Zulus
    D’Elmer Bernstein
  • Un Amico
    D’Ennio Morricone
    Interprété parEnnio Morricone
  • Tiger Tank
    De Lalo Schifrin
  • Eastern Condors
    Rabbia e Tarantella
    D’Ennio Morricone
    Interprété par Ennio Morricone

Talk about diverse: David Bowie and Ennio Morricone in the same film? I’m there!

Inglourious Basterds wouldn’t be a genuine Tarantino movie if it didn’t have a diverse and eclectic soundtrack to go alongside the dialogue and the characters. He has said in interviews before that before he even has word one of a script written he goes into his record collection room and hunts through his thousands of records for music that “feels right.”

Just shows you how important music is to him and his movies…

What Tarantino also does beyond just simply choosing music is he manages to take songs that were either forgotten or not known to most people and makes them iconic. With Reservoir Dogs it was Stealer’s Wheel’s “Stuck In The Middle With You” during the infamous ear scene, in Pulp Fiction it was “Misirlou” that played over the opening credits, “Across 110th Street” in Jackie Brown, for Kill Bill it was “Bang Bang (You Shot Me Down)” during its opening credits… I could go on forever.

Beyond the fact that this music info is in French, the songs are pretty obscure and therefore hard to find. The “Green Leaves of Summer” andCat People” are easy to hunt down so if they are the only two you are able to find, it gives at least a taste as to the musical thinking Tarantino had when shooting the movie.

I can’t wait for this film.

What do you think about the Basterd music chosen by Tarantino? Are you familiar with any of the songs?

Inglourious Basterds is premiering at Cannes next week and is set to open theatrically on August 21, 2009.

Source: AICN

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  1. I love Tarantino’s sountracks. I’ve got both Pulp Fictions and Kill Bill’s.
    Cat People soundtrack is great. I’ve had a copy since I was a kid and the movie first came out. (Yes, I’m that old.)

    Doug

  2. Don’t know any of the songs, but then again, my record collection isn’t as big as Quentin’s. It does feel like Tarantino, if you look at the (serious) soundtrack, has made a more… mainstream/classic war movie (the ones they used to make in the seventies), instead of his earlier work, which was more arthousey.

  3. Thankfully no Beastie Boys.

  4. I watched this film twice and i find it really nice the effect, the voice of brad really sounds funny he is just copying how Hitler talks

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