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An Unconventional WWII Soundtrack
on 6 September 2009
The soundtrack album for Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds' is, like the film itself, something of an oddity. Eschewing a specially composed score in favour of archive material from composers such as Ennio Morricone, it's actually a very enjoyable listen - there are some brilliant pieces here, such as Morricone's 'Rabbia E Tarantella', utilised over the film's end credits, and 'The Verdict', with its homage to Beethoven's 'Fur Elise'. Pleasingly, David Bowie's stunning 'Cat People (Putting Out Fire)' is also included, used to great effect over one of the film's most memorable sequences, as well as some vintage German songs. As with any Tarantino soundtrack, it's a treasure trove of the catchy and the wonderfully obscure, and although a disappointingly short album, nearly every track is a winner.