Of all of Tarantino’s films so far, this is probably the one I’ve liked the least. Death Proof was pretty poor, for no other reason than it was just plain boring; this film however, was insulting in its revisionist fantasy retelling of WWII events.
The soundtracks jars slightly too, because among snippets of Morricone film scores (which prop up the album), there are odd choices that sit in-between them. Songs like David Bowie’s Cat People (Putting Out The Fire) or Billy Preston’s Slaughter would have fit into any other Tarantino soundtrack – but as an accompaniment to a period film, which otherwise is well scored with Morricone’s western themes, they feel just a little too much out of place.
The vinyl artwork for this soundtrack is very nice – made to look like a very old 1940s release, with water marks around the edges and publicity shots from the film printed with Ben-Day dots.
Hit: The Verdict – Ennio Morricone
Hidden Gem: White Lightning (Main Title) – Charles Bernstein