Quentin Tarantino :: A Soundtrack Enthusiast III


“I’ve always thought my soundtracks do pretty good, because they’re basically professional equivalents of a mix tape I’d make for you at home.” — Quentin Tarantino

For this weeks Soundtrack Enthusiast we visit the world of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino who, in regard to his choice of music in his growing oeuvre, has been quoted as saying that the music in his films plays as big a role as the actors do in pushing the plot along. Being that Tarantino consistently writes, and casts, strong female leads in his films, we decided to mix things up a bit, and chose a female-driven track off each of his soundtracks to represent his muse. The five song collection of girl-tracks below turned out to be quite an interesting mix.

Also: Note the video below for “Laisse Tomber Les Filles” written by Serge Gainsbourg, and performed by France Gall. It is the original version of “Chick Habit” sung in english by April March on the Death Proof soundtrack.

Previous posts in the Soundtrack Enthusiast series

MP3: Reservoir Dogs – Sandy Rogers :: Fool For Love
MP3: Pulp Fiction – Dusty Springfield :: Son of a Preacher Man
MP3: Jackie Brown – Pam Grier :: Long Time Woman
Kill Bill – Nancy Sinatra :: Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
MP3: Death Proof – April March :: Chick Habit
Amazon: Quentin Tarantino Soundtracks

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Chick Habit (Original) :: Laisse Tomber Les Filles – Performed by France Gall

France Gall :: Laisse Tomber Les Filles
Amazon: France Gall – Best Of (import)

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10 thoughts on “Quentin Tarantino :: A Soundtrack Enthusiast III

  1. thanks for the tracks, but let’s not forget music supervisor mary ramos who has worked on evert tarantino project and has surely had a big part in choosing songs for all of the soundtracks.

  2. best ever series.

    as a kid I made movies just so I could soundtrack them with rock music! sometimes, a great song won’t get noticed until a director frames it with the right imagery. every time you hear a song from a Tarantino movie, you think back to him. it’s like he owns the songs forever afterwards.

  3. Love this post, Drunkard. Love Pam Grier. Love that she sings that song. But I have to say, my favorite QT soundtrack tune for les femmes is actually Urge Overkill’s diddy from Pulp Fiction.

  4. I never saw that France Gall video. SO GOOD. I love the song.. and the April March version. Both compell me. Hmm…

  5. I get the female singer idea of this post, but I don’t know how you can make a list of great Tarantino soundtrack songs and leave out “Stuck In the Middle With You” from Reservoir Dogs. Every time I hear that song, I think of that scene. It’s a classic!!!

  6. that france gall song really speaks to what makes humans “human;” and if you aren’t down with song, then i question your ability to sympathize/empathize and to construct complicated ideas. further, if can’t dig on it, then you are no more morally considerable than slugs or cockroaches.

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