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Kill Bill Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) by Nancy Sinatra, over the opening credits. The minimalism of the song only increases the anticipation for the bloodshed ahead. Plus, the guitar is awesome. Battle Without Honor Or Humanity by Tomoyasu Hotei is famed for its use in fight scenes in . As said in Kill Bill , it makes anything and everything better. xkcd The beautiful "The Grand Duel (Parte Prima)" by Luis Bacalov is memorably used during the tragic anime sequence when O-Ren Ishii's parents are killed by Boss Matsumoto and his yakuza. Not on the soundtrack, but still awesome, Death Rides a Horse (originally written for the movie of the same name), which plays when the Bride calls out O-Ren Ishii. Also the re-use of Ennio Morricone's "L'Arena" (originally written for The Mercenary) for the Bride's escape. Another Morricone piece, "The Demise of Barbara and the Return of Joe" (taken from ) is beautifully used for Bill's final moments. As he makes his exit, the music swells, the drums roll and the Navajo Joe One-Woman Wail picks up to give him the sendoff he deserves. The Lonely Shepherd, which plays when Beatrix gets her Hattori Hanzo sword, then again in the ending credits of Vol 1. Morricone's A Silhouette Of Doom, used masterfully for the confrontation between Beatrix and Elle Driver. Santa Esmeralda's Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, particularly the use of the instrumental break in the song as a lead-in to the Bride's battle with O-Ren Ishii. Again, not on the soundtrack, but " Nobody But Me" by The Human Beinz, during the Crazy 88 fight. The songs by Meiko Kaji that were featured at the ends of both movies: Shura no Hana aka Flower of Carnage (which begins to play as Beatrix defeats and kills O-Ren) and Urami Bushi aha Grudge Song.
Death Proof "Jack and Jill" is a really touching song, just a lonely melancholic piano playing in a moment of passiveness. You won't really thing it would be THAT kind of Mood Whiplash after watching the rest of the movie, but...
Inglourious Basterds David Bowie's " Cat People". Should be completely out of place, but fits perfectly and creates amazing atmosphere. If you ever have the chance to have theme music announcing your arrival anywhere, you want it to be "The Verdict". You know it's true. Tarantino and Ennio Morricone cannot be denied. Speaking of Morricone... Rabbia E Tarantella. Enjoy. And if you happen to have the man who murdered your entire family show up behind you while at a restaurant with Nazi soldiers, few sounds would match up as well as the beginning of this video. " One Silver Dollar"; there's just something so damn sexy about Mélanie Laurent sitting in that cafe, reading a book and smoking a cigarette, while that song plays.
The Hateful 8 The simple fact that Q was able to convince Ennio Morricone to compose his first original Western score in decades should be awesome enough. If not, the fact that it won him a Golden Globe and his first Oscar definitely is.