Kill Bill Vol 1 – Maverick

There'll be more than enough excruciating hype winging your way for this, but we'll just focus on the positive. Whatever your feelings on Tarantino's films, their use of music is usually inspired. Kill Bill has Nancy Sinatra singing the old Cher hit "Bang Bang", blasts of Bernard Herrmann and Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes' "Run Fay Run", much new material from Wu-Tang's RZA, and tantalising, foul-mouthed dialogue excerpts from the likes of Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu.

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There’ll be more than enough excruciating hype winging your way for this, but we’ll just focus on the positive. Whatever your feelings on Tarantino’s films, their use of music is usually inspired. Kill Bill has Nancy Sinatra singing the old Cher hit “Bang Bang”, blasts of Bernard Herrmann and Quincy Jones, Isaac Hayes’ “Run Fay Run”, much new material from Wu-Tang’s RZA, and tantalising, foul-mouthed dialogue excerpts from the likes of Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu. Not to mention some Japanese punk rock, the bloke who used to play guitar for Asia (yes, Asia) and a sliver of Neu (yes, Neu). Nothing if not eclectic, and, of itself, furious fun.

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