By Maria Mitchell
Kill Bill (2003). Composer: Various artists.
This score is an intriguing jigsaw. Its cultural span includes Spanish, Asian and Spaghetti Western-Italian musical influences. It also includes rap, disco, contemporary pop, rockabilly, and spoken dialogue from the film.
“Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” by Nancy Sinatra: Kill Bill is not a subtle film and this song’s meaning in the film is not metaphoric.
“That Certain Female” by Charlie Feathers: Jerry Lee Lewis’s fellow Sun label Rockabilly …