Whether you love him or hate him (or do both at the same time), you can’t deny that Quentin Tarantino is one of the most popular filmmakers of all time. Even though he’s got his fair share of criticism, most young and fresh film fans and filmmakers would probably call him an influence.
After being a video store employee for many years, he began his film career by writing a variety of scripts (including True Romance, Natural Born Killers and From Dusk till Dawn), before going to helm the independent heist film, Reservoir Dogs. Over the twenty-eight years since that film’s release, he has gone on to helm many extremely iconic and popular movies, including Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Django Unchained and most recently, the multiple Oscar nominee, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Being one of the biggest auteurs in the film industry, his films always include a variety of hallmarks, including non-linear storytelling, graphic and disturbing violence, and pitch-black humour. One of his biggest recurrent trademarks is his fairly unique use of music - oftentimes, he mixes rock and pop songs from the 70s with dramatic and brooding film scores, often inspired (or actually composed) by his favourite composer, Ennio Morricone.
Nowadays, a Tarantino soundtrack is just as iconic as the film itself. Here, we will go through all of the soundtracks from Tarantino directed films, and weigh them up accordingly.