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Tarantino's Jukebox


BBC Radio 4 have a programme called “Tarantino’s Jukebox”, Part 1 of which they showed on Thursday and Part 2 yesterday. Each is 30mins long. You can listen to them on BBCi Player for anyone who can access it.

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Programme Information:

Composer and film music historian Robert Ziegler talks to American film-maker Quentin Tarantino about the music he has used to soundtrack his films.

Music plays a key role in Tarantino’s films, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, and he reveals to Robert his musical influences and the way in which he plunders his own backstory, remembering the tracks of his youth and making references to - and featuring music from - cult films and television.

Recorded on location in Tarantino’s favourite virtual Los Angeles diner, the programme also provides an insight into the way music can infuse a film, and the way a film can bring music back to life from the dusty vaults.

The programme also features contributions from Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Dusty Springfield’s manager Vicki Wickham, film producer Laurence Bender, music and film critic Paul Gambaccini, film editor Sally Menke and music supervisors Mary Ramos and Karyn Rachtman.


Thanks for posting! I love Radio 4 btw.

edit: I’ve heard this before. Like two years ago. I hated that they were making the Texas Chili Parlor sound so bumfuck country.

re-edit: Oh, they added the IB stuff in the second episode.




IMO, music is one of Tarantino’s strongest assets.