Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Line-Up Announced: James Franco’s ‘Adderall Diaries,’ Olivia Wilde In ‘Meadowland’ & More First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt As Edward Snowden In Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Drew Goddard To Write And Direct Sony & Marvel's 'The Spectacular Spider-Man'; 'Sinister Six' Scrapped Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2016 Best Picture Contenders Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Original Short Film Version Of 'Whiplash' Starring Oscar Winner J.K. Simmons Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Watch: Nifty Video Examines David Fincher’s Subtle Repetition Of Framing And Blocking In 'Gone Girl' Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Sigourney Weaver Says She'll Be Playing A New Character In The 'Avatar' Sequels Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic" Margot Robbie Says 'Suicide Squad' Is More 'The Dark Knight' Than 'Avengers'; David Ayer Says Joker Is "Majestic" Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Kristen Stewart Joins Kelly Reichardt’s Untitled Montana Drama With Michelle Williams & More Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's Sophomore Short 'Cigarettes & Coffee' Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson's Sophomore Short 'Cigarettes & Coffee' Another Oscar? First Look At Eddie Redmayne In Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' Another Oscar? First Look At Eddie Redmayne In Tom Hooper's 'The Danish Girl' 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return 'Prisoners' & 'Enemy' Director Denis Villeneuve To Helm 'Blade Runner' Sequel, Harrison Ford Confirmed To Return The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far The 50 Best Films Of The Decade So Far "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" "I F*cked It Up": Neill Blomkamp Says He Wants To Go Back To 'Elysium' And "Do It Correctly" New Looks At Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, And Lea Seydoux In 'Spectre' New Looks At Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, And Lea Seydoux In 'Spectre' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Beyond The Soundtrack: All The Music In 'Django Unchained' Including Cuts By RZA, Richie Havens, Ennio Morricone & More

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist December 21, 2012 at 2:31PM

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" hasn't even hit theaters yet, but the bloody, sprawling comedic (and yes, kinda messy) slave drama/spaghetti western is still the talk of the moment (we ran three different reviews of the movie we were all so eager to discuss it). By this point you've likely already seen the entire tracklist for the "Django Unchained" soundtrack, heard many of the cuts or streamed the entire thing.You may have even seen our feature about the films that inspired the music in "Django Unchained" and watched some of their original trailers. And yet, every soundtrack disc generally can't fit all the music used in the film, so of course there's more.
2

Django Unchained
Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" hasn't even hit theaters yet, but the bloody, sprawling comedic (and yes, kinda messy) slave drama/spaghetti western is still the talk of the moment (we ran three different reviews of the movie we were all so eager to discuss it). By this point you've likely already seen the entire tracklist for the "Django Unchained" soundtrack, heard many of the cuts or streamed the entire thing.You may have even seen our feature about the films that inspired the music in "Django Unchained" and watched some of their original trailers. And yet, every soundtrack disc generally can't fit all the music used in the film, so of course there's more.

Going through the production notes, there's actually 14 more cuts not featured in the soundtrack CD release so we thought to be completists about it, we'd mark them all down along with a bit of info about where they're from. Here we go:

"Rito Finale" and "Norme Con Ironie" come from the 1970 Charles Bronson picture "Città Violenta" ("Violent City") by Sergio Sollima. Both versions of “Town of Silence” and the track "Blue Dark Waltz" are pilfered from Sergio Corbucci's "Django," which is obviously one of the main influences on Tarantino in this picture, or at least a jumping off point to explore his own ideas. "Requiem" (Verdi)-Prologue" is taken from Kinji Fuksaku's 2002 cult-classic teen surival film "Battle Royale." Ennio Morricone's "The Big Risk" is taken from the 1970 war film "Hornets' Nest" starring Rock Hudson and the composer's "Minacciosamente Lontano" and "Dopo la congiura" are both appropriated from another Sergio Corbucci spaghetti western called "Crudeli, I" ("The Hellbenders" from 1966).

Richie Havens' "Freedom" is apparently the same version he played live in the "Woodstock" film. "Ode To Django" is an original song by RZA that plays in the film's final credits. The instruments are credited to RZA and (Tru' James) Stone Meccam, lyrics by Rza inspired by Quentin Tarantino and the track incorporates dialogue from "Day of Anger" directed by Tonino Valerii, "Django" directed by Sergio Corbucci, and "The Bounty Killers" aka "The Ugly Ones" directed by Eugenio Martin. These latter films are key influences to the music as well. "I Giorni Dell'ira" by Riziero Ortolani (featured in the "Django Unchained" soundtrack) is essentially the title theme of "Day of Anger." Though it doesn't appear that Stelvio Cipriani's score for "The Ugly Ones" was used anywhere.

Samples and trailers below where applicable. Links in the tracklist go to audio samples that are not embeddable. "Django Unchained" opens on Christmas Day. And at the very bottom, two new images from the film via BlackFilm.

"The Ugly Ones" directed by Eugenio Martin.

All The Songs in "Django Unchained" Not Featured On The Soundtrack CD
"Rito Finale" - Ennio Morricone
"Norme Con Ironie” - Ennio Morricone
Town of Silence (2nd Version)” - Luis Bacalov
“Gavotte” - Grace Collins
Town of Silence” - Luis Bacalov
"Requiem" (Verdi)-Prologue" - Masamichi Amano Orchestra
"The Big Risk" - Ennio Morricone
“Minacciosamente Lotano” - Ennio Morricone
“Trackers Chant” - Ted Neeley, Bruce Landon Yauger ("inspired by Quentin Tarantino")
Blue Dark Waltz” - Luis Bacalov
“Freedom” - Richie Havens
“Ain’t No Grave (Black Opium Remix)” – Johnny Cash
Dopo la congiura” - Ennio Morricone
“ODE TO DJANGO (The D is silent)" -- RZA

Django Unchained, James Remar (skip)
Django Unchained, Daniele Watts (skip)

This article is related to: Django Unchained, Soundtrack, Quentin Tarantino


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


Check out Indiewire on LockerDome on LockerDome

E-Mail Updates