Quentin Tarantino: Britney Spears, Jason Mraz Helped Inspire Inglourious Basterds


Recently, Quentin Tarantino declared that the forgotten Jason Biggs comedy Anything Else was one of the twenty best films he'd seen since he first became a filmmaker. It was a bold statement, to be sure; still, we should have assumed that the perennially over-the-top filmmaker would be capable of going himself one better. Now, by releasing a playlist of songs that inspired him while making Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino may have done just that.

Tarantino debuted the list this weekend on the Sirius channel Little Steven's Underground Garage, and also used his two-hour special to tell personal anecdotes about each song and, randomly, to bash The Matrix Reloaded. Here's the lineup:

· Wu Tang Clan - "The Rulez"

· KT Tunstall - "Hold On"

· Bob Dylan - "Political World"

· Barbra Streisand - "Stony End"

· Andy Kim - "Lay A Little Lovin' On Me"

· Sir Douglas Quintet - "Mendocino"

· David Bowie - "Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)"

· Jay Z - "S. Carter"

· Roy Orbison - "There Won't Be Many Coming Home"

· Jason Mraz - "I'm Yours (Acoustic)"

· Maroon 5 - "Wake Up Call"

· Steve Poltz - "Waterfalls"

· Britney Spears - "My Prerogative"

Perhaps I shouldn't be surprised that the noted American Idol superfan carries a torch for the mainstream pop of Spears and Mraz, but to see those selections nestled so close to the Bowie song that actually made it into Basterds conjures up an alternate version of the film to go along with its alternate history: Basterds' suspenseful, Nazi-killing climax, set to Britney's yelping remake of Bobby Brown.

· Listen To Quentin Tarantino's Personal Playlist On Sirius XM [BeatCrave]


  • ConcretelyAmbiguous says:

    Of course she did. She's an icon worthy of respect, admiration and musing.
    Here's her best performance EVER! Enjoy.

  • JAMESSMITH says:

    Britney Spears is a joke and a target for fans of overly-commercialized "pop" that drag their knuckles and breathe through their mouths. Looks like Quentin has a heart for the dumb, as he does do a good job of appealing to both the intelligent and the lesser-minded with his work. Oh well, I don't care about the man himself, I only care if his movies entertain me, and so should you. We need to get our heads out of the asses of "stars" and "idols".

  • Sushi says:

    Woohoo! Go Jason! I love you Jason Mraz!!!!!

  • rj77 says:

    Well, if Q was trying to get in touch with blind rage, I can see where the Jason Mraz would come in handy. I, for one, feel the urge to aim a bazooka at his behatted visage anytime I stumble upon one of his awful, awful songs.

  • LLG says:

    awful, awful songs? you're an arse of the highest degree...don't judge the man by the few commercial songs he has...his catalog is as varied as any artist out there, if not more so...blind rage? me thinks you go overboard just a smidge..."where the Jason Mraz would come in handy?" If you're going to post an idiotic message perhaps try not sounding so idiotic and complete your thoughts???

  • Lowbrow says:

    Shocking, I always took him for the Christina Aguilera type.