Sunday, November 06, 2005

Soldier's Things on Jarhead soundtrack

Soldier's Things, Waits' song from his 1983 album, Swordfishtrombones, is on the soundtrack of the movie Jarhead.

The film is a, adaptation of hte book by from Anthony Swofford, a lance corporal in a United States Marine Corps scout/sniper platoon who saw combat in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the Gulf War.

More info about the movie at, which also has some production notes from the director, Sam Mendes

(thanks to Jarlath for the heads up on this)


Anonymous said...

Yea, I saw the movie friday night. I was definately pleases to hear Tom Waits' voice at the end of the movie, and an appropriate song too.

Aberrant Templar said...

Oh yes. Very appropriate.

The song is played (almost in full) over a montage of scenes showing what happened to the various marines when they came home after the war.