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Morricone to Score Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’

Morricone to Score Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’Morricone to Score Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’

Oscar-nominated composer Ennio Morricone will be doing an original score for Quentin Tarantino’s new movie ‘The Hateful Eight’.

It will be the first western score for the prolific Morricone, 86, in four decades and reunites the two after some harsh words were apparently smoothed over after their collaboration on ‘Django Unchained’, Deadline reported.

The two had previously worked together ‘Kill Bill’ movies and ‘Inglourious Basterds’, but Morricone was critical after ‘Django’ was released, saying of the use of his song ‘Ancora Qui’ that the director “places music in his films without coherence”. He later said the words were misconstrued and now apparently all is well.

The five-time Oscar nominee was a classmate of Sergio Leone, the king of the spaghetti Westerns, and he scored a bunch of iconic films in the genre including ‘A Fistful Of Dollars’, ‘For A Few Dollars More’ and of course ‘The Good The Bad And The Ugly’.

The Italian composer has also penned for the likes of John Carpenter, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, Mike Nichols and Oliver Stone as well as Giuseppe Tornatore, for whom he did the score for ‘Cinema Paradiso’.

‘The Hateful Eight’, which stars Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Dern, arrives this Christmas.