Tarantino wants Ennio Morricone to score Basterds

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According to Italy Global Nation (IGN), none other than – and bear with me now, please don’t faint, dear readers – Ennio Morricone, ‘il maestro’ himself, has agreed to create the score for Inglourious Basterds. The best composer still walking the earth like Kaine in Kung Fu will turn 80 years this Monday. Passed over unfairly too many times at the Academy Awards he received an honorary one not too long ago. He said no to do some short tunes for Pulp Fiction, he offered himself for Kill Bill but Quentin Tarantino merely used some amazing tunes out of some of the best Spaghetti Westerns out there (for example Navajo Joe) and now he says he was able to accept to compose the score for Tarantino’s latest project. “This time I accepted Tarantino’s proposal” he tells IGN. Ennio Morricone is mostly known for his work on Spaghetti Westerns, such as those by Sergio Leone, but he has also scored such films as The Mission, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso and Casualties of War. Tarantino on the other hand is known to be sceptical of film score composers, as he has expressed in interviews many times. If this should in fact confirm, it would probably mean new territory for Tarantino, who has not used a completely original score for any of his movies before. We will keep you posted on this. Update: There is no confirmation yet on this collaboration, fans can only hope that this will in fact happen. A collaboration between “il maestro” and Q.T., that can only mean big, big cinema. On a different note we hear that Mike Myers has already wrapped his cameo in Inglourious Basterds.

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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