Morricone Scoring 'Inglourious Basterds'?

November 10, 2008

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According to Italy Global Nation (apparently some sort of news site, not a post-apocalyptic European superpower), Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone may be scoring Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. From CHUD:

[Italy Global Nation] reports that the legendary Morricone has accepted an offer to score Inglorious Basterds.

Quentin Tarantino and Ennio Morricone have had a long, indirect relationship. Morricone once famously turned down a request to score small parts of Pulp Fiction, and then rather than using new music from the composer for Kill Bill, Tarantino and the RZA recycled some of the his older work.

Morricone turns 80 today and has been accepting less work in recent years. Now the question is: how much Morricone material will actually grace the film? Could be only a couple of minutes, or Tarantino could try to extract what might be one of the composer's last notable full scores.

UPDATED: The QT Archives have pulled their story, but the source at IGN still stands -- is this not as done a deal as we'd like?

I hope this ends up being true. Like the whimpers of stifled sobbing that accompany my daily routine, the music of Ennio Morricone and Quentin Tarantino movies just make sense together.

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