Ennio Morricone Scoring Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds?!

November 10, 2008
Source: ItalyGlobalNation

Ennio Morricone

This could be the greatest bit of news since Quentin Tarantino first announced that he was actually making Inglourious Basterds! An Italian site called IGN (via the Tarantino Archives) is reporting that legendary composer Ennio Morricone, who was honored at the Oscars last year, has agreed to score Inglourious Basterds. The news has since disappeared from the Tarantino Archives because it wasn't 100% confirmed, which makes some sense because Tarantino and Morricone have had an interesting working relationship over the years. Every great war movie has a phenomenal score (Saving Private Ryan had John Williams) and Morricone seems like the perfect guy for Basterds. If only this were confirmed and true!

We'll all be anxiously holding our breath hoping that this news turns out to be true in the end. Anyone who saw Morricone accept the Honorary Award at the Oscars last year knows that he's a composer who deserves so much more recognition than he typically gets. In fact, anyone who has seen The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or Days of Heaven or Cinema Paradiso or The Mission or The Untouchables (or any of the hundreds of movies he has scored) knows how utterly amazing his music is. Would it fit in Inglourious Basterds? I definitely think so! From what I know of the film and Tarantino's style, Morricone is the perfect fit for it! He definitely hasn't retired yet, so let's hope that this wasn't just one big, exciting rumor.

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  • Sergio
    Well said Alex. And since Tarantino follows Sergio Leone's style, he should also hire his composer too! Enjoy this... the peak of his career:
  • adrian
    This is fantastic news, even if it isn't confirmed yet. Morricone is mentioned in the script a few times, and as Quentin sees this as a great spaghetti western, Morricone is THE composer for the film. Really shaping up to be Quentin's new masterpiece
  • Josh Rowe
    I was hoping the link was to Ecstasy of Gold, that's my favorite of his too.
  • Would be awesome, but we all know QT's views on composers scoring music: Now, Ennio is the man, and QT knows it, some maybe that was a blanket statement and not true for such legends of the field...
  • Al
    the score as Tuco is running through the cemetery at the end of Good The Bad and The Ugly is beautiful. i hope this is true!
  • Scott McHenry
    This movie will truly be magnificent
  • Fresh white bread
    The Mission has the best music. I went to a jesuit high school and watched that movie each year. So good.




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