Legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone, who is still going strong in his 8th decade of work, has seen it all and done it all in the world of cinema. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Morricone is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He will be the 2574th star on the historic attraction, which is set to be unveiled at 7065 Hollywood Blvd by such noted lumanaries as Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino.
Quentin Tarantino is back with his new bloody, brutal, whodoneit, westernish film the Hateful Eight. There is no dispute that Tarantino is a master filmmaker, however, this is not his best written work. The film is a hodge podge of other films I have seen before, equipped with enough violence and racial epithets to make your head spin. I can admit Tarantino has handled violence and race pretty well in his previous films, but here I just left the theater somewhat unsatisfied and annoyed.
Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' might be the first time the filmmaker left the musical duties to someone else. That someone else is actually Ennio Morricone, a famous spaghetti western scorer, who just debuted the opening title track to the film, entitled "L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock." So sit back and get ready to listen to the first sound of the movie.
Ennio Morricone is up for a Golden Globe with his music for the Quentin Tarantino film, "The Hateful Eight." It's been reported, though, that Morricone's score sounds eerily familiar to a disc of unused music from John Carpenter's "The Thing." Yes, Morricone stole from himself to provide for the Tarantino film.
Mr. Morricone, along with director Sergio Leone, helped pioneer the Spaghetti Western genre, having produced such films as; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and My Name is Nobody.
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