With The Hateful Eight in the running for three Academy Awards, the world-renowned pianist Lang Lang has recorded a new rendition of Ennio Morricone's original score. In a new video, the piano-playing virtuoso performs the piece in his own voice.
Thanks to Quentin Tarantino, the Martin Guitar Museum will no longer lend its priceless antiques to film productions ever again. That is because Kurt Russell, on the set of "The Hateful Eight," inadvertently smashed a 145-year-old instrument to prevent Jennifer Jason Leigh's character from singing.
Oscar nominations have hit and to no one's surprise 'The Revenant' could be this year's top earner with 12 nominations in its corner. However the list also includes, more importantly, Ennio Morricone's score for 'The Hateful Eight,' John Williams' score for 'Star Wars' and Thomas Newman's score for 'Bridge of Spies' all contending for Best Original Score; and David Lang's "Simple Song #3" competing in the Best Original Song category.
Amazon's fairly new series 'Mozart in the Jungle' was a big contender at the Golden Globes gala last night, taking home awards for Best TV Comedy and Best Actor in a TV Comedy. Also going home happy was Ennio Morricone and his score to Quention Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight.' Wins like these made it a night honoring classical music.
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.