Legendary Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, had a few things to say about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino during a recent presentation for film, TV, and music students at Rome’s LUISS University: Specifically, that he never wants to work with Tarantino again.
If you don't think you're familiar with Morricone's work, chance are that you've heard it before at some point - the 84-year-old composer's music has appeared in over 500 films and television shows, including four of Tarantino's own films: Kill Bill Vol. 1, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained. But Morricone, who most recently contributed a few new tracks to Django Unchained, apparently wasn't happy with Tarantino's production style.
"I wouldn’t like to work with him again, on anything...he said last year he wanted to work with me again ever since Inglourious Basterds, but I told him I couldn't, because he didn’t give me enough time," Morricone said, referencing when he was forced to turn down composing the score for Inglourious Basterds due to its sped-up production schedule conflicting with his commitment to score another film, Giuseppe Tornatore's Baarìa. "So he just used a song I had written previously." Tarantino ended up using eight of Morricone's older tracks in the film, most notably "Un amico" from 1973's Revolver.
That wasn't all Morricone said, though - he also commented that he believes Tarantino "places music in his films without coherence," and "you can't do anything with someone like that." As for his thoughts on Django Unchained: To tell the truth, I didn't care for it...too much blood." Ouch. Burn.
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[via The Hollywood Reporter]