Waitaminute! What's this about Ennio Morricone scoring Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTARDS?!?
Published at: Nov. 10, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Okay, first off... consider this rumor... and even consider it an unlikely rumor given that Tarantino recently did an interview in which he said he would never ever have an original score to any of his films... I think he said, to paraphrase, why should he get an original score when he can hand pick the perfect cues from the best composers to have ever lived, a whole history of motion picture music at his disposal?
Now, I radically don't agree with him on that point (if everybody thought like that, there would no cues to pick from), but I can't deny it has worked for him so far.
Then this news hit via an Italian site that was pretty immediately linked to by the Quentin Tarantino Archives, where Ennio Morricone has said that Tarantino has offered him the composing duties on INGLORIOUS BASTARDS (and I know the script has an E instead of an A, but damnit... the second A is what makes that word so fun for me, so I will not let go of it!).
Now, if Morricone (who turns 80 today by the way) announced he was scoring an episode of One Tree Hill I'd be celebrating. The man's a living legend. His MAN WITH NO NAME scores for Leone alone cemented his stature, standing shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams. But also consider his amazing work on JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING, one of the only films Carpenter himself didn't score.
The idea of Morricone doing this movie is exciting as hell for me, so I hope it pans out. I think it'd be incredible.
And may I also give a suggestion to a filmmaker...
Attention Mr. JJ Abrams. Hi. We've never met or spoken, but I am very well aware that you have the rights to Stephen King's amazing DARK TOWER series and are planning on making them into a series of films. I wish you all the luck with that Herculean task and I think a Michael Giacchino score would be incredible, but please... consider this... whether the above rumor turns out to be true or not, approach Ennio Morricone and pitch him the material, Roland's story, the universe... and pay him a goodly sum of money to come up with a few themes. Giacchino can and should have a lot of freedom, but how amazing would it be to have an Ennio Morricone Roland's Theme and Dark Tower Theme that is interwoven throughout the entire run, adapted and expanded by Giacchino?
Just consider it, that's all I ask. Please and thank you.
PS I love LOST.
So what do you folks think of this possibility? I'll do my best to figure out if it's bullshit or not, but in the meantime now you have dream of what could be for Tarantino's sure to be epic WW2 flick.