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Morricone Basterds?

10 November 2008 2:41 PM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

With his "guys on a mission" epic Inglorious Bastards set at the height of WWII, it's not like filmmaker Quentin Tarantino can flip through his undoubtedly expansive LP collection seeking obscure rock/pop/soul gems to pepper his soundtrack. How about a score from a legendary composer? Qt has reportedly approached "il maestro" Ennio Morricone about providing the music for the wartime espionage and Nazi scalping. The pair had previously planned to collaborate but it never »

- Dave Davis

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Ennio Morricone Scoring Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds?!

10 November 2008 8:34 AM, PST | | See recent news »

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 »

- Alex Billington

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