WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2015 |
Posted by: Don Saas
If you aren't a movie obsessive, it's probably difficult to understand why it was such a big deal when it was announced that film composer legend Ennio Morricone had agreed to score Quentin Tarantino's latest film, The Hateful Eight. The Italian icon became famous for his work with Sergio Leone in the Spaghetti westerns the director made with Clint Eastwood. And The Hateful Eight is the first western that the 87 year old composer has scored in a long time (even if some of the score is just unused music from his work on John Carpenter's The Thing). This would be like finding out all of the members of The Smiths were getting back together to not only tour but release a new record. It just doesn't happen. And Maestro Morricone has shared one of the pieces of music from Tarantino's film, "L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock," and it is stunning.