No more Morricone for Tarantino's Basterds

ennio-morriconeFrom the Italian version of the famed Italian composer’s website (but not the English), The Playlist reports that Ennio Morricone will not be available to score Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds—and it’s all the studio’s fault.

Back in November, Variety wrote:

“Tarantino will finish shooting the film in February and has to deliver it by the end of April in time for Cannes,” the maestro Morricone told Variety from his home in Rome. “That doesn’t leave me enough time to do the music. Either I start working on it before he stops shooting—after we discuss it together—or I just can’t do it.”

But Morricone’s website says now that he’ll be scoring long-time collaborator Giuseppe Tornatore’s new film Baaria – La porta del vento rather than working on Basterds.

Which isn’t to say that the movie won’t have Morricone-written tunes in it…just not the whole thing.

And here I was looking forward to a little more originality from Tarantino.

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 06:34 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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