He says the director 'places music in his films without coherence'
Legendary composer Ennio Morricone has called time on his collaboration with Quentin Tarantino.
Morricone, 84, made his name composing the scores for classic Spaghetti Western films such as The Good, The Bad And The Ugly in the ’60s and has since notched up five Oscar nominations. He contributed music to last year’s Django Unchained as well as three previous Tarantino movies: 2009’s Inglourious Basterds and the two Kill Bill films released in 2003 and 2004.
However, the Italian maestro has now revealed his working relationship with Tarantino is over. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morricone discussed the director during a talk at a Rome University last week, saying: “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. So he just used a song I had written previously.”
Morricone went on to criticise Tarantino’s technique, saying he “places music in films without coherence” and declaring: “You can’t do anything with someone like that.” The composer also admitted he wasn’t a fan of Django Unchained as a whole, saying: “To tell the truth, I didn’t care for it. Too much blood.”
Nevertheless, Django Unchained has become Tarantino’s highest-grossing film to date, grossing over $400 million (£265 million) worldwide since its release last December. It also picked up a couple of Oscars last month (February): Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz and a Best Original Screenplay prize for Tarantino.