What ‘Django Unchained’ Vet Said They Would Never Work With Quentin Tarantino Again?
When Quentin Tarantino sets out to make a film, there are actors falling all over themselves to be cast in the film. It appears to be such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that many actors make return trips to Tarantino’s universe (just ask Christoph Waltz who won two Oscars for his work in Tarantino’s films). But there’s one person who worked with Tarantino on ‘Django Unchained‘ who isn’t eager to ever work with the director again. Who is it and why? Let’s find out.
Quentin Tarantino had always wanted to work with legendary composer Ennio Morricone. He had sampled some of his previous music in ‘Kill Bill’ and had asked Morricone to compose the score for ‘Inglourious Basterds’ but scheduling prevented their collaboration. As Tarantino was prepping ‘Django Unchained’ he once again reached out to Morricone and while the 84-year-old composer couldn’t work on the entire score, he was able to compose one piece of new music for the film, “Ancora Qui,” while Tarantino fleshed out the film with from existing music from ‘The Big Gundown’ and ‘Revolver.’ It seemed like a marriage made in heaven. Except it wasn’t.
Morricone, who has been nominated for five Oscars and won an Honorary Award in 2007, spoke at LUISS University in Rome and revealed he has no designs to reunite with Tarantino.
I wouldn’t like to work with him again, on anything. [Tarantino] places music in his films without coherence. You can’t do anything with someone like that.
Yeouch. Interesting criticism given how Tarantino is known for his unique use of pop music and music cues in his films.
Morricone wasn’t finished. He also had some harsh words for ‘Django’ itself saying, “To tell the truth, I didn’t care for it. Too much blood.” Fair enough.
It will probably hurt Tarantino to hear that one of his idols has no interest in collaborating again and isn’t a fan of his latest movie, something he doesn’t hear very often. But one thing Tarantino isn’t short on is ego and creativity and we’re sure he’ll use both to move past this on his next project.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]