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‘Hateful Eight’ Features Unused Score from ‘The Thing’

‘Hateful Eight’ Features Unused Score from ‘The Thing’

Earlier this summer, director Quentin Tarantino went to San Diego Comic Con to promote his revenge Western The Hateful Eight, where he revealed that legendary composer Ennio Morricone has written the original score for this highly-anticipated movie. The score will be Ennio Morricone's first Western score in over 40 years. It's one of the few times that the director has actually used a composer for his films, since he usually takes pieces of scores from other movies and recycles them. Earlier this month, Quentin Tarantino screened The Hateful Eight at the Director's Guild of America, where he revealed that Ennio Morricone's score actually brings in his unused work from John Carpenter's 1982 classic The Thing.

What remains to be seen is if this mixture of previously-composed music and the new work by Ennio Morricone will disqualify his score from contention in the Best Original Score category at the The Academy Awards. The Academy has a number of strict rules in place for both the Original Score and Best Original Song, so it seems possible that the composer's work may not be recognized by the Academy. What do you think about these new details regarding The Hateful Eight?

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