Newswire: The Hateful Eight features music originally written for The Thing

When it comes to filmmaking, Quentin Tarantino places as much importance on soundtracks as he does on idiosyncratic dialogue and career-resuscitating casting decisions. And for the upcoming The Hateful Eight, Tarantino reached out to the man who defined the sound of spaghetti Westerns, composer Ennio Morricone. But, according to Consequence Of Sound, the celebrated Morricone didn’t have time to create a full score for Tarantino. So, to supplement the 25 minutes of original music Morricone composed for the film, they recycled his unused music from John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing.

At a post-screening interview with Christopher Nolan, Tarantino confessed that this was first time he felt the need to rely so much on single composer, rather than crate-digging his own compilation. “I had a little voice in my head saying, ‘This material deserved an original score,’” Tarantino said. “I didn’t ever want to trust a …

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