Quentin Tarantino recently announced that Ennio Morricone will be providing an original score for his next film The Hateful Eight. For film nerds everywhere, this is pretty big news. Morricone hasn't scored a Western in 40 years and the fact that he teamed up with Tarantino has me (and I hope a lot of others) extremely excited.
Morricone gained much his fame from the original scores he provided for many classic Spaghetti Westerns such as: The Big Gundown, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Silence, The Mercenary, A Fistful of Dynamite and My Name is Nobody.
And Tarantino, who is very aware of film history that came before him (he sometimes frames his scenes the same way Akira Kurosawa would), seems like a perfect partner for Morricone's first Western score after 40 years.
Usually Tarantino uses scores from other films in order to score his own (he's somewhat known for this), so it's going to be interesting to see how this film turns out with a complete score running throughout the film.
This news just grows the anticipation I already have for the film and I can't wait for it to come out.