Morricone to Score Tarantino's Bastards?

The big rumor running all over the interwebs this Monday is that famed musical composer Ennio Morricone might be scoring the music for Tarantino's "Inglorious Basterds."

Personally I am not buying the hype surrounding this flick. I haven't seen one frame of film - and as far as I can tell, neither has anyone else - yet all the usual suspects in the world of Hollywood rumor-mongering seem to be frothing at the mouth about this film. I don't get it.
My guess is that most of this hype is probably coming from the throngs of Tarantino lemmings and most-likely with Tarantino's company "A Band Apart" directly. It just smells a lot like careful marketing strategies and not viral hype.

Now, I tend to think that I am somewhat of a fan of Tarantino's work. I thought Pulp Fiction was something that really threw conventional storytelling for a loop and I love the way Quentin can write dialog that sounds believable and still relevant to the story being told....

However, I don't think he is the be-all, end-all director of the century. In all honesty, he's a geek that has found a niche with other like-minded geeks. But that doesn't make him a DeMille or a Welles or a Lean, or any one of a dozen or so truly great directors. He's good, but come on, people, he's not incredible!
We'll be finding out more about this in the weeks to come. As always, stay tuned.

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