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The Hateful Eight
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Composed, Conducted, Orchestrated, and Produced by:

Performed by
The Czech National Symphony Orchestra
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Decca Records
(December 18th, 2015)
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Regular U.S. release, available additionally on vinyl.
Winner of a BAFTA award and an Academy Award. Nominated for a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... if you can appreciate Ennio Morricone's refusal to play to Quentin Tarantino's expectations in this surprisingly intellectual, original horror score that appropriately oppresses all positive feelings in favor of brutal atmosphere.

Avoid it... if you require more attractive and devious character than the main Red Rock theme can provide alone for this score, the remainder a challenging pill of disillusionment to swallow.
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WRITTEN 1/24/16
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The Hateful Eight: (Ennio Morricone) It is without a doubt that the works of writer and director Quentin Tarantino are an acquired taste, his vulgar and violent depictions of human savagery so brutal that they become oddly heroic and comical. Your ability to find starkly romantic appeal in a movie like The Hateful Eight will determine your level of tolerance for Tarantino, a master at generating interesting characters that more often than not do terrible things. Many of his films have been immense box office hits, but 2015's The Hateful Eight is not one of them. Although receiving significant awards consideration for specific aspects of its production (cinematography, screenwriting, score, and actress Jennifer Jason Leigh), the movie did not sway critics and audiences like Tarantino's prior entries. It remains a project true to his sensibilities, however, featuring familiar cast and crew and ending with more than its fair share of death. A group of people ranging from lawmen to bounty hunters, vagrants to criminals are brought by destiny to the refuge of a lodge during a snowstorm in Wyoming in post-Civil War America. The entire film features tense conversation and executions regarding the bounties and mistrust placed on the characters, not to mention the imposing influence of the elements outside. Never mind the fact that the location is discernably Colorado rather than Wyoming. Intriguingly, a widely reported boycott of the film by police groups, enacted after Tarantino weighed in on the political issue of police killings of black youths across America, was supposedly a contributing factor to the film's disappointing box office performance, though some sources refute that notion. Not immune from all the usual Tarantino drama is the situation with the film's music. There is a reason why none of Tarantino's prior films' soundtracks had been reviewed at Filmtracks, and it's because the director has generally preferred to pluck pieces of existing music, and particularly that written by legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, for placement in his films. While this approach has been praised by many, those with knowledge and familiarity with the original intent of this film music can find Tarantino's re-use to be highly annoying and distracting. In fact, at times, hearing vintage Morricone Western music totally out of context in a modern Tarantino thriller is hilariously awful. Some fans will disagree with this viewpoint, as evidenced in part by the enduring popularity of these soundtracks.

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Average: 3.57 Stars
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This music makes you want to kill a bastard
Ken Kirchner - March 18, 2016, at 8:48 p.m.
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Total Time: 72:36
• 1. L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock - Versione Integrale (7:32)
• 2. Overture (3:11)
• 3. "Major Warren Meet Daisy Domergue" (dialogue) (0:33)
• 4. Narratore Letterario (1:59)
• 5. Apple Blossom - performed by The White Stripes (2:13)
• 6. "Frontier Justice" (dialogue) (1:50)
• 7. L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock - #2 (2:37)
• 8. Neve - Versione Integrale (12:16)
• 9. "This Here is Daisy Domergue" (dialogue) (1:01)
• 10. Sei Cavalli (1:21)
• 11. Raggi di Sole Sulla Montagna (1:41)
• 12. "Son of the Bloody Nigger Killer of Baton Rouge" (dialogue) (2:43)
• 13. Jim Jones at Botany Bay (traditional) - performed by Jennifer Jason Leigh (4:10)
• 14. Neve #2 (2:05)
• 15. "Uncle Charlie's Stew" (dialogue) (1:41)
• 16. I Quattro Passeggeri (1:49)
• 17. La Musica Prima del Massacro (2:00)
• 18. L'Inferno Bianco Synth (3:31)
• 19. The Suggestive Oswaldo Mobray (dialogue) (0:47)
• 20. Now You're All Alone - performed by David Hess (1:29)
• 21. Sangue e Neve (2:05)
• 22. Neve #3 (2:02)
• 23. L'Inferno Bianco - Ottoni (3:31)
• 24. Daisy's Speech (dialogue) (1:32)
• 25. La Lettera di Lincoln - Strumentale (1:41)
• 26. La Lettera di Lincoln - Con Dialogo (dialogue) (1:46)
• 27. There Won't Be Many Coming Home - performed by Roy Orbison (2:44)
• 28. La Puntura Della Morte (0:28)

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The insert includes short notes from both the director and the composer. The product contains explicit language in the dialogue and thus the appropriate disclaimer on the packaging.
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