Ennio Morricone

The Hateful Eight

The soundtrack to Tarantino’s brutal character study earned Morricone his first competitive Oscar win.

Image from The Hateful Eight

USA 2015
Dir Quentin Tarantino
With Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Certificate 18

Tarantino’s controversial western concerns a motley group of characters – including a bounty hunter and his captive – who take refuge during a blizzard in a remote stagecoach lodge... So begins a fateful series of extraordinary events. Ironically, this late soundtrack earned Morricone his first competitive Oscar® win, at the same time reuniting the maestro with the genre that had first brought him worldwide acclaim 50 years earlier.