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L.A. Readers! Mr. Beaks Wants To Send Two Ennio Morricone Fans To The Premiere Of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS!!!

Beaks here... The good folks at The Weinstein Company have been kind enough to provide me with two tickets to the Los Angeles premiere of Quentin Tarantino's INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS on August 10th at Grauman's Chinese Theater. And while I obviously want to give these away to a massive Tarantino fan, I'd like for the attendee (and his/her guest) to be just as crazy about the film music of Ennio Morricone - because BASTERDS is as much a love letter to the Italian maestro as it is to war movies. So if you're one of the enlightened who worship at the church of Morricone, I want you to shoot me an email (subject: "Morricone") and make a case (in 100 words or less) for what you believe to be the composer's finest score that isn't one of the following: A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST DUCK, YOU SUCKER ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA THE UNTOUCHABLES THE MISSION CINEMA PARADISO Obviously, these are all wonderful works, but the man has written hundreds of scores for dozens of directors in every conceivable genre. And the quality of the movie hardly matters: some of my favorite Morricone cues can be found in films that, um, fall a little short of Leone. There is no right answer here. Just because you answer back with THE BIG GUNDOWN (to which Eli Roth is now inextricably linked) doesn't mean you're going to win. The key might be introducing me to a Morricone score I've somehow overlooked. I don't know. You've got 100 words to convince me that you live and breathe Morricone. Good luck. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, August 5th, noon pacific. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS opens commercially August 21st.

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  • July 31, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    YES!!!

    by Budcrud

  • July 31, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Finally First!

    by Budcrud

  • July 31, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Third?

    by charbar1

  • July 31, 2009, 3:07 p.m. CST

    AHH-EEE-AHH-EEE-AHHHHHHHHH...WAH-WAH-WAAAHHHH

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • July 31, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    quickly...to the Google!

    by torontoxic

  • July 31, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Recommendations from the East Coast:

    by Harry Weinstein

    VIOLENT CITY and REVOLVER.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    "The good folks at The Weinstein Company"

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha <P>

  • July 31, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Days of Heaven

    by George_Kaplan

    is Morricone's best score after Once Upon a Time in the West. Wish I could make it out to LA.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    The Thing...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    Morricone's version of a Carpenter score.

  • July 31, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    INGLORIOUS ENNIO

    by Dharma4

    Here we go!

  • July 31, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Ennio's score in...

    by stellanskarsgaard

    The Legend of 1900 FTW!

  • July 31, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    ennio morricone

    by magnetcloud

    The one movie thats great yet unknown, Guns for Sebastion w/ Anthony Quinn. I'll go see this movie just for the music. I can give you many more but this is a good choice.

  • July 31, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    My favorite of his scores is the one he did for Kill Bill

    by axel fff

    Wait, what?

  • July 31, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Yes @ The Thing.

    by Traumnovelle

    I love Ennio approximately eighteen billion times more than I like Quentin Tarantino. <P> I just watched The Mission last night actually, when I got home from the bar. Cried a little. I don't think I've ever seen that movie and NOT cried a little.

  • July 31, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    sorry Beaks

    by awardgiver

    Sundown, The Strong, Carriage of the Spirits, Story and Death of a Soldier, Ecstacy of Gold, Trio...those tracks from the Good, Bad, Ugly soundtrack are a part of my life. No uber rare Morricone soundtrack that some film geek hipster can come up with will ever beat those. Wish I could lie and win the contest, but no fucking way. Thats the soundtrack of heaven.

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Ugh Riley....the "world premiere" was in cannes in May

    by Ravvy

    LOL "Just like Star Trek, we'll be getting a world premiere before anyone in the world,"

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 12:11 a.m. CST

    The Untouchables..

    by nolan bautista

    ..score..kicks ass..

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Wasn't the Trek premire in Australia?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    like 2 weeks before it came to the Y.S.?

  • Aug. 1, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Love his score in Roman Polanski Frantic!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    The blend of italian guitar and french horns were really excellent! Hell I could listen to that soundtrack every day! If I was ever to meet Ennio Morfricone, first I kiss his feet and then I would ask him if he had an extra copy laying around!<p>Btw, the music in Frantic and the movie itself is beautifully done. It all feels so French, yet it isn't, and it just makes you love the 80's even more!<p>I wish I had a copy to let my girlfriend listen to but prices on Ebay is freaking ridiculous!

  • Aug. 2, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Aug. 6, 2009, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Will you post the winner?

    by catlettuce4

    because i wanna get that score.

  • Aug. 7, 2009, 7:16 p.m. CST

    yes post the winner...and their essay

    by MrMxyzptlk

    and post the 3 runner ups as well just so's we can learn more about morricone...

  • Aug. 10, 2009, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Winner?

    by SBconnection

    Has a winner been picked? Seeing that the screening is tonight?

  • Aug. 10, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    mr.beaks' tickets didn't come through

    by johnnyapache

    I'm guessing the tickets didn't come through, o'well, I would love to read some of the essays still. Hit me up.

  • Aug. 29, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    What the heck?

    by Dharma4

    Dude! What happened to the contest winners? The Inglourious Basterds premiere is long gone body. I think you owe us some kind of re compensation for this trickery!