Rome Film Festival and Ennio Morricone Honor Quentin Tarantino with Lifetime Achievement Award

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by Beth Hanna
December 28, 2012 12:30 PM
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Quentin Tarantino in "Django Unchained"
The seventh Rome Film Festival will honor Quentin Tarantino with a Lifetime Achievement Award on January 4, at a gala screening of "Django Unchained." Legendary composer Ennio Morricone ("Once Upon a Time in the West," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"), who wrote an original song for "Django," will present Tarantino with the award. That's one way to get the filmmaker to show up!

Fest artistic director and spaghetti western fan Marco Muller, who has had Tarantino on his Venice competition jury, states:

"Tarantino is a profoundly American yet very European filmmaker, because the relationship he has established with cinema and its history is as analytical as it is passionate...As a result his films are both alive and vivacious to the extreme, they blast away the codes and conventions of film genres but each of them does express the spirit of his time."

Check out our TOH! review roundup of "Django Unchained" here, and Anne Thompson's discussion with film critics Eric Kohn and Carrie Rickey about the film here.

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  • Brian | December 28, 2012 1:48 PMReply

    I'm guessing Morricone already got HIS lifetime achievement award from this festival. That would be a hell of an off-key note if he hadn't.

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