I’m just back from Rome, where I attended last night the european première of “Django Unchained” by Quentin Tarantino.
I had the privilege to be invited to this exclusive event by Warner Bros / Sony
Quentin Tarantino was on the Red Carpet along with members of the cast, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington (Leonardo di Caprio wasn’t there)
I was lucky enough to meet Mr. Tarantino and give to him a copy of my latest score “Hyde’s Secret Nightmare”, he’s a great collector of soundtracks (especially the italian ones).
Among the guests at the première, some of the protagonists of the Golden Age of Italian Cinema : Ursula Andress, Enzo G Castellari, Giuliano Gemma, Gloria Guida, Edwige Fenech, Giancarlo Giannini, Sergio Martino.
On the “musical” side, the main guests were Ennio Morricone (who wrote a song for the movie, performed by the Italian singer Elisa), Luis Bacalov and Franco Micalizzi. The soundtrack of the movie is mostly a mix of songs taken from italian “Spaghetti Westerns” from the sixties.
Before the show Quentin Tarantino received, from the hands of Maestro Morricone, a special lifetime achievement award from the International Rome Film Festival.