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Italian composer Ennio Morricone labels Quentin Tarantino as 'a cretin'

 Ennio Morricone/ All Lights Film MagazineVeteran Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who won the Oscar for his work on Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight', has labelled the director "a cretin". Morricone criticised Tarantino for his chaotic working style and lack of originality in an interview published this week in the December edition of the German-language version of Playboy.

"He is not a director. (Tarantino) is absolutely chaotic.He talks without thinking, he does everything at the last minute. He has no idea.

The veteran musician, who has worked with the likes of Sergio Leone, Roland Joffe and Guiseppe Tornatore, said that Tarantino does not rank in the pantheon of great directors.

"The man is a cretin. He only steals from others and puts stuff back together again. There's nothing original about that. That doesn't make him a director. He is nothing compared with the Hollywood greats, such as John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock or Billy Wilder. They had class. Tarantino simply recooks old dishes" Morricone said.