Nowadays, the filmmaker’s choice between using existing music or hiring a music composer makes a big difference. History shows us how certain filmmakers affected many aspects of filmmaking when they started choosing pop songs over “classical” music that merely accompanies the film. The difference is conspicuous in the case of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (2015). Tarantino invited a classical composer (Ennio Morricone) to write an original score, which led to a surprisingly different film compared to Tarantino’s other works.

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