Tarantino was present at Morricone’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiling in 2016, so the enmity is relatively new and apparently related to the pressure of grinding out a score.
“He calls out of nowhere and then wants to have a finished film score within days, which is impossible,” Morricone said. “Which makes me crazy! Because that’s just not possible.”
Morricone said he no longer desires to travel “to this dreadful America, with these pompous pomposities, these embarrassments like the Oscars and the whole frippery.”