The German version of Playboy journal distanced itself Tuesday (Nov. 13) from an interview in its newest version with Ennio Morricone, by which the famend Italian movie composer seems to blast director Quentin Tarantino and the Oscars ceremony.
The interview, revealed final week, quoted the 90-year-old composer referring to Tarantino as a “cretin” who stole concepts from others and the Academy Awards ceremony as “boring.”
Morricone, who gained an Oscar in 2016 for his rating for Tarantino’s movie The Hateful Eight, has vehemently denied criticizing the director, his movies or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“I contemplate Tarantino a fantastic director,” Morricone mentioned, including that he credited their collaboration for his Oscar success, “which is for certain one of many best acknowledgments of my profession, and I’m without end grateful for the chance to compose music for his movie.”
German Playboy, which is revealed by Munich-based Hubert Burda Media, mentioned that “so far, now we have thought-about the freelancer who carried out the Ennio Morricone interview on our behalf to be a famend print and radio journalist.”
“In the previous, now we have had no cause to doubt his journalistic integrity and abilities,” the journal’s editor-in-chief, Florian Boitin, mentioned in an announcement.
“Based on the knowledge now at our disposal, we should sadly assume that the phrases spoken within the interview have, partly, been reproduced incorrectly,” Boitin mentioned with out elaborating.
“We want to specific our remorse ought to Mr. Morricone have been portrayed in a false gentle,” he added. “We are working to make clear this matter and are exploring authorized measures.”