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Ennio Morricone appreciation thread!

My favorite film composer (RIP). Don't know of anyone with more talent in this area.

The Sundown, from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, is only played once during the film ... and is majestic.

What are your favorite Morricone scores?

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by Anonymousreply 2505/04/2021

Definitely “Once Upon a Time in the West.” Each character had their own descriptive score.

I was sad at how the 2007 Academy Award was presented by a befuddled Clint Eastwood and the magnificence of the Once Upon a Time in the West music wasn’t showcased.

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by Anonymousreply 104/20/2021

Gabriel’s Oboe.

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by Anonymousreply 204/20/2021

The man was a genius.

My personal favorites - and it's hard to whittle them down - are "Cinema Paradiso', 'Days of Heaven', and 'The Mission' (which is arguably the finest original film score ever composed and was robbed of an Academy Award).

by Anonymousreply 304/20/2021

Listening to The Mission now ... sublime.

by Anonymousreply 404/20/2021

R3 I did not know Cinema Paradiso was composed by Morricone! I wept so much at the ending! (Spoiler post).

John Williams has a lifetime legacy as well, but no way comes as close as Ennio Morricone’s. Truly a genius.

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by Anonymousreply 504/20/2021

Since we've sampled others, here's 'Days of Heaven'.

(A great movie, with breathtaking cinematography by Nestor Almendros.)

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by Anonymousreply 604/20/2021

I so badly wanted to see him in concert. It was amazing he was still performing into his 90s. It would have been fabulous to see a performance at the Verona Colosseum as he did yearly.

by Anonymousreply 704/20/2021

I love this song

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by Anonymousreply 804/20/2021

This is her latest Morricone. I love the melody.

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by Anonymousreply 904/20/2021

Almost two dozen films he scored are up on the Criterion Channel in a special "festival," including some Italian rarities.

by Anonymousreply 1004/20/2021

EM's music makes any movie better than it is. For example, that POS "Frantic" (Polanski-88).

by Anonymousreply 1104/20/2021

This is very true of the rather terrible Lolita, r11, which he also scored. Amazing music:

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by Anonymousreply 1204/20/2021

This sequence is made through the music:

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by Anonymousreply 1304/20/2021

The variety (and sheer number) of films he worked on in astonishing. This weird pop tune from Bertolucci's Partner (1968), for instance.

(Song starts around 0:35)

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by Anonymousreply 1404/20/2021

I saw Morricone conduct in Vienna in 2017, and he was amazing. There was nothing over the top of grandiose about his conducting, but he made the orchestra sound wonderful.

by Anonymousreply 1504/21/2021

This is lovely

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by Anonymousreply 1604/21/2021

Love this.

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by Anonymousreply 1704/21/2021

I watched the giallo What Have You Done to Solange? not too long ago and I thought it was TERRIBLE, despite having a pretty good reputation for a giallo film. However, I really liked the Ennio Morricone score!! He added a touch of class to an otherwise shitty Italan b-picture.

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by Anonymousreply 1804/21/2021

His soundtrack for The Mission was voted the all-time greatest score in 2012

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by Anonymousreply 1904/21/2021


I saw what you did there.

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by Anonymousreply 2105/04/2021

He could get pretty "groovy" as well.

What new wave band copped this vibe? Their cop is brilliant.

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by Anonymousreply 2205/04/2021

I have always loved this one.

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by Anonymousreply 2305/04/2021

Without a doubt, his "Once Upon A Time In America". I love every minute of that soundtrack.

by Anonymousreply 2405/04/2021

La Califfa

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