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Ennio Morricone
« on: October 24, 2019, 03:22:45 PM »
Ennio Morricone, OMR (Italian: [ˈɛnnjo morriˈkoːne]; born 10 November 1928) is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player, writing in a wide range of musical styles. Since 1961, Morricone has composed over 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His score to 1966's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.  Ennio Morricone has influenced many artists from film scoring to other styles and genres, including Hans Zimmer,  Danger Mouse,  Dire Straits,  Muse, Metallica, and Radiohead.

His filmography includes over 70 award-winning films, including all Sergio Leone films (since A Fistful of Dollars), all Giuseppe Tornatore films (since Cinema Paradiso), The Battle of Algiers, Dario Argento's Animal Trilogy, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, as well as The Thing, The Mission, The Untouchables, Mission to Mars, Bugsy, Disclosure, In the Line of Fire, Bulworth, Ripley's Game and The Hateful Eight.

A Fistful of Dollars Theme (Ennio Morricone)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjjDOdaFZg0

Ennio Morricone - For A Few Dollars More    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLXQltR7vUQ

For A Few Dollars More - Final Duel Music    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J84FPJAb7rM

The Good the Bad and the Ugly Theme Ennio Morricone    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1PfrmCGFnk

Ennio Morricone - "The Ecstasy Of Gold" from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZhYCERJp4s

Once Upon A Time In The West Theme (Ennio Morricone)     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Q8h-fDfEI

Once Upon a Time in the West Soundtrack (Farewell To Cheyenne)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5IpN3grKDI

Once Upon A Time In The West - Man With A Harmonica     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6BQKFs3-VM

Ennio Morricone - A Pistol for Ringo    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S9pIYfQ5FQ

Ennio Morricone - Sean Sean Sean (Duck,You Sucker - 1971) (AKA A Fistful of Dynamite)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwGJgYVpmY4

Ennio Morricone - March Of The Beggars     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mout7GAnkc

Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In America   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj5Xczethmw

Ennio Morricone - My Name is Nobody - Main Theme     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGZDKuDl3jc

ennio morricone: "good luck, jack"    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIqWyJjasVM



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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019, 07:37:01 PM »
Some really cool music in the context of hearing them as a stand alone and not in conjunction with the respective movies  8)

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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 02:01:22 PM »
I've never really seen or read anywhere that he got any major accolades for those soundtracks either. Great stuff.

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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 06:51:51 PM »
He has received some awards and deservingly so to me
he is the best.  At age 90 he is still at it.

As of 2013, Ennio Morricone has sold over 70 million records worldwide. In 1971, he received a "Targa d'Oro" for the worldwide sales of 22 million.

In 1969, he co-founded Forum Music Village, a prestigious recording studio. From the 1970s, Morricone excelled in Hollywood, composing for prolific American directors such as Don Siegel, Mike Nichols, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, Oliver Stone, Warren Beatty, John Carpenter and Quentin Tarantino. In 1977, he composed the official theme for the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He continued to compose music for European productions, such as Marco Polo, La piovra, Nostromo, Fateless, Karol and En mai, fais ce qu'il te plait. Morricone's music has been reused in television series, including The Simpsons and The Sopranos, and in many films, including Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

In 2007, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music." He has been nominated for a further six Oscars. In 2016, Morricone received his first Academy Award for his score to Quentin Tarantino's film The Hateful Eight (2015), at the time becoming the oldest person ever to win a competitive Oscar. His other achievements include three Grammy Awards, three Golden Globes, six BAFTAs, ten David di Donatello, eleven Nastro d'Argento, two European Film Awards, the Golden Lion Honorary Award and the Polar Music Prize in 2010.

 Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and musician who has a net worth of $20 million dollars.


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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2019, 05:37:03 PM »
Nice to see his work has been recognized, that is cool.

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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2019, 03:56:58 PM »
I thought it was awesome that Tarantino got Morricone to do the score for The Hateful Eight, especially since he had used so much of Morricone's existing stuff for Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. It's like how Tarantino casts actors that he really likes but that for whatever reason weren't getting alot of work at the time of casting (John Travolta, Pam Grier, Robert Forster, etc). So Tarantino got him to score The Hateful Eight and it won Morricone the Oscar. I mean sure, it was more one of those "body of work" wins (as opposed to a win for that particular project) but a win's a win.

I like alot of film scores but Morricone has never been a composer I've never actively sought out, but I've always enjoyed listening to his stuff.

Metallica has opened their shows with Morricone's "The Ecstacy of Gold" playing over the sound system for years. They even recorded their own version of it a few years ago for a Morricone tribute album called "We All Love Ennio Morricone."

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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2019, 04:15:43 PM »
Dire Straits also influenced by Sergio and Ennio

Dire Straits - Once Upon A Time In The West    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFYoCR8ktac



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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 07:03:03 PM »
Your doing good work IGDV, this site is going to be the most comprehensive music forum on the web before long.  8)

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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 12:43:11 AM »
Love all that theme and soundtrack music from all the old westerns. Especially the Eastwood and Trinity stuff.  8)
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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2019, 06:25:38 PM »
Ennio Morricone - Sergio Leone 30th Anniversary - The Trio   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gJdT5Vn11w

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Re: Ennio Morricone
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2019, 07:18:26 PM »
A Masterpiece!!!