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    Default Ennio Morricone 1928-2020

    His was a huge musical voice in the cinema. Which scores of his appealed to you the most? These are mine:

    "The Untouchables"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r7VXr40fuQ

    "Cinema Paradiso" (oh god; that handsome lead actor in that film!!!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSnZJwggFfw

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    Very sad news

    Rest in peace to the maestro

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    I liked the music to The Good The Bad and the Ugly...before I knew it was Morricone of course (too young to watch the film itself, and it was Hugo Montenegro anyway).

    One of the two 'Dollars' but I can't remember which one.

    The Thing

    Not much else. Certainly not The Mission, though in fairness, that might be because I didn't like the movie.

    I've not yet seen Battle of Algiers, but it's on my list.

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    We just watched Inglourious Basterds for the hundredth time. I love his score for that film. That was actually the movie that turned a lot of us in my generation onto Morricone. (Not me—I got into the "Dollars" trilogy early on, in high school: phenomenal scores all). Also have much love for Once Upon a Time in America. Brilliant film, brilliant score.

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    Sad news. Was always so happy to see his name in the beginning of a movie. At least you knew the music would be great. So many great scores and he has 520 credits on IMDb. Some of my favorites are his scores for Sergio Leone, The Untouchables and The Mission. Battle of Algiers had great music too. The main theme especially. In the line of fire was great too. Those Leone film scores are just so fantastic with Alessandro Alessandroni, Michele Lacerenza and Edda Dell' Orso. I Was so happy to have gotten the chance to see him live when he came to Finland for the first and last time on his tour in 2016. The concert actually got postponed because he had some back issues, but luckily he got better and was able to come later.
    "First I sing loud. When I start to run out of breath I sing softer" Giuseppe Di Stefano on his Faust high c diminuendo

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    I've always loved his score to Once Upon a Time in the West. Though for what it's worth, I didn't care for the one to Once Upon a Time in America. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    I've always loved his score to Once Upon a Time in the West.
    that's one of my favorite too. The one for Investigation of a citizen above suspicion is another one I've always loved.



    While he's not my favorite film composer, it must be said that he was incredibly eclectic, making music in a huge variety of styles.
    What time is the next swan?

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    These are the ones I like best:

    Once Upon a Time in America
    Cinema Paradiso
    The Untouchables
    The Mission
    I Promessi Sposi

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    Sad news, great composer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amfortas View Post
    I've always loved his score to Once Upon a Time in the West.
    That's my personal favorite of his scores.

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    I'm sitting here crying. I grew up on Sergio Leone movies (even wrote my film thesis on him) and of course Morricone's music played a huge part in making those movies masterpieces. And so many more - he truly was brilliant.

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    Academy Awards: 7 nominations, the first in 1979, 1 Award: 2016, Honorary Award 2007
    Grammy Awards: 7 nominations, the first in 1988, 2 Awards (1988 & 2007), 2 Honorary Awards (2009, 2014)

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    Sit tibi terra levis


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    Noooooo!

    *spins Revolver and is not mentally prepared*

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    My favorite score of his is The Mission - great movie.

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