Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone

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  1. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    No Morricone thread? For shame.









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  2. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Slightly crazy how I've only ever seen two of those :p
  3. Reveen Jedi Grand Master

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    I really wish Morricone would end up working on Star Wars at some point, the guy did work with Metal Gear, so why not?

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    He worked with Metal Gear?!? I never knew that! :eek:

    (and I feel extra terrible because I thought he wasn't even alive anymore... good grief! These music maestros never die!)
  5. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    I've only seen three, but from what I've read, Il Giardino Delle Delizie and La Cosa Buffa aren't particularly noteworthy films anyway. Great tracks, though.

    Another goodie:

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  6. jedinightwing Force Ghost

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    I freakin' love Ennio Morricone

    easily one of the greatest scenes in film history and it's all editing 3 people standing and staring at each other for 5+ minutes, yet the tension is phenominal!

    Also don't care what anyone says. his spaghetti western scores were his best work in my opinion.




    Like I said. Ennio's best work was his work with Sergio Leone, especially the westerns. <3
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  7. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Match made in heaven. It's the same as John Williams' working with GL and Steven Spielberg, or Bernard Herrmann with Alfred Hitchcock.

    And I don't think there's too much objection to the opinion that his best work was on the Leone westerns, which, for the most part, I rate higher than most Westerns made in the US. The European perspective adds something special to the genre, similar to Polanski's direction on Chinatown.
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    Shameless bump, this one's pretty cool - was done for the much-reviled Exorcist II and wasn't actually in the film, just trailers & publicity:



    Very similar to Il Giardino Delle Delizie, in my first post.
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  9. TX-20 Force Ghost

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    I love the whole film. And this is a major reason why.

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  10. Gallandro Chosen One

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    Love his score for The Untouchables, and Frantic is a score often forgotten among Morricone's prolific library of work, but it is a fantastic score.

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    Watched Bugsy (1991) again for the first time in ages yesterday, Morricone's score was awesome as always, if a touch derivative of the one he did for The Untouchables, with a more melancholy edge to it overall.



  12. John R Pleak Jedi Knight

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    It's great to see a thread here about the incomparable maestro Ennio Morricone. He elevated film scores to new levels of artistry and complexity. I listen to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly motion picture soundtrack on a regular basis and I have found Morricone tells the story beautifully through his music. In this new digital age it is very easy for composers to take the quick and easy digital way out with their soundtracks and scores. Some say that you cannot tell the difference between a digital orchestra and a living flesh and blood orchestra...I beg to differ!
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  14. SerRoel Jedi Master

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    He's performing in my country next year, already got the tickets:D
    I'm mainly familiar with his spaghetti western soundtracks but really looking forward to it.
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  15. John R Pleak Jedi Knight

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    How lucky! I would love to see Ennio perform live. Have a great time and let us know how it went! :cool:
  16. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Absolutely - @SerRoel please check back in after the concert, it'd be great to hear about it.

    Been listening to the Bugsy soundtrack quite a bit lately, it's definitely worth picking up. Kind of like The Godfather meets The Untouchables.
  17. SerRoel Jedi Master

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    I'll let you guys know ;)
  18. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    Came across this very funky clip of Morricone's score to Il Giardino Delle Delizie, which I included in my first post. I think this might be from the film itself:



    Finally acquired the soundtrack in its entirety, the track is actually called 'Adonai', a Hebrew name for 'God'.
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  19. Chancellor Yoda Jedi Master

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    Second to John Williams, Ennio Morricone is my favorite movie composer
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  20. Darth_Nub Saga, Classic Trilogy and Film Music Manager

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    I'm the other way around, but it's not an easy choice. More a matter of personal taste, and I think both are guilty of recycling their own compositions now and then, which is about the only criticism you could apply to either.

    It's kind of like trying to compare the Beatles to the 1960s Rolling Stones, or Led Zeppelin to the Velvet Underground.
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  21. Ord-Mantell70 Jedi Grand Master

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    Two great pieces that maybe don't know, from a 1982 French movie with Jean-Paul Belmondo "The Professional" :



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  22. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    My playlist this month contains "Frank" from Once Upon A Time In The West. Last month it was "Come Una Sentenza". Great stuff.
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  23. Pensivia Force Ghost

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    Have to add this one, which I've been listening to this week...



    the way the music at the end works with the kissing montage and Jacques Perrin's reactions as he watches never fails to destroy me:_|:p

  24. Andy Wylde Jedi Master

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    Yes Ennio is one of the best composers out there, without a doubt! I loved his score for the movie Orca. The score was so beautiful and really flowed well with the movie. The score along with the scenes of Killer whales are just so breathtaking and amazing.
  25. Master_Lok Jedi Grand Master

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    I dig Ennio, and some of his giallo-horror soundtracks are my favorites.

    A Quiet Place in the Country is one of his strangest, yet most effective scores, but I think my favorite two horror scores of his are for A Lizard In a Woman's Skin and Gionata Nera Per L'ariete (The Fifth Cord).
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