R.I.P Ennio Morricone - A True Legend

Updated: Jan 28

This is the saddest day knowing we will never get the opportunity to work with such an incredible legend of talent. We miss you already Ennio Morricone! This is the worst news of 2020 other then covid-19. EM is a legend Oscar winning Composer of Film scores, one with a heart of gold.



His heartfelt understanding and connection to music was remarkable and unparallel, but always so deeply felt. "We love you!" -screams Klaudia Kaye, the founder and CEO of MobCity Productions.



I think we can all agree that Mr. Morricone will forever be cherished in the life of cinema with his 500 + film scores, as he has so wildly shaped for yourself. R.I.P EM knowing you were "one of the most versatile and influential creators of music for the modern cinema." #NYTimes // .. for the past present and future filmmakers and composers to come.

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Mr. Morricone's bio on IMDB sums it well. "A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet.


He has written nearly 500 film scores, so a brief summary is impossible, but his most memorable work includes the Leone films, Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers (1966) , Roland Joffé's The Mission (1986), Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1987) and Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso (1988), plus a rare example of sung opening credits for Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)."

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His first film scores were relatively undistinguished, but he was hired by Leone for A Fistful of Dollars (1964) on the strength of some of his song arrangements. His score for that film, with its sparse arrangements, unorthodox instrumentation (bells, electric guitars, harmonicas, the distinctive twang of the jew's harp) and memorable tunes, revolutionized the way music would be used in Westerns, and it is hard to think of a post-Morricone Western score that doesn't in some way reflect his influence.


Although his name will always be synonymous with the spaghetti Western, Morricone has also contributed to a huge range of other film genres: comedies, dramas, thrillers, horror films, romances, art movies, exploitation movies - making him one of the film world's most versatile artists.

Mr. Morricone's Best Score's:



- IMDb Mini Biography By: Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>


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