RIP Ennio Morricone

Legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone has passed away aged 91 in Rome.

Affectionately known as ‘Maestro’ he is involved in some of the most memorable scores in film history.

Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, The Hateful Eight. His haunting melodies for Sergio Leone’s trilogy of westerns A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. A lot of these films I have caught up with watching over the past few months and the scores blew me away each and every time.

He was presented with an honorary Oscar in 2007 and then went on to win for The Hateful Eight.

Let’s take a little bit of time to appreciate some of his most famous music from films . . .

2 thoughts on “RIP Ennio Morricone

  1. There’s movie composers and then there’s the Maestro. To me, there is no one who is as great as Ennio Morricone. From his work with Sergio Leone as well as the scores of films he did for Pier Paolo Pasolini and films like Days of Heaven, The Battle of Algiers, and The Hateful Eight. He has no equal. Those films wouldn’t be great if it wasn’t for the music. “Deborah’s Theme” brings me to tears as well as the piece for Claudia Cardinale’s character in Once Upon a Time in the West are just some of the most beautiful pieces of music that has ever been created.

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