That’s right the true legend Robert De Niro turns 77 years old today and I have to admit that I more than enjoyed the Robert De Niro-Athon I ended up doing a few months ago, really catching up with some of his outstanding films. Including The Godfather: Part II, Once Upon a Time in America and A Bronx Tale.
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 . . .
Noodles a former Jewish gangster in the Prohibition era returns of the Lower East Side of Manhattan after thirty years of being away and must come to terms with the regrets of his past actions and everything he lost.