Greatest of the Week: ENNIO MORRICONE

The legend of film music, Italian composer Ennio Morricone (born 1928) has written music for more than 500 films and television series, in a 60-years lasting career. In the early 1960’s he came to the attention of his former school friend Sergio Leone, who hired Morricone to compose the music to some of his best known films. Together they created a distinctive score to accompany Leone’s different version of the ‘western genre’, A Fistful of Dollars. Morricone used innovative techniques of composing by including whistles, cracks, gunshots and unusual voices to his scores, however, he was also a master of classical symphonies and memorable themes.

This week we celebrate Ennio Morricone’s massive opus which strongly influenced a large number of composers and filmmakers all over the world.

 

TOP 10 SCORES:

1. Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo /The Good, the Bad and the Ugly/ (1966, dir: Sergio Leone)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. The Mission (1986, dir: Roland Joffé)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Per un pugno di dollari /A Fistful of Dollars/ (1964, dir: Sergio Leone)

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano /The Legend of 1900/ (1998, dir: Giuseppe Tornatore)

 

5. Once Upon a Time in America (1984, dir: Sergio Leone)

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Il mercenario (1968, dir: Sergio Corbucci)

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Malèna (2000, dir: Giuseppe Tornatore)

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. The Untouchables (1987, dir: Brian de Palma)

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Il mio nome è Nessuno /My Name is Nobody/ (1973, dir: Tonino Valerii)

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Bugsy (1991, dir: Barry Levinson)

 

 

Ennio Morricone – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

 

Ennio Morricone – The Mission (On Earth as it is on Heaven)

 

Ennio Morricone – The Legend of 1900 (Playing Love)

 

Ennio Morricone – Il mercenario (L’arena)

 

Ennio Morricone – Malèna (Theme)

 


Ozren K. Glaser

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ISFMF, Artistic Director and Producer

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