Today we would like to remember Ennio Morricone, who recently passed away. He was one of the most talented conductors and scores’ composers for the modern cinema.
Morricone composed over 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works.
It is impossible to list all the soundtracks he created, but he surely became a legend for the scores in the spaghetti western movies, such as the one for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966), that is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history.
His filmography presents over 70 award-winning films, including all Sergio Leone’s films since A Fistful of Dollars and all Giuseppe Tornatore’s films since “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso”. He worked for different film genres and he collaborated with many directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Terrence Malick, Brian De Palma, Dario Argento, Roman Polanski and Quentin Tarantino.
In 2007 Morricone received an Academy Honorary Award “for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music”, while in 2016 he won his first competitive Oscar for his score to Quentin Tarantino’s film “The Hateful Eight”.
Ennio Morricone is no longer among us, but his music will never die.