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Title: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 09:21:39 AM
.....What's your response?


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Silenzio on September 03, 2007, 09:23:07 AM
I tell them (in the following order):

Suck my nuts.

Go to hell.

When I die, suck my nuts.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 09:24:34 AM
I tell them (in the following order):

Suck my nuts.

Go to hell.

When I die, suck my nuts.

hahahahahahahahaa!!! That's pretty hilarious. The reason I posted this is because a friend of mine actually told me John Williams owned Morricone. He just didn't say John was better, he told me he owned Morricone! What a heated argument that was.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: T.H. on September 03, 2007, 09:27:16 AM
I shake my head and politely tell them how wrong they are.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: dave jenkins on September 03, 2007, 09:28:57 AM
I shake my head and politely tell them how wrong they are.
O0


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 09:31:09 AM
I shake my head and politely tell them how wrong they are.

I tried to be polite but the kid kept telling me I had no clue what I was talking about. I have no clue?!?! I've only seen countless Ennio and John Williams scored films. This ignorant SOB needs a good kick in the you know what.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: PowerRR on September 03, 2007, 09:37:15 AM
I only had this happen once from a person who has seen a large amount of Williams movies while only having seen one Morricone movie.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: T.H. on September 03, 2007, 09:39:55 AM
I tried to be polite but the kid kept telling me I had no clue what I was talking about. I have no clue?!?! I've only seen countless Ennio and John Williams scored films. This ignorant SOB needs a good kick in the you know what.

You might have to make a Daddy-O reference if things get messy.  :D


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 09:42:06 AM
You might have to make a Daddy-O reference if things get messy.  :D

The funny thing is, he's only seen one film where Ennio composes that I know of. That's GBU. He's a big Spielberg fan so you can imagine how this convo was. haha


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: moviesceleton on September 03, 2007, 10:45:43 AM
I politely break his neck and calmly walk away :).


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 10:50:03 AM
I politely break his neck and calmly walk away :).

 ;D


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: geoman-1 on September 03, 2007, 10:56:16 AM
He just didn't say John was better, he told me he owned Morricone! What a heated argument that was.
I think you mis-understood TB. He probably meant to say that John Williams owns all of the Morricone
Soundtrack CD's. O0


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 10:59:36 AM
I think you mis-understood TB. He probably meant to say that John Williams owns all of the Morricone
Soundtrack CD's. O0

 ;D Yeah you may have a point geo. I might have to call him back up and start this argument up again to set things straight.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 03, 2007, 11:07:05 AM
....I pay Mike Tyson to go to that guy's house.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: PowerRR on September 03, 2007, 11:15:54 AM
To bite his ear off?

Or to rape him?

I would rather pay Rocky Marciano. He would take him out with class.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: geoman-1 on September 03, 2007, 11:17:51 AM
To bite his ear off?

Or to rape him?


;D ;D ;D  (preferably both, and at the same time!)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 12:04:03 PM
GREAT avatar geoman!!! I think I'm going to watch this tonight! O0


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Groggy on September 03, 2007, 12:29:40 PM
Does this idiot even know WHO Ennio Morricone is? I seriously doubt it if they're making such an idiotic claim.  ::)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: geoman-1 on September 03, 2007, 12:31:59 PM
GREAT avatar geoman!!! I think I'm going to watch this tonight! O0
I have it on DVD. My ex-wife bought it for me. The wisest thing she did in 10 yrs. of our
marriage. It's too bad it lacks the commentary. I would have loved to have heard from
Robert Mulligan.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 12:32:27 PM
Does this idiot even know WHO Ennio Morricone is? I seriously doubt it if they're making such an idiotic claim.  ::)

haha I don't think he does. I'll have to educate this clown some more.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 03, 2007, 12:35:54 PM
haha I don't think he does. I'll have to educate this clown some more.
John Williams is good, but Morricone makes more catchy, and less overdramatic themes.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 12:39:56 PM
John Williams is good, but Morricone makes more catchy, and less overdramatic themes.

Don't get me wrong. I love many works of John Williams. I just think Ennio's work is more unique than his.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 03, 2007, 01:03:16 PM
Don't get me wrong. I love many works of John Williams. I just think Ennio's work is more unique than his.
Exactly.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Jill on September 03, 2007, 02:16:15 PM
I like two JW tracks, Duel of Fates and Imperial March... "the rest is silence"

Ennio is Il Maestro. JW is just a follower.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 02:54:43 PM
I like two JW tracks, Duel of Fates and Imperial March... "the rest is silence"

Ennio is Il Maestro. JW is just a follower.

hahaha JW is just a follower. You always know what to say Jill.  O0


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Groggy on September 03, 2007, 03:55:11 PM
Seriously, I like John Williams and I think he can be great at times, but he's nothing on Ennio.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 03, 2007, 04:06:37 PM
Seriously, I like John Williams and I think he can be great at times, but he's nothing on Ennio.

I agree totally. It amazes me how nobody sounds like Ennio.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Mw/NNrules on September 03, 2007, 04:49:20 PM
I agree totally. It amazes me how nobody sounds like Ennio.
Williams is great, but overcooked. Ppk make him out to be something he's not. A composer with fresh new talent is Javier Navarette. Pan's Labyrinth was great. He still isn't up there with Ennio.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Atlas2112 on September 03, 2007, 05:08:29 PM
John Williams owned Morricone. He just didn't say John was better, he told me he owned Morricone! What a heated argument that was.
John is only 73l-l l\l00B H4X0rz and Ennio 12 teh Tru 1337

but seriosly.... how do you have a serious debate when someone uses a word like OWNZ  ::)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 04, 2007, 08:54:32 AM
John is only 73l-l l\l00B H4X0rz and Ennio 12 teh Tru 1337

but seriosly.... how do you have a serious debate when someone uses a word like OWNZ  ::)

HAHAHA, you have a point.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 02:41:23 PM
but seriosly.... how do you have a serious debate when someone uses a word like OWNZ  ::)

You're right. Without that word I met this opinion on IMDb, everyone was mad on that guy, but I ended up having a nice conversation with him... which is what being polite is for. And it brought me to desire to hear classical compositions by Morricone, that are obviously very hard to get...
But with that word... hm. I would probably just say I like Morricone more and try to leave it be, if the other side leaves it be. Or try to educate a bit, if the other side can be educated.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: The Firecracker on September 11, 2007, 02:41:23 PM
John is only 73l-l l\l00B H4X0rz and Ennio 12 teh Tru 1337




what is that? geek speak?


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 02:42:06 PM
what is that? geek speak?

You haven't seen such things yet? Lucky guy.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: The Firecracker on September 11, 2007, 02:43:16 PM
You haven't seen such things yet? Lucky guy.

Nope.

And after your comment I'm not interested anymore.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: PowerRR on September 11, 2007, 02:50:38 PM
John is only 73l-l l\l00B H4X0rz and Ennio 12 teh Tru 1337
John is only the new computer hacker and Ennio is the true awesome man.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: marmota-b on September 11, 2007, 02:54:52 PM
Nope.

And after your comment I'm not interested anymore.
John is only the new computer hacker and Ennio is the true awesome man.

Something like that appears from time to time on other sites I visit and I'm really tired of trying to decode it... so I want to thank you all here that you all usually write with sense. :)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 11, 2007, 03:25:04 PM
.....What's your response?

nuts!


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 11, 2007, 04:07:25 PM
nuts!

 ;D


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Atlas2112 on September 11, 2007, 07:06:30 PM
to those un familair with 1337 5l>34l< (http://www.jayssite.com/stuff/l33t/l33t_translator.html)

thats elite(pronounced leete) speak in english

its some thing you know when you don't have a life (like me)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: marmota-b on September 12, 2007, 01:49:27 AM
to those un familair with 1337 5l>34l< (http://www.jayssite.com/stuff/l33t/l33t_translator.html)

Thanks, next time I don't understand something, I'll try it. >:D


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 17, 2007, 06:45:20 PM
To me the two composers are even. I won't say one is better than the other, and I don't think anyone is better than them. Not at the moment, I still have many film composers to listen to.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 18, 2007, 08:47:17 AM
To me the two composers are even. I won't say one is better than the other, and I don't think anyone is better than them. Not at the moment, I still have many film composers to listen to.

Well, you have a lot of good and legitimate arguments there. There are a handful of great composers who are highly talented in their own right. What makes Ennio a bit different is his style. Not to many people sound like him.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 18, 2007, 12:15:14 PM
Well, you have a lot of good and legitimate arguments there. There are a handful of great composers who are highly talented in their own right. What makes Ennio a bit different is his style. Not to many people sound like him.

Oh I agree, there is just no comparrison between them. If I listen to every single soundtrack by Williams and Morricone I can make my descision. It will take years for me to do that though.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: lovelyrita on September 18, 2007, 05:28:55 PM
hahahahahahahahaa!!! That's pretty hilarious. The reason I posted this is because a friend of mine actually told me John Williams owned Morricone. He just didn't say John was better, he told me he owned Morricone! What a heated argument that was.

I definitely needed to be present when you were having that particular debate. But Kevin you said it best Morricone has his own style and there hasn't been a film composer and there are some pretty good ones who can move me with his music the way he does. Its a gift from above no other way to describe it. When I listen to "Ecstacy of Gold" I feel like I am in church..


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: marmota-b on September 20, 2007, 02:50:13 AM
When I listen to "Ecstacy of Gold" I feel like I am in church..

 :) :) :)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 20, 2007, 09:42:09 AM
It is a church going experience, or an opera one at that. Ennio does that to you!


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: KevinJCBJK on September 20, 2007, 03:02:24 PM
Both composers are very good at incorerating different styles of music into their soundtracks. Both give me the same level of emotion. I was first introduced to Morricone when I saw Itzhak Perlman demostrate an sample from the Malena Soundtrack during the Academy Awards. I was suprised Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon won that oscar...Malena to me was the real winner.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Poggle on September 20, 2007, 03:44:00 PM
You people are brutal opinionated bastards ;D :D


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on September 20, 2007, 06:55:57 PM
You people are brutal opinionated bastards ;D :D

This whole site is based on opinion's. haha relax.  :)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: archangel on January 16, 2008, 05:31:25 AM
these two fine composers really cannot be compared fairly.
ennio lives in europe and lives that lifestyle, was trained properly in composition, and played the trumpet.
john lives in USA and works on hollywood films for a living - a good one.
he is the product of a huge machine.
he started as a pianist, playing on sessions like the Mag 7 soundtrack.
both produce high qual results.
ennio's style is more distinctive, which can be a disadvantage in scoring for film.
williams is more technical than ennio - more orchestral pyrotechnics - flashier - more "hollywood".
schindler's list is williams at the top of his game.
the mission is ennio's.
DR9.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Atlas2112 on February 17, 2008, 06:13:52 PM
In my symponic band class we did a John Williams suite including the theme from superman, empire of the sun, and star wars. We also performed the theme from Schindler's list. As soon as I get a Cd of the performance ill try to post it here


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Atlas2112 on March 27, 2008, 03:04:56 PM
.....What's your response?
show them this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNeJkaOASJU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNeJkaOASJU)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: tucumcari bound on May 18, 2008, 05:17:23 PM
show them this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNeJkaOASJU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNeJkaOASJU)

I will!  ;)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Beastwood on July 12, 2008, 07:48:13 PM
Quote
What's your response?

I begin ceaselessly whislting Morricone tunes until he finally decides to eat a bullet.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Senza on March 20, 2013, 01:43:03 AM
"Get one coffin ready.."


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: marmota-b on April 12, 2013, 01:01:33 PM
I was listening to some soundtrack by neither of them, and father expressed his opinion that it's "nothing like Morricone or Pan Tadeusz". I told him those two were a separate class of soundtracks... I'm not sure he got it, but it brought me to the point of realising that Morricone's soundtracks and Wojciech Kilar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wojciech_Kilar)'s soundtrack for Pan Tadeusz (I'm not familiar with his other work) can stand on their own; not so many others can so well.
Maybe it's really a European & classical thing.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Jill on May 02, 2013, 03:49:57 AM
It's not like Williams isn't a good composer, but comparing him to the maestro is like comparing a Johann Strauss to a Mozart. Just not the same level.

My top 3 for film/tv music is Ennio, Nino Rota and Murray Gold.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Groggy on May 02, 2013, 05:58:56 AM
It's not like Williams isn't a good composer, but comparing him to the maestro is like comparing a Johann Strauss to a Mozart. Just not the same level.

Well-said.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: dave jenkins on May 02, 2013, 12:43:38 PM
My top 3 for film/tv music is Ennio, Nino Rota and Murray Gold.
Oooo, oooo, let me play: Morricone, Herrmann, Preisner.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: titoli on May 03, 2013, 06:43:33 PM
My top 3 for film/tv music is Ennio, Nino Rota and Murray Gold.

John Barry for Gold.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: marmota-b on May 04, 2013, 02:12:18 PM
My top 3 for film/tv music is Ennio, Nino Rota and Murray Gold.

Um. It was actually some Murray Gold I was listening to. Apparently, not the same class for my father... (and not quite for me, either, although I enjoy it.)


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Jill on May 09, 2013, 12:11:03 AM
Well, using a countertenor in "Vale Decem" alone would put him there for me. Countertenors really have a renaissance lately.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: rexlic on May 11, 2013, 04:49:36 AM
Someone else may own the maestro...



Ennio Morricone sued as guitarist's daughter seeks a few euros more


Dispute over who played guitar on composer's soundtracks for Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns to go to court in Rome


    Tom Kington in Rome
    guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 May 2013 13.41 EDT   


Rarely have a few notes on a reverb-drenched guitar defined an entire film genre, but half a century on, the twangy riffs of Ennio Morricone's soundtracks are for many the perfect expression of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns.

Which is why an Italian woman is suing for the €800,000 she says is due to her father, who she claims played those notes for Morricone but never received full credit.

Maria Rucher says her father, Pino Rucher, who died 17 years ago, played solos on the soundtracks of all three of Leone's seminal westerns starring Clint Eastwood – A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – which were made by the Italian director between 1964 and 1966...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/10/ennio-morricone-sued-guitarist-daughter


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: marmota-b on July 01, 2013, 08:12:54 AM
Well, using a countertenor in "Vale Decem" alone would put him there for me. Countertenors really have a renaissance lately.

Well, that one comes very close, countertenor or not. But the whole thing is otherwise the modern school of soundtracks that play all the time, which is not my favourite style.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: titoli on July 01, 2013, 04:21:33 PM
Someone else may own the maestro...



Ennio Morricone sued as guitarist's daughter seeks a few euros more


Dispute over who played guitar on composer's soundtracks for Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns to go to court in Rome


    Tom Kington in Rome
    guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 May 2013 13.41 EDT   


Rarely have a few notes on a reverb-drenched guitar defined an entire film genre, but half a century on, the twangy riffs of Ennio Morricone's soundtracks are for many the perfect expression of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns.

Which is why an Italian woman is suing for the €800,000 she says is due to her father, who she claims played those notes for Morricone but never received full credit.

Maria Rucher says her father, Pino Rucher, who died 17 years ago, played solos on the soundtracks of all three of Leone's seminal westerns starring Clint Eastwood – A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – which were made by the Italian director between 1964 and 1966...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/10/ennio-morricone-sued-guitarist-daughter

Interesting. Here's a more complete article:

http://www.dagospia.com/rubrica-2/media_e_tv/per-un-pugno-di-note-western-legale-sulle-musiche-di-morricone-55401.htm


The daughter asked Morricone who was playing the guitar solos in the three movies and the Maestro answered (I presume that was already known) in a letter sent on July 2008,  that Alessandroni played in Fistful and D'Amario in the other two. She wasn't satisfied by it, so she brought to trial Alessandroni, D'Amario, Morricone and Enrico Ciacci (late Little Tony's bro: a very good guitar player who claims he played guitar in all three: and that's news) asking 200.000 euro from each one.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: Cusser on July 01, 2013, 09:25:00 PM
John Williams was composer of the Gilligan's Island calypso song, which was only on the pilot episode, which was never originally broadcast, as there were several cast changes. 

The Wellingtons then song the title song that we all know, in season one.

The pilot episode with the calypso song is on YouTube.


Title: Re: If someone tells you that John Williams owns Ennio Morricone......
Post by: drinkanddestroy on December 18, 2013, 07:43:08 AM
I've been reading some articles this morning on The Hollywwod Reporter. On the subject of Morricone being sued over credit for the guitar riffs, here is an article from last May

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/a-fistful-euros-did-ennio-519439


For a Fistful of Euros: Did Ennio Morricone Cheat Guitarist Behind Famous Spaghetti Western Riffs?

10:22 AM PDT 5/8/2013 by Eric J. Lyman

The daughter of Pino Rucher alleges her father, now deceased, was denied the proper credit for guitar solos for three classic film soundtracks written by Ennio Morricone.


ROME – Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone will be called into court based on charges from the daughter of guitarist Pino Rucher, who says Morricone did not give her father proper credit for guitar solos her performed on three of Morricone’s best-known soundtracks. She’s asking for €800,000 ($1.1 million) to compensate for the oversight.


According to an article in the Wednesday’s edition of La Repubblica, Maria Rucher alleges that the famous and easily recognizable guitar solos in Morricone’s compositions for the soundtracks of Spaghetti Western classics A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly -- all starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Sergio Leone -- were the sole creations of her father, who died 17 years ago at the age of 72.

In the credits, the performances of those compositions are credited equally to Rucher and fellow band mates Enrico Ciacci (the brother of well-known Italian singer Little Tony), Alessandro Alessandroni, and Bruno Battisti D’Amario. Morricone has  not issued a statement in connection to the charges.


The elder Rucher was a noted jazz guitarist and musical arranger who collaborated regularly with Morricone, Leone, and other cinema and music industry figures starting in the 1940s and until he retired in 1983. Among his professional accomplishments, he is credited with being the first to play an electric guitar on the soundtrack for a cowboy film.
There is no indication why Maria Rucher waited 17 years after the death of her father -- and 47 years after the last of the three films in question first appeared in cinemas -- to make her allegations. According to Italian legal experts, contemporary intellectual property laws are much tougher than those in place in the 1960s, which would help Rucher’s case. But there would have to be some more recent development or the case could run the risk of being thrown out because of statute of limitation rules.

This is the second time in two months that the 84-year-old Morricone has been in the headlines: in March he told a group of students at Rome’s LUISS University that he would never work with U.S. director Quentin Tarantino again after their minor collaboration on Django Unchained, saying the director “places music in his films without coherence.” Morricone later said the comments had been taken out of context and that he was just making the point that using only parts of songs means that what movie goers hear “is not always consistent with the entire work.”

Though Morricone has composed the soundtracks for more than 500 films in a career that dates to 1959, he is showing no signs of slowing down: he is currently working on three films, including Leningrad, the long-awaited World War II drama from Oscar winning Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore.

Morricone’s star-studded career has resulted in five Oscar nominations for best Musical Score -- for Days of Heaven (1978), The Mission (1986), The Untouchables (1987), Bugsy (1991), and Melena (2000) -- and he was given an honorary Oscar for “contributions to the art of film music” in 2007.


Twitter: @EricJLyman