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« on: December 07, 2003, 07:55:31 AM »

Apart from "The Mission" (his personal favourite), and "Cinema Paradiso", my pick would be "Days Of Heaven", probably his most underrated score. I personally think it's one of the best things he has ever written, and that says a lot. The man is a genius.

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2003, 01:35:43 PM »

Hes one of the only true musicians who never seems to fail me.

I like the 1969/72 era.
Argento Horror stuff. ill Gatto a Nove Code soundtrack is a good one.
More Improvised, modernist jazz ideas*.
I heard rumours that he had hand 90 film soundtracks in the space of 3 years
(Most with Bruno Nicolai Conducting) in this period. Amazing output


Guns For San Sabastian Has alot of GBU type themes, ideas.. same era.

The Great Silence Just for the beautiful title theme.
Its a sin the soundtrack has never had a decent CD release.

The Sicilian Clan & Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion also really good.


Ill have to checkout Days Of Heaven


*I like how he fused that style with the spaghetti western style on 'Gi La Testa' (Fistful of Dynamite)
Theres a track called 'Invention John' its my all time favourite morricone track. hardly used in the film. shame really

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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2003, 03:07:27 PM »

"The Untouchables".  I also like "Investigation of Citizen Above Suspicion" and "Death Rides a Horse".

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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2003, 10:07:59 AM »

So many great soundtracks,amongst my favourites are

The Thing-Morricone does electronic minimalism plus some REALLY claustrophobic orchestral cues,many not used in the film

Wolf-Extremely evocative combination of savagery and dark beauty

Cinema Paradiso-Simply lovely,esp.the love theme composed by his son or nephew

Legend Of 1900-Same director,similar beauty plus several great little piano pieces

The Untouchables-Rousing,exciting

Four Files On Grey Velvet-my fav.Argento one,madly experimental but entirely fitting

The guy is a genius,he seems to be able to write in any style!

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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2003, 01:21:22 PM »

So many great soundtracks,amongst my favourites are

The Thing-Morricone does electronic minimalism plus some REALLY claustrophobic orchestral cues,many not used in the film


I think ive mentioned this before put  i think Carpenter had a small hand in that score. you can hear his style quite a few times over the soundtrack, and his synths more to the point.

Here found it...

There are 2 tracks where you can unmistakingly hear Carpenters Music.
Humanity (Part II) (7:15) has Carpenter synthesizer keyboard based rhythm section running the length of the track. This is the music from the opening scenes.
Its basicily 3 quarters Morricone, the last quarter when the loud organ type synthesizer solo kicks in, is Carpenter.  (In trademark horror overdrive)
Maybe there was a colaboration. I hope so. Even though the credits are given completely to Morrricone.

There is the other track that sounds like its just Carpenter, i think it could be 'Wait' ?

I think i need to listen to it again.

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2003, 09:49:26 AM »

I have more than 80 Morricone cds.

Here's my list of non Leone favourite scores:

1)Cinema Paradiso
2) Il Gatto
3)Queimada
4)State of Grace
5) Il Vizzietto (La cage aux folles)
6) Nostromo
7) La Tragedia di un Uomo Ridiculo
Cool La Donna Invisible
9) The Mission
10) Slalom

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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2003, 08:32:41 PM »

Here are mine.

1 Cinema Paradiso
2 Malena
3 Canon Inverso
4 City of Joy
5 Mission
6 Untouchble
7 Legend of 1900

He's by far the best sound music composer and still Hollywood never gave him award. Is it ignorance or due to nepotism?

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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2003, 10:20:59 AM »

Good question...

I don't have any answer.

Why is it that Morricone never won an oscar?

He lost in 1987, with "The Mission", against..... The LAst Emperor..... for example.

Anyway, I think the fact that he never won an oscar mades him even more legendary.

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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2003, 10:22:12 AM »

Klaatu: I forgot "City of Joy".

Very beautiful and sad score.

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2003, 12:28:02 PM »

It was Untouchables which lost out to Last Emperor, what a waste.

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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2003, 02:47:54 PM »

It was Untouchables and not The Mission?Huh My mistake?

Personnaly, I like The Untouchables score of course, but I don't think it's not one of Morricone's best score. I think between The Untouchables and The Last Emperor I would also choose Last Emperor.

But, if The Mission wasn't competing against Last Emperor, who won the Oscar instead of The Mission that year? Anyone knows?

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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2003, 02:50:33 PM »

Question: I consider "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" a great, outstanding score.

Did "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" competed against "Malena" the same year? If so, I woul choose "Crouching Tiger".

To me Morricone is God, but I try to be rational!!!!!

What do you think about "Crouching Tiger" score.

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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2003, 08:34:25 PM »

It was Untouchables and not The Mission?Huh My mistake?

Personnaly, I like The Untouchables score of course, but I don't think it's not one of Morricone's best score. I think between The Untouchables and The Last Emperor I would also choose Last Emperor.

But, if The Mission wasn't competing against Last Emperor, who won the Oscar instead of The Mission that year? Anyone knows?
'Untouchbles' was great but I agree that Last Emperor (especially 'Rain')was even more great. I have great respect to Ruyichi Sakamoto ,who is one of huge Morricone admirer, and I think he deserve it. As for 'Crouching Tiger(Yes it's great too), to me the reason 'Crouching Tiger' won was it was better movie than 'Malena'.

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2003, 08:46:36 PM »

It was Untouchables and not The Mission?Huh My mistake?

Personnaly, I like The Untouchables score of course, but I don't think it's not one of Morricone's best score. I think between The Untouchables and The Last Emperor I would also choose Last Emperor.

But, if The Mission wasn't competing against Last Emperor, who won the Oscar instead of The Mission that year? Anyone knows?
Mission lost to 'Round Midnight' in 1986 then won golden globe.

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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2003, 04:02:22 AM »

Ennio was very famous and every Producer during 70's-80's wanted a Morricone'theme for his products.
It was fashionable

I mean that  we must  now make a distinction between masterpieces seriously built with the Director (Sergio, Bernardo ....)  and tune (even great tune) componed far from the film .

In the first case Ennio was a partner, in the other case only a provider  .(a genius provider)

What you think about ?

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