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Other/Miscellaneous => Ennio Morricone => Topic started by: titoli on June 27, 2009, 03:19:55 PM

Title: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: titoli on June 27, 2009, 03:19:55 PM
The Maestro dedicated this article to the black singer: "A Giant of Contemporary Art". He did the same for Lucio Battisti about a decade ago.

http://www.ilmessaggero.it/articolo_app.php?id=19384&sez=HOME_SPETTACOLO&npl=&desc_sez=

Con Michael Jackson se n’è andato un artista che ha fortemente incrementato il mercato dei dischi e ha dato un contributo eccezionale di fantasia, generosità, partecipazione a quella forma di arte contemporanea che sta a cavallo tra musica ed immagine. Sì, parlo di quell’arte che in qualche ghetto intellettuale viene ancora considerata di serie B, ma appartiene invece al nostro tempo, a pieno titolo. Ed è un peccato che Jacko, un vero campione, se ne sia andato così, all’improvvisio, stroncato probabilmente da quella tensione continua alla quale ha sempre sottoposto il suo corpo. Ci mancherà, mancherà a tutti la sua vitalità sconfinata che ha generato prodotti di altissima qualità.

Dico prodotti senza complessi, in quanto i video di Jackson rappresentano un mix portentoso di musica e immagini, e hanno il merito di arrivare in eguale misura all’udito e alla vista. Sono autentici film in cui il suono è purissimo, senza infiltrazioni né contaminazioni esterne. All’opposto, penso a quante volte noi compositori ci lamentiamo perche il missaggio del cinema ”sporca” le nostre note...E penso che Thriller, il video più famoso della storia, è un capolavoro assoluto in cui il protagonista lascia la possibilità di esprimersi anche agli altri, ai coreografi, ai ballerini, in un vortice pirotecnico di fantasia e colori.

Fu Sergio Leone il primo a parlarmi del talento di Michael Jackson: era un suo fan e mi insegnò ad apprezzarlo. Oggi se dovessi citare i titoli dei successi della popstar appena scomparsa, sarei impreparato, anche se quelle musiche stupendamente arrangiate da Quincy Jones mi sono entrate dentro. E se dovessi immaginare un erede di Jacko, non saprei chi indicare. Forse Madonna, per la sua capacità straordinaria di creare un’immagine e di trasformarsi continuamente come icona pop. Ma non saprei dire se musicalmente, e non solo, la signora Ciccone sarebbe all’altezza di Jacko.



He says that it was Leone (who was a Jackson's fan) who introduced him to Jackson's music and taught him how to appreciate him. The music wonderfully arranged by QJ (of course) got under his skin. An heir of Jackson is maybe Madonna. Jackson's main contribution to modern art is in the musical video: Thriller is  an absolute masterpiece.   
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: titoli on June 27, 2009, 03:27:44 PM
I don't know if Riccardo Muti is as sincere in his appreciation of MJ when he compares him to the famous castrati singers:

http://operachic.typepad.com/opera_chic/2009/06/riccardo-muti-remembers-michael-jackson.html

He says he saw some of his shows but musically doesn't seem to rank him at all.

http://www.corriere.it/spettacoli/09_giugno_27/grande_come_farinelli_33634b46-62f4-11de-ac0d-00144f02aabc.shtml
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: Dust Devil on June 28, 2009, 12:15:44 AM
They seem to agree Michael Jackson was really more of a showman than a singer, which isn't a bad thing at all.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 01, 2009, 11:36:06 AM
Anyone care to translate? I'm a bit confused on what Morricone thought of the man and his music. Leone seemed pretty open-minded about it.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: dave jenkins on July 01, 2009, 12:26:24 PM
Jackson's main contribution to modern art is in the musical video: Thriller is  an absolute masterpiece.   
Directed by that great SW stuntman John Landis.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: Dust Devil on July 01, 2009, 01:39:16 PM
Anyone care to translate? I'm a bit confused on what Morricone thought of the man and his music. Leone seemed pretty open-minded about it.

Use Yahoo's Babel Fish, select: Italian > English.

It's not flawless; among other mistakes it will translate Sergio Leone as Sergio (the) Lion, but you'll understand the general meaning (if you have an IQ higher than the temperature of the room you're in).

http://babelfish.yahoo.com/?fr=bf-home
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: noodles_leone on July 08, 2009, 12:23:58 AM
(if you have an IQ higher than the temperature of the room you're in).

Which is not even the case of Dust Devil, and he still understood the article.
You shouldn't have any problem.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: Dust Devil on July 08, 2009, 07:00:20 AM
Because I read the original article, in Italian, dumbo.

But nevertheless, thanks for trying to be smart and funny at the same time, yet again. As usual; you failed, but you made us laugh all the same, though in that other way.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: noodles_leone on July 08, 2009, 10:59:57 AM
Ok, I'm gonna erase my account, since i'm just a poor boy nobody likes me.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: Colonel Günther Ruiz on July 08, 2009, 02:41:38 PM
They seem to agree Michael Jackson was really more of a showman than a singer, which isn't a bad thing at all.

Having seen him in concert, I agree with that statement.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: The Firecracker on July 17, 2009, 12:23:20 PM
John Landis.

Murderer of two children and Vic Morrow.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: titoli on July 17, 2009, 05:04:54 PM
Murderer of two children and Vic Morrow.

Uh?
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: The Firecracker on July 20, 2009, 02:05:33 PM
Uh?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVBzrucNLY
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: T.H. on July 20, 2009, 04:06:36 PM
"Murderer" is taking things a but far but his irresponsibility and carelessness ended three lives.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: The Firecracker on July 21, 2009, 12:58:43 AM
"Murderer" is taking things a but far


He was a definate contribution in their deaths.
He was an accessory.
Title: Re: Morricone on Michael Jackson
Post by: T.H. on July 24, 2009, 07:43:31 AM
Manslaughter, probably.

At the very least, charged with the child labor law and some charge that covers endangering the loves of children.