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Ennio Morricone / Morricone: 'I regret saying no to Clint Eastwood'
« on: December 18, 2014, 04:03:34 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30517594

 Italian film composer Ennio Morricone said he regrets saying "no" to Clint Eastwood.

The 86-year-old wrote the score to the 1960s trilogy of spaghetti Westerns by Sergio Leone, which saw Eastwood rise to fame.

But Morricone said he turned down the chance to write for films Eastwood directed "out of respect" to Leone.

"I missed a great opportunity and I am really sorry," he told the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz.

Morricone, or Maestro, as he is known in his hometown of Rome, added: "When Clint called me, I said no out of respect to Sergio Leone, not because I did not like the movies that he did."

Although he had first met Sergio Leone when they were at school, it was not until 25 years later that their professional partnership began, on a Fistful of Dollars in 1964.

"Gradually over time, he as a director and me as a composer, we improved and reached our best, in my opinion, in Once Upon A Time In America," the composer said.

Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2007 by Clint Eastwood
They went on to work together on Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) and Leone's last credited western, A Fistful of Dynamite (1971).

"After this relationship with Leone I was able to suggest to other directors how to respond to the music

"Often directors ask me for pieces lasting 20 seconds and in 20 seconds people do not understand - it is music that is wasted," he added.

Morricone, who will resume his European tour next year, said that being a composer is a "difficult profession" and he gets worried by every film he works on.

"There are ideas that crop up immediately but the majority arrive late.

"There is no film that has not worried me. I was worried for all of them, it is a difficult profession," the composer said.

Some of Morricone's most memorable scores include Roland Joffe's The Mission (1986), Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso (1988), and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill (2003) and Inglourious Basterds (2009).

Over the years, the Italian Maestro has received 56 awards, including five Baftas, but missed out on Oscars for Days of Heaven (1979) and The Mission (1986).

In 2007, he was awarded an honorary Oscar, presented by Clint Eastwood, for "his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music".

Once Upon a Time in the West
Morricone wrote the musical scores for some of Leone's westerns such as Once Upon a Time in the West
The Italian composer said that winning awards is a "celebration of the cinema".

"They are great to advertise the cinema, they are important for those who receive them but most of all for the cinema, it is a celebration of the cinema."

Despite working in an American-dominated industry, Morricone has never moved to Hollywood, remaining rooted in Rome, where he was born in 1928.

"I have been tempted. I was invited to live in Hollywood, I said no. I am better here," he said.

After a year of recovery from a spinal injury, Morricone's My Life in Music, World Tour will resume on 1 February 2015 in Amsterdam, stopping in 20 European cities.

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Other Films / The Homesman (2014)
« on: November 21, 2014, 08:00:24 AM »
Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her.

Starring and directed by Tommy Lee Jones

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Other Films / Re: The Hateful Eight (2015)
« on: November 15, 2014, 06:40:24 PM »
Quentin ran out of other peoples ideas a long time ago.

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Other Films / Re: Il mio nome รจ Nessuno aka My Name Is Nobody (1973)
« on: October 07, 2014, 06:59:57 AM »
This scene could be done by SL....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxqc4lae7bI&t=28m38s


Very Leoneisk when it pans out on to the location before Jack meets the indians, with Ennio humming in your ears. Reminds me a bit when AE vists the fort in GBU


Another pan out scene in the style of OUTITW not too dissimilar to Claudia leaving a train, is when Nobody goes to the circus town....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxqc4lae7bI&t=39m49s


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A nod to the final final film of the trilogy.  :D

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Breaking Bad
« on: October 03, 2014, 02:57:35 AM »


Also, here is a Breaking Bad tribute edited with the Ecstasy Of Gold remix they used in the Fincher ad a few years ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SlZZFX8lqbg#t=387

Fincher ad, in case you forgot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6UCU_8o-Sw

Other GBU references, gangster named Tuco and the buried money.  I agree on the finale.  Very difficult to have a good ending on any tv series, no matter how good the previous episodes were. 

Best final series episode I ever saw was The Office (UK) christmas specials.  Which answered all the questions, it wasn't too schmaltzy or too fan-boy.

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Other Films / Re: Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
« on: September 12, 2014, 12:59:56 PM »
Makes you think if they made this film about 25 years ago, they would've got Clint Eastwood to play Harrison Ford's part and Harrison Ford to play Daniel Craig's part.

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....also, makes you think why Blondie didn't do a deal with AE pre-triello.

In the whole 180 minutes of the film, what did Angel eyes ever do to him? Heck, he didn't even beat him up at the PoW camp.

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....that if AE would shoot Tuco.

 AE would always be shooting at Blondie first , because he probably knows that blondie is the better gun fighter than tuco.. ...Blondie knows this thus making Tuco safe.

 

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Ennio Morricone / Re: Favorite Non-Morricone SW scores
« on: July 09, 2014, 12:15:52 PM »
"Lucas" By Gianfranco and Gian Piero Reverberi from viva django

also

Texas, addio theme (intrustmental)

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the italian version with english subtitles is slightly different from the dubbed version.

In the LVC Fort scene the captain is dubbed saying 'drifters' whereas the subtitles says 'draft dodgers'

Also the word 'sod' appears in the subtitles but not in the dub.

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Ennio Morricone / Favorite Non-Morricone SW scores
« on: July 07, 2014, 02:24:55 PM »
Ballata Per Un Pistolero (from Il Pistolero Dell'Ave Maria)
Lo Chimavano King Theme
Lo Chiamavano Trinita Theme
Trinity A Mollo Nella Tinozza (from Lo Chiamavaro Trinita)
Il Falso Soldato (from Un Dollaro Tra I Denti)
"Faccia A Terra"-  Stelvio Cipriani
 "One Silver Dollar" (Un Dollaro Bucato) - Gianni Ferrio






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Off-Topic Discussion / Any old skool ravers remember this classic?
« on: July 01, 2014, 01:33:35 PM »
At the time I thought it was the best cover ever :D 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csDzaxsFjVs&t=55s


Always wondered what Ennio would've made of it

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Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works
« on: May 22, 2014, 12:44:49 PM »
Any red dead revolver fans will know this one.


Umor Giallo from Stark System


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-T5FO6KEic

It certainly grows on  you.


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Off-Topic Discussion / A Million Ways To Die in the West (2014)
« on: May 22, 2014, 11:04:05 AM »
Seth MacFarlane's take on the west  ???




n 1882 Arizona, Albert (Seth MacFarlane), a sheep farmer who lacks courage, loses his beloved girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) as a result of his withdrawal from a duel. He soon meets another woman named Anna (Charlize Theron), discovering his bravery and confidence. The herder soon realizes his true potential when the woman's spouse (Liam Neeson), an infamous criminal, demands payback

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival.

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