A tribute to Ennio Morricone
The great italian composer
A tribute to Ennio Morricone, a few months ago the great Roman artist died, remembered all over the world for his compositions. Exactly on July 6, 2020 the great composer Ennio Morricone died at the age of 91. A life made of successes and author of the most beautiful soundtracks of Italian and world cinema.
Ennio Morricone, despite being very famous and well known, has been all his life very reserved and has tried to protect his privacy in every way. In fact the funerals were celebrated only among close family members and a few friends. Mission, the soundtrack of Roland Joffé’s 1986 film of the same name, to which the maestro was particularly attached, was chosen as his companion music.
Only director Tornatore, among his colleagues in the cinema, was authorized to be present during the funeral. This confirms the great bond that there was between the Italian director and the great composer together have collaborated in many projects. But in particular we remember the masterpiece “Nuovo cinema paradiso”, the soundtrack of that film will always remain impressed in our hearts. The Italian composer’s music was, therefore, fundamental and gave “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso” an indelible imprint.
Life and Career
At the age of 78 he won the Oscar for his career, after a career in the world of musical composition, particularly for cinema. His career began in the 60s, but he immediately became famous in 1964, when he composed the soundtrack for the western film “A Fistful of Dollars “, at the time he used a pseudonym and not his own name. He called himself Dan Davio, but after the great success of that film he decided to sign his name and surname.
Also worth mentioning is the nomination to the Oscars in 1989 for the soundtrack of the film “The Untouchables” by Brian de Palma. Ennio Morricone has a great esteem and fame in the world of Hollywood, among his most famous supporters is Quentin Tarantino. Several times the American artist has defined him as Mozart and Beethoven.
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