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The Official Ennio Morricone Thread

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On 9/24/2017 at 1:38 PM, Marian Schedenig said:

Vienna, February 16, 2014, he was sitting down. I think it was right after his back injury, might even have been the concert right after Berlin. I never expected him to finish his tour, let alone to actually return to Vienna yet again (he did this year).

 

He only cares about music, money and women - just like the rest of us!

 

1 minute ago, Smeltington said:

Have multiple versions of The Mission score been released? If so, any recommendations on which one to get?

 

Don't think so. Just stop the OST halfway through.

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5 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I've never seen Orca. Is it a Jaws ripoff?

Yep. And a pretty bizarre one at that. It's worth dipping into just once if you have an affinity for those kind of movies like I do, but really, it's only funny once. 

 

Morricone's score comes close to saving it, but alas.

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1 hour ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Thanks @Muad'Dib, but I've heard virtually all of these. I've been checking out Morricone's soundtracks for a long time and I still do, but very seldom do I find something that I consider great. The Untouchables is one of my favourite scores, though, together with some of his spaghetti westerns (Dollar trilogy + West). You should check out the expanded soundtrack release of The Untouchables!

 

One of the worst scores to listen to in complete form.

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1 hour ago, Brundlefly said:

One of the worst scores to listen to in complete form.

 

Morricone was (and is) a genius but it's a grave mistake to rank him and his european approach of composing for the cinema along the lines of typical narrative Hollywood traditions. 'Complete scores' are the worst thing that could happen to a Morricone work. Still, a lot of his scores and how he set music to films has a) run circles around conventional Hollywood wisdom and b) is more relevant today than ever before, going by modern concept scores and often also the melodic content. It was for a reason that guys like Horner blushed before 'The Mission' when the y saw it in 1986 (Horner famously voted for Morricone over his own contributions for 'Aliens').

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Except The Mission

 

If you don't have this album in your collection, shame on you. 

 

Say no more.

 

Please quit this forum instantly with your tail between your legs.

 

:pfft:

 

 

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I recently bought the expanded Secret of the Sahara score. It is a magnificent and sometimes surreal score! I listened to it, when I went to bed and was somehow trapped in a condition between sleep and vigilance. It was like I had taken drugs and it has never happened to me before. I could swear there were minutes of silence before the music set in again, but that's somehow not really possible.

 

The release, however, is really awkward. Some tracks seem to be compressed and others are unbearably loud. Just compare The Mountain and Meeting Orso. The volume difference is insane!

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That score is something special.  I can still remember my grandmother watching the show when I was like 8.  So many years later that I remembered it and looked for the music.

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