Ennio Morricone has died at 91!

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So far, 2020 has been a terrible year with so many deaths. May he R.I.P.

 
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One of the all time greats. As has been observed for other artists leaving this realm, we (and future generations) will be able to experience his artistry for countless years into the future. In that sense he will live on for likely centuries.

R.I.P. Mr. Morricone and thanks for the richness that your art brought to the world.

- Walter.
 
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A great composer who has left the world with so many beautiful scores that will survive as long as there are cinema music lovers.
Vale Maestro and thank you.
 
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The man was responsible for so many great musical scores. As a fan of spaghetti westerns, Mr. Morricone wrote many of the scores to some of my favorite films. He will be missed. RIP.
 
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The years are unkind - and nowhere more heartfelt are the losses than in the world of entertainment, where one life can touch so many, so deeply for so long. Hail and farewell to another immortal of the silver screen. We are all sincerely blessed to have felt the passion through your celebrated masterworks in movie-land composition.
 
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Read the book Ennio Morricone: In His Own Worlds that came out last year and he talks about working with directors and how he composed some of his famous film scores.
 
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With over 500 credits to his name... I had been listening to his scores, quite unaware, since at least 1967, my college freshman year. No one can touch him for the mastery of several genres and for his prolific output.
I can think of, in no particular order of preference:
The 3 Leone/Eastwood collaborations
The Mission
Once upon a Time...America
Once upon a Time...il West
Cinema Paradiso
The Legend of 1900
The Untouchables
Queimada (Burn!)
Days of Heaven
Moses (TV movie)
Many gialli and so on...
I started collecting his soundtracks and had to give up...
Arrivederla, Maestro, riposa in pace.
Grazia pella sua vita, pel suo talento.
 

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This sucks, but at least he lived a long time and left behind an extraordinary body of work that will continue to be enjoyed for generations to come. May he rest in peace.

He also has the unusual distinction, if you could call it that, of being the last person ever to win an Oscar for a film produced by Harvey Weinstein with his Best Score win for The Hateful Eight.
 
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I can’t think of anyone who changed film music more than Morricone. He’ll always be legendary.
 
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We rewatched the extended version of Cinema Paradiso this evening. A great film which is to me a perfect fusion of image with the glorious score of Maestro Morricon.
 
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A genius now resides in paradise.
 
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Far and away my favorite film composer. So creative with use of so many different instruments mixed in with the orchestra. So much of his music brings tears to my eyes no matter how many times I hear it. I own 25-30 soundtracks on CD. Very powerful. R.I.P. to a true genius.
 
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