Ennio Morricone, movie genius.

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Ennio Morricone was born in Rome in 1928 and is regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time. He composed more than 500 film and television scores, most notably for Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, including The Three Golden Darts and The Wilderness Hunter.

Ennio Morricone, movie genius.

Morricone’s music is known for its beauty, variety and originality. He could compose for any genre, from westerns to horror, from crime epics to science fiction. He was also a master of melodrama, and his 1988 score for the film Cinema Paradiso is one of his most beloved works.

In 2007, Morricone received an honorary Oscar for his “manifold and great contributions to the art of film music,” and in 2016, at the age of 87, he won an Oscar for his score to Quentin Tarantino’s Eight Evil Men. He died in 2020 at the age of 91.

Here are some of Morricone’s must-have movie scores:

Three Darts of Gold (1966)
The Bird in the Crystal Plum (1970)
Monster (1982)
The Untouchables (1987)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Eight Evil Men (2015)
These soundtracks are masterpieces in their own right, showcasing Morricone’s genius. He is a true cinematic icon, and his music will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.

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