RIP, Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone
(November 10. 1928 – July 6, 2020)

The great composer Ennio Morricone has passed away at 91. Among his many terrific scores was the one for Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966).

Without his music, would spaghetti Westerns have been as impactful as they were?

His work that comes to mind with this news is Mario Bava’s Danger: Diabolik (1967).

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Filed under 1966, Clint Eastwood, Ennio Morricone, John Phillip Law, Lee Van Cleef, Mario Bava, Sergio Leone, Spaghetti Westerns

4 responses to “RIP, Ennio Morricone.

  1. Mike Richards

    As my tribute, I’ve just played the special edition CD of Once Upon A Time In The West, just wonderful. Thanks for calling him “the great Ennio”.

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  2. Walter

    Toby, here is a theme Ennio Morricone did for a famous television Western series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzRRTwDNfIM

    ENNIO MORRICONE R.I.P.

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    • Wow, Walter, that’s great. I’ve seen very little of The Virginian, and know nothing of it being retooled in its last season. What a great piece of music.

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  3. Walter

    Toby, I highly recommend the TV Western Series THE VIRGINIAN(1962-71, retooled 1970-71 as THE MEN FROM SHILOH). The first 90 minute Western Series, which actually runs about 74-76 minutes excluding commercials. Sort of the length of many earlier Western movies. Director William Witney directed several episodes from the first season through the seventh. The first Witney directed was “The Devil’s Children,” which first aired on December 5, 1962. A good story written by John and Ward Hawkins, lots of action, and good performances by Charles Bickford and Joan Freeman. The color photography by Lionel Lindon is top notch.

    For me personally THE VIRGINIAN theme by Percy Faith is the one I remember, taking nothing away from Ennio Morricone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjjUlljGNK0&list=PLv5QxijhYMwNUBj3iAoNZviX3ex7wBdft&index=1

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