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Ennio Morricone

Born: November 10, 1928, Rome, Italy

?Ennio Morricone was born in Rome on 10.11.1928. His long artistic career includes a wide range of composition genres, from absolute music, which he has always produced, to applied music, working as orchestrator as well as conductor in the recording field, and then as a composer for theatre, radio and cinema.In 1946 Ennio received his trumpet diploma and in 1947 he was engaged as composer for theatre music.In 1953 he made his first arrangement for a series of evening radio shows.In 1954 he received his diploma in Composition at the Conservatory under the guidance of Goffredo Petrassi.In 1958 he obtained a job at RAI (Italian Television) as music assistant, but he resigned on the first day of work. His career as film music composer started in 1961 with the film “Il Federale” directed by Luciano Salce, but he became famous worldwide with Sergio Leone’s westerns: A Fistful Of Dollars (1964),For A Few Dollars More(1965), The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966), Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)and A Fistful Of Dynamite (1971). In 1965 Morricone entered the group of improvisation “Nuova Consonanza”; in 1984, he and other composers founded the I.R.TE.M. (Institute Of Research For Musical Theatre) in Rome. Since 1960, Morricone has scored over 400 films working with many Italian and international directors (among whom Sergio Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuliano Montaldo, Lina Wertmuller, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Adrian Lyne, Oliver Stone, Margarethe Von Trotta, Henry Verneuil, Pedro Almodovar and Roland Joffè). His most famous films include: The Battle Of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; The Legend Of 1900, Malena; The Untouchables, Once Upon A Time In America; The Mission and U-Turn. His absolute music production includes over 100 pieces composed since 1946 to this day. Here are some titles: Concerto per orchestra 1 (1957); Frammenti di Eros (1985); Rag in Frantumi (1986); Cantata per L’Europa (1988); UT, per tromba, archi e percussioni (1991); Ombra di Lontana Presenza (1997); Voci dal Silenzio (2002); Sicilo ed altri Frammenti (2006); Vuoto di Anima Piena (2008). Ennio Morricone has conducted many orchestras worldwide, including the Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Academy for many symphonic seasons. He also conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Theatre, the Rome Opera House Orchestra, the Budapest Opera House Orchestra, the Orquesta Nacionales de España (ONE), the National Brazilian Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Munich Rundfunk, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Spanish Television.Morricone often works with the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra for many concerts both in Italy and abroad as well as for the recordings of film scores. On 2nd February 2007 Maestro Morricone and the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra held an important concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall to celebrate the UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon taking office. In his long career, Ennio Morricone has received many awards other than the Golden Lion and the Honorary Oscar, among which 8 Nastri D’argento, 5 Baftas, 5 Oscar Nominations, 7 David Di Donatello, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award and 1 European Film Award. In the 2009 the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, has signed a decree appointing  M° Ennio Morricone to the rank of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor. In the recording field, Morricone has received 27 Golden Records, 7 Platinum Records, 3 Golden Plates and the “Critica discografica” award for the music of the film “Il Prato”. The soundtrack from the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly has been included in the list of inductees for the Grammy Hall of Fame 2009. 


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Correspondence (2017)

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The relationship between Ed, a married astronomer and Amy, his lover, who spend their years apart, is based only on phone calls and texts. One day Amy begins noticing something strange in Ed's messages.

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Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2017)

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A celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse. This film examines all that occurred to prepare the world that stands before us now: science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and the minute life systems of our planet. (Wide release version with narration by Cate Blanchett.)

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The Hateful Eight (2016)

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In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as The Hangman, will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town's new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie's Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie's, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces...

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Baaria - La Porta del Vento (2009)

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Giuseppe Tornatore traces three generations of a Sicilian family in in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baaria in the local Sicilian dialect), from the 1930s to the 1980s, to tell the story of the loves, dreams and delusions of an unusual community.

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The Unknown Woman (2006)

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Giuseppe Tornatore's suspenseful thriller \The Unknown Woman\ won five David di Donatello's for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Music, and Best Cinematography. Irena, a Ukrainian woman coming to Italy looking for a job as a maid. She does everything she to become a beloved nanny for an adorable little girl Thea. However, that is just the very beginning of her unknown journey.

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Ripley's Game (2002)

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Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. Ripley - ever a student of human nature - initiates a game to turn a mild and innocent local picture framer into a hit man. The artisan, Jonathan Trevanny, who's dying of cancer, has a wife, young son, and little to leave them. If Ripley draws Jonathan into the game, can Ripley maintain control? Does it stop at one killing? What if Ripley develops a conscience?

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Malena (2000)

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On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malena. She is a beautiful, silent outsider whos moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malena suffer and prove her mettle. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Will Renato learn courage from Malena and stand up for her?

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Before Night Falls (2000)

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Test pilot Tuck Pendleton volunteers to test a special vessel for a miniaturization experiment. Accidentally injected into a neurotic hypochondriac, Jack Putter, Tuck must convince Jack to find his ex-girlfriend, Lydia Maxwell, to help him extract Tuck and his ship and re-enlarge them before his oxygen runs out.

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Vatel (2000)

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A depiction of the life of Francois Vatel, the ultimate culinary perfectionist.

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Mission to Mars (2000)

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When contact is lost with the crew of the first Mars expedition, a rescue mission is launched to discover their fate.

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Bulworth (1998)

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A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture.

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U Turn (1997)

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When Bobbys car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone hes encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband.

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Lolita (1997)

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Urbane professor Humbert Humbert (Jeremy Irons) marries a New England widow (Melanie Griffith) to be near her nymphet daughter.

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The Nymph (1996)

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In this unique coming-of-age drama from filmmaker Lina Wertmuller, Lucia Cara plays Miluzza, a teenager in a WWII Italian village who finds herself the reluctant object of the townsmens attentions and tries to find solace with a wounded soldier.

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Genesi: La creazione e il diluvio (1994)

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An all-enveloping darkness. Suddenly, a childs voice, frightened, questioning, pierces the darkness... The first flickering rays of light begin to sculpt mysterious shapes out of the darkness ... Among them, a very old man. He reassures the child, exhorting him to see the wonders of the earth. And it is with this childs eyes that we will witness the creation of the world.

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In the Line of Fire (1993)

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Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, forcing Horrigan to come back to protection detail to confront the ghosts from his past.

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Bugsy (1991)

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New York gangster Ben Bugsy Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn t hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all strong-willed Virginia Hill detain him while his family wait back home. Then a trip to a run-down gambling joint at a spot in the desert known as Las Vegas gives him his big idea.

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State of Grace (1990)

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Terry Noonan returns home to New Yorks Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackies sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

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Casualties of War (1989)

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During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

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Frantic (1988)

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Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.

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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

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A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater s projectionist.

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The Untouchables (1987)

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Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone but it s not going to be easy, because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone a veteran patrolman and probably the most honorable one in the force. He asks Malone to help him get Capone but Malone warns him that if he goes after Capone, he is going to war.

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Red Sonja (1985)

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The tyrant Gedren seeks the total power in a world of barbarism. She raids the city Hablac and kills the keeper of a talisman that gives her great power. Red Sonja, sister of the keeper, sets out with her magic sword to overthrow Gedren.

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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

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White Dog (1982)

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A trainer attempts to retrain a vicious dog that s been raised to kill black people.

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The Thing (1982)

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Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

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The Professional (1981)

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French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

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Bloodline (1979)

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When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.

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La Cage aux Folles (1978)

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Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married. They try conceal their lifestyle and their ownership of the transvestite club downstairs when the fiancée and her parents come for dinner.

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Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)

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After witnessing the killing of his mate and offspring at Captain Nolan's hands, a vengeful killer whale goes on a rampage in the fisherman's Newfoundland harbor. Under pressure from the villagers, Nolan, Rachel and Umilak sail after the great beast, who will meet them on it's own turf.

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Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

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Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?

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1900 (1976)

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Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.

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A Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot (1975)

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Three rogues set out to rob $300,000 from an Indian-hating cavalry major.

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My Name is Nobody (1973)

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Jack Beauregard, one of the greatest gunman of the Old West, only wants to retire in peace and move to Europe. But a young gunfighter, known as \Nobody\

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Duck, You Sucker (1971)

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Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony \The Tiger\ Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a fresh start. Unfortunately, Tony has set his sights upon Angela -- and so has an undercover FBI agent looking to use her to bust Tony.

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Il Decameron (1971)

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An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccios \Decameron\: A young Sicilian is swindled twice, but ends up rich; a man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; a woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; a scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; three brothers take revenge on their sisters lover; a young girl sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; a group of painters wait for inspiration; a crafty priest attempts to seduce his friends wife; and two friends make a pact to find out what happens after death. Pasolini is up to his old tricks satirizing the Church, and throwing in liberal doses of life and love

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The Fifth Cord (1971)

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Luigi Bazzoni (Le Orme) directed this outstanding giallo thriller starring Franco Nero as a hard-drinking newspaperman who gets involved in a string of brutal murders.

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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

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Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden goal.

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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

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In Italy, the American writer Sam Dalmas (Tony Musant) witnesses an attempt of murder of the owner of an art gallery, a couple of days before his foreseen return to the United States of America. He decides to stay with his girlfriend Julia (Suzy Kendall) and help the police in the investigation, while the serial killer stalks Julia and him.

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Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

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This classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

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While the Civil War rages between the Union and the Confederacy, three men – a quiet loner, a ruthless hit man and a Mexican bandit – comb the American Southwest in search of a strongbox containing $200,000 in stolen gold.

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

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Two bounty hunters are in pursuit of \El Indio\ one of the most wanted fugitives in the western territories, and his gang.

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Fists in the Pocket (1965)

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Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.

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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

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The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the Rojo brothers, the stranger inserts himself into the middle of the long-simmering battle, selling false information to both sides for his own benefit.

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