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Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone, Knight Grand Cross (was born 10 November 1928) is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player, writing in a wide range of musical styles.

Since 1946 Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His filmography includes over 70 award-winning films, including all of Sergio Leone films since A Fistful of Dollars (including For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America), all Giuseppe Tornatore films (since Cinema Paradiso), The Battle of Algiers, Dario Argento's Animal Trilogy, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, as well as The Thing, The Mission, The Untouchables, Mission to Mars, Bugsy, Disclosure, In the Line of Fire, Bulworth, Ripley's Game and The Hateful Eight.

After playing the trumpet in jazz bands in the 1940s, he became a studio arranger for RCA Victor and in 1955 started ghost writing for film and theatre. Throughout his career, he has composed music for artists such as Paul Anka, Mina, Milva, Zucchero and Andrea Bocelli.


From 1960 to 1975, Morricone gained international fame for composing music for westerns. His score to 1966's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. With an estimated 10 million copies sold, Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the best-selling scores worldwide.
He also scored seven westerns for Sergio Corbucci, Duccio Tessari's Ringo duology and Sergio Sollima's The Big Gundown and Face to Face. Morricone worked extensively for other film genres with directors such as John Carpenter, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mauro Bolognini, Giuliano Montaldo, Roland Joffé, Roman Polanski and Henri Verneuil. His acclaimed soundtrack for The Mission (1986) was certified gold in the United States. The album Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone stayed 105 weeks on the Billboard Top Classical Albums.

Morricone's best-known compositions include "The Ecstasy of Gold", "Se Telefonando", "Man with a Harmonica", "Here's to You", the UK No. 2 single "Chi Mai", "Gabriel's Oboe" and "E Più Ti Penso". He functioned during the period 1966–1980 as a main member of Il Gruppo, one of the first experimental composers collectives.

In 1969, he co-founded Forum Music Village, a prestigious recording studio. From the 1970s, Morricone excelled in Hollywood, composing for prolific American directors such as Don Siegel, Mike Nichols, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, Oliver Stone, Warren Beatty, John Carpenter and Quentin Tarantino. In 1977, he composed the official theme for the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He continued to compose music for European productions, such as Marco Polo, La piovra, Nostromo, Fateless, Karol and En mai, fais ce qu'il te plait. Morricone's music has been reused in television series, including The Simpsons and The Sopranos, and in many films, including Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

As of 2013, Ennio Morricone has sold over 70 million records worldwide. In 1971, he received a "Targa d'Oro" for the worldwide sales of 22 million.

In 2007, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music." He has been nominated for a further six Oscars. In 2016, Morricone received his first Academy Award for his score to Quentin Tarantino's film The Hateful Eight (2015), at the time becoming the oldest person ever to win a competitive Oscar. His other achievements include three Grammy Awards, three Golden Globes, six BAFTAs, ten David di Donatello, eleven Nastro d'Argento, two European Film Awards, the Golden Lion Honorary Award and the Polar Music Prize in 2010.


Giuseppe Tornatore (born 27 May 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter. He is considered as one of the directors who brought critical acclaim back to Italian cinema. In a career spanning over 30 years he is best known for directing and writing drama films such as Everybody's Fine, The Legend of 1900, Malèna, Baarìa and The Best Offer. Probably his most noted film is Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, for which Tornatore won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has also directed several advertising campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana.

Tornatore is also known for his long-standing association with composer Ennio Morricone, who composed music for thirteen Tornatore feature films since 1988.

Ennio Morricone - Greatest Hits - Official Soundtrack
Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo  05:54
C'era una volta il west 08:34
Per un pugno di dollari 12:15
Per qualche dollaro in più 15:11
L'estasi dell'oro  18:01
L'uomo dell'armonica 21:22
La califfa 24:49
Secret of the Sahara 27:27
Here's to you 29:31
Romanzo 32:40
L'avventuriero 36:46
Metello (tema titoli) 41:35
Questa specie d'amore 44:21
Il mio nome è nessuno 46:55
Rabbia e tarantella 50:05
Una pistola per Ringo 53:57
Maturità 56:15
L'arena 58:23
Ninna nanna in blu 1:03:07
A Lydia 1:06:46
Viaggio con Anita 1:09:01
Lontano 1:11:50
Viva la revolucion 1:16:16
L'uomo delle stelle 1:20:36
La ragione, il cuore, l'amore 1:23:41
Veruschka  1:27:00
Companeros 1:29:55
Belinda May 1:32:19
La Cugina 1:35:11
Forse Basta 1:39:21
Alla Serenita' 1:44:16
Il Principe Del Deserto 1:49:37
Le Due Stagioni Della Vita 1:53:24
Gli Intoccabili 1:57:03
Addio A Palermo 1:59:12
Si muore d'amore 1:02:57

Ennio Morricone - Morricone Love - Official Soundtrack 
01 LA CALIFFA from “La califfa” 00:00
02 SI MUORE D'AMORE from “D'amore si muore” 02:38
03 I BAMBINI CI CHIEDONO PERCHÈ (TEMA) from “I figli chiedono perchè” 06:27
04 QUESTA SPECIE D'AMORE from “Questa specie d'amore” 09:01
05 NINNA NANNA PER ADULTERI from “Cuore di mamma” 11:36
06 INCONTRO from “Il maestro e Margherita” 14:41
07 LA RAGIONE, IL CUORE, L'AMORE from “Il diavolo nel cervello” 18:58
08 AMANTI D'OLTRETOMBA from “Amanti d'oltretomba” 22:25
09 UNA DONNA DA RICORDARE from “Maddalena” 24:46
10 LE DUE STAGIONI DELLA VITA from “Le due stagioni della vita” 29:05
11 MI VEDRAI TORNARE from “Mi vedrai tornare” 32:46
12 FORSE BASTA from “Il giro del mondo degli innamorati di Peynet” 35:25
13 COSA AVETE FATTO A SOLANGE? from “Cosa avete fatto a Solange?” 39:00
14 NINNA NANNA IN BLU from “”Il gatto a nove code” 41:39
15 A LIDIA (FINALE) from “Scusi, facciamo l'amore?” 44:17
16 VERUSCHKA from “Veruschka” 47:37
17 RITRATTO D'AUTORE from “La donna invisibile” 50:33
18 PER LE ANTICHE SCALE (PRELUDIO) from “Per le antiche scale” 55:38
19 PER AMORE from “Per amore” 59:06
20 VIAGGIO CON ANITA from “Viaggio con Anita” 63:06
21 ROMANZA QUARTIERE from “Quartiere” 66:02


1964 Per un pugno di dollari  (Sergio Leone)
1965 Per qualche dollaro in più  (
Sergio Leone)
1966 Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo  (
Sergio Leone)
1967 Da uomo a uomo
1968 C’era una volta il West  (
Sergio Leone)
1970 Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
A fistul of Dynamite  (Sergio Leone)
1973 Il mio nome è Nessuno  (Sergio Leone)
1981 Le professionnel
1982 The Thing
1984 Once Upon a Time in America  (Sergio Leone)
1985 Red Sonja
1986 La piovra 

1986 The Mission
1987 The Untouchables
1988  Nuovo Cinema Paradiso  (Giuseppe Tornatore)
1990 Stanno tutti bene  (Giuseppe Tornatore)
1994 Una pura formalita  (Giuseppe Tornatore)
1995 L’uomo delle stelle  (Giuseppe Tornatore)

1997 Lolita
1998 The Legend of 1900   (Giuseppe Tornatore)
2000 Malèna  (Giuseppe Tornatore)

2002 Riplley’s Game
2005 Fateless
2006 La Sconosciuta   (Giuseppe Tornatore)
2009 Baarìa  (Giuseppe Tornatore)
2012 Django Unchained
2013 La migliore offerta  (Giuseppe Tornatore)
2015 The Hateful Eight
2016 La Corrispondenza   (Giuseppe Tornatore)


Red Sonja 

Red Sonja is a 1985 Dutch-American sword and sorcery action film directed by Richard Fleischer. The film introduces Brigitte Nielsen as the title character with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandahl Bergman, Ronald Lacey, Ernie Reyes, Jr., Paul L. Smith and Pat Roach in supporting roles.

Ennio Morricone Red Sonja - Soundtrack 

Red Sonja - Trailer


La Piovra

La Piovra (English: The Octopus, referring to "The Mafia") is an Italian television drama miniseries about the Mafia.

The story was by Sandro Petraglia. The production was designed by Luigi Perelli. The soundtrack was by Riz Ortolani and later by Ennio Morricone, who went on to compose music for several sequels.

Ennio Morricone La Piovra -Tv Series 2-8 
Performed by Solisti e Orchestre del Cinema 


The Mission

The Mission is a 1986 British period drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th-century South America. Written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé, the film stars Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn, Cherie Lunghi, and Liam Neeson.

It won the Palme d'Or and the Academy Award for Best Cinematography. In April 2007, it was elected number one on the Church Times' Top 50 Religious Films list. Furthermore, it is one of fifteen films listed in the category "Religion" on the Vatican film list. The music, scored by Italian composer Ennio Morricone, ranked 1st on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Classic 100 Music in the Movies.

Ennio Morricone The Mission  -  Soundtrack

The Mission - Trailer - (1986)


The Untouchables

The Untouchables is a 1987 American gangster film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Art Linson, written by David Mamet, and based on the book of the same name (1957). The film stars Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery, and follows Eliot Ness (Costner) as he forms the Untouchables team to bring Al Capone (De Niro) to justice during Prohibition. The Grammy Award-winning score was composed by Ennio Morricone and features period-era music by Duke Ellington.

It was nominated for four Academy Awards; Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Ennio Morricone - The Untouchables


Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso (Italian: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, , "New Paradise Cinema") is a 1988 Italian drama film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Jacques Perrin, Philippe Noiret, Leopoldo Trieste, Marco Leonardi, Agnese Nano and Salvatore Cascio, and was produced by Franco Cristaldi and Giovanna Romagnoli, while the music score was composed by Ennio Morricone along with his son, Andrea. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards.

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso - Ennio Morricone

1. Cinema Paradiso (Main Theme) 00:00
2. Maturity - Maturità 02:29
3. Love Theme - Tema D'Amore 04:49
4. Childhood and Manhood - Infanzia e Maturità 06:23
5. While Thinking About Her Again - Ripensandola 08:38
6. Cinema on Fire - Cinema in Fiamme (Tema della Bicicletta) 09:58
7. Love Theme - Tema D'Amore (2nd Version) 13:27
8. Toto and Alfredo 16:16
9. After The Destruction - Dopo il Crollo (Extended Version) 17:58
10. Love Theme For Nata - Tema D'Amore per Nata 22:17
11. Visit to the Cinema - Visita al Cinema 26:25
12. First Youth - Prima Gioventù 28:50
13. Four Interludes - Quattro Interludi 31:07
14. Runaway, Search and Ritorno - Fuga, Ricerca e Ritorno 33:05
15. From American Sex Appeal to the First Fellini  35:12
16. Love Theme - Tema D'Amore (3rd Version) 38:42
17. Projection For Two - Proiezione a Due 42:02
18. Toto and Alfredo (2nd Version) 44:10
19. Bicycle Theme - Tema della Bicicletta 45:31
20. Visit to the Cinema - Visita al Cinema (2nd Version) 46:14
21. Maturity - Maturità (2nd Version) 48:18
22. For Elena - Per Elena 49:36
23. Cinema Paradiso (Finals) 51:27

Cinema Paradiso Original Trailer (1988)

Cinema Paradiso (1988)


Everybody's Fine 

Everybody's Fine (Italian: Stanno tutti bene, literally "They're all fine") is a 1990 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore who co-wrote the screenplay with Tonino Guerra and Massimo De Rita.

It won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Giuseppe Tornatore) and was nominated for Golden Palm (Giuseppe Tornatore) at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the David di Donatello Awards for David Best Music (Ennio Morricone) and the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists for Silver Ribbon Best Original Story (Giuseppe Tornatore).

Ennio Morricone - Sogno - Stanno Tutti Bene (1989)

Stanno Tutti Bene 1990 Trailer 

Stanno tutti bene ( Everybody's fine )
Ennio Morricone


A Pure Formality

A Pure Formality (Italian: Una pura formalità) is a 1994 Italian-French drama thriller film co-written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It stars Gérard Depardieu as a reclusive writer and Roman Polanski as a police detective.

A pure formality - soundtrack - Ennio Morricone

A Pure Formality - Trailer - 1994


The Star Maker

The Star Maker (Italian: L'Uomo delle stelle) is a 1995 Italian film. It was produced by Rita Cecchi Gori, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, while the title role was played by Sergio Castellitto. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Ennio Morricone - Sicilia - L'Uomo Delle Stelle (1995)

L'uomo Delle Stelle - Sprzedawca Marzeń - 1995 - trailer music

The Star Maker - Best Scene



Lolita is a 1997 American-French drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Stephen Schiff. It is the second screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel of the same name and stars Jeremy Irons as Humbert Humbert and Dominique Swain as Dolores "Lolita" Haze, with supporting roles by Melanie Griffith as Charlotte Haze, and Frank Langella as Clare Quilty. The film is about a middle-aged male professor, Humbert, who rents a room in the house of the widow Charlotte Haze because he is sexually attracted to her adolescent daughter Dolores, also called "Lo" or "Lolita".

Lyne's film is more overt with many of the novel's darker elements compared to Kubrick's 1962 version, which utilised suggestion and innuendo for comic purposes (and was scripted by Nabokov himself).

The film had difficulty finding an American distributor and premiered in Europe before being released in America. The film was eventually picked up in the United States by Showtime, a cable network, before finally being released theatrically by The Samuel Goldwyn Company. The performances by Irons and Swain impressed audiences, but, although praised by some critics for its faithfulness to Nabokov's narrative, the film received a mixed critical reception in the United States. Lolita was met with much controversy in Australia, where it was not given a theatrical release until April 1999.


Ennio Morricone - Lolita (love theme & finale)

Ennio Morricone - Lolita (love theme & finale)


The Legend of 1900

The Legend of 1900 (Italian: La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano, "The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean") is a 1998 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Mélanie Thierry. It was Tornatore's first English-language film. The film is inspired by Novecento, a monologue by Alessandro Baricco. The film was nominated for a variety of awards worldwide, winning several for its soundtrack.

Ennio Morricone - ''La leggenda del Pianista''
Live all'Arena di Verona di Ennio Morricone, brano tratto dalla colonna sonora scritta dal Maestro per il film ''La leggenda del Pianista sull'oceano''.

Legend of 1900 Trailer

Ennio Morricone - La Leggenda Del Pianista Sull'Oceano



Malèna is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama film starring Monica Bellucci and Giuseppe Sulfaro. It was directed and written by Giuseppe Tornatore from a story by Luciano Vincenzoni. It won the Grand Prix at the 2001 Cabourg Film Festival.

Ennio Morricone - Malena


Ennio Morricone - Malena


Ripley's Game

Ripley's Game is a 2002 thriller film directed by Liliana Cavani. It is adapted from the 1974 novel of the same name, the third in Patricia Highsmith's "Ripliad", a series of books chronicling the murderous adventures of con artist Tom Ripley. John Malkovich stars as Ripley, opposite Dougray Scott and Ray Winstone. Highsmith's novel was previously adapted in 1977 as The American Friend by director Wim Wenders, starring Dennis Hopper and Bruno Ganz.

Ennio Morricone - In Concerto - Ripley's Game

Official Trailer: Ripley's Game (2002)

Ripley's Game: Ripley kills Terry (2002)



Fateless (Hungarian: Sorstalanság) is a Hungarian film directed by Lajos Koltai, released in 2005. It is based on the semi-autobiographical novel Fatelessness by the Nobel Prize-winner Imre Kertész, who also wrote the screenplay. It tells the story of a teenage boy who is sent to Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

The film's music was composed by Ennio Morricone, and one of its songs was sung by Lisa Gerrard. The film is one of the most expensive movies ever produced in Hungary, with a cost of $12 million.

The film also features British actor Daniel Craig, who plays a cameo as a United States Army sergeant.

The film was screened in Hungary and Germany (at Berlinale), at the Telluride Film Festival in Telluride, Colorado as well as the Toronto International Film Festival.

Ennio Morricone - Return To Life - Fateless 
Return to Life (featuring Lisa Gerrard )

Fateless Trailer


The Unknown Woman 

The Unknown Woman (Italian: La sconosciuta, also known as The Other Woman) is a 2006 Italian psychological thriller mystery film, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore that depicts a woman alone in a foreign country, haunted by a horrible past.

La sconosciuta (2006) - La sconosciuta - Ennio Morricone

The Unknown Woman - La sconosciuta - 2006 official trailer

La Sconosciuta -1

La Sconosciuta -1



Baarìa is a 2009 Italian film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It was the opening film of the 66th Venice International Film Festival in September 2009.

Baaria. Musica: Ennio Morricone

Baaria 2009 HD Trailer


Django Unchained

Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Walton Goggins, Dennis Christopher, James Remar, and Don Johnson in supporting roles. Set in the Old West and Antebellum South, it is a highly stylized tribute to Spaghetti Westerns, in particular the 1966 Italian film Django by Sergio Corbucci, whose star Franco Nero has a cameo appearance.
Django Unchained premiered at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 11, 2012, and was released on December 25, 2012, in the United States. The film was nominated for several film industry awards, including five Academy Awards. Waltz won several awards for his performance, among them Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Academy Awards. Tarantino won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA award for writing the film's original screenplay. 

Ennio Morricone - Django Unchained - soundtrack
1. Rocky Roberts & Luis Bacalov - Django 0:00
2. Ennio Morricone - The Braying Mule 2:54
3. Luis Bacalov & Edda Dell'Orso - His Name Is King (Lo Chiamavano King) 5:26
4. Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton - Freedom 7:25
5. Luis Bacalov - La Corsa (2nd Version) 11:22
6. Jim Croce - I Got a Name 13:45
7. Riz Ortolani - I Giorni Dell'ira (Days of Anger) 16:58
8. Rick Ross - 100 Black Coffins 20:01
9. Jerry Goldsmith featuring Pat Metheny - Nicaragua 23:45
10. Ennio Morricone - Sister Sara's Theme 27:14
11. Ennio Morricone & Elisa - Ancora Qui 28:40
12. James Brown & 2Pac - Unchained 33:50
13. Brother Dege - Who Did That to You? 36:41
15. Brother Dege - Too Old to Die Young 40:30
16. Ennio Morricone - Un Monumento 44:15
17. Annibale E I Cantori Moderni - Trinity (Titoli) 46:45

Django Unchained - Official Traile

Django Unchained - Official Trailer #2 


The Best Offer 

The Best Offer (La migliore offerta ) is a 2013 English-language Italian psychological thriller written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, and Donald Sutherland, and the music score is composed by Ennio Morricone.

The Best Offer - Suite - Ennio Morricone

The Best Offer - Theatrical Trailer


The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight (often marketed as The H8ful Eight) is a 2015 American Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern as eight strangers who seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover some time after the American Civil War.

Tarantino announced The Hateful Eight in November 2013. He conceived it as a novel and sequel to his previous film Django Unchained (2012) before deciding to make it a standalone film. After the script leaked in January 2014, he cancelled the film, directed a live reading at the United Artists Theater in Los Angeles, then announced that he had changed his mind. Filming began on December 8, 2014, near Telluride, Colorado. The original score was Italian composer Ennio Morricone's first for a Tarantino film, his first complete Western score in 34 years, and his first for a high-profile Hollywood production since Brian De Palma's Mission to Mars in 2000.

Distributed by The Weinstein Company in the United States, The Hateful Eight was released on December 25, 2015, in a roadshow release in 70 mm film. The film had a wide digital release on December 30, 2015. It received largely positive reviews, with Leigh's performance being praised. For his work on the score, Morricone won the Golden Globe and his first Academy Award for Best Original Score. The film also earned Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Leigh) and Best Cinematography (Robert Richardson).


The Correspondence

The Correspondence (Italian: La corrispondenza) is an English-language Italian romantic film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. It stars Jeremy Irons and Olga Kurylenko in lead roles, and was released on 14 January 2016. The film score was composed by Ennio Morricone.

Ennio Morricone - 2016 - La Corrispondenza   

LA CORRISPONDENZA (2016) di Giuseppe Tornatore - Trailer Ufficiale 

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