An Amazing Music Score Can Make A Movie Great
This week we lost one of my all-time favorite composers.
Ennio Morricone was one of the most prolific film composers of all time. Starting with music for Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns like The Good, The Bad And The Ugly…and moving on to so many wonderful projects.
Unlike a majority of composers who write music that feels married to the screen, Morricone’s work has always felt as luminous and magical on its own as it does paired with image.
The comment expressed in today’s quotation seems small-minded from a directors perspective. As a director, having the magic of music that transcends your film is a luxury that very very few artists have ever experienced. When you listen to this man’s music, you can hear the passion, You can hear the soul and you can feel something deep inside of you transcend.
Again to his comment above, most people will not ever remember the movie The Mission, even though it starred Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons.
But the score from this film is up there with anything that any of the greatest classical composers have ever produced.
I attach the theme from this film for your benefit and hope you will take a moment this morning to listen as Ennio Morricone parts the clouds and lets the divine into your life❤️
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