Ennio Morricone - Quotes

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I come from a background of experimental music which mingled real sounds together with musical sounds. ---->>>

You can see my decision as either a distinctive factor or as a limitation. I don't feel it is a limitation. ---->>>

Bernard Herrmann used to write all his scores by himself. So did Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky. I don't understand why this happens in the movie industry. ---->>>

I also used these realistic sounds in a psychological way. With The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I used animal sounds - as you say, the coyote sound - so the sound of the animal became the main theme of the movie. ---->>>

I was offered a free villa in Hollywood, but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy. ---->>>

There was a theft! But, of course, if it was up to me, every two years I would win an Oscar. ---->>>

It had a very good arrangement by Herbie Hancock, but it used existing pieces. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Italian
Born: 11-10, 1928
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Occupation: Composer

Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI (Italian: [ˈɛnnjo morriˈkoːne]; born 10 November 1928) is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player. He composes a wide range of music styles, making him one of the most versatile, experimental and influential composers of all time, working in any medium (wikipedia)