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Following up his Oscar win earlier this year for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight, the legendary composer Ennio Morricone seems to be as busy as ever. Ahead of his 88th birthday this fall, he’s currently on tour and on the same day that we’ll hear his new score for Terrence Malick‘s Voyage of Time, he’s set to release a new album.
The composer has signed a new record deal with Decca Records and the first album to be released is Morricone 60, which celebrates his six decades of work. Featuring a selection of new recordings with Czech National Symphony Orchestra, it includes themes from his Sergio Leone films, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, and more, as well as his recent Oscar-winning work.
“After the success of The Hateful Eight score, I’m delighted to be returning to Decca with my own record deal – an extraordinary moment in my 60th professional anniversary year, »
- Jordan Raup
Ennio Morricone accepts an Honorary Academy Award during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 25, 2007.
The Weinstein Company has released a 7-minute video from the actual recording session of L’Ultima Diligenza per Red Rock (versione integrale) from The Hateful Eight.
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 (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, »
- Michelle McCue
Film composer Ennio Morricone is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Morricone will receive the 2,574th star on the Walk of Fame — located on 7065 Hollywood Boulevard — on Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m.
Event emcee and Hollywood Chamber president-ceo Leron Gubler will unveil the star with help from director Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Weinstein and Pascal Vicedomini, founder and producer of Los Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Fest.
Morricone is nominated for an Oscar this year for best original score for his work on the Weinstein Co. film “The Hateful Eight,” directed by Tarantino. The film won the 2016 Golden Globe for best score.
He began his career as a music composer in 1961 with the film “Il Federak,” directed by Luciano Salce. Morricone gained immense fame while working on the Sergio Leone westerns “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, »
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