Ennio Morricone (November 10, 1928 – July 6, 2020) was an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and trumpeter who worked in a variety of styles. Morricone is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and finest film composers of all time, having written over 400 soundtracks for film and television, as well as over 100 classical compositions.
His filmography includes more than 70 award-winning films, including all Sergio Leone films since A Fistful of Dollars, 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, including the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III, and Le Professionnel, as well as The Thing, Once His composition for The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) is widely considered as one of the most iconic and influential soundtracks in history. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
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