Ennio Morricone: The Lyrical Assassin at 5 a.m.

Lyrical Assassin at 5 a.m. Got a favorite movie theme? This man probably wrote it

It is not so much that Ennio Morricone has lost count. He just never kept one. By rough reckoning, he has upwards of 130 original scores for film and television to his credit. This total does not include his various chamber and orchestral compositions, nor does it tally all the musical arranging he did for records, radio and the theater. But whatever the vagaries of the composer's archival arithmetic, there is no doubt that he has written scores for many films that count heavily in contemporary history.

In all these collaborations, in which Morricone reflects and expands on each director's distinctive...

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