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Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

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Born: November 10, 1928 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Music ...
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Began composing at age six
1940:
At age 12, enrolled in a a four-year harmony program at a music conservatory; variously reported as completing it in two years or six months (date approximate)
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Became protege of composer Goffredo Petrassi
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Performed as a trumpet player in nightclubs
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Began composing and arranging scores for RAI television in the mid-1950s
1959:
Worked for RCA record company through the mid-1960s arranged songs by the likes of Mario Lanza, Renato Rascel and Rita Pavone
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Composed incidental music for various Italian plays including "La Pappa Reale" (1959), "Il Lieto Fine" (1960) and "Enrico 61" (1961)
1961:
First film score, "Il Federale/The Fascist", an Italian feature
1963:
Contributed songs to the revue "La Manfrina"
1964:
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, "Before the Revolution"
1964:
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone, "A Fistful of Dollars" starring Clint Eastwood
1965:
First collaboration with the Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio, "Fists in the Pocket"
1965:
Became member of experimental music group Nuova Consonanza (date approximate)
1966:
Reteamed with Leone and Eastwood with "For a Few Dollars More" (released in the United States in 1967)
1966:
Scored ballet "Requiem per un Destino"
1966:
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini, "Hawks and Sparrows"
1966:
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo, "The Battle of Algiers"
1966:
Composed his most well-known piece of film music, the theme to Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (film released in the USA in 1968)
1968:
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Elio Petri, "A Quiet Place in the Country"
1968:
Scored Pasolini's "Teorema"
1969:
First collaboration with Italian filmmaker Dario Argento, "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage"
1969:
Collaborated again with Leone on "Once Upon a Time in the West"
1970:
First US feature credit, Don Siegel's "Two Mules For Sister Sara" (starring Eastwood)
1971:
Scored Pasolini's "The Decameron"
1972:
Worked on the score for Dario Argento's "Four Flies on Grey Velvet"
1973:
Scored Damiano Damiani's "Il Sorriso de Grande Tentatore/The Tempter"
1975:
US TV debut, scored and served as music director on the six-hour CBS miniseries "Moses -- the Lawgiver" (also TV acting debut of Burt Lancaster)
1978:
Received first Academy Award nomination for his haunting musical score for "Days of Heaven", directed by Terrence Malick
1979:
Provided uncredited opera music adaptations for Bertolucci's "La Luna"
1982:
Had more television success with the score for "Marco Polo" (NBC)
1984:
Scored Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America"
1985:
Conducted a series of concerts of his work throughout Europe
1986:
Wrote the score to "The Mission", directed by Roland Joffe; garnered second Oscar nomination
1987:
Composed and orchestrated the atmospheric music for "The Untouchables", directed by Brian De Palma; received third Academy Academy Award nomination
1989:
Scored "Casualties of War" (helmed by De Palma) and "Old Gringo"
1990:
Was the subject of an Italian TV documentary entitled "La Musica Negli Occhi"
1991:
Composed and conducted the score for Barry Levinson's early mob tale "Bugsy"; picked up fourth Oscar nomination
1992:
Scored the Roland Joffe-directed drama "City of Joy"
1993:
Contributed the music to the Clint Eastwood action blockbuster vehicle "In the Line of Fire"
1994:
Scored "Wolf", a modernized werewolf film starring Jack Nicholson; also composed the music for "Disclosure" and the remake of "Love Affair", produced by and starring Warren Beatty
1995:
Wrote score for "Who Killed Pasolini?", a provocative feature film investigation into the murder of the famed director
1997:
Composed and orchestrated the music for the controversial remake "Lolita" and Oliver Stone's "U-Turn"
1998:
Scored the political satire "Bulworth", directed by Warren Beatty
1998:
Created the sweeping music for "The Legend of 1900/The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean"
1999:
Wrote the music for Dario Argento's remake of "The Phantom of the Opera"
2000:
Reteamed with De Palma for the score to "Mission from Mars"
2000:
Penned the lovely score for "Vatel", Roland Joffe's 18th-century romance
2000:
Earned fine notices for his music for the Italian film "Canone Inverso/Making Love"
2000:
Garnered fifth career Oscar nomination for the score to "Malena"

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