Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ennio Morricone

by Jackrabbit Slim

An honorary Oscar has been awarded to Ennio Morricone, film composer. This award, which usually translates to: Sorry We've Overlooked You in the Past, But Now That You're Old Here You Go Award, would seem to be for passing him over as much for his memorable music. He was nominated five times but never won.

I think it's proper recognition. He wrote what is perhaps my favorite bit of music from any film--the main theme of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. It's running through my head right now, and it's hard to resist whistling it. His music was also the best thing about some films, particularly The Mission.

Congrats, Ennio. In light of what happened to Robert Altman, Federico Fellini and Satyajit Ray, who all died within a year of winning this award, you may want to buy extra life insurance.


Blogger Nick said...

I was trying to find my favorite of his and couldn't. Jesus christ, his resume is long.

12/14/2006 07:15:00 PM  

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