Ennio Morricone Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd October 2009

Fact: Film composer Ennio Morricone's upcoming concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles has been cancelled. The 80-year-old composer and conductor was due to take the stage at the Bowl on Sunday (25Oct09). Details about the cancellation have not been released. Morricone was scheduled to conduct the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Angeles Chorale in works from his four-decade career in the movie business, including excerpts the scores to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a Time in America and The Mission.

26th February 2007

Fact: Clint Eastwood doubled up as a translator and presenter at last night's (25FEB07) Oscars as he turned Honorary Award-winning composer Ennio Morricone's Italian into English.

14th February 2007

Quote: "Music is something you imagine, you can't isolate it. The orchestra has to be in the mind of the composer. If you write on the piano, what you write will be conditioned and falsified by that instrument." Veteran composer Ennio Morricone has a strict regime when it comes to penning musical scores.

28th November 2005

Quote: <p>"It was very flattering because he'd turned so many multi-million selling pop acts down, so I was delighted that he said yes to scruffy old me. He was very shy, and he was heavily surrounded and shielded. There's no way that he and I would end up at the local pub playing darts." Morrissey on landing a string arrangement by revered composer Ennio Morricone on his new tune DEAR GOD PLEASE HELP ME. </p>

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