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Ennio Morricone
November 10, 1928 -
Nationality: Italian
Category: Composer
Subcategory: Italian Composer

I come from a background of experimental music which mingled real sounds together with musical sounds.


Bernard Herrmann used to write all his scores by himself. So did Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky. I don't understand why this happens in the movie industry.


You can see my decision as either a distinctive factor or as a limitation. I don't feel it is a limitation.


I was offered a free villa in Hollywood, but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy.


I also used these realistic sounds in a psychological way. With The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I used animal sounds - as you say, the coyote sound - so the sound of the animal became the main theme of the movie.


There was a theft! But, of course, if it was up to me, every two years I would win an Oscar.


It had a very good arrangement by Herbie Hancock, but it used existing pieces.


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