Ennio Morricone : in his own words
by Morricone, Ennio,
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
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Master composer Ennio Morricone's scores go hand-in-hand with the idea of the Western film. Often considered the world's greatest living film composer, and most widely known for his innovative scores toThe Good, the Bad, and the Ugly , Sergio Leone's movies,The Mission, Cinema Paradiso andmore recently,The Hateful Eight, Morricone has spent the past 60 years reinventing the sound of cinema. In Ennio Morricone: In His Own Words, composers Ennio Morricone and Alessandro De Rosa present a years-long discussion of life, music, and the marvelous and unpredictable ways that the two comeinto contact with and influence each other. The result is what Morricone himself defines: "beyond a shadow of a doubt the best book ever written about me, the most authentic, the most detailed and well curated. The truest."Opening for the first time the door of his creative laboratory, Morricone offers an exhaustive and rich account of his life, from his early years of study to genre-defining collaborations with the most important Italian and international directors, including Leone, Bertolucci, Pasolini, Argento,Tornatore, Malick, Carpenter, Stone, Nichols, De Palma, Beatty, Levinson, Almodovar, Polanski and Tarantino. In the process, Morricone unveils the curious relationship that links music and images in cinema, as well as the creative urgency at the foundation of his experimentations with "absolutemusic". Throughout these conversations with De Rosa, Morricone dispenses invaluable insights not only on composing but also on the broader process of adaptation and what it means to be human. As he reminds us, "Coming into contact with memories doesn't only entail the melancholy of something thatslips away with time, but also looking forward, understanding who I am now. And who knows what else may still happen."
Composers -- Italy -- Interviews.
Film composers -- Italy -- Interviews.
Motion picture music -- History and criticism.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :Oxford University Press,2019
|Other Titles|| Inseguendo quel suono.
In his own words
De Rosa, Alessandro,
Corbella, Maurizio, translator.
Chronological list of the absolute music: pages 265-272.
xxii, 341 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-322), filmography (pages 273-299) and index.