Composer Ennio Morricone honored during filmmaand KINO Rotterdam
Cinema KINO in Rotterdam is dedicating the month of september, the famous Italian composer Ennio Morricone. In honor of the concert that the 88-year-old maestro on 19 september in Ahoy offers, shows KINO four films that are characteristic of his long career.
The titles that are shown are The Battle of Algiers with director Gillo Pontecorvo (1966), The Good the Bad and the Ugly by Sergio Leone (1966), The Sicilian Clan, by Henri Vermeuil (1969) and The Untouchables by Brian de Palma (1987). For that last song, an epic about the struggle against Al Capone, it was Morricone, one of his six Oscarnominaties. He received the statue only last year, for The Hateful Eight of Quentin Tarantino.
The Italian maestro gave the last sixty years, the soundtracks for more than five hundred film and television productions. He is regarded as one of the most influential filmcomponisten of the twentieth century. His best-known song was the soundtrack of Once Upon a Time in the West, those with more than ten million copies sold one of the most successful filmmuziekalbums ever was.