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In the article, Morricone, who became world famous for writing the quirky and iconic music for “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” expresses frustration that most people still associate him with his western scores. He estimates that westerns make up only about 8 percent of his output. But when you’ve written scores for over 500 movies, that’s still about 40 westerns.
The remark is particularly ironic in that, in 2015, the year of the article, Morricone would win his first competitive Academy Award for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight.” (Earlier, in 2007, he received an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.)
Only fairly recently, Morricone made a comment during an interview with Italian media that suggested he would write no more film scores – even as he continues to travel Europe as conductor of his “60 Years of Music Tour.” I’m not sure that I totally believe that.* Someone with the discipline to sit down and write as much as he has – and he always provides his own orchestrations – can’t just suddenly get up and walk away. Perhaps he’ll devote himself strictly to concert works from now on. Apparently, on top of everything else, he’s already managed to produce a hundred of those.
Morricone is 90 years-old today. Happy birthday, Maestro. However you choose to spend your “retirement,” I think you’ve earned the right to enjoy a little rest.
*He cites as a possible exception any film made by Giuseppe Tornatore, director of “Cinema Paradiso.”
Another interesting interview from 2016 (though, for the record, “The Hateful Eight” employs a bassoon, not a “brooding oboe”):