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The discography is very inacurate and seems copied from another website. I have started typing a complete list from three different sources, but it is taking too much time. I will post it when accectable.--FaZ72 02:33, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Ok, i have posted til 1969. From 1970 to 1993 is directly copied from the book Morricone, la musica, il cinema of Sergio Micelli, and needs verification.--FaZ72 20:52, 23 September 2005 (UTC)
Fantastic! Thanks for all the hard work. I just made the reference section, so could you please cite your sources there? I already added the book you mentioned, and it will be best if we could have its publisher and ISBN cited too. --BorgQueen 22:04, 23 September 2005 (UTC)
Miceli, Sergio. Morricone, la musica, ul cinema. Mucchi/Ricordi, 1994: ISBN 88-7592-398-1
Poppi, R., M. Pecorari. Dizionario del cinama italiano. I film vol. 3. Dal 1960 al 1969. Gremese, 1993: ISBN 88-7605-593-2
Poppi, R., M. Pecorari. Dizionario del cinama italiano. I film vol. 4. Dal 1970 al 1979* A/L. Gremese, 1996: ISBN 88-7605-935-0
Poppi, R., M. Pecorari. Dizionario del cinama italiano. I film vol. 4. Dal 1970 al 1979** M/Z. Gremese, 1996: ISBN 88-7605-969-5
Poppi, R., M. Pecorari. Dizionario del cinama italiano. I film vol. 5. Dal 1980 al 1989* A/L. Gremese, 2000: ISBN 88-7742-423-0
Poppi, R., M. Pecorari. Dizionario del cinama italiano. I film vol. 5. Dal 1980 al 1989** M/Z. Gremese, 2000: ISBN 88-7742-429-X
The third source is www.imdb.com

My filmography is still completed and revised for less than half. I am very bussy until at last half january, so hopefully then i'll find the time (and inspiration) to complete it.--FaZ72 15:00, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

much too brief biography.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Zzzzz (talkcontribs) 10:18, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

I agree... this biography is way too brief. 71.179.166.137 (talk) 22:39, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Moving the filmography[edit]

I think it would be appropriate to move the filmography to a new article. It's just too long.--Wutschwlllm 15:54, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

pronounciation[edit]

I would like to see pronounciation after his name, I have no idea how to say it. --geekyßroad. meow? 04:36, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

"MORE"-i-"CONE"-"eh". But I don't know how to write that in phonetic symbolism.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 136.142.20.83 (talk) 23:07, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Lists[edit]

I added the {{listcruft}} template: I don't think that the lists at the bottom are really necessary: a link to IMDB and some major works should be enough. Opinione? Matteo 08:17, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

I think it should be moved to a separate article. Something like Ennio Morricone filmography and link to there from the article, but I see no reason why it should be deleted. Garion96 (talk) 21:24, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
Which I just did. Garion96 (talk) 21:39, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Image[edit]

Why was the image removed? --Merceris 02:49, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

It failed under Wikipedia:Fair use. It was an example of counterexample (things that aren't fair use) #8: "An image of a living person that merely shows what they look like." There was no other rationale for the retention of this fair use image. -- Cyrius| 03:44, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Concert music[edit]

The concert music part is not very clear or easy to read as it is. Wouldn't it be better if it was turned into a list instead? --Dkd3 14:31, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Birthday[edit]

Is November 10th really Morricone's birthday? This article says otherwise: http://movies.msn.com/celebs/celeb.aspx?c=61971&mp=b —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.214.218.165 (talk) 00:18, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Contemporary music importance[edit]

If the project was on soundtrack composers he would be top importance, but the project is contemporary classical music and he is mid. Hyacinth (talk) 22:45, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Ok. --Catgut (talk) 23:39, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Top worldwide film grosses[edit]

I'm not seeing what this has to do with being a composer. Hondo77 (talk) 15:15, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Nothing directly, but it has an indirect value in describing his achievements. Being a composer of film music means being a part of a film production team effort. The listing of Morricone's films credits him for the outputs of the team he was a major player in. Erikupoeg (talk) 12:47, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

1978 FIFA World Cup theme composer[edit]

In occassion of the XI edition of the FIFA World Cup in 1978 Ennio Morricone composed the official theme of the event. [[1]]--Beaker35 (talk) 04:44, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

That's a good fact to include, but Youtube is a self-publishing site. I couldn't find a solid reference for that on the Internet. Could anybody help? --Erikupoeg (talk) 09:25, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Composer project review[edit]

I've reviewed this article as part of the Composers project review of its B-class articles. This article is a weak B -- it's probably fine for film-score fans, but is missing some things a good composer bio should have. My full review is on the comments page; questions and comments should be left here or on my talk page. Magic♪piano 14:43, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza[edit]

Why there's no mention about this ensemble? Ennio Morricone played several instruments as the member of it.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Gitler.ncb (talkcontribs) 16:49, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Basterds[edit]

Does Morricone's non-involvement in Tarantino's film really warrant an entire section devoted to it? Maybe a 'recent activity' page would be more valuable? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.96.133.188 (talk) 04:19, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Oscar for Once Upon A Time in America[edit]

It is said that Morricone was to receive an Oscar for scoring Once Upon A Time in America, but since the company in charge of the scandalous US version of the film forgot to mention him in the credit roll, the Academy couldn't award him. Not sure about the facts though. --Kebman (talk) 22:39, 9 August 2009 (UTC) It's absolutely astonishing that he wasn't nominated/didn't receive Oscars for his other Sergio Leone movies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.202.235.133 (talk) 04:48, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Removing unsourced material[edit]

I just removed a couple of negative passages which were unsourced:

In fact, it appears that Morricone had borrowed the idea for the whistling/Fender guitar theme froma minor instrumental hit recorded two years earlier by a group called The Nomads and called The Bounty Hunter [2]
Among his nominations for an Oscar, one was for Bugsy. [3]. It was discovered by the awards committee that he had included a theme from an earlier film he had scored called Ogro [4].And since a criterion of qualification for Best Original Film Score has to be just that, the nomination was cancelled.

The first one is definitely WP:OR without a better source than just the song itself. To my untrained ear the two songs do sound similar in instrumentation, but I have no idea how common the use of whistling for the melody was at that point, and I can't find any sources to substantiate the claim of "borrowing".

The second one seems flat-out wrong -- a newspaper search from Oscar season for that year doesn't turn up any record of a claimed link between "Bugsy" and "Ogro", although there is one article claiming a resemblance between the "Bugsy" soundtrack and "State of Grace". Moreover, the Academy Awards database lists "Bugsy" as a nomination for Best Original Soundtrack that year. --Sneftel (talk) 16:11, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Western Spaghetti score list[edit]

What does Queimada! in the western spaghetti score list ? It's not a western. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.254.227.194 (talk) 16:58, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

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Singers who have sung his songs[edit]

Can we somehow get an idea of which of his songs have been sung by which singers? For instance, his song "Cinema Paradiso" appears on Josh Groban's first album -- and was just sung by Sung-bong Choi, on the Korea's Got Talent Semi-final. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skysong263 (talkcontribs) 03:10, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

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Typo[edit]

Fixed a small typo in the "extensive reuse of his music section" One of the scores that was cited is from his work for the movie "The bird with the crystal plumage" that was erroneously written as "Violenza in Attesa" while the english translation is spot on (Unexpected violence) the italian title is a typo and has no meaning.

The words "In attesa" or "Inattesa" have two totally different meanings. The first is used to describe someone who is waiting for something or another person, imagine someone sitting in a doctor's waiting room. As a native Italian speaker "Violenza in Attesa" makes me think to a personification of violence quietly sitting in a corner smoking a cigarette waiting for someone to pass in front of him. The second word "Inattesa", means something that happened suddenly, unexpectedly which, fits perfectly with the contest of the movie that track was made for.

Legacy and influence ≠ trivia[edit]

The Legacy and influence section of this article seems to contain a good deal of irrelevant trivia – someone who says Morricone might have influenced him/her, someone who once recorded a Morricone tune. That sort of stuff adds exactly nothing to our understanding of Morricone – we already know he is a powerful influence, and that famous tunes get covered. Our article on Beethoven doesn't have, or need, a list of people who called their dog Ludwig in honour of the maestro. I suggest the following:

  • remove the word "legacy", as he isn't dead
  • remove the various homages, covers, samplings, whatever, that for all we know Morricone does not even know of, or reduce them to a short section of running text; that stuff belongs in the articles on those other musicians, and may be relevant or even important in their pages – but not here
  • retain and expand the sections on those collaborations with other artists where Morricone was actually involved
  • hive off the list of cover/sample artists into a stand-alone list – it's too long to be of any interest here (WP:WEIGHT), and, as before, adds little or nothing to our knowledge of the man

Thoughts? Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:21, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

I definitely think we should remove the covers, samples, etc. That is an unnecessarily long trivia list. -Xcuref1endx (talk) 08:45, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
An "influence" section is required for this composer. It's a little bit too easy and unrespectful to other contributors to delete a complete section. The template "This article may have too many section headers dividing up its content" is not required anymore since the number of section headers has been reduced.Christo jones (talk) 21:52, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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Fluffy piece[edit]

I'm as fond of the guy's film music as anyone, but this article is massively overwritten and packed with not-so-relevant material, digressions and trumpeted hyperboles. Needs some serious trimming down. 83.254.159.207 (talk) 22:16, 9 October 2018 (UTC)