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Ennio Morricone to Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By Thomas Swan t.swan@classicalite.com on Feb 18, 2016 02:15 AM EST
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Legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone, who is still going strong in his 8th decade of work, has seen it all and done it all in the world of cinema. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Morricone is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He will be the 2574th star on the historic attraction, which is set to be unveiled at 7065 Hollywood Blvd by such noted lumanaries as Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino.

Morricone's resume is astonishing, to say the least. In his 70 years of activity, he has sold over 70 million records and composed over 500 works for film, TV, and classical. American fans have been reintroduced to Morricone through film director Quentin Tarantino. A passionate fan of Morricone's 1960-1970s eccentric scores for Italian giallo and western films, Tarantino has had Maestro Morricone score his recent works, including Tarantino's most recent film Hateful Eight.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "Morricone has worked with such directors as Sergio Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Lina Wertmuller, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone and Pedro Almodovar. Some of his best-known scores apart from Leone's Dollars Trilogy include The Battle of Algiers, Sacco and Vanzetti, Cinema ParadisoThe Legend of 1900, Malena, The Untouchables, Once Upon a Time in America and The Mission."

The colloboration with Quentin Tarantino looks to have more chapters to it. In an interview with Deadline online, Maestro Morricone expressed the amount of enjoyment his collaboration with Tarantino has brought him, '"Tarantino has already told me that there will be a next movie that we are going to make together,' the composer said, while indicating he hopes he has more of a warning than the limited window he was given to create Hateful. "I told him that in the future I would like to have much more time. I would like to start working with him even long before in order to have the time to work, to think about the music, and also to exchange more ideas with him about what I am going to score for him. I never ask any director to work with me, but it was Tarantino who told me, 'OK, there will be a next time," he laughed. "

The only thing you could ask the Hollywood Walk of Fame people is, what took you so long?

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TagsEnnio Morricone, Quentin Tarantino, film scores, Hateful Eight

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