Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by StrangeGator, Jul 6, 2020.
IMHO, the best film composer ever.
I grew up listening to the soundtrack to "Once Upon a Time in the West."
How does Charlie Daniels get more attention than Ennio Morricone?
How Ennio Morricone Changed the Way Movies Sound
Why demean Charlie? Just admire them both for their own contributions
Love these clips from Giuseppe Tornatore film, the The Legend of 1900. You need to watch them back-to-back. Morricone collaborated on more films with Tonatore than any other directors.
Charlie was a great session musician with a couple of hits. That other guy scored 500 films over a period of six decades and helped turn Clint Eastwood into an icon.
But why, in a thread on EM, even mention Charlie?
CD has his thread.
Perhaps many people do not know the great heights Morricone achieved as a composer. He was perhaps the greatest composer of the last half of the 20th century.
Love Spaghetti western music. Can't remember either movie, but in the same week I watched a big budget Hollywood westerner & a Leone movie. Both good movies. But the lush orchestra music of the Hollywood one seemed ridiculous in comparison to Morricone's perfect score.
And more people know who chambawamba is, who had arguably the worst top 10 song in history.
Simple answer to strangegator's question is: Because people actually know who Charlie Daniels is.
Ask 100 people who just listen to music who Charlie Daniels is, 99 of them know, probably all 100. Ask same 100 who this guy is, maybe 1, probably zero. Unless you study music, write music, or hire people to write movie score's, you probably have no idea who this thread is about.
I agree with your assertion if you ask 100 people who Ennio Morricone is they probably would not know. A shame. To me, his theme from Once Upon A Time In The West is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written.
Somewhat off topic but I wonder if you query those same 100 people if they could tell you Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 is the music played in the Tom and Jerry concert cartoon.
Also Once Upon A Time In The West. You appear to be one who enjoys time when you can relax, which is never enough. If you do find some few minutes might I suggest a visit to you tube, search this theme song and listen to it by Patricia Janeckova ( Miss Reneta 2012 ). I believe her to be about 14 here. She is now an operatic soprano. Also by Steffie Vertriest ( Harmony Highway ). Dulce Pontes provides the lyrical version. Time spent well. Thank you.
John Williams seems to ring a bell for me... But I do like the old spaghetti westerns too.