‘Ennio: The Maestro’ review: remembering a musical titan

Apr 24, 2022 379

BY: Mark Beaumont

The genius of Ennio Morricone is already carved into the cinematic landscape as indelibly as any dusty desert canyon. No other composer of movie scores has ever combined classical overture and musique concrete experimentalism into such an evocative and instantly recognisable voice, nor had such a monumental impact on wider pop culture.

His scores for films such as The Good, The Bad & The UglyA Fistful Of Dollars and Once Upon A Time In The West have influenced acts as disparate as Nick CaveRadioheadMetallicaMuseGnarls Barkley, The Last Shadow Puppets, Anna Calvi, Jay-Z and any noir country rocker who ever wanted to make the Bull & Gate feel like a New Mexico cemetery circa 1862. 

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SOURCE: https://www.nme.com

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