Two Years After His Death, Ennio Morricone Lives On Through His Film Scores

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Ennio Morricone was a composer with a diverse 66-year-long career. He created soundtracks for about 400 films, including the historical drama “The Mission,” the horror movie “The Thing” and the gangster film “Once Upon a Time in America.” Because of this, Morricone is considered to be one of the best and most prolific composers ever.

His theme for “The Mission” made it onto the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest film soundtracks of all time, and he was nominated for an Oscar five times. He won an honorary Oscar in 2007 and then won another one for his scoring of “The Hateful Eight” in 2016. Although Morricone worked with Hollywood, and though Hollywood offered him his own villa, he turned it down and lived his whole life in Rome.

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