By Max Pizarro   Or was it Ennio Morricone? In any event, Italian American lawmakers are fuming over mail pieces in Sayreville that invoke what they say are offensive ethnic stereotypes. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone and state Senator Joe Vitale (D-19) said they want incumbent Mayor Kennedy O'Brien to cease and desist, and retract a mail...

by Ben Taylor   During this year's massive Comic-Con event, cinema's hero Quentin Tarantino took a moment to announce that he's changing his methods for his upcoming 8th film, spaghetti western The Hateful 8, and rather than taking scores from other films, he has enlisted the help of the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone to write an...

by Matt Stieb Most genre titles suck, serving as meaningless shorthand for nerds in the field. Vaporwave? Gaslamp Fantasy? But, the Spaghetti Western moniker so perfectly nails the phenomenon of Italian directors setting movies in the American West that it gives worth to the entire operation of genre.   In the early '60s, American filmmaker...

Ennio Morricone was born in Rome, Italy, on November 10, 1928. His father was a musician and he encouraged musical careers for all his children. Ennio was no exception. The young boy took up the trumpet and entered the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia when he was 12 years old. He graduated from the Conservation with a Diploma in Trumpet (1946), a Dip...

by Nick Vivarelli   Giuseppe Tornatore's new film "Correspondence," in which lovers Olga Kurylenko and Jeremy Irons communicate largely via Skype and text messages, marks the Oscar-winning director's third English-language film after "The Legend of 1900" and, more recently, art world thriller "The Best Offer," which did stellar biz at the It...

Ennio Morricone has postponed his upcoming concerts in Los Angeles and New York until June, citing a back injury that is preventing him from traveling long distances. The five-time Academy Award-nominated movie composer had been scheduled to conduct concerts at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on March 20 and at the Barclays Center's Cushman and...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : Edoardo Peretti      Translation by:   "Non essere cattivo" by Claudio Caligari, the beautiful Italian movie selected to represent our country for the Oscar as "Foreign Language Film", didn't get the nomination. Despite this, the Oscar ceremony spoke Italian: the Oscar for best soundtrack has been won...

Ennio Morricone's current world tour is billed as My Life in Music. For an 86-year-old with more than 500 film and television scores to his name, that's a lot of life and a lot of music.   It requires a lot of people, too: 86 members of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, 76 singers from Hungary's Kodály Choir and a brace of soloists incl...

  WTI Magazine #15    2014 Jan, 31Author : Simone doc Bracci      Translation by:   Some characters belong straight to the history of cinema. Ennio Morricone is one of them, indeed, he is the worldwide symbol of our prestige. In barely a century and a half of business, the seventh art has given to history sever...

Jon Burlingame Italian film-composing legend Ennio Morricone's ongoing health concerns have led to the cancellation of his three North American concerts in June, sources say.   Morricone, who suffered a back injury earlier this year that led to the postponement of his scheduled March concerts in New York and L.A., had been slated to conduct...