Ennio Morricone’s 89th birthday. 69 years of career, 70 awards-winning films. 5 videos that will send you back in time

Did you see A Fistful of Dollars or The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or Once Upon a Time in the West? Well, the soundtracks of all these movies were composed by this unique artist, Ennio Morricone.

Today, Ennio Morricone is 89 years old.

He is probably the biggest living film composer in the world.  His career starts 69 years ago and includes 70 awards-winning films.

In the early years, he play the trumpet in a band in the 1940s. Then, his genius has begun to shine. In 1950s he was a ghost writer for film and theater.

The most important period was between 1960 and 1975, when he composed music for westerns.

The list of films is impressive: Le ProfessionnelThe ThingThe MissionThe UntouchablesMission to Mars,  BugsyDisclosureIn the Line of FireBulworthRipley’s Game and The Hateful Eight.

This years, Ennio Morriconne’s 60 years of music tour sells over 500.000 tickets!

But we know Ennio Morricone essentially from western movies.

Here are 5 soundtracks to remember:

The good the bad and the ugly

For A Few Dollars More

A Fistful Of Dollars

Once upon a time in the west

The Mission Main Theme (Morricone Conducts Morricone)

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