One of the most prolific and imaginative composers of our age, Oscar-winner Ennio Morricone, has passed away. He helped to establish an eclectic approach to over 450 soundtracks, bridging jazz, classical, and the avant-garde, to establish a new aural landscape to the revolutions occurring in cinema. Morricone's talents spread across a wide range of genres, as well as contemporary composition and conducting, but he will always hold a special place on Spy Vibe for his innovative and expressive contributions to Italian Eurospy, crime, horror, and Spaghetti Western films. His film contributions included classics such as A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Operation Kid Brother, Mission Bloody Mary, The Hateful Eight, and my fave, Danger Diabolik. Nominated seven times for an Oscar, winning twice, his list of awards was only outmatched by his prolific list of compositions. Gone today at the age of 91. Read more about Ennio Morricone: Cinema Retro, John Burlingame for Variety. Related posts: Spy Vibe Radio: Danger Diabolik, Diabolik Figures, Diabolik Sounds, Diabolik Set Design, Diabolik Park Ride, Danger Diabolik Blu. Below portraits: Getty, Guido Harari, and Luciano Viti.
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