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 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)


Before IL FEDRALE? Incredible, what is the title? And what are your other ones you suspect?


LE PILLOLE DI ERCOLE (1960)
Replacement composer: Armando Trovajoli
Morricone has actually discussed the score once or twice in old interviews, though not at length.

Under investigation (which can take years):
"Highlander II: The Quickening"
Soundtrack! magazine reported this as an upcoming assignment for him, at the time)

"The Scarlet Letter"
I still don't know the precise details. This was before Bernstein.

"Vendetta"
Replacement composer Shaw said his first job scoring in sweden, was replacing Morricone.

"La Celestina"
Before Doyle (who was also not the final composer).

"A Civil Action"
For which he recorded an unknown amount of score. Unfortunately the one person who could have shed some light on, that I know of, passed away.

"Jesus: The Epic Mini series"
Replacement composer: Patrick Williams.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Before Kilar (under "DEMOS" on my site).

"Bandits"
Which then went to Zimmer (who was too busy; they even offered to push the film back for him!), then to Moby (who was also too busy), and then finally to Christopher Young.


My site:
http://rejectedfilmscores.150m.com/list.html


Wow! This is a compendium of every rumor that was ever out there. You must have some really good insider info because I have spent a week digging into these titles and get no real verification on any of these. BTW just so we are speaking the same language I assume replacement means the whole score was recorded and he didn't just start writing stuff.

Here is an SCN/13 interview excerpt about LE PILLOLE D'ERCOLE:
Ennio Morricone: Salce suggested me for LE PILLOLE D'ERCOLE, a movie produced by Dino De Laurentiis. The latter didn't want me for this assignment because I wasn't known at the time, and the job went to another composer (Trovajoli).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

This list is very interesting, very good and useful work in the website.
I never heard about rejected scores such as La Celestina, La vendetta (1999 because there is other same titles), A civil action and Bandits. The latter one is logical because Levinson worked with Ennio for Disclosure and Bugsy.

I learned that The scarlet letter was rejected because it was too close to the vein of The mission.

Among others, we can add "Il diario di Matilde Manzoni" (by Lino Capolicchio, 2002), in which some already music by Morricone was apparently replaced by ... nothing. The movie's stills don't mention any composer. Although, it is mentioned in many websites as imdb to have a Morricone's music.

The most recent known rejected score is the French movie "Un crime" (by Manuel Pradal, 2005) : I am very curious to discover it ! This film features few Morricone's music, but reprised from the stock.

Patrick

 
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