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 Posted:   Oct 26, 2018 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   Milan NS   (Member)

Nothing especially new, though. Nice read anyway.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/10/darmstadt-taught-me-how-to-compose-ennio-morricone-interviewed/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Culture+House+Arts+-+20181027&utm_campaign=Arts&fbclid=IwAR2fEBvqOiVuUhkj9d73UZEoBCmyXTeJ7XTL4y10kyWxFsky5eNpbGqEzBw

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Milan NS   (Member)

Bump.

There's also this from the new issue of german Playboy... ouch.

https://www.playboy.de/stars/quentin-tarantino-kann-mich-mal?fbclid=IwAR1iqUSCmXqaK2zsVKuYWEyT3tjNeNDI1mRNRPYnYA2hpNG0yEOjJmRXoLQ

Google translate:

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.playboy.de%2Fstars%2Fquentin-tarantino-kann-mich-mal%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1iqUSCmXqaK2zsVKuYWEyT3tjNeNDI1mRNRPYnYA2hpNG0yEOjJmRXoLQ&edit-text=&act=url

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Bump.

There's also this from the new issue of german Playboy... ouch.

https://www.playboy.de/stars/quentin-tarantino-kann-mich-mal?fbclid=IwAR1iqUSCmXqaK2zsVKuYWEyT3tjNeNDI1mRNRPYnYA2hpNG0yEOjJmRXoLQ

Google translate:

https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.playboy.de%2Fstars%2Fquentin-tarantino-kann-mich-mal%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR1iqUSCmXqaK2zsVKuYWEyT3tjNeNDI1mRNRPYnYA2hpNG0yEOjJmRXoLQ&edit-text=&act=url


I don't believe he actually said these things. Yes, the man can be grumpy but it was proved many times that journalists completely misunderstood/misinterpreted what he had said.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


Remind me to stay off of Ennio Morricone's lawn!

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

I have a feeling this is an exact repeat of what happened 5 years ago when an interview with Morricone came off as negative in regards to Tarantino:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/ennio-morricone-backs-off-from-quentin-tarantino-insult-99664/

Morricone seems to have a very complicated but overall positive view of Tarantino, albeit one that seems difficult to distill & easy to misinterpret from a translation.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   JC   (Member)

Morricone has achieved everything in film history a composer could achieve. He's a man, he doesn't need to please anyone to gain financial or social advantages. Stop thinking that your favorite composer is full of affection for everyone and everything you like!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

This is a German interviewing an Italian, does anyone know either language enough to determine how distorted this translation is. It was determined previously he didn't like the "way" Tarantino works. And Quentin's penchant for calling people at all hours of the night about his projects (Kubrick did this too) would not settle well with a 90 year old composer. Hopefully Quentin wont push to the point that this collaboration is at an end. But for us here remember the journalist who translated Morricone saying "I would never work with Tarantino" before HATEFUL 8. THAT was a mistranslation just to get a headline.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

I've just read the (German) article and honestly don't know what to make of it.

Obviously they put the most juicy stuff in that teaser so you buy their November edition for the full interview. Plus it's more or less out of context. You can't read the questions or the general course of the interview. And then there's the translation issue...

Basically I agree with JC. Morricone always spoke his mind and that's a good thing.

BUT I also have not to agree with everything the man says. (The caveats above notwithstanding) the way he frames his sentiments while receiving the Oscar is plain bullshit. Sorry, Maestro.

edit: Turns out what's been bullshit was that Playboy interview respectively what they made out of Morricone's words...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   knisper.shayan   (Member)


BUT I also have not to agree with everything the man says. (The caveats above notwithstanding) the way he frames his sentiments while receiving the Oscar is plain bullshit. Sorry, Maestro.

sorry, orbital, but i don´t understand what you wanna say.

 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

sorry, orbital, but i don´t understand what you wanna say.

I mean this part where he answers to the statement that he seemed touched when receiving his 2nd Oscar:
"Quatsch, ich hatte nur Schmerzen vom langen Sitzen! Ich hatte fürchterliche Rückenprobleme – im Flugzeug wie bei der Zeremonie. Insofern hatte ich höchstens einen erfreuten Gesichtsausdruck, weil ich wusste: Gleich kann ich diese langweilige Veranstaltung verlassen."

...which roughly says:
"Nonsense, I was just in pain due to the long sitting & waiting! I had back ache in the plane as well as during the ceremony. So basically my happy facial expression was caused by the thought I can soon leave this boring event."

Well, maybe it's just me but looking at the video I see a man who's humbled and touched by receiving a recognition of his work (and a standing ovation) and has wet eyes because of that. And not because of back ache and everything was so boring.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

sorry, orbital, but i don´t understand what you wanna say.

I mean this part where he answers to the statement that he seemed touched when receiving his 2nd Oscar:
"Quatsch, ich hatte nur Schmerzen vom langen Sitzen! Ich hatte fürchterliche Rückenprobleme – im Flugzeug wie bei der Zeremonie. Insofern hatte ich höchstens einen erfreuten Gesichtsausdruck, weil ich wusste: Gleich kann ich diese langweilige Veranstaltung verlassen."

...which roughly says:
"Nonsense, I was just in pain due to the long sitting & waiting! I had back ache in the plane as well as during the ceremony. So basically my happy facial expression was caused by the thought I can soon leave this boring event."

Well, maybe it's just me but looking at the video I see a man who's humbled and touched by receiving a recognition of his work (and a standing ovation) and has wet eyes because of that. And not because of back ache and everything was so boring.



...and again, this is something in German being translated from Italian.


 
 
 Posted:   Nov 7, 2018 - 8:04 PM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

The contents of this interview sounds indeed a bit weird. Why would Morricone all of a sudden bother to be that negative toward Tarantino and the Oscar ceremony? We of course don't even know if Tarantino offered him his new movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (to be released next year)and if both men might have had disagreements about the scoring approach. It seems anyway unlikely that Morricone would have considered accepting this assignment because he has decided to stop writing soundtracks save for Tornatore. In a recent interview to the French magazine Le Point, he has again repeated he's now bored by soundtracks.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Almost 500 soundtracks? Bored now!
Wheres that Leo dicaprio toasting pic. Salute ennio!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2018 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   Milan NS   (Member)

More from the Playboy mag here:

http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?/topic/21684-the-official-ennio-morricone-thread/&page=5&tab=comments#comment-1551216

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2018 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   knisper.shayan   (Member)

just reading the whole playboy-interview and pissing myself laughing...ennio, you´re so f...... right about hollywood nowadays and all that zimmer-shit!

god bless you and happy birthday, maestro!!!

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2018 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

We of course don't even know if Tarantino offered him his new movie ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (to be released next year)and if both men might have had disagreements about the scoring approach. It seems anyway unlikely that Morricone would have considered accepting this assignment because he has decided to stop writing soundtracks save for Tornatore.

My first thought would be that "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" might benefit more from late-'60s pop-and-rock songs and perhaps more of QT's patented using of other score cues.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2018 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Milan NS   (Member)

Thanks to the "publicist" from the JWFan forum for this find --

"Morricone did a 90° turnaround in his interview with german paper 'Die Zeit' (Google translate!). Maybe his back hurt less when this interview was conducted..."

ZEIT ONLINE: Maestro, is it true that in the future you do not want to compose soundtracks, but only independent orchestral works and chamber music?

Ennio Morricone: Yes, that's true. I'll finish the music for Kim Burdon's animated film The Canterville Ghost and maybe score for Giuseppe Tornatera's next project, but that's it with the soundtrack.

ZEIT ONLINE: Why?

Morricone: I do not want to be ungrateful. I owe my fame to composing film music, but it is a very stressful work. Remember, I'll be 90! If I concentrate on pure orchestral music, I can work independently of the cinema and feel freer again. And hopefully, when listening, pictures will also be created in the mind of the audience.

ZEIT ONLINE: For a nearly 90-year-olds, you seem extremely sprightly.

Morricone: Inwardly, I feel young and still have many musical ideas that just have to come out of me. But sometimes I am very exhausted, even after conducting my works. That's why my current tour will actually be my last one.

ZEIT ONLINE: Do you operate as a film music composer actually a lonely business or exchange with colleagues sometimes synonymous?

Morricone: Everyone does his thing. And actually, I prefer to compose at home, with my main residence here in Rome quite spacious, as you can see. Of course I have contacts to other film music composers. We talk to each other, but rarely specifically about music. I had a very friendly relationship with Maurice Jarre, who died in 2009, whose monumental score for the David Lean films Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Journey to India I have always admired. But of course I have the closest contact with composers to my son Andrea, who began his career in 1991 at my side with the film music for Cinema Paradiso. That was also a wonderful collaboration for me. From the younger generation of film music composers I appreciate Alexandre Desplat because he is very versatile. Well, he's 57 already!

ZEIT ONLINE: In 2015, 40 years after Nobody's the biggest, you once again wrote the full score for a western, namely Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, which in 2016 gave you your first "regular" Oscar after a previous life's work. Does this soundtrack therefore have a special significance for you?

Morricone: Of course, I was really happy about the Academy Award. Quentin Tarantino convinced me with his enthusiasm to compose again for a Western. But I have deliberately used no spaghetti western sounds, but rather part brute, partly filigree film noir or thriller elements, such as those found in French films of the seventies. Furthermore grotesque-comic moments that correspond with Tarantino's deconstructionist style. I think that gives the score something special. Working with Tarantino was not easy. He is adorable, but totally chaotic, so that without recognizable solid concept of him, unfortunately, everything could be finished only at the last minute.

ZEIT ONLINE: Your cooperation with him was puzzling after you had been disappointed with Django Unchained's use of your old songs as well as the only newly composed one.

Morricone: Five years ago, my comments to students in Rome were misquoted by many media. Django Unchained was sometimes too cruel for me, although I've composed for some not-so-shabby films like Gillo Pontecorvo's Queimada - Isle of Secrets starring Marlon Brando or Sergio Sollima's Brutal City with Charles Bronson, by the way, a fabulous taciturn "Harmonica" in Sergio Leone's play I embodied the song of death. Violence for its own sake just scares me off. Today I would not write the score anymore for a movie like Pier Paolo Pasolini's The 120 Days of Sodom. At the time, I did it only because he wanted to unmask the fascism of the upper class with these terrible murder orgies. Nevertheless, I like Tarantino and I am honored that he always wants to use my music in his films. I almost wrote the full score for his bitter Third Reich phantasmagoric Inglourious Basterds. But I would have had just under two months to do that because I had to tackle the music of Giuseppe Tornatores Baarìa. Tarantino is a big guy in today's cinema, even though he borrowed a lot from other films, let's say, in a friendly way. However, I stand by my statement that his approach to accommodate different pieces of music of different composers or pop groups in a movie, sometimes not always happy. Only one could do it perfectly: Stanley Kubrick.

ZEIT ONLINE: At our first meeting in December 2013, you told me that you should originally write the soundtrack to Uhrwerk Orange. Why did not the cooperation come about at that time?

Morricone: Contact with Kubrick came to me in the early 1970s from his costume designer Milena Canonero. She had asked me if I could mimic a music of mine from an earlier movie for Kubrick. I do not usually do that. But since I think Kubrick is an excellent director, I would have made an exception here. Although there was the problem that Kubrick did not like traveling because of his fear of flying, yet I could have recorded the music in Rome. Even the fee was already clear. And then Kubrick suddenly refused a kind of courtesy.

TIME ONLINE: Out of courtesy?

Morricone: He called Sergio Leone and asked, "Do you think Morricone will be fine with me?" I did not understand why he just had to call him. And Sergio also truthfully said, "Of course, although he's quite overworked, as he's currently writing the music for my new movie Death Melody." That was the end of my collaboration with Kubrick, before she really got started. And after all these decades this is still a big grief for me. Clockwork Orange is a grand plea for the free will of man, who should decide for himself whether he acts good or evil. The selection of the soundtrack was also congenial - from the synthetic Henry Purcell references of a Walter Carlos (Wendy Carlos since 1979) to the classical repertoire of Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov and Elgar. But rest assured, I would have come up with something suitable.

ZEIT ONLINE: Are there any other films for which you would like to have composed the music?

Morricone: Oh yes, there was 1966 John Huston's 70mm Todd AO epic The Bible, which was the first movie ever made with an extremely wide-angle 150-degree lens. Especially for the start with the Genesis I had good ideas, but the producer Dino De Laurentiis displeased. He then relied on the also very experimental and downright adventurous composer Toshiro Mayuzumi, who admittedly did a pretty good job. At least 28 years later, for the 13-part Italian-German television series The Bible, I was able to contribute my musical contribution to the Genesis sequel.

ZEIT ONLINE: With the director Henri Verneuil you had a very successful alliance, especially with the mafia epic The clan of the Sicilians, the action-craze fear over the city and the political thriller I like Icarus. Why did he keep putting on you?

Morricone: Henri Verneuil had fundamental confidence in my compositional skills and has always accepted everything I have suggested to him. Also as weird things as the theme music to the clan of the Sicilians, is whistled at the beginning and then the e-guitar riff a motive of Johann Sebastian Bach varies, the whole thing is thwarted with sassy strings and stoic Jew's Harp even more. So maybe he understood something about music, because conservative directors would probably have fled from me screaming in front of me.

ZEIT ONLINE: You also composed for Giuseppe Tornatore, most recently in 2016 at La corrispondenza. Could it be said that he is exactly the type of film that makes you feel best in composition?

Morricone: Of course, I would watch movies by Tornatore if I did not compose the music for him. I was also very happy that he made a documentary, Lo sguardo della musica, about me. The only one of his films that I had problems with a scene was Baarìa. In order to get around the Italian animal welfare law, he shot in Tunisia and in the scene he had a cow with an awl cut off in front of the camera, because he wanted to authentically show an old Sicilian custom.

ZEIT ONLINE: Your farewell tour with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra takes you to Berlin on January 21st. What kind of repertoire will you conduct?

Morricone: In 63 years I composed more than 600 works. Of these, only five percent were spaghetti westerns, with whom I am generally identified. As part of the tour, I will play as a concession to my loyal audience known pieces like The Ecstasy of Gold from Sergio Leone's Two Glorious Badgers or Gabriel's Oboe from Roland Joffé's The Mission. Of course, The Hateful 8, too. Since the wonderful Edda Dell'Orso, who sang the Song of Death in 1968, feels too old for her now 83 years old, the no less talented Dulce Ponte will be back next to me Stand on stage. But this time it is still a different concert than in the years before. There are also some non-film music titles of my Musica Assoluta, the Absolute Music, and a suite of tracks that I composed for seven different films that won all the Oscars. And finally, there will also be songs for Leone movies that I have never performed live before. For me it will certainly be a farewell to the film music concert stage with a laughing and a crying eye.

https://www.zeit.de/kultur/film/2018-11/ennio-morricone-komponist-filmmusik-soundtrack-oscar-rom

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2018 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I don't want to be a broken record but translation seems to be what haunts Morricone a lot.

Hollywood Reporter, while repeating the sensational parts of the German Playboy interview, quotes Ennio " I told him that last time. But next time I will be tough." This implies he is working again with this (their words) Cretin.

BTW Did the German journalist pick the word cretin as Morricone's word for him? Even so Webster defines cretin as "a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person". As you see the range of insult is wide. What if Ennio was saying Quentin was an imsensitive person? Big difference.

No matter. The journalists across the world are taking the ball and running with it. It sells news.




As the above "Die Zeit" interview mentions he complains about being misquoted. And (hurrah!) he is doing THE CANTERVILLE GHOST!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2018 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   knisper.shayan   (Member)


i think the playboy interview is just fake.

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2018 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Ecstasy of Gold from Sergio Leone’s Two Glorious Badgers?

Yavar

 
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