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 Posted:   Mar 1, 2011 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Last night Italy aired a 2 part TV movie COME UN DELFINO, a true life story of Alessandro Dominici who had to give up swimming due to a heart condition. It was scored by Ennio Morricone. There is no clue about the score itself but someone recorded Morricone working with Flavia Astolfi on the isolated vocal part of it:





He has two films waiting in the wings to be scored. His complete album of his songs sung by Hayley Westenra is about to come out. He has recently worked on a number of commercials and ringtones. He has over 400 scores behind him.

He is 82 years old. If you can think of someone comparable at this level of activity let me know.

I can't think of a better definition of a true force of nature: Ennio Morricone.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2011 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Last night Italy aired a 2 part TV movie COME UN DELFINO...

Last night is exactly... now on Canale 5 channel. Tomorrow (Mar 2nd) they're airing part 2.
If it's successful there will be a second season.

Tomorrow I'll let you know my first impression about the music and the fiction.
More info and picture gallery on http://www.fiction.mediaset.it/come-un-delfino/stagione-1/ (Italian only)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2011 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

Knew the title but didnt know what it was about, thanks henry.

Unless you count his absolute music - then add about another 115 pieces - I believe its closer to about 470, Henry.
Certainly he's added a few each year since the last count which takes it to somewhere in that region. It isnt 500 like some sources claim. I know in his busiest year in the early 70s he did 22. Thats phenomenal.





 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2011 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Knew the title but didnt know what it was about, thanks henry.

Unless you count his absolute music - then add about another 115 pieces - I believe its closer to about 470, Henry.
Certainly he's added a few each year since the last count which takes it to somewhere in that region. It isnt 500 like some sources claim. I know in his busiest year in the early 70s he did 22. Thats phenomenal.


Who even has 300 titles?
I play it conservative because some people can't get their heads around such numbers.
And the fact he does ALL of his own orchestrations makes it seem almost surreal.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

...and these samples really sound good:

http://www.ibs.it/album/M8012842502392/musica/come-delfino.html

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 3, 2011 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

...and these samples really sound good:

http://www.ibs.it/album/M8012842502392/musica/come-delfino.html


They certainly do - and a 10 minute+ track at the end, gimme!

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Looks like it is on the way from Sony


NOTES
A true life story of Alessandro Dominici who had to give up swimming due to a heart condition.
'Come un delfino' e' la storia di Alessandro (Raoul Bova), un campione di nuoto, che ha dovuto interrompere, per motivi di salute, al culmine del successo l'attivita' agonistica ma che, grazie alla propria esperienza di sportivo ed alla sua umanita' , riesce a portare un gruppo di ragazzi, che senza di lui forse avrebbero intrapreso una strada di violenza, a nuotare la staffetta per la loro vita. Un film che, immerso nella natura piu' incontaminata e selvaggia del nostro mare Mediterraneo, esalta i valori piu' profondi dello sport.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAIN ACTORS Raoul Bova, Barbora Bobulova, Ricky Memphis, Maurizio Mattioli, Paolo Conticini

http://www.intermezzomedia.com/

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

@Morricone

He is 82 years old. If you can think of someone comparable at this level of activity let me know.


Sure,
Morricone ain't got nothin' on 92 year old Jazz composer Gerald Wilson.


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Can someone enter an enlarged photo album cover of this CD ? Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

@Morricone

He is 82 years old. If you can think of someone comparable at this level of activity let me know.


Sure,
Morricone ain't got nothin' on 92 year old Jazz composer Gerald Wilson.

Thanks I kinda meant in the film music world.
I have heard of Gerald Wilson but didn't realize he was the same type of workaholic as Morricone seems to be at 82.
Fantastic at 92!

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Can someone enter an enlarged photo album cover of this CD ? Thanks.

I've been trying on several Italian sites but I could find only movie posters. Sorry

by the way, after having seen the huge success, a sequel has been already annouced by Mr Bova himself

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2011 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Thanks for trying.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   georgefenton   (Member)

Hi,

Someone has listened the music of Morricone? I would like to know if it´s good music.

Thanks

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2011 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Issac   (Member)

Come on, it's Morricone, ofcourse it's gonna be good smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2011 - 12:26 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Ive just ordered this new Morricone, has anyone else got a copy yet? Id be interested to hear some thoughts before I receive my copy.

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2011 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I received my copy of this today and its a very good Morricone score. Nothing groundbreaking by the maestro at this stage, an almost heroic main title, a few cues with female voice and a few with choir, which are actually quite sacred sounding in a way. Very melodic, lush with some suspense thrown in (oh, and a harmonica in places).
One thing that I find a bit disturbing though, the reverse of the inlay card has a photo of 5 buff Italians in banana hammocks!! Even worse than that poster above!! If you can ignore that, a fine score for Morricone-freaked collectors!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2011 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)


One thing that I find a bit disturbing though, the reverse of the inlay card has a photo of 5 buff Italians in banana hammocks!! Even worse than that poster above!! If you can ignore that, a fine score for Morricone-freaked collectors!


Is someone having sexuality issues? Get over yourself.

James

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2011 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)


One thing that I find a bit disturbing though, the reverse of the inlay card has a photo of 5 buff Italians in banana hammocks!! Even worse than that poster above!! If you can ignore that, a fine score for Morricone-freaked collectors!


Is someone having sexuality issues? Get over yourself.

James



Is someone having sense of humour issues? Get over yourself...

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2011 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

...
One thing that I find a bit disturbing though, the reverse of the inlay card has a photo of 5 buff Italians in banana hammocks!! Even worse than that poster above!! If you can ignore that, a fine score for Morricone-freaked collectors!


don't know any Italian who can play water polo wearing trousers.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2011 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Ive been listening to this a lot over the past weekend, and I think my comments above may not have been entirely accurate. This really is a beautiful score, some stunning cues by Morricone. It sounds heartwarming and heartbreaking the whole way through. EM fans will love it, I cant recommend it enough. Iwouldnt mind seeing the production now, to see what its all about.

 
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