Composer Ennio Morricone on Returning to His Western Roots With 'The Hateful Eight' and Why He Has No Plans to Retire at 87
Morricone recently composed the score for Tornatore's film Correspondence. Tornatore is currently working on a documentary, The Glance of Music, about the legendary composer that is being supported by Bulgari.
“I have now worked with Ennio Morricone for 25 consecutive years. During this time our friendship has grown and strengthened. As one film followed another, and as I got to know him better as a man and as an artist, I wondered about the documentary I could make on him,” said Tornatore. "And today not only do I feel that the time is right to turn my dream into reality, also thanks to the support of Bulgari, but I also believe that I have a clear enough plan to be able to do it."
Morricone has previously won Golden Globes for The Legend of 1900 and The Mission. He is an honorary Oscar recipient and a six-time Oscar nominee. The Hateful Eight is in the running for best original score at the Oscars.
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Over his 70-year career, he has sold over 70 million records and composed 500 scores for cinema and television, including all of Sergio Leone’s films since the Dollars trilogy and all of Giuseppe Tornatore’s films since Cinema Paradiso, as well as over a hundred classical works.
This article originally appeared in THR com.