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He defined Westerns, but Morricone was in a standoff with his ...


He defined Westerns, but Morricone was in a standoff with his own legacy

Despite his other work, the ‘Dollars Trilogy’ composer struggled to shake off the association with the genre

Philip Pullella

Ennio Morricone, whose scores for films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission and Cinema Paradiso made him one of the world’s most famous and prolific screen composers, has died, ANSA news agency said on Monday. He was 91.

ANSA said Morricone, who won two Oscars and dozens of others awards including Golden Globes, Grammys and British Academy Film Awards, broke his femur a few days ago and died during the night in a clinic in Rome.

His last Oscar was in 2016 for best original score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight...

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