The celebrity death thread Page 147

  • AcidSnake 6 Jul 2020 08:32:40 8,319 posts
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    Ennio Morricone, aged 91.

    Had some real classics soundtracks. Interesting to see him team up with Tarantino too...
  • richarddavies 6 Jul 2020 08:33:22 7,763 posts
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    It's surprised me more that he was still alive to be honest.
  • Trafford 6 Jul 2020 08:57:00 8,578 posts
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    I read he'd scored over 400 films, which is a hell of a lot when you think of it. I've got a few in my car.
    A good innings.

    Edited by Trafford at 08:58:02 06-07-2020
  • anephric 6 Jul 2020 09:02:28 4,186 posts
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    There are so many completely iconic Morricone scores that it's almost pointless to list them, but my favourites have always been The Mission, which has graced endless adverts and Classic FM request slots. I imagine most people know the score and have never seen the film.

    https://youtu.be/oag1Dfa1e_E

    Also, although he recycled it for Adrian Lyne's mostly pointless remake of Lolita, State of Grace has an amazing score.

    https://youtu.be/1mzkEjfJZh8

    RIP il maestro.

    Edited by anephric at 09:02:59 06-07-2020
  • anephric 6 Jul 2020 09:08:10 4,186 posts
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    Oh, and of course, The Fucking Thing!

    https://youtu.be/ku7qnh261CY
  • neilka 6 Jul 2020 09:11:42 23,406 posts
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    RIP Italy's second best composer.
  • senso-ji 6 Jul 2020 10:45:10 10,088 posts
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    RIP to the best film composer of them all.

    Ecstasy of Gold still sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it.
  • sport 6 Jul 2020 11:05:20 16,107 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    RIP Italy's second best composer.
    :-D
  • QBX 6 Jul 2020 11:10:56 174 posts
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    It's the final duel in Once Upon a Time in the West that does it for me. The slow reveal backed with the harmonica is chilling.

    RIP Ennio.
  • Mola_Ram 6 Jul 2020 11:13:11 23,982 posts
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    Genuinely gutted about this, even though 91 is a pretty great innings.

    I saw him in concert once with my dad - the one and afaik only time he toured Australia. The actual concert was... not great (the Adelaide Festival decided to schedule this outdoor concert at the same time as the Clipsal 500), but still worth it, because his music is one of the biggest things me and Dad share a passion for.

    RIP, Maestro. You've enriched my life immeasurably.
  • Trafford 6 Jul 2020 11:16:30 8,578 posts
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    I remember playing MGS Ground Zeroes and nearly weeping with joy when that Here's to You song played at the beginning. Hadn't heard it in 20 odd years.

    https://youtu.be/prLAcKnlb9Q

    Edited by Trafford at 11:19:49 06-07-2020
  • Rhaegyr 6 Jul 2020 11:26:40 5,176 posts
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    His score for The Untouchables is fantastic.

    The main theme for Once Upon a Time in the West still makes me tear up.

    What a loss :(
  • JoeBlade 6 Jul 2020 11:27:23 5,089 posts
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    I'm very sad to see him go but boy did he have an insanely good run.

    It's crazy how incredibly influential the dude was; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; The Untouchables; The Thing; Hateful Eight, ... The list just goes on.

    Saluto
  • TechnoHippy 6 Jul 2020 11:38:00 17,476 posts
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    Fuck you 2020 - one of the best film score composers of all time gone :-(
  • smoothpete 6 Jul 2020 17:51:10 36,989 posts
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    "Ecstasy of Gold" was the song playing the first time I saw the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. It was, quite honestly, perfect. And dare I say it, magical. I didn't even take a photo I just stood, watched, listened and enjoyed it.
  • anephric 6 Jul 2020 17:53:13 4,186 posts
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    It's even better when experienced as part of the film it was written for.
  • fontgeeksogood 6 Jul 2020 22:16:39 9,972 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    RIP Italy's second best composer.
    Aaaaaah
  • Trafford 6 Jul 2020 23:20:31 8,578 posts
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    anephric wrote:
    It's even better when experienced as part of the film it was written for.
    What a tosser.

    I heard that tune once ( Freak Zone R6) while cooking a Sunday roast. It got me going while I stirred the gravy.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 7 Jul 2020 06:24:16 20,043 posts
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    anephric wrote:
    There are so many completely iconic Morricone scores that it's almost pointless to list them, but my favourites have always been The Mission, which has graced endless adverts and Classic FM request slots. I imagine most people know the score and have never seen the film.

    https://youtu.be/oag1Dfa1e_E

    Also, although he recycled it for Adrian Lyne's mostly pointless remake of Lolita, State of Grace has an amazing score.

    https://youtu.be/1mzkEjfJZh8

    RIP il maestro.
    There’s an album of Yo Yo Ma playing Morricone renditions and the Mission one is particularly lovely. Proper audiophile grade recording as well. My go to for new headphones.
  • Mola_Ram 7 Jul 2020 09:18:38 23,982 posts
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    I didn't really rate The Mission highly, but the score was transcendental. His music improved whatever it was attached to.
  • anephric 7 Jul 2020 09:26:59 4,186 posts
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    Yeah, I don't think it's aged too well as a film, although the performances are all great (particularly Ray McAnally) and it looks lovely.

    Whatever happened to Roland Joffe?

    Edited by anephric at 09:27:07 07-07-2020
  • Razz 8 Jul 2020 14:12:36 725 posts
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    https://www.pcgamer.com/msi-ceo-charles-chiang-has-died/

    o_0 MSI CEO has jumped from a window

    Edited by Razz at 14:12:43 08-07-2020
  • Zomoniac 11 Jul 2020 09:11:14 10,232 posts
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    Jack Charlton now :(
  • Trowel 11 Jul 2020 10:11:10 23,486 posts
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    RIP Jack.

    The story goes that whenever he was in Ireland he'd buy rounds of drinks and pay by cheque, because he knew it would be put up behind the bar and never be cashed :)
  • Vortex808 11 Jul 2020 10:47:36 13,856 posts
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    Anyone going fishing in his honour?

    Seem to vaguely remember him doing some fishing programme on telly when ai was a lad! 😃
  • DUFFMAN5 11 Jul 2020 11:06:05 26,034 posts
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    Was it Euros or WC where he couldn't watch the Pens :) I can see it in my minds eye but can't remember the comp.
  • Trafford 11 Jul 2020 11:34:23 8,578 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    Anyone going fishing in his honour?

    Seem to vaguely remember him doing some fishing programme on telly when ai was a lad! 😃
    I remember Sky used to broadcast the Marlin Cup over Christmas. Pro celebrity big game fishing FTW!
    Steve Davis was on it as well once.
  • DUFFMAN5 11 Jul 2020 11:35:51 26,034 posts
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    @Trafford
    Steve Davis you say, interesting.
  • grey_matters 11 Jul 2020 13:33:47 5,283 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Was it Euros or WC where he couldn't watch the Pens :) I can see it in my minds eye but can't remember the comp.
    An England game? If managing Ireland, vs Romania (Italia 90) probably although I don'tremember that part (everything else though, especially Tony Cascarino's elegant penalty).

    I saw a funny tweet this morning of some lad saying "I see the Brits are trying to claim Charlton". He made a huge impression over here.
  • uiruki 11 Jul 2020 14:04:06 5,245 posts
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    Part of a fine tradition of people gaining superhuman sporting ability so they could get the hell out of Ashington.
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