It is with a very heavy heart indeed that I bring you the news that Ennio Morricone has died at aged 91 in a Rome hospital early this morning of complications after he broke his leg in a fall. Morricone is one of my favourite composers of all time; even in my late teens, I fell in love with his music and would watch some films purely because he scored them. In a hugely prolific career which included just over 400 scores for films of every single genre, Morricone is perhaps still best known for the iconic music he wrote for Sergio Leone’s films – most notably The Good The Bad And The Ugly and Once Upon A Time In The West – and many others in the ‘spaghetti western’ genre which he basically created the musical sound for, but he’s also responsible for the scores for countless other great movies including The Thing, The Mission and Cinema Paradiso. I’m a particular fan of his giallo scores where he was usually able to combine perhaps his two most definable styles; pieces of incredible profound beauty, and atonal, angry music which disturbs and haunts the soul.

RIP Ennio. Thank goodness I was able to attend one of your last concerts.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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