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Western Classics on Cinema in Memory of Ennio Morricone @ Budapest

Images Engraved in the memory of many…

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The sad news has come in recent days that has shaken both the film industry and cinema fans: the late Oscar-, Grammy- and Golden Globe-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone, the best-known and most influential figure in the history of film music.

In honor of Ennio Morricone, the Former Once Upon a Time in the Wild Westwill be shown at the Polus Cinema, featuring “Good, The Bad and The Ugly” for two weeks from July 16. The western classics, with a digitally restored image and remixed sound, will be subtitled screenbed @ Corvin Cinema.

During Morricone’s career, he composed music for more than half a thousand films, including countless cult works. The best known of these are his music for western films, including For a Handful of Dollars (1964), A Few Dollars for More (1965), The Evergreen, The Bad and the Ugly (1966), The Ever-Green Melodies of the Once Upon a Wild West (1968). Sergio Leone‘s western classics with the unforgettable soundtrack of Morricone and the brilliant playing of Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson, Henry Fonda, the beautifully photographed extra-widescreen visuals and the long atmosphere for generations of movie fans, it embodies the uppercase cinema experience.

“Its the only scene I can’t imagine ever being able to soar beyond,” Quentin Tarantino said of the finale of Good, Bad and Ugly. In addition to the main drive before the master of film music, it is no secret that today’s film fans can see the evergreen works of cinema history where their creators originally intended them: on the cinema screen.

In the “Classic” film club of the Polus Cinema, more films will be returning to the big screen for one night in the next few days, including The Thing (1982) from John Carpenter, whose creepy music is also named Morricone. James Cameron’s 1991 classic, Terminator 2 – Day of Judgment, The Apocalypse Now – The Final Cut (1979) and The Godfather 2 (1974) by Francis Ford Coppola, and Robert Zemeckis ’cult trilogy, Back to the Future 2. ( 1989) and 3 (1990).

There are roughly 4 parts of the films … Acting … Writing … Music … Cinematography. The movies tick all the 4 boxes.

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Ennio Morricone Farewell Concert – Budapest

Snap of Morricone at the 2012  Cannes Film Festival

Tuesday, October, 18. 2017.

In just 2 weeks from now!

Papp László Budapest Sport Arena

Time to say Goodbye to live concerts from the Art of Film Music – Ennio Morricone in Budapest.

He visits Budapest on October 18th. After being busy for over 60 years on tour  he wish to say good-bye to his music fans. The 88-years-old Maestro has announced that he is concentrating on his last major tour, and for the future wish to composer.

During his last tour, the 88-year-old Maestro visits the city of Budapest and brings a grand performance not yet been seen by Hungarian fans. Under the direction of Morricone, 200 musicians and singers take part in the grand concert, including the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Kodály Choir.

Hardly there is anyone who has ever saw his films who don’t have the notes in their mind, and still of to-day millions listen to the heartful composer’s melodies. He gain international fame for composing music westerns. His score to 66’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. With an estimated 10 million copies sold. Who cannot remember the awesome movie Once Upon a Time in the West which is one of the best-selling scores worldwide. Morricone has sold over 70 million records worldwide. In 1971, he received a “Targa d’Oro” for the worldwide sales of 22 million. In 2007, he received the Academy Honorary Award for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music. He has been nominated for a further six Oscars. In 2016, Morricone received his first Academy Award for his score to Quentin Tarantino’s film The Hateful Eight (2015). His other achievements include three Grammy Awards, three Golden Globes, 6 BAFTAs, 10 David di Donatello, 11 Nastro d’Argento, 2 European Film Awards, the Golden Lion Honorary Award and the Polar Music Prize in 2010.

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