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 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

With all the coverage many film music fans have given to Ennio. It seems most of it has been stressed on his spaghetti westerns[60's early 70's] and his mid to later 80's and up scores. But I always found his early 80 scores from films that basically came and went were some of my favorites of this prolific film composer. For instance- THE ISLAND-80-Subtle layback beautiful theme and score.-BUTTERFLY-81- Gorgeous haunting score.TREASURE OF THE FOUR CROWNS-83-Beautiful theme played in slow fashion during trapeze scene and in wonderful energetic style during end credits.NANA-83- Beautiful stylish score of sad romance.SAHARA-83- Lovely romantic score that touches the heartstrings. Any comments.

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   PatrickB   (Member)

Yes, especially the Golan-Globus (Cannon films) seem to be underrated.
It is unnoticed that a new style emerged in that period.
Among them, Sahara appears to me very rich, varied, with a marvelous love theme, with many variations.
After the nice Intrada CD from 1992, a proper complete release i sstill to make.
But we could say the same about Nana.

Patrick B

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

I agree. Some of my favorite work came out of this period. I would also include the late 70's scores like Days Of Heaven, Orca and Exorcist 2. I suppose it's when he started working on American productions.

 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Mathias   (Member)

La Disubbidienza 1981:


 Posted:   Jun 13, 2014 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

...and this 1978 score - where the gorgeous, so familiar "Cinema Paradiso" melody was born (from 1:48):

 Posted:   Jun 14, 2014 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

The Scarlet And The Black - 1982/83:

This score really deserves an expanded and remastered CD release.

 Posted:   Jun 14, 2014 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Samuel Fuller's THIEVES AFTER DARK - 1984

and IL LADRONE - 1980

are my picks for early 80s underrated Morricone.

 Posted:   Jun 14, 2014 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Gorbadoc   (Member)

Samuel Fuller's THIEVES AFTER DARK - 1984

Too bad this score's releases are OOP and are being sold at insanely high prices on the secondary market

 Posted:   Jun 14, 2014 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

As far as early 80's tracks go, The Island's gorgeous and placid main theme is one of my favorite Morricone compositions.

I agree with Thieves After Dark as well. Beautiful but melancholy.

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