Ever since catching the Women in Films montage at the televised Oscars in 1993, I’ve always wondered who's the person behind the beautiful music showcased half-way through the tribute. Well, it may have taken some 20 odd years, but I finally got my answer. It’s none other than famed composer Ennio Morricone, whose cinema score ranges from THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1968) to LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (1978) to the recent DJANGO UNCHAINED. Some of you elitists might express a Duh! regarding my cluelessness. My answer? That’s what living under a pile of degenerated B-grade films does to you. Anyway, here’s the Oscar clip montage (around the 1:45 mark), plus a live performance by Morricone himself.
Love the teary-eyed reaction of Kathy Bates caught on camera.
Until next post—Martin