Here’s a great BBC documentary exploring the life and work of the brilliant Italian composer. Part 1 looks at his early years. Part 2 looks at Morricone’s collaboration with Sergio Leone. Part 3 features Morricone recording in Rome, and looks at his work on The Battle of Algiers (1965) and 1900 (1976). Includes interviews with Morricone, Gillo Pontecorvo and Bernardo Bertolucci. Part 4 looks at Morricone’s ’80s work on Casualties of War and The Mission, with interviews with Morricone, Brian De Palma and David Puttnam. This documentary was first shown on BBC2 in 1995 and was directed by David Thompson.
Ennio Morricone — Once Upon A Time In America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).