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Ennio Morricone (12:48)


A cultural shift changes cinema music. Morricone begins composing at age six, attends music school, composes for radio, and meets Sergio Leone. Morricone creates scores for "Fistful of Dollars," "For a Few Dollars More," and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."

John Barry (08:20)

Barry uses classical orchestration in new ways. He learns composition at York Minster, forms a band, and produces records for Adam Faith. Barry creates scores for "Beat Girl," eleven James Bond films, and "The Ipcress File."

"2001: A Space Odyssey" (02:19)

Stanley Kubrick uses various pieces of classical music to help tell the story of his 1968 film.

Jerry Goldsmith (05:13)

At age 16, Goldsmith studies under Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He creates scores for CBS radio, "Dr. Kildare," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," and "The Planet of the Apes."

Cinematic Changes (05:03)

Audiences want programs to reflect current society. Quincy Jones creates the score for "In the Heat of the Night." Ron Goodwin creates the score for "Where Eagles Dare."

Maurice Jarre (06:20)

Jarre studies at the Conservatoire de Paris. He becomes director of Théâtre National Populaire, and works in the French film industry. Jarre creates scores for "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago."

"Once Upon a Time in the West" (03:35)

Many consider Morricone's score for the 1968 film his best work. Characters have various leitmotifs.

"Midnight Cowboy" (03:11)

Many consider Barry's score for the 1969 film his finest work. Innovation is an integral component of film scores in the 1960s.

Credits: Episode 6: 1960s - Part 2 (00:36)

Credits: Episode 6: 1960s - Part 2

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The film industry would begin reflecting some of the Civil Rights issues in the USA with shows such as In The Heat of the Night with the talents of Quincy Jones as composer and the voice of Ray Charles. John Barry’s unique orchestral sounds infused John Frankenheimer’s war epic The Train. The late 60’s reflected the changing times in Antonioni’s Blow Up (scored by Herbie Hancock), Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (scored by Jerry Fielding), the new sound of Lalo Schfrin in Bullitt and Cool Hand Luke, and Goldsmith’s Seven Days in May and Planet of the Apes.

Length: 48 minutes

Item#: BVL204707

ISBN: 978-1-64867-785-4

Copyright date: ©2020

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