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The Soundtrack That Inspired Me
Zimmer, Elfman and Mansell pick the scores that inspired them

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The Soundtrack That Inspired Me | Hans Zimmer on Ennio Morricone’s Once Upon A Time In The West
Hans Zimmer on Ennio Morricone’s Once Upon A Time In The West

"Once Upon A Time In The West is pretty much the first movie I saw. It was life changing, because I suddenly went, 'Hang on a second! Images and music - that's interesting...' And all these Ennio Morricone scores are just so masterful and so brilliant, so take any Morricone score. I just listen to them in desperation, if I want to feel really inadequate. And then if I want to feel really, really bad, I listen to Close Encounters, which to me feels like one of the great pieces of 20th century concert music. It's an outrageously well-crafted piece of work."

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