The postscript of the third edition chronology
|1. Why draw up third edition of chronology?
|Preparation of chronology is a very hard thing. Our second edition of chronology was released in 2010， in less than five years, Why spend so much power to draw up third edition of chronology?
|First the second edition chronology is based on the data of official website of Morricone。 Four or five years since, this chronology gradually revealed many problems. After "Ennio Morricone fans Handbook" edited by me was published in 2012, Some of the data in the book caused controversy (see this page), which makes the author have the questions for the reliability of the chronology
|Secondly, in the years of practice，I gradually realize that this official web site does not have its due authority. And it always accomplish nothing in the last five, six years. Until now （September 2015)，its data still is in 2008. For many of the problems which have been clearly reflected, It is always indifferent. It makes people lose faith and patience. （See my article "Disappointing and puzzling Morricone official website--- Criticism and expectation from Chinese fans " published the magazine "Maestro" issue #8)
Third, Through years of practice, In the many web sites with Ennio Morricone theme and the chronology released by them in the global, I confirm that, it is most trustworthy and relied sites that Belgian w site ChiMai and American web site IMDB. The former is a personal web site established by Mr. Didier Thunus, it was created in 2003， with our web site in the same year. Mr. Didier Thunus is also a good friend of the author. He followed Morricone for thirty or forty years。 The site's rich, detailed, in-depth and accurate degree for research on Morricone works, it can be said is the best in the world, and has been recognized by most Morricone fans in the worldwide; IMDB full name is Internet Movie Database, founded in 1990. After years of development, Now is a business Companies belongs Amazon Co in the United States. It is the world's largest film (including television and video games) online database. Rely on the data from the two sites and Morricone official web site, and refer to other important websites (and books), we have been able to escape from the official website of the shackles， draw up a new chronology more in line with the reality of the situation.
the development of the objective situation prompted that we must have a
full and credible chronology, to meet the urgent needs of the site's own
development and the world's Morricone fans, include edition, research, enjoy,
distinguish, collection etc. A publisher in the country is editing a Antonio
Monda's book with simplified Chinese version: " Lontano Dai Sogni",
they also contacted the author and asked to provide an updated chronology,
These factors have prompted the author determined to do it.
|2. what are the characteristics of chronology of the third edition?
|2-1 As mentioned above，due to the lack of an authoritative data, the chronology of the current worldwide still is in a rudderless and divergent state. One of the important reasons，is the lack of a unified, specific definition recognized by most fans. Morricone's work spans two centuries sixty years, his participatory approach is also very complex and varied. (See the explanation of third chronology) In such circumstances, to take an integrated classification is the most sensible mode. So it Using the method of four large classes of TA,TB,TC,TU. Both the maximum inclusion of various types of Morricone works (But not including his pure music), and can bridge the various differences from different definitions, reduce unnecessary controversy, at the same time, it also reflects the current reality of the situation, so that readers can own choose to use in different situations.
2-2 The period are extended from the original 1961-2008 to 1955-2015, the total amount of the work is increased from 401 to 892 pieces. In order to truly record and display the exact source of information, for the source of each piece of work, as far as possible to make a screenshot for readers' research. In order to take into account the layout of the simple and the chaos brought by the large number of information, in the same time to make chronology page also made a corresponding details page for reference. For some special issues, Such as with some question of works, Works of religion theme, the work to begin to participate but eventually to be rejected, cited musical works, and completed screenshots of related chronology web pages of 5 important web sites etc. all are made into the special web pages for reader's using.
|3. Comparison of the third edition and the second edition of the Chronology:
|3-1 Differences in the amount of works
|Can be seen from the above table, The third edition of Increased works is 892-401=491, more than double the increase of the second edition. If remove the TC and TU 157+86=243 works, there are also 248 works， 62% more than second edition chronology。Such a big leap, the author also is unexpected. On the one hand, it greatly increases the workload and difficulty for we collect and study Morricone's works, and on the other hand, it allows fans more broaden horizon. To deepen the understanding and interest in the works of the maestro, and provide a new opportunity for the development and construction of our website.
|3-2 Analysis and comparison of increased work
|4. Research and Discussion for table 1 and 2
|4-1. TB works is the highlight of the third edition of chronology. It belongs to the kind of the traditional concept of Morricone chronology, it is the film composed by Morricone alone or in cooperation with others，include many works that everyone have long known but are not included in the official chronology, example Gli Intoccabili / Machine Gun McCain (TB6801), Il Decameron / The Decameron (TB7001), Nessuno Deve Sapere (TB7203), I Racconti di Canterbury / The Canterbury Tales (TB7206), The Life and Times of David Lloyd George (TB8101), Missus (TB9302), Padre Pio - Tra cielo e terra / Padre Pio: Between Heaven and Earth (TB0001), La Piovra-10 / The Octopus10 (TB0103), Kill Bill 1 and 2 (TB0303，0401), Death Proof (TB0701) and 47 films released in 2008 such as Inglourious (TB0901), Come un delfino (tb1001), Napoli milionaria (TB1101), Django Unchained (TB1201), La Migliore offerta (TB1202)...ETC. It not only made that Morricone works get a right titles and proper words, but also will make the fans justifiably appreciate and study that films composed by Moricone and other people cooperation, and to distinguish between the two. It is noteworthy that Simultaneously from ChiMai and IMDB two famous web sites are only 96 films, it only is TB total amount of 39.2%, the works respectively from these two sites up to 60.8%. This phenomenon also exists in TU works. It may be due to two reasons: one is due to different understanding for chronology definitions; other one is different channels of information sources, and lack of communication and sharing, therefore there are a greater gap. It can also be seen, to draw up a recognized Morricone chronology (Filmography), there is still a long way to go.
|4-2. About TC works. its definition is "Cited Morricone's music". But this definition itself still needs to be further discussed. Because this kind of music is called "Reused" in ChiMai web site, and is called "Writer" in IMDB. Although I don't know that their commercial relations between the composer and producer of these films, but they all have two characteristics: first It is true that Morricone's one or a few music is used in these films, second there is no Ennio Morricone's name in the cast list of these films. Current division only is a general , I hope that the problem will be resolved on the basis of international cooperation before long.
observe the table 2, you can get this understanding. The appearance of this
kind of work is from the last century 70's. More precisely, it is the beginning
of French cartoon TV series " L'ile aux enfants". It cited "Once
upon a time in the west"'s episode--"The man with the harmonica"
in 1975 "Casimir veut faire un film ". Morricone was 47 years
old in that year. His works “Bounty trilogy” and "Once upon a time
in the west","Once upon a time in the revolution" have been
popular in the world. But In the last century, more than 20 years, there
are only 41 of this kind of films. The real climax begins in the new century,
during the 15 years of 2000 -2015, the number of this kind of films soared
to 116. (Detail see here) From the
statistics, the most cited in the Bounty trilogy and the past trilogy of
works in the early, especially the "The good, the bad and the ugly"'s
music is the most. Give a feeling of "pop and fashion". As time
goes on, some unknown works gradually being used,such as "Finally
TA6601 "Come imparai ad amare le donne"),
“Puppet Party”(From TA7710 "Stato
interessante", Theme from TA8010 "Un Sacco Bello", TA7506
"La donna della domenica",
and up to 2002 film "Un Diffeto di Famiglia"'s
theme ...etc. This kind of film is 95% from IMDB website. Although
there is display in ChiMai web site, but its quantity is seldom, and the
mark is "Reuesd". Maybe It is caused by different understanding
for the definition of chronology. After much consideration, the author decide
respectively to establish TC category for them. First It indeed contains
Morricone's work. Because these Citing, we can get more pleasure to enjoy
the maestro's work from it, and it allows us to look back at history from
new perspective, rethinking and research on the essence and the value of
Morricone works. Second the amount of this sort of work is amazing. At this
rate continues, do not need one or two decades, their quantity will exceed
the maestro's original works (TA category). This is a trends and phenomena
which we must pay attention to
|5. Finally, this chronology is a transitional chronology. We eagerly hope that the official website act quickly,to joint global many famous sites and senior fans, redefine and modify their chronology, make it have a due authority. We also hope fans and these famous web site and senior fans in the world to work together, take concrete actions to promote the realization of this goal. At that time, we will once again revise our chronology, better service for all of Morricone fans in the worldwide
The author and the webmaster Wenguang Han (firstname.lastname@example.org) September 25,2015 Nanjing China
put on record: 苏ICP备11039856号 Start from August 8,2003 All right reserved
All pages are only for visitor's personal enjoy and study