Ennio Morricone

*contains spoilers The Island (1980) is a misunderstood film with a possible demographic that was unable to view it, which is why it failed so miserably at the box office upon its initial release. This tale of a twelve-year-old boy adopted by murderous modern-day pirates of the Caribbean is also one of the great father-son…

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*contains spoilers The Price of Power (1969) is a spaghetti western directed by Italian Tonino Valerii (1934-2016) at a time when the assassination of public figures and politicians had peaked in the United States. Dead were Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King by assassin’s bullets the previous year, while the nation was still recovering…

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