Morricone makes music for Android smartphone
LG has hired famed movie music composer Ennio Morricone to write... er... ringtones for its upcoming dual-core smartphone.
How the mighty have fallen.
How can a man who penned such classic soundtracks as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso and John Carpenter's remake of The Thing have to resort to mobile phones jingles?
Come on, Hollywood, give this man some real work.
To be fair, the 82-year-old Morricone continues to pen several soundtracks a year, such as Giuseppe Tornatore's Leningrad, released this year.
Back to phones, and LG reckons Morricon's score of the upcoming Optimus 2X will aptly demonstrate the two-core Android handset's audio abilities.
We'd be happier if the company used GPS technology to auto-disable the phone's ringer when owners enter a cinema, the medium for which Morricone's music is best known. ®
It's a bloody phone
All it needs to do is go brring brrring
When the things ring(*) people tend to answer the call not sit there listening to a tune, all a waste of time and money in my book.
(*) Can you still say a phone rings? What should we say when it's the dambusters theme for example.
This is a totally impartial comment as I don't have a mobile phone, although if I did and it played the dambusters theme I reckon I would listen to that rather than talk to anybody who'd want to call me.
I seem to remember that Ryuichi Sakamoto did some ring tones for the Nokia 8800
What the first few bars of "Man With A Harmonica"?
Yeah maybe back in the 1950s when there was only 1 phone in the house, you knew who's phone was ringing: yours. Now we're in the future, we need to be able to discriminate. And I don't mean who's phone belongs to whom, I mean we have to be able to hate the owner properly based on the couple of bars they chose to identify themselves. Classical music for a ringtone? Stuck-up douche. Steps? Metrosexual moisturising, eyebrow-plucking douche. House music? Brain-dead juvenile douche. Techno? Drug-addled poser douche. Default ringtone? Cheap douche. The watch chimes from A Few Dollars More? Me-too douche. The Professionals ringtone: coffin-dodging douche. GPO model 706 ringtone: trainspotting douche.
Haters be hatin'. Just as nature intended ;)