L.A. Weekly featured an op-ed by USC Thornton faculty member Chris Young

L.A. Weekly ran an op-ed by Chris Young of the USC Thornton School about Italian composer and conductor Ennio Morricone, who wrote the score to “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.” “His contribution among American film composers is that he happened to create a language that could only have been made for someone working in Europe, but he did it in such a way that, unlike a lot of other scores that are written for European films, he communicated in a language we got immediately,” Young wrote. “I’ve heard he struggles with speaking English, yet you listen to his scores and you wouldn’t know that. I think his music always illuminates what’s going on dramatically in a manner that could have fooled most of us into believing that he understood exactly what was being said and going on.” Read the article