The Soundtrack Sessions 3: Ennio Morricone – The Mission (1986)

Welcome to Deeper Cuts: The Soundtrack Sessions – a three-episode miniseries which finds the Deeper Cuts trio looking at the the intersection between film and music while looking at albums that were meaningful to one of them.

As a teenager, Graeme was drawn to the world of orchestral film scores. Thanks to a friend at church who gave him a (wait for it) mix tape of movie soundtracks, Graeme was well on his way. One of the big ones around this time was Ennio Morricone’s score for the 1986 film The Mission, a story about faith, politics, colonialism, and ultimate violence. That soundtrack helped to shape Graeme’s awareness and love for the unique role that orchestral scores play in telling stories, the texture scoring adds to a film and how viewers perceive those stories. In returning to Morricone’s music for the film, what did Shannon and Rob think of it? Did they embrace the faith, or did they wind up going over the falls? Have a listen and find out.

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Deeper Cuts season 5 will start in November! We can’t wait for you to hear it!

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