I still can’t listen to Chi Mai without getting upset over losing to Man City at Villa Park in 81.
It was played on the Tannoy at half time.
“A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes that there is no virtue but on his own side, and that there are not men as honest as himself who may differ from him in political principles”.
I hadn't realised (or had forgotten) that he did the soundtrack for Battle of Algiers too:
It's a really good film too, historically pretty accurate according to Sir Alistair Horne.
Decades since I saw 'Battle of Algiers' and I never knew that Morricone was responsible for the soundtrack but it is one of those films that 'stays' with you, especially when the second Gulf War and the Arab Spring came around. In a similar vein are Rosselini's 'Rome, Open City' and 'Paisà', the first of which is said to have influenced Pontecorvo.