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Ennio Morricone (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Classical Music' started by Nora, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Big Ears

    Big Ears Music Lover

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    When Europeans made westerns, they kept traditional elements, but added their own, as in the music. I love those films, but when the Americans made films inspired by the Italians, Sam Peckinpah's Wild Bunch was a masterpiece.

    This is off-topic, but the British made a western with an amazing cast called A Town Called Bastard (aka A Town Called Hell). Waldo de Los Rios (Mozart's Symphony No. 40) wrote the score. The Smurfs later used one of his classical adaptions. After A Town Called Bastard was novelised, a team of writers, led by Terry Harknett under the name George C. Gilman, produced a massive series of western novels called the Edge series.
     
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    Mistral Wind Senior Member

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    this is a great work of art...
    really beautiful

     
  3. Sweaty

    Sweaty ThE OtHeR rAmOnE

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    Here is once upon a time in the west without the harmonica, timeless

     
  4. Phil B.

    Phil B. Far Out Man!

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    Some faves...


    A Fistful Of Dollars - Ennio Morricone



    Death Rides a Horse - Ennio Morricone



    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Ennio Morricone

     
  5. Neshabur

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    Other gem of one of the most important Italian composers of movie soundtracks (another is Nino Rota) is this theme:

     
  6. Nora

    Nora Senior Member

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    The Best of Ennio Morricone

     

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