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Morricone Scores Leone

As if I needed any reasons to watch any of Italian director Sergio Leone's classic westerns again, KPL's recent acquisition of 2-disc collector's editions of A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More gives me more. Once again, I find myself wandering the hallways whistling themes from these films' soundtracks, scored by Ennio Morricone early on in his legendary career. In a decade when uses for the electric guitar were stretched beyond previously known boundaries, the composer's use of it expanded its cinematic appeal - only "James Bond Theme" composer John Barry might have made a greater impact on contemporary film with his use of the instrument. Though there are many reasons for film fans - even those who think they hate westerns - to see these classics, it's the music they hear that will echo in their heads long after the movies are over.

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A Fistful of Dollars
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Morricone Scores Leone

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As if I needed any reasons to watch any of Italian director Sergio Leone's classic westerns again, KPL's recent acquisition of 2-disc collector's editions of A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More gives me more. Once again, I find myself wandering the hallways whistling themes from these films' soundtracks, scored by Ennio Morricone early on in his legendary career. In a decade when uses for the electric guitar were stretched beyond previously known boundaries, the composer's use of it expanded its cinematic appeal - only "James Bond Theme" composer John Barry might have made a greater impact on contemporary film with his use of the instrument. Though there are many reasons for film fans - even those who think they hate westerns - to see these classics, it's the music they hear that will echo in their heads long after the movies are over.

Movie

A Fistful of Dollars
MGM107738D

      

Posted by Karl Knack at 08/04/2008 08:58:32 PM | 


Nice! Now all we need is the 2-disc version of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly to complete the trilogy!
Posted by: Stewart ( Email | Visit ) at 8/15/2008 3:04 PM


I loved all of those, especially The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. They're so long compared to movies these days.
Posted by: nSym ( Email | Visit ) at 9/30/2008 1:36 PM


I love old westerns. Remember Have gun will travel. The old western movies like The good, the bad, and the ugly. The newer comedy's like the 3 amigo's. I especially like James Bond flicks and books. Are you into the whole spy gadget thing? My website is packed full of it. To whomever wrote the review. Your very artistic in your words. "stretched beyond previously known boundaries, the composer's use of it expanded its cinematic appeal". Have you considered writing professionally?
Posted by: Robet Smith ( Email | Visit ) at 5/31/2009 2:45 AM


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