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2020-07-06 5:38:17 AM  
Ah, I saw something about his passing from Cristina Scabbia, and wondered who he was.

Over 500 films scored.. he lived a busy life.
 
2020-07-06 6:30:51 AM  
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2020-07-06 7:58:34 AM  
O.K., so this thread. I've never been much of a Western fan, but Fark introduced me to this lot, and this is a pretty good tribute to him and his music:

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Youtube pLgJ7pk0X-s

/UOGB makes using a BBC link more appropriate
//Saw UOGB live a few years ago
///Three
 
2020-07-06 8:07:50 AM  
Leone called the composer's contributions "indispensable" and would have him write the score before shooting so he could design his shots around Morricone's contributions

So that's why they were perfect.
 
2020-07-06 8:11:44 AM  
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - The Final Duel (1966 HD)
Youtube aJCSNIl2Pls
 
2020-07-06 8:59:54 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJCSNIl2​Pls?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=170&enablejs​api=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.co​m&widgetid=1]


Not one spoken word for over 5 minutes. Try getting that in mainstream cinema today.
 
2020-07-06 9:01:44 AM  
(STEREO) The Ecstasy of Gold by Ennio Morricone
Youtube wV0wPBYDQ6Y
 
2020-07-06 9:02:06 AM  
Ennio Morricone - The Thing (theme)
Youtube meU2gAU7Xss
 
2020-07-06 9:03:00 AM  
The Mission | Soundtrack Suite (Ennio Morricone)
Youtube J5qlWLXbfL4
 
2020-07-06 9:03:02 AM  
I thought Vanilla Ice had died from the headline.

Vanilla Ice denies ripping off Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure
Youtube a-1_9-z9rbY
 
2020-07-06 9:05:08 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: [good bad ugly gunfight scene]


The guitar is so out of tune it hurts my ears.
 
2020-07-06 9:05:21 AM  
I always preferred:
For a Few Dollars More - Final Duel (1965 HD)
Youtube 0JPnR7C8mZQ
 
2020-07-06 9:09:27 AM  
He will be missed. He certainly had an impressive career. I'm partial to the Once Upon a Time in the West soundtrack.

Once Upon A Time In The West - Man With A Harmonica
Youtube m6BQKFs3-VM
 
2020-07-06 9:17:52 AM  
One of the main reasons for the unique sound of Morricone's themes is that he often had to work with extremely limited music budgets. So instead of hiring a conventional orchestra, he was forced to hire lower cost musicians, such as harmonica players, whistlers, etc. Often they were simple street musicians. The genius of Morricone was to not just write music that tolerated such musicians, but actually maximized their unique and unusual qualities, and in the process, created some of the best movie theme music of all time.
 
2020-07-06 9:19:29 AM  
A Fu?   What's that supposed to mean?
 
2020-07-06 9:21:55 AM  
get a copy of this and you will be very happy. you may even crack a smile.


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2020-07-06 9:36:17 AM  

JTtheCajun: I thought Vanilla Ice had died from the headline.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/a-1_9-z9​rbY]


Yeah, that headline was atrocious.  Neither funny nor informative.
 
2020-07-06 9:56:37 AM  
1. If you'd like, the CBC Quebec music streaming site I listen to at work has a dedicated Morricone stream. It'll repeat after a while, but it's free. https://www.icimusique.ca/liste​s-d-eco​ute-musicales/a493/Ennio-Morricone

2. This topic deserves a better headline, ain't nobody gonna click on this one

3. He could do schmaltz like nobody else. Here he is conducting the themes from one of my favorite movies, a collaboration with his son, also a film composer

Ennio Morricone - Cinema Paradiso
Youtube 1FzVWlOKeLs
 
2020-07-06 9:58:30 AM  

CarnySaur: JTtheCajun: I thought Vanilla Ice had died from the headline.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/a-1_9-z9​rbY]

Yeah, that headline was atrocious.  Neither funny nor informative.


Yeah, I was expecting a "What does the Fox say?" reference from that headline. Ennio Morricone is a legend and deserved better.
 
2020-07-06 10:02:11 AM  
So few instruments for such an epic tune.

Ennio Morricone - For A Few Dollars More [HQ]
Youtube mLXQltR7vUQ
 
2020-07-06 10:04:28 AM  
He also inspired one of video games best opening themes.

Wild Arms Theme
Youtube mWgPX9yTtQg
 
2020-07-06 10:05:40 AM  

kryptoknightmare: [YouTube video: (STEREO) The Ecstasy of Gold by Ennio Morricone]


I wake up to that every morning
 
2020-07-06 10:06:11 AM  
Blondie, you son of a

Aayiiaaaiiiyaaaa
 
2020-07-06 10:38:16 AM  
My Name Is Nobody • Main Theme • Ennio Morricone
Youtube LK2FbVkYaDE

This is my favourite spaghetti western - probably because I saw it at the local grindhouse theatre back in the 70s. It's kind of an obituary to the genre.
I loved this man's work.
 
2020-07-06 10:55:06 AM  

Alphax: Ah, I saw something about his passing from Cristina Scabbia, and wondered who he was.


Have ever seen a movie?
 
2020-07-06 10:57:36 AM  
The use of Death Rides a Horse in Kill Bill is one of my absolute favorites.
 
2020-07-06 10:58:22 AM  

sephjnr: Marcus Aurelius: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJCSNIl2​Pls?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=170&enablejs​api=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.co​m&widgetid=1]

Not one spoken word for over 5 minutes. Try getting that in mainstream cinema today.


There are several directors who could easily pull that off, should they choose to do so.
 
2020-07-06 11:05:30 AM  
Based on the headline, I thought that Al Jorgenson might have kicked it.
 
2020-07-06 11:20:28 AM  

Gratch: Based on the headline, I thought that Al Jorgenson might have kicked it.


That headline should be "Ding a dong dang my dang a long ling *thud*"
 
2020-07-06 11:40:04 AM  
Geico 2010 Ringtone Commercial -- "Ring a Ding Ding..."
Youtube E-PmJYxusHI
 
2020-07-06 11:43:37 AM  
That stream I linked to upthread has this track playing. I'd never heard this before, it's amazing, if you like weird late 60s Miles Davis you might like this too

Ennio Morricone - Un Uomo da Rispettare OST - Track One
Youtube SZDkePQOGiY
 
2020-07-06 11:52:14 AM  

Unobtanium: O.K., so this thread. I've never been much of a Western fan, but Fark introduced me to this lot, and this is a pretty good tribute to him and his music:

[YouTube video: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly]
/UOGB makes using a BBC link more appropriate
//Saw UOGB live a few years ago
///Three


I got to see them live a couple of years ago and they were awesome! If you ever get the chance, go see them. We were at a local college so it was a more intimate venue than a big theater.
 
2020-07-06 12:10:56 PM  
There's only one this left for me to do, and that's
Ding a ding dang, my dang a long ling long.
 
2020-07-06 12:16:11 PM  

sephjnr: Marcus Aurelius: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJCSNIl2​Pls?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=170&enablejs​api=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.co​m&widgetid=1]

Not one spoken word for over 5 minutes. Try getting that in mainstream cinema today.


WALL-E?
 
2020-07-06 12:17:51 PM  
I always wondered why I remembered crappy '80s film Red Sonja for its music, other than Arnold Schwarzenegger giving us a kinda-third Conan (the fat guy bodyguard/sidekick included being the trio of things that worked in the film). Then I found out it was another Morricone score.

I would've put the opening theme (where Arnold's warrior rides through some beautiful countryside), but the Western flicks already provide enough trumpet in the thread.

Red Sonja (1985) - Temple Raid - Ennio Morricone
Youtube yHuG6NxxDvI
 
2020-07-06 12:30:54 PM  
The score (and the film), "Once Upon a Time in the West" changed me. It absolutely, completely changed me. There is before Once Upon a Time, and then there is after. The shot compositions, staging, lighting, everything.
But that movie for all it's off-the-charts beauty would be nothing without its haunting score. Mr. Morricone created something so indelible, so beautiful, so vivid, that both the film and its music to this day have absolutely no parallel.

I vividly remember performing in RI on a very crappy, extremely manual dual CD Vestax. The kind where it's so manual, the joysticks are physically bumping the CD heads. But, I mastered them. I mastered the hell out of that rig. The music I was playing and dicing with another track? Morricone's "Harmonica" from Once Upon a Time.

Godlike. Unparalleled. He not only captured some of the most brilliant colors you could imagine, the pictures he then painted were revelatory.
 
2020-07-06 12:34:12 PM  
not gonna lie, headline had me thinking of this:

Vanilla Ice denies ripping off Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure
Youtube a-1_9-z9rbY
 
2020-07-06 12:41:09 PM  

Unobtanium: O.K., so this thread. I've never been much of a Western fan, but Fark introduced me to this lot, and this is a pretty good tribute to him and his music:

[YouTube video: The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly]
/UOGB makes using a BBC link more appropriate
//Saw UOGB live a few years ago
///Three


This is like something that comes over the speakers at a old drive-in theater when there's still daylight.
 
2020-07-06 12:56:40 PM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: One of the main reasons for the unique sound of Morricone's themes is that he often had to work with extremely limited music budgets. So instead of hiring a conventional orchestra, he was forced to hire lower cost musicians, such as harmonica players, whistlers, etc. Often they were simple street musicians. The genius of Morricone was to not just write music that tolerated such musicians, but actually maximized their unique and unusual qualities, and in the process, created some of the best movie theme music of all time.


One of his main guys was Alessandro Alessandroni, who did all of the guitars and whistling.
If you listen to his playing, it's like a flamenco guitarist riffing, with a lot of Aeolian scales and droning. They did a lot of the arrangements off of him. Great player.
You're absolutely correct about the influences of the street musicians on the music too.
/I'm a HUGE Ennio Morricone fan. I had a tribute band once.
 
2020-07-06 1:05:51 PM  
Il Grande Silenzio (The Great Silence) - Ennio Morricone
Youtube H9vkC-Y0pwM


One of his underrated scores, for a very underrated film.
 
2020-07-06 1:21:45 PM  
Nice job on the headline. (Seriously.)
/ At first, I wasn't sure but after the first hour of TGTBATU, I like it.
 
2020-07-06 1:30:01 PM  
Morricone & Charlie Daniels...Music death trifecta in play.

RIP, music guys
 
2020-07-06 1:30:10 PM  

sephjnr: Marcus Aurelius: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJCSNIl2​Pls?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=170&enablejs​api=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.co​m&widgetid=1]

Not one spoken word for over 5 minutes. Try getting that in mainstream cinema today.


The scenes from the time they enter the graveyard until the end of the gunfight are probably some
of the best committed to film..There are a lot of scenes in the Leone' westerns where there isn't
dialog for good stretches, and it isn't always necessary..Like at the beginning of A Fistful of Dollars
where The Man With No Name walks through the town and just observers the silence, and the little
kid running to his mother..That totally sets the tension in the town, you can feel it through the screen..
Something is wrong in this town..
 
2020-07-06 1:33:06 PM  

jerryskid: Alphax: Ah, I saw something about his passing from Cristina Scabbia, and wondered who he was.

Have ever seen a movie?


Yes, but no westerns.
 
2020-07-06 1:34:32 PM  
The Story Of A Soldier
Youtube 5FMxHyuEXYY
 
2020-07-06 1:38:43 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: sephjnr: Marcus Aurelius: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJCSNIl2​Pls?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=170&enablejs​api=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.co​m&widgetid=1]

Not one spoken word for over 5 minutes. Try getting that in mainstream cinema today.

The scenes from the time they enter the graveyard until the end of the gunfight are probably some
of the best committed to film..There are a lot of scenes in the Leone' westerns where there isn't
dialog for good stretches, and it isn't always necessary..Like at the beginning of A Fistful of Dollars
where The Man With No Name walks through the town and just observers the silence, and the little
kid running to his mother..That totally sets the tension in the town, you can feel it through the screen..
Something is wrong in this town..


Even right at the start of GBU. Angel Eyes rides to a man's house, comes in and starts eating his dinner. He doesn't speak until the man guesses why he's there. Not even changing the expression on his face until his target spills his employer's ulterior motive, and even then it's a "that's interesting" shift in his eyes, as if an opportunity has opened.
 
2020-07-06 1:39:19 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: sephjnr: Marcus Aurelius: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJCSNIl2​Pls?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=170&enablejs​api=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.co​m&widgetid=1]

Not one spoken word for over 5 minutes. Try getting that in mainstream cinema today.

The scenes from the time they enter the graveyard until the end of the gunfight are probably some
of the best committed to film..There are a lot of scenes in the Leone' westerns where there isn't
dialog for good stretches, and it isn't always necessary..Like at the beginning of A Fistful of Dollars
where The Man With No Name walks through the town and just observers the silence, and the little
kid running to his mother..That totally sets the tension in the town, you can feel it through the screen..
Something is wrong in this town..


"A fistful of dollars " is a remake of Yojimbo, a samurai film by Akira Kurosawa.
 
2020-07-06 1:39:56 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/5FMxHyuE​XYY]


Another musical masterstroke. It's only half as sad if you don't know the context that's used in.
 
2020-07-06 1:50:36 PM  

sephjnr: Mr. Shabooboo: sephjnr: Marcus Aurelius: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJCSNIl2​Pls?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=170&enablejs​api=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.co​m&widgetid=1]

Not one spoken word for over 5 minutes. Try getting that in mainstream cinema today.

The scenes from the time they enter the graveyard until the end of the gunfight are probably some
of the best committed to film..There are a lot of scenes in the Leone' westerns where there isn't
dialog for good stretches, and it isn't always necessary..Like at the beginning of A Fistful of Dollars
where The Man With No Name walks through the town and just observers the silence, and the little
kid running to his mother..That totally sets the tension in the town, you can feel it through the screen..
Something is wrong in this town..

Even right at the start of GBU. Angel Eyes rides to a man's house, comes in and starts eating his dinner. He doesn't speak until the man guesses why he's there. Not even changing the expression on his face until his target spills his employer's ulterior motive, and even then it's a "that's interesting" shift in his eyes, as if an opportunity has opened.


Sorry if this is threadjacking, but I can't resist sharing the thing about the 2003 remaster - Three scenes were found but as they were cut before the dubbing they had to be re-done. Lee Van Cleef died 21 years earlier, but Clint and Eli came in. So the remaster sounds like Tuco and Blondie had aged nearly 40 years it's because they had.
 
2020-07-06 2:01:09 PM  
Huge Leone and spaghetti Western fan here.  I'm not really digging the headline either.  I would have gone with

WAH-EE-AH-EE-AHHHH....WAH WAH WHA!
 
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