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Once Upon a Time in the West at 50: how Ennio Morricone’s music powered a classic

Most films have their composers put music to images far into post-production. These days, temp tracks are common right until the last possible moment. But such was Leone’s faith in his collaboration with Morricone, which had already spawned the hit ‘Dollars’ trilogy, he had him compose the key themes before filming – and played the music during the shoot in order to inspire his cast.

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Think you know ukulele music? Think again....

If you think of ukulele music, who comes to mind? Yes, of course, the inimitable George Formby. It seems like such a cliché. Yet how many other musicians are associated with this instrument? 95 more words

Modern Music

High Scores: Jukio Kallio’s “Minit” Soundtrack Embraces Lo-Fi Sounds

If there is a perfect balance of lo-fi, epic, and cute, Helsinki-based composer Jukio Kallio’s soundtracks nail it every time. The 29-year-old musician, who sometimes uses the alias Kuabee—or, in earlier days, Kozilek—has carved out a fascinating niche in scoring games, making music that can feel both extraordinarily tense and brilliantly silly. 1,584 more words

Featured Music

Flashback: "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo" by Ennio Morricone

Another one of those songs that you might not remember the title, but you know the song when you hear it.

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A Fistful of Dynamite screening, 30 April 2018

As part of the British Film Institute’s month long celebration of the films of Sergio Leone, the director’s Zapata Spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dynamite / Duck, You Sucker (1971) will be screened at the BFI Southbank in London on Monday 30 April 2018. 78 more words

Westerns

The Thing

Dir: John Carpenter, 1982

The trouble with John Carpenter films is that they can be very hit and miss. There’s rarely a middle ground; it’s either brilliant or dull. 372 more words

The Thing: A Horror Legend...

My housemate is currently in the middle of writing a distressing amount essays, one of which happens to about John Carpenter. An upside of this is that we recently spent an enjoyable evening re-watching and analysing a bunch of his films, starting with my personal favourite, … 971 more words

Film