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Ennio Morricone: The soundtrack of our lives

Everyone has a corner in their brain reserved for cinematic memories held in place by the music of Ennio Morricone. The eminent Italian is  one of the few composers with scores that can’t be prised from the celluloid images, and for purists he’s still a baton’s length above other icons like John Williams and John Barry. 403 more words

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More Than Morricone: The Music of Red Dead Redemption

Something To Do With Death – that’s the title of Sir Christopher Frayling’s biography of the great Spaghetti Western director Sergio Leone. And you can’t argue with that. 1,162 more words


The Musical Legacy of Italian Film Composer Ennio Morricone

In popular culture, the name “Ennio Morricone” summons up images of cowboy hats, cheroots, and swarthy, dusty men dying in extreme close-up while a whistle sound dramatically pierces the background. 1,057 more words

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Pet Shop Boys - Actually

By 1987, thirty years ago this week, Pet Shop Boys were comfortably at the top of their game. Actually may have only peaked at number two on the charts, but it yielded two number one singles, plus another number one that wasn’t actually on the album ( 757 more words

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Soundtrack Thursday #34

Today’s soundtrack selection goes to:

“The Ecstasy of Gold” – Ennio Morricone

Film: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It’s a track that has re-defined how we view a Western thanks to Ennio Morricone.  92 more words

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A Long Ride From Hell (1968)

The legendary strongman Steve Reeves played his first western in what would prove to be his final screen role thus riding off into the sunset literally at the end of this spaghetti western he also had a hand in adapting from the novel Judas Gun via author Gordon Shirreffs. 622 more words

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