My Wallace has nothing to do with music but, after having to go through an operation earlier this year, he had to wear the satellite dish. He reminded me of a doggie trying to get some music tuned in to rest his weary soul, so I thought this was a good picture. Jingle, Jangle, Jungle is on hiatus with her Weekly Music Challenge but I thought I would do my own thing for November and December.
I decided to showcase Ennio Morricone who is one the greatest composers to grace the movies. He finally won an Oscar for his score on "The Hateful Eight" but he should have won many times before, especially for his famous music on the spaghetti westerns. Since I have been laying around, I have watched a couple of the Westerns again and just love the music so here are my 3 picks that I just love.
1. THE ECSTASY OF GOLD FROM THE GOOD, THE BAD &. THE UGLY-1966
Actually every piece of Music from this film is excellent and I have the album for this film. The main theme is very famous but there are so many other pieces in this film that are just as great as the main theme including this one I chose. This piece of music is when, “The Ugly” is searching for the grave that will hold the gold. It is brilliant.
2. THE FINAL DUEL FROM FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE- 1965
This film is the second film in the “trilogy” starring Clint Eastwood. This film pairs Eastwood with Lee Van Cleef as bounty hunters after a very, very bad bandits but for different reasons. There is a running musical theme throughout this film that is both sad and quite beautiful. This theme is in the final duel which is a great listen but this theme is used throughout the film and Ennio makes it unique each time.
3. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST MAIN THEME -1968
Do you know that the director of these films, Sergio Leone worked his films around Ennio Morricone’s Music because Leone felt the music was most important which is one reason why scenes are long but never, ever boring. Once again, there are so many musical pieces in this film that are just brilliant but I chose the main theme because it is, again, just great.
Which musical piece from Morricone do you love/like?
He was excellent with Westerns, wasn't he?ReplyDelete
Your poor dog and the cone of shame...
My sympathies to Wallace and his sentence to the Cone of Shame (tm).ReplyDelete
My favorite Morricone piece is the main theme from "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly." I featured it on the blog a while back, as covered by The Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo
Aw, poor Wallace! I hope he recovered well. I'm a HUGE fan of Ennio Morricone and Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns, so I LOVE your choices, Birgit. ♥ BTW, I know you're not a fan of Heavy Metal, but Metallica uses The Ecstasy of Gold as their intro to every concert.ReplyDelete
Forgive me, dear friend. Its been a day from hell. I know you've had your share. As I told you in my reply to your comment on my previous post, I was away all morning having an infusion at a clinic quite a distance from home. In the afternoon, when I started catching up on comments at Shady's and visiting other blogs, Central Florida was suddenly plunged into a widespread cable and internet outage that lasted the rest of the day. The juice was finally restored only a short while ago.
The picture of Wallace reminds me of my Toto. She often needed to wear the Cone of Silence, as we called it. It makes for a cute picture, but I pity the pooches that need to wear one for any length of time. It confuses and frustrates them.
Thanks for introducing me to the film scores of composer Ennio Morricone. I think I like the first piece, the grand, magnificent, sweeping score from G B & U.
I'll visit you tamale and hopefully not be in such a rush and so far behind. Have a good night dear friend BB!
The Maestro. Truly a god among composers. His work with Leone in my opinion are the best music scores... ever.ReplyDelete
Hi Birgit - I hope you've thoroughly healed; and once that cone of shame has come off poor Wallace he's easier. I love Morricone's work - all of it! Great films too ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
I hope Wallace no longer is wearing that collar, but he looked cute, regardless.ReplyDelete
Needless to say, I've not heard of any of these songs. I enjoyed listening, though.