Movie Soundtracks by Ennio Morricone

Dear Reader,

The days are getting shorter and for me that means movie time. Somehow I prefer the Winter for watching movies.

It is unlikely, that you will find any of the following movies playing in theaters now. But with a good beamer and a large white wall, one can create movie theater atmosphere at home, or get pretty close to it. For me, a movie screen has to fill my whole field of vision, a TV screen does not do it.

In an earlier post on diablog I had promised to write more about the best composer of movie soundtracks, Ennio Morricone. If any composer is proof of the importance of music in films, it is Ennio Morricone. Please, just have a look at his credits here.

Together with the equally genial Sergio Leone he created a whole film genre, the Spaghetti Western. By the way, early in his career, though uncredited, Sergio Leone worked on Ben Hur, probably with our dear Sash Fisher.

Sergio Leone with Ennio Morricone also made Clint Eastwood a star, arguably one of the biggest actors, directors and producers in Hollywood today. Here is the music from “For a few Dollars more“:

Equally mesmerizing is the earlier mentioned “Once Upon a Time In America“, Sergio’s last film:

which to many is a sequel to “Once Upon a Time in the West“, also a collaboration by Leone and Morricone, and a movie you have to see on a big screen.

An equally brilliant soundtrack is from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:

This one was nicely interpreted by the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain. You cannot watch this and listen to it without smiling, I promise:

Enjoy the little escapes, the movies, the soundtracks and
stay tuned,

Engine Room