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Films of Sergio Leone => The Good, The Bad and The Ugly => Topic started by: Jupa on February 15, 2003, 10:09:29 AM



Title: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Jupa on February 15, 2003, 10:09:29 AM
I think the GBU main theme ("Ayeayee,wah-wah-wah") is the most widespread movie sound/music ever.I has been featured in numerous films,series and commercials,and usually it has been presented in a humorous context.

Would it be possible to compile a list of all the films/series/commercials that include that legendary sound?If you can think of any,let me know.I can compile a list on the basis of your replies.


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: shorty larsen on February 15, 2003, 10:30:45 AM
Speaking of worldspread scores, I also think about another magnificent Morriconce soundtrack, the worlwide famous "Mission" with De Niro and Irons?

But there's and explanation for this: imediately after the film release, Catholic church all around the world "adopted" the score as the catholic "official" music....

It is true that the magnificent sensibility of this score let us know God much better than plenty of monks....


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: caius on February 17, 2003, 04:28:46 AM
there are surely far too many to even consider indexing them all.  I mean there must be an ad out in every country in the world which somewhere uses that clip.  I wonder how much moricone made from that song?  Royalty and advertising wise?


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: cigar joe on February 17, 2003, 10:13:44 AM
Its funny you brought it up, I just heard a new Buick commercial with Tiger Woods  and golfers of the past that uses it. Totally out of context, not impressed with it at all, but great to hear the theme.


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Shobary on February 18, 2003, 10:41:08 AM
There is currently a tv ad. running in atleast Finland using the theme song. Bertolli Pasta I think it is. Like 10 years ago I remeber some Camel Boots ad. or Camel Thropy.


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on February 18, 2003, 12:17:55 PM
U.S. motor oil commercial a few years back used GBU main title, Morricone arrangement; but I can't remember if it was Valvoline or Castrol.  Inspector Gadget used GBU title for showdown on the bridge (was actually a Pittsburgh bridge).


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: caius on February 19, 2003, 06:25:03 AM
it has to be used in every spook ever, i don't think one person who ain't a leone fan could ever guess who wrote it, or that Moricone's work is far more exstensive than a few bars of whistling


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: KERMIT on May 17, 2003, 01:27:53 AM
a good projet indeed ! this will be interesting.
kermit the drifter


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Jupa on July 04, 2003, 07:29:31 AM
I can add some GBU sound allusions here too.At least one episode of Xena had the sound.It was a humorous episode that I think took place at Christmas time.The sound was heard when Xena shot an arrow with a toy bow.Then the sound was used in the MTV Movie Awards 1999 when Will Smith rode on a horse to the stage.

Please send in all the GBU sound uses that you can remember!


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Jupa on November 07, 2003, 03:33:40 AM
Here are a couple of more:

- MTV Europe (and maybe MTV US too) has an ad with a cartoon cowboy.The sound is used at the beginning,before the cowboy starts dancing.

- A recent (?) Conan O'Brian show from this year had a bit where Conan interviewed "Presiden Bush" via video screen.The sound was used after all,or at least some, answers "Bush" gave.


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: CalamityJane on November 11, 2003, 07:14:42 PM
Anyone remember the good ol' CB radio days in the '70s and even part of the '80s?  I don't know how widespread this was, but on the "road channel" (was ch.19 where I live), people used to key up their mikes and play the GBU theme over the air.  I thought it was amusing - and it was.  Even in the early '90s, when the CB briefly made a comeback (at least it did here where I live), people would key up and play the GBU theme over the air, but in the early '90s, technology was better than in the '70s and '80s and so, you could get a chip and have it put inside the radio.  Then, all you'd have to do is press a button or flick a switch on your radio, then just key up.  Way back in the '70s, I think you would have needed a tape recorder or some fancy, hand-held gadget that you would hold up to your mike, then key up and press the button on your gadget.  Anyone else remember those days of the GBU theme over the CB airwaves?


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Shatterstar on November 16, 2003, 09:36:49 PM
Whatever it is, it's cool.


Title: Re:The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: CalamityJane on November 17, 2003, 12:18:51 PM
Somewhere on this board, there is a topic and post where someone explains how the sound/movie theme was created.  It's really interesting to read.   It does have to do with a hyena sound.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Jupa on January 05, 2005, 02:29:03 PM
More GBU sound uses,anyone?Anything?


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Benedicto on January 11, 2005, 03:14:27 PM

I don''t know if you know a brand of tires that sells here in Mexico the name is Uniroyal, about 20 years ago they used the GBU sound in one  commercial of a tire named "Laredo" (something like this: "Ayeayee, La-re-do") 


Greetings from México (and sorry about my english, I think it''s worst than Tuco''s)


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: cigar joe on January 11, 2005, 04:54:49 PM
Welcome Benedicto! Don''t worry about your English you just may be indespensible here.

I''ve been waiting for a poster from Mexico, we have posters from all over the world (a few from South America), but none from Mexico.

Now that you have arrived I have a few questions that I''ve been wondering about for a long time.

1., How were these Italian-Spanish westerns recieved in Mexico at the time or now even? I always wondered about this, especially how Mexicans reacted to a South West/Mexico that was filmed in Spain?

2., Did the Spanish town sets look real to you, or were there any glaring differences that any Mexican could point to and say no its not like that here?

3., How did the actors and extras playing Mexicans look to you, your opinions?

4., Are there any comparably great Mexican Westerns that you can put us on to, I''ve never heard of any but don''t know if that is because we just don''t see them or if there are none? What I know of the Mexican Film Industry is nada.

Thanks in advance,
Cigar Joe


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on January 11, 2005, 06:52:48 PM
I''m from Arizona, and the landscapes in the SWs look pretty much like lots of Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas to me.  And for the GBU sound, how about my Alltel GBU ringtone (and it was free).


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: iceman on January 13, 2005, 03:35:22 PM
I think the GBU main theme ("Ayeayee,wah-wah-wah") is the most widespread movie sound/music ever.I has been featured in numerous films,series and commercials,and usually it has been presented in a humorous context.

Would it be possible to compile a list of all the films/series/commercials that include that legendary sound?If you can think of any,let me know.I can compile a list on the basis of your replies.

You will notice on the new live Ennio DVD ARENA CONCERTO that he uses a wind instrument (like a clarinet...maybe someone can clarify) to produce the sounds, although it doesn''t sound quite like the film score, which sounds more like a human voice is being used.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on January 01, 2006, 08:09:30 PM
GBU music turns up in new film "Rumour has It", showdown between Costner and MacLaine.  Ennio is credited at the film's end.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on January 29, 2006, 08:00:38 PM
GBU theme (with gunshots) turned up on tonight's Dateline NBC in the story concening Oprah and her "favorite" author.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on April 30, 2006, 02:32:44 PM
Once again, GBU theme music turns up.  Today, while watching NBA basketball, saw a new Mountain Dew TV commercial with the GBU theme, in a showdown.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on January 13, 2007, 02:05:30 PM
GBU title music turns up again in "Racing Stripes", 13 minutes into the film (currently on Cinemax).  The mailman and the zebra face off, with close ups to eyes, and to hand of the mailman.  Ennio Morricone credited at end of film.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on January 14, 2007, 04:17:09 PM
Early 20 seconds or so of "The Ecstasy of Gold" turned up on History Detectiveds today on PBS HD near about 45 minutes into the show, at beginning of the third "search", trying to authenticate a poem from 1780 written by a Daniel Goodhue.  GBU music turns up everywhere - has to be the most "honored" film score in that way.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: PowerRR on January 22, 2007, 08:21:03 PM
You're right about that, but I believe the Rocky theme is more overused and ruined by pop culture.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Jupa on January 23, 2007, 11:18:31 AM
I would have to say no. I think the GBU theme is used far, far more than Rocky theme, or any other movie theme, for that matter.

And thank you Cusser for telling us all those GBU uses!  :)


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on April 06, 2008, 12:28:30 PM
Shows up again, this time in "We are Marshall".  Matthew McConaughey whistles it to the Head of Marshall, after telling him to approach the NCAA in person, with a gunfighter's mentality.  That was in 1971, so GBU was already out a few years.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Helenea on April 06, 2008, 06:05:10 PM
okay guys, this isn't fair.... after reading that the theme song shows up so much, now I've got it stuck in my head, and have been humming it all day.   ;D ;D


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on April 06, 2008, 07:06:52 PM
Hey, that's every day for me.  Why not?


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on December 13, 2008, 08:28:27 PM
More GBU sound uses,anyone?Anything?

Ecstacy of Gold in Nike commerical and in trailer for "Australia" (but not in the film).
GBU theme in trailer for "Marley & Me", just saw that trailer tonight..


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: uncknown on December 16, 2008, 09:24:21 PM
what about the title?!!!!!!!!!
talk about a phrase becoming part of the language!

Ironically, the Italian is good, UGLy and Bad.
I doubt that version would have become so famous (Sergio and hizza titles).
You gotta giva United Artist credit for re-ordering the title. Of course "bad' should follow 'good'
wassamattau?


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: archangel on December 24, 2008, 04:48:47 AM
Ecstacy of Gold in Nike commerical and in trailer for "Australia" (but not in the film).
GBU theme in trailer for "Marley & Me", just saw that trailer tonight..

yep,
typical.

australia - totally void of original anything.

archie.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: archangel on December 27, 2008, 08:27:03 AM
hi guys,
just to clear this up..........

the original soundtrack motif, ay-ee,ay-ee, ahhhh!, is to my ear, a mix of someone screaming a one single pitch and another screaming the actual motif.
also there's a lot of distortion (audio overload) and reverberation added, but it's different each time.
those days, audio was very basic and you couldn't do computer stuff like cut and paste.
archie


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: titoli on December 31, 2008, 04:26:39 PM
This was a top 40, was in a Eastwood movie (Any Which Way You Can) but what the people are laughing about?

http://it.youtube.com/watch?v=NwkRz-aMiPE

The GBU quote is the only good thing, as far as I can hear.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: archangel on January 06, 2009, 06:29:05 AM
hi guys,
just watched 3:10 to yuma on the ever wonderful youtube.

and lo and behold, the main theme has a GBU quote at the very beginning.
you have to be quick to hear it, and it's covered a little by other instruments but it's there.
only the first couple of notes and they're on a whistle of some sort.
archie.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Groggy on January 06, 2009, 04:38:13 PM
australia - totally void of original anything.

Have you seen the movie? Ecstasy of Gold isn't used in the film itself, just the trailer. It does pay a large degree of homage to OUATITW (among other films), but I don't see that as an inherently bad thing.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: archangel on January 06, 2009, 11:02:07 PM
Have you seen the movie? Ecstasy of Gold isn't used in the film itself, just the trailer. It does pay a large degree of homage to OUATITW (among other films), but I don't see that as an inherently bad thing.


??????

come live here, and you'll soon get my point.

and that is, we no longer have a film industry or music industry.
multi-national have bought this place out, and there is no such thing as Australian art any longer.
archie.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Groggy on January 07, 2009, 03:47:55 PM
Ah, I thought you were talking about the movie. :D


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: silvanski on January 08, 2009, 11:38:25 AM
I use it as my ringtone O0


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on March 12, 2009, 04:58:14 AM
thought this homage was interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m14FlfNIGj4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m14FlfNIGj4)

start vid at the 4:10 mark

the wonder years is about as honest of a portayal of the growing up process as a big network show can let it be (this sentence is awkward, my apologies). I recently saw this episode and forgot about the GBU reference, thought it worth sharing. I tried searching for the GBU reference thread but couldn't find it, so I had to make a thread.

sorry for the pun, they suck.

This is the thread.  Good addition, nice homage.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: sadhill on April 02, 2009, 04:23:22 PM
Marley & Me (Theatrical Trailer....about half way, GBU whistle)

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809995057/trailer


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on June 16, 2014, 11:50:51 AM
Currently: GBU theme in Nissan commercial. even has close ups of eyes. 

Last night Ecstasy of Gold in the opening for the NBA Finals.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: drinkanddestroy on July 04, 2014, 02:31:33 PM
Currently: GBU theme in Nissan commercial. even has close ups of eyes. 

Last night Ecstasy of Gold in the opening for the NBA Finals.
link to Nissan ad here http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=10908.msg171197#msg171197


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: noodles_leone on July 04, 2014, 03:40:35 PM
link to Nissan ad here http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=10908.msg171197#msg171197

Thanks! I forgot about it but I'm pretty sure I saw it on TV months ago.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: drinkanddestroy on August 18, 2014, 11:36:56 PM
at this year's Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Fox had a little piece on Yasiel Puig called The Good, the Fun, and the Puig. They don't actually use the GBU music – I guess they didn't wanna pay for it – so you can hear other music (I assume newly composed) that is obviously inspired by both the main theme of GBU as well as the Ecstasy of Gold. I recorded it cuz I figured some of you fags who don't watch baseball might still wanna see it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cizo3f5lbg


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on August 19, 2014, 08:06:58 PM
Yeah - wonder where Fox got the idea of the writing on the screen....


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on October 12, 2014, 08:35:25 PM
Tonight, Oct. 12, 2014 - Simpsons episode 2519: Ecstasy of Gold played about 3 minutes in, during a glut of meat.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: emmo26 on January 22, 2015, 07:43:27 PM
I always want to know if ennio gave his permission to lend his music to this John Holmes (Johnny Wadd) production...   :-\ :-\ :-\

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgu1RvxspY&t=5m11s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIgu1RvxspY&t=5m11s)



Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: titoli on January 22, 2015, 10:31:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRumw8gChgU

Best porn spoof of SW. Watch it.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: cigar joe on January 23, 2015, 05:26:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRumw8gChgU

Best porn spoof of SW. Watch it.

 O0


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Dust Devil on January 23, 2015, 08:07:20 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRumw8gChgU

Best porn spoof of SW. Watch it.

Epic.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: titoli on January 23, 2015, 03:47:48 PM
For those who haven't guessed it, in the casket there's no Gatling.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on January 25, 2015, 01:19:37 PM
New AT&T TV commercial has Ecstasy of Gold.

Just unbelievable how often this stuff turns up !


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: drinkanddestroy on January 25, 2015, 03:35:27 PM
New AT&T TV commercial has Ecstasy of Gold.

Just unbelievable how often this stuff turns up !

don't just write it; ya gotta provide a link!  ;)

here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo2fRHYWgLk

sounds like they added new drums to it


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: drinkanddestroy on January 25, 2015, 03:39:28 PM
btw, I posted the links to the Leone-directed commercials available on YouTube elsewhere on this board; since at least one of those commercials uses GBU music, I'll provide a link to that post in this thread, as well: http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=8417.msg156235#msg156235


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on January 25, 2015, 05:34:14 PM
don't just write it; ya gotta provide a link!  ;)

here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo2fRHYWgLk

How the &*%#^*%$#^(^%$ am I supposed to know a TV commercial is on YouTube ????


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Lil Brutto on January 25, 2015, 07:16:29 PM
Practically everything is on youtube.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 22, 2015, 01:03:02 AM
new commercial for Modelo Especial beer, with The Ecstasy of Gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-kt5cvszZw

This is some sort of remixed version of EoG


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on April 25, 2015, 08:38:01 AM
new commercial for Modelo Especial beer, with The Ecstasy of Gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-kt5cvszZw

This is some sort of remixed version of EoG



Yep, saw this commercial first time this morning, on SportsCenter.  GBU is still everywhere.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on July 27, 2015, 10:17:16 PM
Once again: Simpsons, Season 26 Episode 18, just re-run July 26, 2015.  Very end of "Peeping Mom" http://www.fox.com/watch/430091331542/7684601088  three way staredown to GBU theme with two dogs and a cat.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: Cusser on October 05, 2017, 02:42:30 PM
OK, we all know Modelo beer uses Ecstasy of Gold as their theme music.

Last night at WNBA Final on ESPN, Ecstasy of Gold played just prior to the national anthem.


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: drinkanddestroy on October 07, 2017, 07:52:57 PM
OK, we all know Modelo beer uses Ecstasy of Gold as their theme music.

Last night at WNBA Final on ESPN, Ecstasy of Gold played just prior to the national anthem.

I am impressed that you watch WNBA  ;)


Title: Re: The ubiquitous GBU sound...
Post by: emmo26 on October 17, 2017, 04:29:28 PM
Cameo - Word Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZjAantupsA