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Title: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on December 21, 2005, 10:21:31 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Long Days Of Vengeance(Florestano Vancini)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Bullet For The General(Damiano Damiani)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)
 
I've just obtained Morricones comprehensive(i hope) SW Filmography of soundtracks he has provided which i hope may provide a useful and accessable resource.I intend to mark each title with a number of stars(*) to indicate the quality of each Morricone soundtrack following the results of  of a series of polls which i intend to conduct very soon.
I have obviously left off the excellent soundtracks for the non-sw's Guns For San Sebastian and Two mules For Sister Sarah!



Title: Morricone Poll:Fistful of Dollars
Post by: Banjo on December 21, 2005, 10:39:31 AM
As suggested in the question Morricones score was totally unique and groundbreaking with  the  combination of whistling,acoustic guitar,chanting,whiplashes,gunshots and bells.However like Leones westerns,Morricone was to get better and better as time went on but theres no way i think you can say this is anything less than very good!!
This poll will run for 7 days before i apply the result to the new Morricone Filmography guide.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 21, 2005, 10:41:21 AM
Thanks for that banjo, very helpful.  :)


Title: Re: Morricone Poll:Fistful of Dollars
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 21, 2005, 10:42:02 AM
I voted it very good, I love the score but Morricone has said he does not.


Title: Re: Morricone Poll:Fistful of Dollars
Post by: titoli on December 21, 2005, 11:44:22 AM
He doesn'y love it (he confirmed this in a recent interview can't find the link to and anyway is in italian).   He says that both he and Leone didn't like their work in FOD (this I had already read in Frayling's biography). In the same interview he says he doesn't like to have his name associated with SW. I don't know whether he's serious or not (I met him personally only once and interviewed him on a totally futile subject. Thank God the intervied never saw the light of day) and I have the impression that he always means what he says. Still I would like him to disprove me when I say I can't imagine a better degeullo for the final confrontation. I know that he could have done this (i.e. disprove me) in the '60's. I very much doubt he could do that now. That scene (together with the first shooting) always gives me goosebumps when I watch it and 50% of the  merit goes to the musician. So, as said by Banjo, he doesn't get top score because of what he did afterwards (thank God!). But for everybody who lived these strange sounds when they first came on the air,  the sensation of something out of the beaten path conveyed by the entire soundtrack can never be escaped.     








Title: 2nd Morricone Poll:For A Few Dollars More
Post by: Banjo on December 21, 2005, 07:03:29 PM
Sorry guys i cancelled the original 2nd poll having realised the futility of trying to rate a movie virtually no-one of us,including myself has seen!However i will revisit Gunfight At Red Sands once a few of us including myself have seen it!
FAFDM was the first movie where Morricone provided a different musical motiff  for each of the main protagonists,Manco,Mortimer and Indio.The title theme was better than FOD with that wondeful jews harp intro and the "Vice of Killing" theme including that pocket watch is just so brilliantly sublime and moving both in the ruined church showdown and the final showdown between Mortimer and Indio.Absolutely fantastic!!!
The poll closes on 28th December 2005.


Title: Re: 2nd Morricone Poll:For A Few Dollars More
Post by: Tim on December 21, 2005, 09:52:52 PM
  I said the FAFDM score is 'essential.'  This movie was the one where Morricone really seemed to put things together music-wise, no disrespect to FOD.  The main reason I voted this essential was because of the musical pocket watch theme.

  The way Morricone integrates the theme into the showdown, as well as Manco's entrance before the duel with Mortimer and Indio, is one of, if not the best, moments in the movie.  Everytime Manco enters holding the watch and the Henry rifle, I get chills, much the same way Mortimer and Indio do.

  Overall, the score ranks right behind GBU and OUATITW as Morricone's best.  And its a close third too.

  It ranks only


Title: 3rd Morricone Poll:The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly
Post by: Banjo on December 22, 2005, 05:08:42 AM
This film,probably my all-time favourite movie has unquestionably the most recognisable sw tune even to non-western fans that is the briliant title theme.This as well as the wonderful Ectasy of Gold,the build up of the flamenco-tinged bolero for the graveyard duel,the rolling piano theme of Blondy crawling in the desert and the extremely moving theme when Angel Eyes visits the ruined fort makes for one hell of a listening experience on my music compact disc of GBU!
The poll closes on the 29th December with the result being applied to Morricones SW filmography thread.


Title: Re: 3rd Morricone Poll:The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly
Post by: indio on December 22, 2005, 06:13:57 AM
its my no.1 movie of all time. soundtrack is amazing.


Title: Re: 3rd Morricone Poll:The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly
Post by: titoli on December 22, 2005, 08:52:52 AM
Nobody dares.


Title: Re: 3rd Morricone Poll:The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly
Post by: Le Bon on December 22, 2005, 12:43:37 PM
Favourite movie, favourite soundtrack.                      Love also Sundown, Trio, Story/Death of a soldier. They're all great!!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Sundance on December 23, 2005, 04:02:15 AM
Guns For San Sebastian should be in the sw list? It's French / Mexican / Italian co-production according to IMDB and Fatman's spaghetti/eurowestern site.


Title: 4th Morricone Poll:Once Upon A Time In The West
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 04:08:28 AM
I would have to say essential because of if nothing else as soon as that electric guitar kicks in ,as Harmonica and Frank go fac to face- the start of Harmonica's Theme-no matter how many times i watch this it sets off my spine-tingling!!!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 04:36:11 AM
Fatman also includes Carry On Cowboy on the same list, would you call this a sw?
I love Guns For San Sebastian including Morricones score but wherever you look in books and websites they generally refer to this as a USA western especially as it was filmed in Mexico.It would definately suit me if it was a sw because i could add one to my sw collection figure.
But then again Corbucci's What Am I Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution? was also filmed in Mexico i found out only in the last week-all these dreaded grey areas!!!!- so seeing as its Xmas,and because  i like the movie and soundtrack i'll slot it in when i update the guide to include some ratings!
Does anyone claim 2 Mules For Sister Sarah to be a sw?


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 04:44:42 AM
Just found a discussion about this movie on another thread www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1809.0 and the consensus is that its more a Euro western than a SW!
But i'll keep to my word Sundance.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Sundance on December 23, 2005, 05:23:38 AM
Well I have never seen Carry On Cowboy so I can't say much about it. ;D Seems to be from UK which I guess is why fatman lists it, since his site is for spaghettis and eurowesterns in general.

Then again a lot of people seem to consider all eurowesterns as spaghettis. For some people spaghettis are only those that have been produced in Italy, while others don't even consider some italian westerns to be spaghettis because they lack certain kind of style or music or mood or whatever.
I'd personally be willing to go along with counting all eurowesterns as spaghettis, or just talking about all eurowesterns as eurowesterns. (just because it would allow me to ignore all the stuff about what was produced where and by who ;) )

Cemetery Withous Crosses is a french movie I understand (country is listed as France/Italy) with french director, several french actors, music by french, producers are french, story and screenplay by french plus Argento. Yet if this isn't spaghetti, then nothing is. ;) And has been released in the macaroni western collection by SPO.

Everyone can of course have their own opinion about what is spaghetti and what is not, and so if you want to keep Guns for San Sebastian out of the list, please do so. :) I just decided to wonder why some italian coproductions would be spaghettis and some others not. ;D

So What Am I Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution? is a italian/spanish coproduction filmed in Mexico (didn't know about this btw) and Guns for San Sebastian is french/italian coproduction filmed in Mexico(?). So what's the difference? (wait, nationality of directors atleast ;) )


Title: Re: 4th Morricone Poll:Once Upon A Time In The West
Post by: cigar joe on December 23, 2005, 06:08:37 AM
what he said..... 8)


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 07:12:50 AM
I would be loath to call Carry On Cowboy a "Euro" western, despite the UK being part of Europe,because it comes from one of a series of a very uniquely British slapstick comedies.If you've ever seen those naughty British seaside animated postcards full of bare boobs,bums and innuendo then you'll understand the humour which is the Carry Ons.
I agree what you are saying Sundance and there are so many grey areas between what constitutes a SW wester or a Euro western.I have been using Howard Hughes SW books as a rough guide to SW's and he discusses at some length the USA and Euro westerns that have tried to copy the formula.However in his pocket guide he includes a Man Called Sledge which i took his word as being a proper sw,but since then i've learned there is some dispute over this including the director being American.


Title: Re: 4th Morricone Poll:Once Upon A Time In The West
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 23, 2005, 07:12:55 AM
I agree its essential.


Title: Re: 3rd Morricone Poll:The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 23, 2005, 07:13:26 AM
great soundtrack, I love it to bits.


Title: Re: 2nd Morricone Poll:For A Few Dollars More
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 23, 2005, 07:14:38 AM
I gave it a very good, I love the score and I think it lays down even more the foundations for his later work.


Title: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 07:42:16 AM
This is not only my favourite Morricone score but also my all-time favourite movie soundtrack.I can listen to the main Gui La Testa theme over and over and i love the way it shifts from the opening strings,picking up tempo for the whistling theme before transmuting into that wonderful Edda Dell 'Orso vocal and finally the repetative Sean Sean chants.The arrangements and experimentation that Morricone uses for Inventions For John and Rivoluzione Contro are unmatched even by Morricone himself.All of this music is undoubtably melancony,but oozing with tons of humour and incredibly moving!!!
This poll will close on the 30th December.Time to move onto the non-Leone soundtracks next!!!


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 23, 2005, 07:46:10 AM
not my favourite score, I gave it a good vote.


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 07:59:39 AM
How often do you watch DYS Leone Admirer and do you have the SE DVD?
Like Leones two other post Dollar Trilogy movies i had to watch this a few times to get into it properly and my first impressions of the soundtrack were less than good but like the Leone visuals the music slowly but surely creeps up on you.Sometimes i just can't get that Gui La Testa theme out of my head and it brings to mind those  glorious flashbacks of Coburn in Ireland which i find very affecting!


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Le Bon on December 23, 2005, 08:11:37 AM
I also love that theme banjo but having said that i give it a V.Good as i rate  GBU and OUATITW soundtracks higher.


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 08:21:09 AM
Your vote doesn't seem to have registered LeBon!!
I'll be amazed if Duck You Sucker gets anything less than an overwhelming "essential" vote considering the number of polls done on the other main Leone threads where DYS always comes out top!!
Lets hope that the Leone-only purists will stumble upon this new poll!!!


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 23, 2005, 08:27:52 AM
I've only seen it twice via television screenings, I'm holding out for the R1 SE so it'll be uncut. I'll probably be even more enamoured with it when I have it on DVD.


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 08:34:53 AM
I was gonna do the same until the WHSmith offer came up for DYS,FOD and FAFDM being £5 each.I got so fed up with this (Sony?) takeover holding up the Region 1 releases and not hearing any news or replys to my email queries.I desperately had to see that final flashback ending-but if i see the Region 1 SE DYS surface on UK amazon for about a £5-which is what i paid for GBU and OUATITW, i'll be tempted!


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 23, 2005, 08:37:00 AM
News is that they are coming is that we may have to wait a while thats all. We have to hang in there  ;D


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Banjo on December 23, 2005, 08:40:02 AM
I played the new DVD and taped BBC2 versions together in synch and found there are only 3 seconds of horsefull cuts which is definately a case of blink and you'll miss it!!!


Title: Re: 4th Morricone Poll:Once Upon A Time In The West
Post by: titoli on December 23, 2005, 04:52:07 PM
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Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: titoli on December 23, 2005, 05:15:48 PM
Now, you got me. I.e. I've been hearing the main theme for more than 30 years and is my all time favourite with GBU's and Metti una sera a cena's. Expecially the transition from Dell'Orso's solo to the choir refrain always does it for me. I am less convinced by the oboe "a cappella" transition between the string intro and the whistle before the second intro: not up to Morricone's genius for sound (but probably I'm alone in the world thinking he could have done best). The oboe is a half anticipation of the whistle, has not a acustic value  for itself. The string are dramatic, the whistle has an ironic, what do I care attitude which together are a reproduction of the two main characters of the movie (or of two attitudes to life). So the oboe where it's at? (Sorry folks, I must have drunk too much Coke. But forgive me, it's Xmas).
About the rest of the soundtrack, I don't know (though, I like the Marcia degli straccioni or whatever it is called), but the rest of the music didn't do it for me like FFDM or GBU did it. I haven't heard the soundtrack only watched the movie 7-8 times. So i'll follow the advice of Maestro Banjo and listen to the music separately. I don't think I will make it by the end of the year though.


 


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Tim on December 23, 2005, 10:07:26 PM
  I said very good for the same reason as Le Bon.  I really enjoy the score, but I have to rank it behind GBU and OUATITW.

  If nothing else, this score is a departure for Morricone and Sean/John's theme gets stuck in my head easily for days at a time.


Title: 6th Morricone Poll:The Great Silence
Post by: Banjo on December 24, 2005, 05:26:20 AM
I read that this is Morricones favourite western score outside of Leone and i love it because its so different to his other scores but nontheless totally mesmorising and i like the use of all those exotic Indian tablas,sitars and the triangles.The only thing i'm not to keen on is the soppy love theme to Silences love scene with Pauline but i don't like love scenes anyway and the quality of the rest of the soundtrack far outweighs this one theme!
       Because less people may have seen this movie than Leones westerns i'm letting this poll run for a fortnight!


Title: 7th Morricone Poll:The Big Gundown
Post by: Banjo on December 24, 2005, 05:47:37 AM
I gather from another thread that opinions are divided by the vocal talents of Christy on the title theme,yes her slightly off-key rendition of Mexico in Tepepa(the only track i don't like btw) is an endurance test,but on the Big Gundown theme i find her singing totally rousing and i love it when those strings kick in on the second verse when the song picks up tempo.Its a great theme and similar to the GBU theme in that it is reprised in various different musical guises throughout including the wonderful cornfield chase towards the end of the movie.The jazzy arrangement for the bullring theme is hard to listen to outside of the movie and i think i'll call this one very good.Surprisingly i read that together with GBU this is Morricones most popular score!
I'll let this poll run for a fortnight and like the previous 6 i will apply the result to the new Morricone SW Filmography thread.


Title: Re: 7th Morricone Poll:The Big Gundown
Post by: cigar joe on December 24, 2005, 09:24:38 AM
I LIKE


Title: Re: 6th Morricone Poll:The Great Silence
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 25, 2005, 04:00:01 AM
I ador this score, I saw this film for the first tim ein the cinema and it was  a very enjoyable experience and I remember that for me, the score was breath taking. Can't wait to get it on DVD now.


Title: Re: 7th Morricone Poll:The Big Gundown
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 25, 2005, 04:01:00 AM
I gave it a good, not my favourite Morricone score by a long shot but it still serves its purpose for the film.


Title: Re: 7th Morricone Poll:The Big Gundown
Post by: Banjo on December 25, 2005, 06:33:53 AM
I'm feeling a bit guilty only giving this a "very good" but its too late to change my mind,boo-hoo!Despite not having an ace title song like Big Gundown and Run Man Run i probably have a preference for Face To Face out of the three Sollima's and i always get moved by score in places,but theres still not an awful lot between Big Gundown and Face to Face!


Title: Re: 6th Morricone Poll:The Great Silence
Post by: cigar joe on December 26, 2005, 06:32:04 AM
it fits the opening scenes perfectly,


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on December 27, 2005, 12:41:09 PM
Thanks Derringdo!!!
 As you may have guessed i obtained the filmography from imdb.com and i guess they are not infallible and i will remove the offending title when i update!!!


Title: Re: Morricone Poll:Fistful of Dollars
Post by: Banjo on December 28, 2005, 12:21:58 PM
This poll is now closed with a unanimous result of "very good"-i'll add it to the Morricone filmography shortly!


Title: Re: 2nd Morricone Poll:For A Few Dollars More
Post by: Banjo on December 28, 2005, 12:24:23 PM
OK i'll close this now witha unanimous "essential" vote-will update Morricone guide!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on December 28, 2005, 12:34:16 PM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Bullet For The General(Damiano Damiani)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

I've updated to include music ratings from the results of the polls for Fistful of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More.
As requested i've added on Guns For San Sebastian which is arguably a "euro" western,but for reasons stated above i've removed Long Days of Vengeance!! 
"Essential" verdict to GBU added on 29/12/05!


Title: Re: 2nd Morricone Poll:For A Few Dollars More
Post by: spag fan on December 28, 2005, 01:24:29 PM
ESSENTIAL!

Hey Banjo, how about a Keoma score poll? ;D


Title: Re: 2nd Morricone Poll:For A Few Dollars More
Post by: Leone Admirer on December 28, 2005, 05:46:02 PM
Keoma? Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!  ;D


Title: Re: 2nd Morricone Poll:For A Few Dollars More
Post by: Banjo on December 29, 2005, 04:14:01 AM
Philistines!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: 3rd Morricone Poll:The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly
Post by: Banjo on December 29, 2005, 04:22:37 AM
No disputes about this one then!!
Poll closes today!!!


Title: 8th Morricone Poll:Face To Face
Post by: Banjo on December 29, 2005, 04:40:24 AM
Plenty of spine-tingling moments provided here thanks largely to Morricones beautiful and incredibly moving score.The title score is tremendous starting off with the church organ,turning into the vicious guitar riffing and finally shifting into the wonderful vocal talents of Edda Dell'Orso but i like even more the gentler arrangements of the theme later on in the movie and also the folk dance music in Bennets Raiders mountain hideout!!
Does anyone know if Edda Dell'Orso was used in sw's outside of Morricone?
Poll runs for 14 days!!


Title: 9th Morricone Poll:Companeros
Post by: Banjo on December 29, 2005, 05:03:46 AM
I've got the soundtrack of this one on CD as part of a Morricones 2CD Western Quintet of five soundtracks-great value!!
As much as i like the addictive whistled Il Penguino and exhilarating title theme-just two tracks on the CD apart from the electric guitar reprise of Il Penguino the rest of the soundtrack is mainly forgetable-so i say only "very good"
I'll give you 14 days to cast your votes!!


Title: Re: 9th Morricone Poll:Companeros
Post by: spag fan on December 29, 2005, 08:46:09 AM
I give it a "good". As much as I love the movie, the score is not one of my favorites.


Title: Re: 9th Morricone Poll:Companeros
Post by: titoli on December 29, 2005, 09:35:47 AM
Very good because of the title song.


Title: Re: 6th Morricone Poll:The Great Silence
Post by: Le Bon on December 29, 2005, 12:10:18 PM
Fantastic score, And i adore all the themes including the love theme. It has a kind of sense of doom which resonates through it.
Has anyone noticed that Silenzio falls off his horse near the end of the opening credits. This always seemed like a portent of what follows.


Title: Re: 9th Morricone Poll:Companeros
Post by: cigar joe on December 29, 2005, 04:15:14 PM
I agree with most of you its mainly good.


Title: Re: 8th Morricone Poll:Face To Face
Post by: cigar joe on December 29, 2005, 04:17:08 PM
I'm not the biggest fan of this score, its ok.


Title: Re: 8th Morricone Poll:Face To Face
Post by: indio on December 30, 2005, 01:16:58 AM
i'm with joe on this one. i do love the music when berger rides over the desert to stop the 'mob' killing volante and milian.


Title: Re: 9th Morricone Poll:Companeros
Post by: indio on December 30, 2005, 01:18:38 AM
i love it. it matches the film perfectly. the theme tune is to die for.


Title: Re: 4th Morricone Poll:Once Upon A Time In The West
Post by: Banjo on December 30, 2005, 03:24:51 AM
Essential it is-i'll add result to Morricone filmography!!


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Banjo on December 30, 2005, 03:27:11 AM
Phew,despite the slow start we've finally come to an "essential" conclusion-will update Morricone guide!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on December 30, 2005, 03:32:35 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Bullet For The General(Damiano Damiani)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

Ok we've managed to give all Morricones scores for Leones westerns high ratings.Will many of the other sw's attract such rave recommendations?
Lots of more polls to follow!!!


Title: Re: 4th Morricone Poll:Once Upon A Time In The West
Post by: spag fan on January 02, 2006, 07:56:11 AM
I didn't get a vote in on time, but this is my favorte all-time movie score.


Title: Re: 4th Morricone Poll:Once Upon A Time In The West
Post by: Banjo on January 02, 2006, 08:11:24 AM
Heh. good thing you opened and closed this one while I was incommunicado doing holiday stuff-I loathe this score. ;D
The ways still open to discuss this Derringdo!
I have a 20 minute segment of the OUATITW sountrack on a Morricone compilation and whilst i think Harmonicas Theme is essential,Jills Themes (i love the version best with the opening "chimes")features THREE times and yes it is a test of endurance by the time of the third rendition.Cheyenes clippity-clop theme is also far from Morricones best-but i like the humour of it!
However once the music is married with the Leone visuals it makes perfect sense and yes,its essential.


Title: Re: 9th Morricone Poll:Companeros
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 02, 2006, 05:02:50 PM
I've given it a very good as I do enjoy the score a lot.


Title: Re: 8th Morricone Poll:Face To Face
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 02, 2006, 05:03:38 PM
This is on my next spaghetti to buy list. I'll have to chekc out the score then.


Title: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: Banjo on January 06, 2006, 02:55:25 AM
This score is wrongly credited to Bruno Nicholai(for contactual reasons) and most of us will be aware that it was in fact Morricone who did the soundtrack.
I'd never really considered getting the separate cd soundtrack and now having watched the movie for the first time in a while last night,i'm tempted.I always liked Milians vocals on the rousing title track and the various instrumental reprises but the score also contains a good handful of other mainly upbeat themes and they're all very catchy,without exception!
I found it really difficult not to vote essential for this one and the main reason i've gone for very good is that it doesn't really contain that killer track like Harmonica's Theme,Ectasy of Gold or the pocket watch theme(FAFDM)
which are so emotionally affecting in Morricones other scores.


Title: 11th Morricone Poll:The Mercenary
Post by: Banjo on January 06, 2006, 03:14:47 AM
In almost every respect i think The Mercenary is better than the more popular(it seems) Companeros including the music.Whilst i think that the fiesta tune on the opening credits and much played throughout is only ok,i absolutely adore each characters separate themes especially the Polaks very cool staggered whistling theme and Curlys similar theme but with electric guitar or church organ.However the real killer track for me is the bullring number when Paco faces Curly and i love the shifts and build ups in the arrangement,from Curlys theme to the Polaks and then the trumpet march begins and eventually a full blown choir take over-truimphal and very essential i'd say!!
Poll closes in 14 days and result will be added to the Morricone guide.


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 06, 2006, 05:37:55 AM
I gave it the vote of 'very good'. It's an enjoyable, rousing score.


Title: Re: 11th Morricone Poll:The Mercenary
Post by: titoli on January 06, 2006, 08:34:46 AM
The music did it for me "before" I saw the movie. So there's no question about it.


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: spag fan on January 06, 2006, 09:24:43 AM
I gave it "good". It's just not a favorite of mine.


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: indio on January 06, 2006, 10:22:16 AM
i was a bit disapointed when i bought the cd as like banjo its milians vocals i like. but on my cd its not him...shame.


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: Le Bon on January 06, 2006, 01:59:37 PM
I'll give it a good. Not one of my favourites.


Title: Re: 11th Morricone Poll:The Mercenary
Post by: Le Bon on January 06, 2006, 02:13:27 PM
I love this score. I was deciding whether to give it a V. Good or Essential and gave it the latter.
The showdown theme is excellent, his best outside of the Leone's. I also like the very fast theme, played  on  organ i think. Can't remember the name it right now.


Title: Re: 11th Morricone Poll:The Mercenary
Post by: cigar joe on January 06, 2006, 08:33:11 PM
Yes essential, nuff said.


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: cigar joe on January 06, 2006, 08:39:48 PM
I gave it a good but probably should have upped it to very good, This soundtrack also has different themes for different characters, and I've since first viewing have re-evaluated my estimation of the film to Sollimas best.  8)


Title: Re: 7th Morricone Poll:The Big Gundown
Post by: Banjo on January 08, 2006, 06:51:52 AM
The "very goods" win,just about-will add result to Morricone guide!


Title: Re: 6th Morricone Poll:The Great Silence
Post by: Banjo on January 08, 2006, 06:53:23 AM
Phew!!Just about essential-i'll update the Morricone guide.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on January 08, 2006, 06:56:36 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Bullet For The General(Damiano Damiani)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

Now updated to include poll ratings for Big Gundown and Great Silence.Thanks for all your votes so far!


Title: Re: 6th Morricone Poll:The Great Silence
Post by: Johny_Exhale on January 08, 2006, 03:29:18 PM
it's really great, it's very smooth yet agressive, very much essential


Title: Re: 11th Morricone Poll:The Mercenary
Post by: boardwalk_angel on January 09, 2006, 08:38:58 AM
I'm rating it "essential".........the opening theme played during the credits gets the old juices flowing beautifully..."L'Arena", of course, is splendid...& I like the guitar music w/ vocals.... it's very nice.


Title: Re: 8th Morricone Poll:Face To Face
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 05:03:32 AM
Very mixed response but "essential" wins with 40% of the vote-time to update Morricone guide!


Title: Re: 9th Morricone Poll:Companeros
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 05:05:10 AM
Another very close one with the "very goods" winning with 40% of the vote-will add to Morricone guide!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 05:11:38 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Bullet For The General(Damiano Damiani)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

Ratings now added for Face to Face and Companeros!


Title: 12th Morricone Poll:My Name Is Nobody
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 05:26:43 AM
This is quite possibly my favourite Morricone score outside of Leones five recognised sw's(he directed the second unit in Almeria for Nobody-or so i've read!),and here he pays homage to his past efforts-OUATITW and FOD- to great effect.I also love the jokey Trinity-influenced title theme.I'm forever playing the cd so i reckon "essential".
Poll closes in a fortnight.


Title: Re: 12th Morricone Poll:My Name Is Nobody
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 12, 2006, 05:33:08 AM
I voted it essential, I really love this score.


Title: 13th Morricone Poll:Death Rides A Horse
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 05:39:47 AM
I put this on last night having just received the Region 2 DVD and although not one of my favourite Morricone scores i'd say it is still very good because it is so varied and i like the pulsating  guitar driven riding themes with those harsh  flute flourishes and the chanting.In places theres a pounding piano riff which i'm sure has been ripped off by the Omen films!
Poll runs for 14 days!!


Title: Re: 12th Morricone Poll:My Name Is Nobody
Post by: cigar joe on January 12, 2006, 06:00:34 AM
A bit too carnivalesque for me but I don't care for comedy Westerns that much either.


Title: Re: 12th Morricone Poll:My Name Is Nobody
Post by: titoli on January 12, 2006, 06:01:07 AM
I think the Mercenary is better and the title song can't rank among Morricone's 10 best. Good.


Title: Re: 13th Morricone Poll:Death Rides A Horse
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 12, 2006, 06:29:30 AM
I voted it as very good, not my favourite Morricone score but certainly not his worst.


Title: Re: 12th Morricone Poll:My Name Is Nobody
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 12, 2006, 06:30:29 AM
I'm not a big fan of comedy westerns but for me Beauregards theme and the music that plays when he shoots the Wild Bunch and it goes into a still montage is very enjoyable.


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 09:48:14 AM
Well its actually Sollima that claims it to be Morricones score in the special feature interview on the DVD.Why would he lie?-and he certainly seems to have all his marbles about him in his reminiscences.
It doesn't sound unlike Morricone to my ears but i'd have to have another look at the movie again to draw comparisons with his other scores.


Title: Re: 12th Morricone Poll:My Name Is Nobody
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 09:58:56 AM
I've got A Fist Goes West aka Buddy Goes West on the Western Quintet set of five Morricone soundtracks and from memory this is a very mixed bag-some good stuff but a lot of bland stuff too- but it does contain a recurring theme i recall that is very similar but inferior to the Nobody title theme!
A Fist Goes West wouldn't make my top Morricone Top 20 i'm afraid!


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 10:14:50 AM
While sitting here browsing theres one theme from Run Man Run i 've started humming to myself thats very similar to the Ectasy of Gold(and not far from the Big Gundown corn field chase sequence music either come to think of it!) and i think this is played when Milian is being chased through the snow mountains.So if Nicholai did compose this he's plagiarized Morricone!!!
I'll have to dig out that Run Man Run dvd to see if any of the other themes ring any bells!!


Title: Re: 11th Morricone Poll:The Mercenary
Post by: Banjo on January 12, 2006, 10:23:53 AM
What serious genre work are you referring to Derringdo?My idea of Morricones more serious scores(pardon my ignorance but i'm lacking on the non-western stuff!) are the OUATIA theme,Jills theme or Beauregards theme from My Name Is Nobody and i don't think there's anything like that in the Mercenary.For me the music's like the visuals,pure class but with a tongue firmly in cheek!!


Title: Re: 11th Morricone Poll:The Mercenary
Post by: dave jenkins on January 12, 2006, 08:24:09 PM
After watching the film once, I felt compelled to seek out and buy a copy of the score on CD. Therefore: it's essential.


Title: Re: 12th Morricone Poll:My Name Is Nobody
Post by: dave jenkins on January 12, 2006, 08:27:55 PM
I place this score third in Morricone's work (behind DYS and GBU). I've bought it twice on CD, and if they keep coming out with editions that include additional tracks, I'll buy those as well. Essential.


Title: Re: 13th Morricone Poll:Death Rides A Horse
Post by: dave jenkins on January 12, 2006, 08:30:19 PM
The only thing I don't like about this movie is its score. It leaves me completely cold. I give it the lowest rating.


Title: Re: 9th Morricone Poll:Companeros
Post by: dave jenkins on January 12, 2006, 08:37:00 PM
The title song is infectious, and although I hate the lyrics ("Let's go killing, comrades") I can't help singing them whenever the tune strays into my head. And it strays in a lot. The soundtrack in its entirety is one of my faves: essential.


Title: Re: 8th Morricone Poll:Face To Face
Post by: dave jenkins on January 12, 2006, 08:39:30 PM
My rule is simple: if I feel the need to own the score on CD it must be essential, and I have a copy of Faccia a Faccia.


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: dave jenkins on January 12, 2006, 09:02:54 PM
His greatest score, bar none.


Title: Re: 3rd Morricone Poll:The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly
Post by: dave jenkins on January 12, 2006, 09:05:10 PM
You're kidding, right? This is the best selling soundtrack in history, and for good reason.


Title: Re: 3rd Morricone Poll:The Good ,The Bad & The Ugly
Post by: titoli on January 13, 2006, 05:00:36 AM
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This is the best selling soundtrack in history

Sold more than Sound of Music?


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: dave jenkins on January 13, 2006, 05:23:08 PM
One of the hard things about determining the authorship of, for example, a late 16th Century English poem is that Shakespeare on a bad day sounded pretty much like all of his contemporaries on their good days. And when an artist makes a name for himself, everybody in the business starts to imitate what has proved to be popular. This applies to Morricone in the late 60s, and makes attributing a score like the one for Run, Man, Run problematic.

At times the score does sound like Morricone, but not very good Morricone. Does that mean it was written by Morricone on a bad day, or by Nicholai in conscious imitation of the Maestro? Or was there even some kind of collaboration between the two? We may never really know as people's memories are unreliable.

What we can say for certain is that, even if Morricone had a hand in some of the music for the film, he did not compose every note of it. There are several moments in the score when it is clear the music is not by Morricone. An example comes at about 25 minutes into the movie with the introduction of the bandit gang. They ride into town accompanied by music intended to communicate they are bad news. The music serves its purpose, but it is one of the most hackneyed movie music cues ever employed. Not even on a bad day could Morricone have composed that cue.


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: Banjo on January 15, 2006, 04:55:19 AM
Well said Dave Jenkins but i still believe Run Man Run has a wonderful score!


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: J B on January 17, 2006, 04:05:28 PM
I haven't seen that many movies with a Morricone score, (just Leone's plus a few other like The Untouchables and Cinema Paridiso).  However, I would vote "essential" for all of them, and Duck You Sucker is no exception.  The mood of the film really has so much to do with the music.

I'm going to even go as far to say as in my opinion, with every Leone movie, the second most important person involved is always Ennio Morricone.


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Banjo on January 19, 2006, 08:12:28 AM
I would even go as far to say that Ennio Morricone is the most important person involved in the SW genre as in my opinion dozens of SWs including Leones would not have succeeded so much without his music.


Title: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Banjo on January 19, 2006, 09:35:15 AM
Like the very much underated movie,its soundtrack just keeps growing and growing on me.The (again jokey) main title theme is very infectious and i love the way the vocalisations go up the major scale and this theme as usual is reprised by Morricone in various guises but imaginatively done.Like My Name Is Nobody Morricone humourously pays homage to his back catalogue which this time round includes parodies of music from FOD and GBU.There's also much use of a Joe Thanks(Terence Hill)
pocket watch which has a chime very similar to Gianni Garkos  from Parolini's classic Sartana.
Not quite in the same class as MNIM  but still very good i'd say


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: The Peacemaker on January 19, 2006, 05:30:58 PM
I like the music in Duck You Sucker. Most of the songs in the film are very playful and very catchy. My favorite song though is the new version of the theme song which we discussed back at the Fistful of Dynamite board.


Title: Re: 10th Morricone Poll:Run Man Run
Post by: Banjo on January 20, 2006, 05:00:53 AM
The "good" verdict will be added to the Morricone guide!


Title: Re: 11th Morricone Poll:The Mercenary
Post by: Banjo on January 20, 2006, 05:02:33 AM
I'm glad we arrived at an "essential" majority-will update guide!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on January 20, 2006, 05:06:34 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Bullet For The General(Damiano Damiani)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

Updated to include "essential" for The Mercenary and "good" for Run Man Run.I do hope the poll just started for Nobodys The Greatest will not be overlooked-i'd hate it to be decided just on my one vote alone!!


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: titoli on January 20, 2006, 07:53:18 AM
The soundtrack is one of the elements I like less in the movie. Can't find anything original and the title tune is one of the weakest among Morricone's westerns.


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Banjo on January 20, 2006, 09:36:11 AM
The main theme is derivative of the Nobody theme but just as catchy.Apart from this,in terms of originality its in exactly the same territory(although admittedly not as effective) as the My Name Is Nobody with references to Morricones back catalogue.I like the GBU parody during the stagecoach chase which incorporates one of Morricones classical trademarks-Beethovens "Fiir Elise" (according to the missus!) and the music accompanying the duel between Hill and Kinski takes a nod to FOD.Theres also a quite moving theme in the same vein as Beauregards in MNIN.
All in all the score may not be groundbreaking or original
but the score is undeniably melodic with a lot of variety.I really like the joyful mood of this soundtrack and i may have to end up getting the cd to go with my MNIN cd.


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Leone Admirer on January 21, 2006, 07:32:44 AM
I voted it as Only Fair. I don't much like the movie and I wasn't overtly impressed with the score.


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Sandman_USMC on January 25, 2006, 08:52:12 AM
The sound track is good in my opinion.  It has happy tunes like MNIN, but they are not quite as good.  Many of the aspects of this movie strive to inherit the best qualities of MNIN.  Howerver, it lacks Henry Fonda & some of the best face slapping scenes in film history, and for this reason it's not on an equal footing.

In any case, I wouldn't die a happy man unless I had this film in my Terrence Hill collection.  I watched the movie the other for the first time and really enjoyed it.


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Banjo on January 25, 2006, 12:12:34 PM
Hi Sandman_USMC what Terence Hill films,both western and non-western, do you have in your collection?I'm just starting to build up my Bud & Terence collection and am looking for recommendations.I have in my collection God Forgives I Don't,Ace High,both Trinity films,both Nobody films,Man Of The East,Today Its Me Tommorow iTs You,Five Man Army,Beyond The Law,Can Be Done Amigo,Watch Out We're Mad,Crimebusters and today i received in the post Odds & Evens and Who Finds A Friend Finds A Treasure.


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Sandman_USMC on January 25, 2006, 12:17:40 PM
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I would even go as far to say that Ennio Morricone is the most important person involved in the SW genre as in my opinion dozens of SWs including Leones would not have succeeded so much without his music.
Quote

I couldn't agree more banjo.  Morricone's music is fabulous.  It amazes me how flexible he is...switching from SW music to horror, then drama, etc.  He's a truly talented man...a legend.  It goes without saying that Sergio and Ennio had a great friendship.


Title: Re: 5th Morricone Poll:Duck You Sucker
Post by: Banjo on January 25, 2006, 12:25:54 PM
Well said Sandman_USMC!!
I'm willing to part with my cash for virtually anything containing a Morricone soundtrack, even films i've never seen before like What Am I Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution?,And For The Roof A Starful Of Sky and Life Is Tough Eh Providence?-and i haven't been disappointed so far!!


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Le Bon on January 25, 2006, 01:36:18 PM
Banjo, i have just received today Terence Hill in Viva Django (aka: Get a Coffin Ready) from Amazon.de. This is a German DVD but it has English audio. It also has some extras like artwork and stills. I got it for 12 euros but i see  the price has been reduced now to 7.99 euros. This is not one of the retitled Djangos as during the course of the story his machine gun is dug up ... literally! I will let you know what it's like when i have watched it.


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Sandman_USMC on January 25, 2006, 08:19:13 PM
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Hi Sandman_USMC what Terence Hill films,both western and non-western, do you have in your collection?I'm just starting to build up my Bud & Terence collection and am looking for recommendations.I have in my collection God Forgives I Don't,Ace High,both Trinity films,both Nobody films,Man Of The East,Today Its Me Tommorow iTs You,Five Man Army,Beyond The Law,Can Be Done Amigo,Watch Out We're Mad,Crimebusters and today i received in the post Odds & Evens and Who Finds A Friend Finds A Treasure.
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Hey banjo, you have a very nice collection & certainly have me beat on his work.  I've scrounged what I could find on Amazon.com (Trinity collection, both Nobody films, Boot Hill & that's it).  I'm just now starting to scour foreign film distributors because they're hard to find.  I haven't ventured into his non-western stuff yet.

Today I discovered Bud & Terence created a movie in 1995 called "Troublemakers".  It's supposed to fit right in as a 3rd Trinity movie from the reviews I've read....but I can't find it.  Amazon is currently out of stock on it except for VHS format.  I love these two guys together.  The big brother-little brother rivalry cracks me up big time. 

Say, would you mind rating the other films you noted above?  Your opinion on Terence Hill is very close to mine & I'd like some feedback on them to help east my shopping anxiety.

Here's how I rate mine so far (scale of 1 to 10):

My Name is Nobody: 11
They call me Trinity: 9
Trinity is still my Name: 9
Nobody is the Greatest: 8
Boot Hill: 6 (slower pace, more serious western)

I wish the audio on these films was 5.1 surround...in my dreams though.  The music certainly deserves it.  Maybe someday.


Cheers,


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Banjo on January 26, 2006, 06:15:29 AM
I list with pleasure my current ratings out of 10 for my Bud & Terence collection:-

They Call Me Trinity 10
My Name Is Nobody 10
Watch Out We're Mad 10
Trinity Is Still My Name 9
Crimebusters  8
Nobodys The Greatest 8
Ace High 8
Five Man Army 8
Today Its Me Tommorow Its You 7
God Forgives I Don't 6
Who Finds A Friend Finds A Treasure 6
Man Of The East 6
Beyond The Law 5
Can Be Done Amigo 4
 
I watched my new Who Finds A Treasure Finds A Friend video last night and its the weakest Bud & Terence non-western i've seen so far but i've got Odds & Evens to view very soon.
For a Bud & Terence non-western i cannot recommend Watch Out We're Mad highly enough-please believe me its possibly the funniest comedy film i've seen ever.I fell in love with this movie as a kid and i've never tired of it.Everything about it - the fight routines,rally car race,burger and beer contest,Bud singing in a choir,a spaghetti western style motorcycle duel ,the infectious soundtrack are all absolutely brilliant!!!
Up until recently i've been frustrated by the lack of a WOWM DVD release but only last week i spotted some sellers on Ebay selling a new Dutch DVD containing  a brilliant widescreen print-i've just received my copy and i'm over the moon with it!!
I notice that you have just one of the Giuseppe Colizzi trilogy-Boot Hill which i have so far avoided due to negative feedback.The first in the trilogy God Forgives I Don't,is a gritty,violent,slow paced movie lacking any humour but the middle one Ace High is excellent and includes a brilliant Tuco-esque performance from Eli Wallach,a good storyline,great action and the beginnings of the great chemistry(including the humour) developing between Bud and Terence.
One of my next purchases will probably be Viva Django starring Terence Hill which acts as some sort of sequel to Corbucci's original-but i wish there was more information available(can't find any top 10 polls!!)on the large volume of non-western stuff that Bud & Terence did.


Title: Re: 12th Morricone Poll:My Name Is Nobody
Post by: Banjo on January 26, 2006, 06:38:23 AM
OK "Essential" it is!


Title: Re: 13th Morricone Poll:Death Rides A Horse
Post by: Banjo on January 26, 2006, 06:39:58 AM
"Very Good" verdict to be added to Morricone guide!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on January 26, 2006, 06:50:30 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

Now updated to include ratings for My Name Is Nobody and Death Rides A Horse.
Unfortunately i've had to remove Bullet For The General from the guide as i've just found out that the score was in fact composed by Luis Bacalov-but under the supervision of Morricone so although there are apparent Ennio influences we can't really include it.
Thanks a bunch imdb.com for the mis-information(i wonder if there's any other movie that shouldn't be on the list)!!!


Title: 15th Morricone Poll:Hellbenders
Post by: Banjo on January 26, 2006, 07:01:28 AM
This percussive trumpet dominated soundtrack also sounds pretty unique for a Morricone score and the only possible comparison i can draw is that the main theme slightly resembles a speeded up version of music accompanying the (new) scene from GBU where LVC visits the half-destroyed fort.
The soundtrack to Hellbenders effectively lifts the film in places but it lacks variety and i'm giving it a "good" verdict!


Title: Re: 15th Morricone Poll:Hellbenders
Post by: Marco Leone on January 26, 2006, 08:01:04 AM
I agree, not as much vairiety Banjo, but I just love the main theme.


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: titoli on January 26, 2006, 11:04:25 AM
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One of my next purchases will probably be Viva Django starring Terence Hill which acts as some sort of sequel to Corbucci's original-but i wish there was more information available

How do you mean?


http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2244.0


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Banjo on January 26, 2006, 02:25:09 PM
Sorry i meant to say PREQUEL!!


Title: Re: 15th Morricone Poll:Hellbenders
Post by: boardwalk_angel on January 28, 2006, 10:39:21 PM
From time to time....the score was pretty good. It's been my contention for awhile that "Leo Nichols" is in fact Bruno Nicolai...not Morricone, as reported in some places. Listening to this score reinforces that speculation, for me.


Title: Re: 14th Morricone Poll:Nobodys The Greatest
Post by: Banjo on February 05, 2006, 06:25:53 AM
Oh a three way tie!!!
I think the fairest way to settle this is to go the middle ground and call it "good".


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on February 05, 2006, 06:28:08 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

"Good" verdict for Nobodys The Greatest now added.


Title: 16th Morricone Poll:Tepepa
Post by: Banjo on February 05, 2006, 06:37:19 AM
Rather than watch the movie again i had a listen to the score on CD.Apart from the excrutiating sung Mexico by Christy(i do like her version of Run Man Run though) this is an enjoyably varied and accomplished Mexican flavoured score.The main theme reminds me very much of Bullet For The General which Bacalov composed under the supervision of Morricone.For me there isn't any particular stand out track but i still say "very good".


Title: Re: 16th Morricone Poll:Tepepa
Post by: cigar joe on February 05, 2006, 07:23:04 AM
no standout track like you said.


Title: Re: 16th Morricone Poll:Tepepa
Post by: Leone Admirer on February 05, 2006, 07:57:32 AM
I really wish to see this but am unsure which DVD version I should own, any help would be really appreciated (I'm a big Orson Welles fan)  :)


Title: Re: 16th Morricone Poll:Tepepa
Post by: Banjo on February 05, 2006, 08:21:59 AM
I've only got the cheapy cheap Blood And Guns VHS($2 from US Amazon).I want the dvd but i'm torn between Jerksi's(Ebay) full English version(about 15 minutes longer i think!)-but missing much (silent) footage or the DVD version with the addition of the silent footage but with the option of the Italian audio.


Title: Re: 16th Morricone Poll:Tepepa
Post by: cigar joe on February 05, 2006, 02:32:12 PM
Yea on the Italian DVD the sound completely drops out where there was no English dubbing.


Title: Re: 15th Morricone Poll:Hellbenders
Post by: Banjo on February 10, 2006, 08:05:00 AM
A dead heat between "very good" and "good"!!!
Ok i think because of the one "essential" vote we sholud let the "very goods" edge this one.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on February 10, 2006, 08:07:03 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

"Very good" verdict for Hellbenders now included!


Title: 17th Morricone Poll:Buddy Goes West aka A Fist Goes West
Post by: Banjo on February 10, 2006, 08:27:20 AM
Don't know who directed the movie as i haven't seen Buddy Goes West (1983) but i have the soundtrack on a CD box set.This set is very similar to Morricones scores for both Nobody films a decade earlier in that he again is making several references to his past western score catalogue.The main title(and its various different guises) is very similar to the My Name Is Nobody title theme though i actually find it in this case quite syruppy and irritating.Theres also a rather nauseating song called Hallelujah which reminds me somehow of Sunday school-although i never went!In addition there are three monotenous barroom tunes played on piano and clarinet.However there are two redeeming features including an excellent acoustic guitar-riffing tune Death Rides A Horse style with added Navajo Joe chants and a heavily FOD/FAFDM influenced trumpet theme(with harmonicas as well) which has a fantastic musical interlude reminiscent of the composer Phillip Glass.
    I'm afraid that this isn't quite enough to earn anything more than an "only fair" but i am still quite keen to see the movie at some point because it has Bud Spencer starring!!!


Title: Re: 15th Morricone Poll:Hellbenders
Post by: Tim on February 10, 2006, 02:01:22 PM
  This doesn't have to do with Morricone's score for Hellbenders, but has anyone heard anything about the Anchor Bay Hellbenders DVD?  First it was supposed to be early this year and I still haven't heard anything about it.

  I've never seen the movie but am interested in getting a copy.  Hopefully, a dvd is on the horizon somewhere.


Title: Re: 17th Morricone Poll:Buddy Goes West aka A Fist Goes West
Post by: titoli on February 10, 2006, 04:18:13 PM
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Don't know who directed the movie



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082835/


Title: Re: 16th Morricone Poll:Tepepa
Post by: Banjo on February 19, 2006, 09:40:52 AM
OK we've decided it to be "good" - will update guide!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on February 19, 2006, 09:42:28 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

A "good" verdict for Tepepa now added!


Title: 18th Morricone Poll:Navajo Joe
Post by: Banjo on February 19, 2006, 09:58:21 AM
Thought its 'bout time i included this one seeing that its quite topical at the moment.I'd say that this is definately one of Morricones most distinctive sw scores but on the main theme the Indian screechings a bit wearing on the eardrums and not quite as effective as the coyote yell on GBU and the 5 note guitar riff is a bit monotenous but there quite a bit of interesting stuff elsewhere so i'll say "good".
Poll closes in a fortnight as usual.


Title: Re: 18th Morricone Poll:Navajo Joe
Post by: cigar joe on February 19, 2006, 10:23:12 AM
Morricone is always at the least good.  ;)


Title: Re: 18th Morricone Poll:Navajo Joe
Post by: Tim on February 19, 2006, 01:33:09 PM
  I ranked it as "very good." I like the main theme with all the chanting, although it seems to be a joke now since its been used in several more recent movies.

  As long as we're on the topic, how about a widescreen release from MGM or whoever owns the rights?  I hear good things about the Japanese DVD, but those are pretty expensive and I'm not exactly rolling in it right now.


Title: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: Banjo on February 24, 2006, 07:00:20 AM
I've read that the soundtrack isn't patch on the one provided for Tessari's half prequel Pistol for Ringo(haven't seen this yet!) but i played the video the other day and theres some good stuff here.Its not the groundbreaking Morricone we all know and love but instead quite Hollywood in style really but alot of its in a sad minor key which i quite enjoy really espescially the main theme.I vote "good" for this one!


Title: Re: 17th Morricone Poll:Buddy Goes West aka A Fist Goes West
Post by: Banjo on February 25, 2006, 08:11:01 AM
OK i'm gonna have to record an "only fair" verdict on the Morricone guide with just my one solitary vote but i'll be happy to change this if 2 or more folks think otherwise.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on February 25, 2006, 08:13:54 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)*
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

No-ones disagreed with me about Buddy Goes West so for now i've added an "only Fair" result until 2 or more people perhaps take issue with this!


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: Groggy on February 26, 2006, 07:11:16 AM
This is the one with the sung title song with the incomprehensible lyrics, is it?

"If you see a man with downcast eyes and ragged clothes

Walking through your town don't shove him up your backside

I'm a loser so brother help me,

I need yoooooooooooooooou.  I need yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooou!!!!!!"

Is that the one you're thinking of?  If so I'd give it a good.  :P


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: boardwalk_angel on February 26, 2006, 07:33:45 AM
I like the score a lot....--> Very Good

a very "serious" score...yes.."brooding" & "passionate" would fit.

Return of Ringo
main title
music by Ennio Morricone
sung by Maurizio Graf


I kiss at last the beloved ground of my land,
That I left one day with my hard heart full of pain.
I have looked in the faces of my old friends,
But nobody looked at me as my old friend.
And now what happens you must, you must tell me.
You must remember who I am.
If you see a man with downcast eyes and ragged clothes,
Walking through your village, don't shun him but go beside.
I'm that man and now I beg you, help me, I need you.
I need you.
The liar who told my sweetheart that I was dead,
To take my place, he shall pay for this base lie.
Those who saw me as a rundown man,
Those who tried to destroy all our world,
Shall leave forever our beloved land,
Because we are fearless men.
Because we are fearless men.
Because we are fearless men.


I like Groggy's lyrics better....."Walking through your town don't shove him up your backside"  ;D he he


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: cigar joe on February 26, 2006, 01:15:01 PM
That's hilarious  :D


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 26, 2006, 03:49:22 PM
The lyrics to The Return of Ringo are pretty clear. The lyrics to Angel Face from " A Pistol For Ringo " on the other hand are at some points muddy and hard to understand. Does anyone know the lyrics to that song?


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: boardwalk_angel on February 26, 2006, 06:34:41 PM
" A Pistol For Ringo " Does anyone know the lyrics to that song?

Best I can come up with...except for the words in (  ), which are guesses...or 'sounds like'... ::)

Countries that know only the springtime
and new greenfields with your (sudden of hay...satin of hate...sedden of hayne)
oh, Ringo, with his angel face
and the woman who was waiting for his return

Cross the canyons he'd laugh down the valley's depth
and he left behind a river of blood
for his life was guided by a cruel (vice...va-lup)
he only had a mind to get gold

Rivers, you know how is a story and his (often...loffen...laughing)
was a pressage of death
Ringo had an angel face...but whenever ringo loved...
Ringo fired..

Oh, Ringo had an angel face
but whenever Ringo loved,
Ringo fired;
but whenever Ringo loved,
Ringo fired.


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: The Peacemaker on February 26, 2006, 08:24:43 PM
Oh yeh! That makes sense. Thanks a lot Boardwalk Angel.

My thoughts on some of the guesses are:
and ( you ) greenfields with your ( satin of hay? )
for his life was guided by a ( crude law )
you know how is a story and his ( love hymn )


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: Groggy on February 27, 2006, 08:28:01 PM
That's hilarious  :D

You should hear my made up lyrics for "A Pistol For Ringo".  ;D Seriously, the first few times I heard it I didn't have any idea what the hell he was saying.  Signor Graf can't sing to save his life; he makes Peter Tevis look good.  :P


Title: Re: 17th Morricone Poll:Buddy Goes West aka A Fist Goes West
Post by: Banjo on February 28, 2006, 05:50:31 AM
OK Derringdo if we don't get any more feedback within the next fortnight i think it would be fair to edit the verdict to "good".
I still say Alleluia is annoying though!!


Title: Re: 18th Morricone Poll:Navajo Joe
Post by: Banjo on March 06, 2006, 06:15:54 AM
OK "good" it shall be!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on March 06, 2006, 06:17:02 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)*
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

**** Essential
***   Very Good
**     Good
*       Only Fair

"Good" for Navajo Joe now added!


Title: 20th Morricone Poll:Five Man Army
Post by: Banjo on March 06, 2006, 06:21:40 AM
The main theme is one of Morricones best and helps raise this SW to one of my favourites.I also like the other chanting theme.Not enough variety to call it essential so i say very good.
Poll closes in a fortnight.


Title: Re: 20th Morricone Poll:Five Man Army
Post by: Tim on March 06, 2006, 10:23:18 AM
  One of my favorite spaghettis in general so I may be biased here, but I gave it a "very good."  Morricone seemed to borrow from all his other scores and combined them for the FMA score, not that that's a bad thing cause his other scores are usually pretty decent.  ;D

  The parts of the score I always remember is the Five Man Army riding into that Mexican town and their outfits change mid-scene, as well as the extended scene where Samurai falls off the train and has to run across the countryside to catch up with them.  Great tension in that scene, helped in great part by Morricone's score.


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: Banjo on March 13, 2006, 06:59:45 AM
Just about "very good" then-ok i'll record result on guide.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on March 13, 2006, 07:01:29 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)**
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

Updated to include "very good" for Return of Ringo and following some feedback i've altered Buddy Goes West to good.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: The Firecracker on March 13, 2006, 12:53:20 PM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)**
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

Updated to include "very good" for Return of Ringo and following some feedback i've altered Buddy Goes West to good.


I must say I dont particularly think "The great silence" (though an excellent spaghetti) should receieve a four star rating for its soundtrack. Putting that soundtrack on the same level of say...Duck you sucker, is blasphemous ;D.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on March 14, 2006, 05:23:46 AM
More blasphemers voted for 4 stars than non-blasphemers!!
Are you saying that Morricone hasn't composed more than one "essential" sw score?


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: titoli on March 16, 2006, 11:55:45 AM
Want to thank the angel of the board for the words.

must be "his laughing was a presage of death": that makes sense. Let's try all together to figure out the other muddled words.

Well, Banjo, if this makes "very good" (I've only heard the title track, as I couldn't stand the movie for life), then Pistol for Ringo is essential all the way, on a par with FFDM (was that judged "essential"?). The title song of Pistol is one of the best songs Morricone ever composed, after Se telefonando: unfortunately he didn't get around to have Mina to sing it like the other one.

BTW, I think that your poll should be left open and votes given by us as we get the chance to hear the soundtracks or see the movies.


Title: Re: 19th Morricone Poll:Return Of Ringo
Post by: Banjo on March 17, 2006, 03:03:49 AM
I haven't seen Pistol For Ringo Titoli but it seems that a few of you others have so i'll make this the next poll.


Title: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: Banjo on March 17, 2006, 03:08:34 AM
I can't vote on this having not seen the movie,but i have an instrumental version of the title which i like a lot!I await your responses with interest as this could have a bearing on how quickly i buy this movie.


Title: Re: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: titoli on March 17, 2006, 06:14:15 AM
Excellent. As said in The Return of Ringo topic, I have 4 tracks on a M. compilation and they are outstanding. I have an english versionof the movie and never got aorund to see it. But it will be televised in Rome  next week and I will get around to see it all, only for the music. 


Title: Re: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: Groggy on March 17, 2006, 07:40:19 AM
The instrumental version of the theme song is fine.  But the lyrical version . . . (You asked for it, my long-awaited rendition!  :P)

Country that don't need a spring time.
And your green fields with your sagingnawed hair
Oh Ringo!
With his Angel Face!
And the woman who was waitin' for his return

'Cross the canyons he loft
Down the valleys - DEBT!
And he left behind a river of blood
For his life was guide by a cruton
He onwy had a mine to get cold

Rivers, you know how ees da story,
And his lofton twas a presage of death
Oh Ringo!
Had an Angel Face,
But whenever Ringo'd loff, Ringo'd FAAAAAAAAAAAART!

(instrumental part)

Oh Ringo!
Had an Angel Face.
But whenever Ringo'd loff, Ringo'd FAAAAAAAAAAAART!


Thank you, thank you.  I accept cash, checks, or credit card, whatever you feel appropriate.  ;D


Title: Re: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: titoli on March 17, 2006, 03:10:28 PM
the most dependable symptom of a song's popularity is people changing its lyrics which, I remind you, were not written by Morricone exactly as those wrutten and sung by Baez for "Sacco e Vanzetti": were they any better than these?   


Title: Re: 20th Morricone Poll:Five Man Army
Post by: Banjo on March 28, 2006, 06:56:49 AM
"Very good" sounds a fair result!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on March 28, 2006, 06:59:45 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)***
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)**
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

"Very good" verdict for Five Man Army added today!


Title: 22nd Morricone Poll:Life is Tough Eh Providence?
Post by: Banjo on March 28, 2006, 07:07:58 AM
I'm not too hopeful for a huge response with this one.Titoli,Marco Leone,Indio please help!!!
I haven't watched this for a while but i am very keen on the jokey up-tempo main theme with touches of 2 Mules For Sister Sara and some great scratchy fiddle playing.I don't think its that varied overall so i'll say "good" .


Title: Re: 22nd Morricone Poll:Life is Tough Eh Providence?
Post by: The Firecracker on March 28, 2006, 11:00:27 AM
I'm not too hopeful for a huge response with this one.Titoli,Marco Leone,Indio please help!!!
I haven't watched this for a while but i am very keen on the jokey up-tempo main theme with touches of 2 Mules For Sister Sara and some great scratchy fiddle playing.I don't think its that varied overall so i'll say "good" .

damn, you couldnt do this in a month?
I was hoping to get the dvd soon.
all I have about the film is the main theme with the organ at the start the violins in the middle and the girls sining the title to the film. excellent track BTW!
I DESPERATLY WANT TO SEE THIS FILM!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: The Firecracker on March 28, 2006, 11:09:34 AM
More blasphemers voted for 4 stars than non-blasphemers!!
Are you saying that Morricone hasn't composed more than one "essential" sw score?

no, I am just saying that I dont agree with Silence getting anything higher than a 3. The soundtrack(to me) is a bit stale with the exception of the titoli. And no Morricone has made many essential soundtracks...

Duck you sucker
once upon a time in the west
the good the bad and the ugly
the mercenary
for a few dollars more
the first providence film(possibly)
my name is nobody

I just believe those who voted for it as an "essential" score
did so because it is there fav sw and could not give anything to any aspect of the film lower than perfect. And if that is the case...well, it is unfair.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on March 29, 2006, 01:22:27 AM
Well who's to say-but thats democracy!!


Title: Re: 22nd Morricone Poll:Life is Tough Eh Providence?
Post by: Banjo on March 29, 2006, 01:25:16 AM
Don't worry,i altered the result of another poll because it finished with just my one vote and someone came in late!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: The Firecracker on March 29, 2006, 10:27:32 AM
Well who's to say-but thats democracy!!

I know.


Title: Re: 22nd Morricone Poll:Life is Tough Eh Providence?
Post by: Marco Leone on March 31, 2006, 06:41:44 AM
Ha, the more I hear it, ther more I like it!  Even Ms Marco Leone listens to this in her car!


Title: Re: 22nd Morricone Poll:Life is Tough Eh Providence?
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2006, 09:34:55 AM
Firecracker-before i record a verdict officially i'm interested in your comments about the score now that you have this movie :)


Title: Re: 22nd Morricone Poll:Life is Tough Eh Providence?
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2006, 09:36:10 AM
Sorry Indio what do you reckon of this score and for that matter the score in the sequel?


Title: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2006, 09:43:50 AM
I bought this movie mainly for Morricones soundtrack and it is essential.The main tune is a wonderful melancholy whistled theme played to some wonderful harp like arpeggios-buts theres some great faster paced stuff with scratchy fiddles!! :)


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: The Firecracker on April 23, 2006, 10:07:10 AM
I bought this movie mainly for Morricones soundtrack and it is essential.The main tune is a wonderful melancholy whistled theme played to some wonderful harp like arpeggios-buts theres some great faster paced stuff with scratchy fiddles!! :)


I feel the same. The movie aint bad either.


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2006, 10:12:07 AM
The soundtrack to Corbucci What Am I Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution is the reason i bought that film too but its actually a pretty good 3rd movie in the trilogy!


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: The Firecracker on April 23, 2006, 10:19:05 AM
The soundtrack to Corbucci What Am I Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution is the reason i bought that film too but its actually a pretty good 3rd movie in the trilogy!


I have always heard bad things about it. But I am curious to see it.


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2006, 10:22:29 AM
I liked it better on repeated viewings but the movie does have its moments.I'm still waiting to see Marco's review-did you see the thread?


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: The Firecracker on April 23, 2006, 10:23:10 AM
I liked it better on repeated viewings but the movie does have its moments.I'm still waiting to see Marco's review-did you see the thread?

what thread?


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2006, 10:27:31 AM
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2745.0


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: The Firecracker on April 23, 2006, 10:29:23 AM
http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=2745.0

ah yes. I have come across it.


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: Banjo on April 23, 2006, 10:35:37 AM
They're some pretty mad stills from Smoker but its a pretty mad film!


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: Marco Leone on April 23, 2006, 11:51:35 AM
Its still in my too view pile at the mo.  As you know, I had been a few weeks without SW viewing, but am now back on a roll again.  All I need to do now is sharpen the pencil, and write some reviews!


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: Banjo on April 24, 2006, 05:08:00 PM
SLACKER EXTRAORDINAIRE!!! ;D


Title: Re: 22nd Morricone Poll:Life is Tough Eh Providence?
Post by: The Firecracker on April 25, 2006, 10:27:13 AM
Firecracker-before i record a verdict officially i'm interested in your comments about the score now that you have this movie :)

Well I heard the score long before I saw the movie(last night) and the score is just wonderful. I say it is essential.
The sequel has a nice title song as well but it never reaches the heights of the first's title song(and the rest of the songs in the sequel are so-so).
damn good sw comedy as well I must say.

the best part of the main theme is that it goes on forever!
It is a 5 minute song! so it just prolongs the greatness.
It gives me a happy go lucky feeling every time I hear it.


Title: Re: 22nd Morricone Poll:Life is Tough Eh Providence?
Post by: Banjo on April 25, 2006, 06:33:43 PM
Well if you say its essential the fair verdict would be "very good" i'd say!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on April 25, 2006, 06:36:28 PM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)***
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)***
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)**
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

Very good added for first Providence movie!


Title: Re: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: Banjo on April 25, 2006, 06:38:42 PM
I don't understand why no votes are showing here i'll have to restart poll!


Title: Re: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: The Firecracker on April 25, 2006, 06:39:29 PM
I don't understand why no votes are showing here i'll have to restart poll!
must be an error.


Title: Re: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: Banjo on April 25, 2006, 06:41:58 PM
How d'ya restart these polls?


Title: Re: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: The Firecracker on April 25, 2006, 06:43:10 PM
How d'ya restart these polls?

dont bother. This has a default apparently. just start another!


Title: Re: 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: Banjo on April 25, 2006, 06:46:08 PM
OK!


Title: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: Banjo on April 25, 2006, 06:48:21 PM
Essential.


Title: Re: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: The Firecracker on April 25, 2006, 06:49:56 PM
Essential.

the same.


Title: Re: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: boardwalk_angel on April 25, 2006, 07:08:46 PM
This score includes one of my favorite pieces of any SW ever.........the wonderful "Heroic Mexico".
----------------------> Click to listen (http://media.putfile.com/Heroic-Maxico)


Title: Re: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: Banjo on April 25, 2006, 07:09:55 PM
I'd better not NOW,because Mrs Banjo is asleep-but thanks  ;D


Title: Re: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: The Firecracker on April 25, 2006, 07:15:54 PM
"The Massacre" (aka "the slaughter") is excellent but it is used badly in the film :(


Title: Re: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: Banjo on May 17, 2006, 12:03:14 PM
Essential as is the movie-time to update guide!


Title: Re: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: The Firecracker on May 17, 2006, 12:04:21 PM
Essential as is the movie-time to update guide!
that is what I feel about it.
I believe I voted essential...not sure, it was awhile ago.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on May 17, 2006, 12:07:51 PM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Petroni)****
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/Anthony Quinn)
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)***
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)***
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)**
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)

"Essential" added for Pistol For Ringo,and also And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars.
Firecracker i'll leave "What Am I Doing" until you receive the dvd which you're getting very soon!!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: The Firecracker on May 17, 2006, 12:10:12 PM



Firecracker i'll leave "What Am I Doing" until you receive the dvd which you're getting very soon!!
thanks.

I really want to hear the soundtrack for "Sonny and Jed". I hear it is "essential".


Title: Re: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: titoli on May 17, 2006, 11:22:20 PM
Essential.

For Boardwalk: how do I give a start to the piece of music you posted?


Title: Re: REHASHED 21st Morricone Poll:Pistol For Ringo
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 18, 2006, 12:15:12 AM
For Boardwalk: how do I give a start to the piece of music you posted?

You should be able to just click "Click to listen" & it will play. You have Windows Media Player and/or Real Player? Or..try right clicking & choose "open" or "Open in New Window" but that shouldn't be necessary.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on May 18, 2006, 03:57:43 AM
Can anybody comment on the Last Pistolero short which i understand was included with a limited edition dvd of Django?
I'm soon to be starting a poll for Hills Run Red and What Am I Doing-but i'm happy to add on any ratings for other titles in the list which i haven't yet seen myself!


Title: Re: 23rd Morricone Poll:And For The Roof A Skyfull Of Stars
Post by: Banjo on May 18, 2006, 06:11:51 AM
Essential it is!


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: The Firecracker on May 18, 2006, 02:50:06 PM
Can anybody comment on the Last Pistolero short which i understand was included with a limited edition dvd of Django?
I'm soon to be starting a poll for Hills Run Red and What Am I Doing-but i'm happy to add on any ratings for other titles in the list which i haven't yet seen myself!


it is visually stunning however the soundtrack is what kills it. They rip off Morricone's score from "Fistful of dollars" and mix it with some "techno" crap.

The film is rather avant-garde and tells the tale of a gunslinger who rigs certain objects around a wharehouse so that when he fires his pistol the bullet ricochets across the room and finally into his belly killing himself. Thus having his last gunfight and with him goes an era.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on May 19, 2006, 06:05:04 AM
OK Firecracker unless anyone disagrees i'll record an "only fair" verdict for The Last Pistolero.
Surely someone has seen Gunfight At Red Sands to comment on the musical score? ::)


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: The Firecracker on May 19, 2006, 10:23:55 AM
OK Firecracker unless anyone disagrees i'll record an "only fair" verdict for The Last Pistolero.



you should ask leone admirer. He has seen it.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: boardwalk_angel on May 19, 2006, 10:42:51 AM
Surely someone has seen Gunfight At Red Sands to comment on the musical score? ::)


 Considering that  the film's producers specifically requested Hollywood-style stuff, ..parts of it are quite nice (not too bad, but nothing to write home about)...others are just...OK... .....the title song (A Gringo Like Me) is a different version than the one that's going around now ...an earlier version w/ a different vocalist.
In a word...mediocre.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on May 20, 2006, 06:53:46 AM
Thanks Boardwalk Angel-i'll record an "only fair" verdict when i next update-thats if no-one else disagrees ::)


Title: 24th Morricone Poll:Guns For San Sebastian
Post by: Banjo on May 22, 2006, 10:28:20 AM
I'd almost forgotten about this one-i think its a quite a well known Euro western which is on UK sattelite tv quite regularly.If you haven't seen it Antony Quinn(is a bandit) who pretends to be a priest in order to boost morale in a Mexican village and fend off a band of bad guys led by Charles Bronson-the scores pretty good i recall-but i'm going to take another look before voting!


Title: Re: 24th Morricone Poll:Guns For San Sebastian
Post by: The Firecracker on May 22, 2006, 10:32:18 AM
heard of this but have not seen it nor have I heard the score.


Title: Re: 24th Morricone Poll:Guns For San Sebastian
Post by: Marco Leone on May 23, 2006, 03:26:13 PM
I watched this about a year ago, and my thoughts were......

This is one of those films that nearly loses you, but in the end rewards you for sitting through it. It makes for a very good view, despite its leisurely pace at times.

In summary Anthony Quinn stars as a outlaw that is saved by Father John, whom he escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in the hills from indians, who pillage their crops and burn their buildings. When Father John is murdered, the outlaw is mistaken as the man of god by the villagers, and assists them in regaining their confidence and defending themselves.

Quinn is superb in his role, complimented by Charles Bronson, who plays the bad guy "half breed" Teclo. Sam Jaffe's Father Joseph character is also very likable.

Whilst the movie is quite slow in places, this only helps to plot out the story. Although casting the indians as the "bad guys", it does explain that the massacre of the villagers is no different than what the white man has done to their own race "in the name of god".

The soundtrack is again provided by Ennio Morricone and, whilst not his best work, does help provide the suitable atmosphere, borrowing heavily from some of his other compositions.

Definitely worth a view.

Marco Leone rating - *** (Recommended)


Title: Re: 24th Morricone Poll:Guns For San Sebastian
Post by: Blindman on June 05, 2006, 03:31:43 PM
I rate Morricone's score for this film very highly.

Edda's vocal on the 'Love Theme' is real 'hairs on the back of the neck' stuff. And a great Navajo Joe style track called 'The Attack'.

A consistently good score, but for my money the Love Theme makes it essential.


Title: Re: 24th Morricone Poll:Guns For San Sebastian
Post by: cigar joe on June 06, 2006, 06:44:05 AM
GFSS, Its going to be on Wed June 21 8PM eastern at 10PM on TCM during an Anthony Quinn retrospective, on at 8PM is Ride Vaquero a western which maybe something good, and at  12PM is Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears. so set your recorders!


Title: Re: 24th Morricone Poll:Guns For San Sebastian
Post by: The Firecracker on June 06, 2006, 12:19:08 PM
GFSS, Its going to be on Wed June 21 8PM eastern at 10PM on TCM during an Anthony Quinn retrospective, on at 8PM is Ride Vaquero a western which maybe something good, and at  12PM is Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears. so set your recorders!

not only do I think I wont be here but my vcr hasnt worked in years :'(


Title: Re: 24th Morricone Poll:Guns For San Sebastian
Post by: Banjo on June 06, 2006, 04:59:08 PM
and at  12PM is Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears. so set your recorders!
Be interesting to see what you make of this CJ.Its not that great but Nero does a nice line in self- depreciating humour at his previous sw roles.
I must watch Guns For San Sebastian this week seeing that i set this poll up :-[


Title: Re: 24th Morricone Poll:Guns For San Sebastian
Post by: Banjo on June 19, 2006, 02:18:17 AM
Damn i missed the poll but i'm gonna add one to the "very goods" to decide this one-its a very decent score.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on June 19, 2006, 02:23:12 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)*
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/A Quinn)***
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)***
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)***
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)**
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)*

I've now added "very good" for Guns For San Sebastion
and also "only fair" for The Last Pistolero and Gunfight At Red Sands.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: The Firecracker on June 19, 2006, 02:27:28 AM
"only fair" for The Last Pistolero and Gunfight At Red Sands.


I dont know if I voted for it but I would put the "Last pistolero" in the "poor" section for its soundtrack.

"Gunfight at red sands" is wonderfully cheesy and should be placed as "good".


Title: 25th Morricone Poll:What Am I Doing In The Midle Of A Revolution?
Post by: Banjo on June 19, 2006, 02:28:16 AM
I know at least a handful of us have now seen this.The score is typical of Morricone during that DYS period but not varied enough for me to earn any more than "good"


Title: Re: 25th Morricone Poll:What Am I Doing In The Midle Of A Revolution?
Post by: The Firecracker on June 19, 2006, 02:29:51 AM
I know at least a handful of us have now seen this.The score is typical of Morricone during that DYS period but not varied enough for me to earn any more than "good"


agreed. The title theme is excellent, and there are a few renditions of the title theme that are also good but the rest is just filler (especially the Opera music).


Title: Re: 25th Morricone Poll:What Am I Doing In The Midle Of A Revolution?
Post by: Banjo on July 21, 2006, 01:11:01 AM
A "good" verdict for Morricones music to be recorded then.I really hope this sw gets an official release soon because it deserves it :)


Title: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 21, 2006, 01:19:49 AM
Like the music provided for Corbuccis other What Am I Doing or Companeros theres hardly any variety but the jaunty  banjo-like main theme is addictive and enough to earn a "good"verdict for me.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 21, 2006, 03:51:42 AM
lots of filler in this soundtrack.
The main theme (with the choir singing "sonny" every now and again) is quite good.

it reminded me of "What I'm I doing....?".


no I havent properly seen the whole film yet. I stopped after Sonny was raped by Jed.


Title: Re: 25th Morricone Poll:What Am I Doing In The Midle Of A Revolution?
Post by: The Firecracker on July 21, 2006, 03:53:27 AM
I really hope this sw gets an official release soon because it deserves it :)


I concur. Good story, wonderful banter between the two main characters and great ending!


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: cigar joe on July 21, 2006, 05:19:37 AM

shouldn't this have had a <spoiler> warning  8)


Quote
no I havent properly seen the whole film yet. I stopped after Sonny was raped by Jed.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 21, 2006, 05:37:54 AM
it reminded me of "What I'm I doing....?".
Yeah you can definately tell that the movies are of the same era for Morricone.I seems to like variations of the same sort of themes in his compositions.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 21, 2006, 02:28:02 PM
shouldn't this have had a <spoiler> warning  8)

 

yes it should have Joe. My Apologizes BUT it has happens 5 minutes in so I didnt give away much.

and since this film follows closly to Bonnie and Clyde...I'm sure you know what happens at the end anyway.  ;)


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 21, 2006, 02:30:09 PM

and since this film follows closly to Bonnie and Clyde...I'm sure you know what happens at the end anyway.  ;)

What happened to Bonnie and Clyde? Is it a happy ending?   ;D


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 21, 2006, 02:35:13 PM
What happened to Bonnie and Clyde? Is it a happy ending?   ;D

if you havent seen "Bonnie and Clyde" I suggest you go and rent it right now, it is probably one of the best American films  during the sixties along with "Little big man" (for the 70's).


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Peacemaker on July 21, 2006, 02:36:54 PM
if you havent seen "Bonnie and Clyde" I suggest you go and rent it right now, it is probably one of the best American films  during the sixties along with "Little big man". (IMO)

I know the ending, I was just kidding.

But I've never seen it. Next time I'm at Hollywood Video I'll rent it. Thanks Firecracker.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 21, 2006, 02:38:41 PM
I know the ending, I was just kidding.

But I've never seen it. Next time I'm at Hollywood Video I'll rent it. Thanks Firecracker.

not a problem. You'll like it.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: cigar joe on July 21, 2006, 04:43:46 PM
Yea B&C is great, and I really enjoy Michale J. Pollard, in most of the films he was in.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 21, 2006, 04:46:59 PM
Yea B&C is great, and I really enjoy Michale J. Pollard, in most of the films he was in.

have you seen him in "Four of the apocalypse" Joe?


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: cigar joe on July 21, 2006, 04:49:47 PM
yes don't think much of Testi or the 70's BS score, but Millian & Pollard & Bunny, ok.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 21, 2006, 05:52:27 PM
In Weissers book theres a section of favourite top 10/20's for various sw ethusiasts and i'm sure they've all included Four Of The Apocalypse which i find real hard to comprehend because it isn't anywhere near even Milians best movie. :o


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 21, 2006, 06:04:41 PM
In Weissers book theres a section of favourite top 10/20's for various sw ethusiasts and i'm sure they've all included Four Of The Apocalypse which i find real hard to comprehend because it isn't anywhere near even Milians best movie. :o
I like Milain's performance though. he is wonderful as the  Manson like Chaco.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: cigar joe on July 21, 2006, 07:03:29 PM
Yes Milian is very good very creepy, too bad the rest of the film isn't quite up there at that level.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 22, 2006, 01:25:42 AM
Maybe when Weissers book came out Four Of The Apocalypse was only one of a small number of sw's that was available on video so there was only a limited amount of sw's to concoct a favourite top 10 from ::)
    Apart from Milian as Chaco the film hold any interest for me.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 22, 2006, 05:25:07 AM
Yes Milian is very good very creepy, too bad the rest of the film isn't quite up there at that level.
I think it holds together up until Testi reaches the snow covered town, then it slows down to a snails pace but quickly picks up again for the revenge scene at the films climax.

Fulci's "massacre time" is a better western though. gotta check out his "silver saddle".


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 22, 2006, 05:31:58 AM
I think it holds together up until Testi reaches the snow covered town, then it slows down to a snails pace but quickly picks up again for the revenge scene at the films climax.

Fulci's "massacre time" is a better western though. gotta check out his "silver saddle".
I'm not that keen on Testi judging by 4 of the Apocalypse as hes much too lightweight for a genuine sw star-but i've got China 7 Liberty 39 to check out very soon.
I wanna see Silver Saddle too.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 22, 2006, 05:38:05 AM
I'm not that keen on Testi judging by 4 of the Apocalypse as hes much too lightweight for a genuine sw star-but i've got China 7 Liberty 39 to check out soon.

That wont help your views towards him :(


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 22, 2006, 08:10:05 AM
That wont help your views towards him :(
I changed my mind about Robert Woods from Savage Guns after seeing My Name Is Pecos.This character is great though i don't think the films as good as made out elsewhere-have you played Pecos yet?
Oh yes check out the end credit background-apparently its extra footage from the intro of FAFDM.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 22, 2006, 02:10:22 PM
I changed my mind about Robert Woods from Savage Guns after seeing My Name Is Pecos.This character is great though i don't think the films as good as made out elsewhere-have you played Pecos yet?


I figured it would be over-hyped. no I havent seen it yet. I gotta get through at least five more titles before I reach it.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 23, 2006, 04:21:21 AM
I thought Sonny & Jed was only ok and only made watchable by Milian and Savalas.Susan Georges character was rather pathetic don't you think?


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 23, 2006, 10:27:39 AM
I thought Sonny & Jed was only ok and only made watchable by Milian and Savalas.Susan Georges character was rather pathetic don't you think?

I have only seen the first 15 minutes. I wanted to kill my curiousity for the supposed "fantastic" soundtrack. I'll get to watching the whole thing soon though.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 23, 2006, 11:43:35 AM
I have only seen the first 15 minutes. I wanted to kill my curiousity for the supposed "fantastic" soundtrack. I'll get to watching the whole thing soon though.
I'll have to give it another chance but it definately didn't give me a lasting first impression like Corbucci's previous What Am I Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution-maybe his last really decent sw-but i've still got Samurai to watch soon!


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: The Firecracker on July 23, 2006, 11:57:04 AM
but i've still got Samurai to watch soon!
so you do own "the white the yellow and the black".

havent got this yet.


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on July 24, 2006, 05:04:10 AM
Its a nice widescreen print-a much deriled sw apparently but i'll make my own judgement,afterall its got Wallach,Milian and Gemma in it ;)


Title: Re: 18th Morricone Poll:Navajo Joe
Post by: The Firecracker on September 02, 2006, 10:37:45 PM
I never particpated in this...ah well.

I would say "very good". The banshee like indian screeching does'nt bother me.


Title: Re: 18th Morricone Poll:Navajo Joe
Post by: The Peacemaker on September 02, 2006, 10:59:32 PM
I think it's very good too.

I like the drum beat in one part of the soundtrack, it's very menacing.


Title: Re: 18th Morricone Poll:Navajo Joe
Post by: Sanjuro on September 03, 2006, 12:08:59 AM
While it's not my top favorite Morricone, I still like it. I'd say good. Too bad the poll is closed. I always wonder what the chant is saying. Does anybody know?


Title: Re: 26th Morricone Poll:Sonny and Jed
Post by: Banjo on September 03, 2006, 04:33:34 AM
A "good" verdict to be added! :)


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on September 03, 2006, 04:40:57 AM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)*
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/A Quinn)***
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)***
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)**
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)***
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution**
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)**
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)*

"Good" added for "What Am I Doing".

A good verdict recorded for Sonny & Jed.Still been too lazy to watch Gunfight At Red Sands but i've seen 7 Guns For The McGregors


Title: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Banjo on September 03, 2006, 04:54:15 AM
This is a really top rate sw from Carlo Lizzani-Leone Admirer wheres the review :'(? but for me the weakest link(could be up with Leones best otherwise) is Morricones score :o ,especially the annoyingly sentimental "i know a girl with golden hair" theme tune.Only fair i'd say :-\


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Sanjuro on September 03, 2006, 05:09:16 AM
This is a really top rate sw from Carlo Lizzani-Leone Admirer wheres the review :'(? but for me the weakest link(could be up with Leones best otherwise) is Morricones score :o ,especially the annoyingly sentimental "i know a girl with golden hair" theme tune.Only fair i'd say :-\

That song sounds better in Italian. I like the theme music. It's not really a masterpiece but it's still dynamic.


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: The Firecracker on September 03, 2006, 07:02:25 PM
This is a really top rate sw from Carlo Lizzani.

Some time back I thought we both agreed this film to be barely above average?

The music is forgettable. I dont even recall the song you mentioned.

"Fair" for me.


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Banjo on September 04, 2006, 03:29:54 AM
Some time back I thought we both agreed this film to be barely above average?
No! :-\
This is what i said on Arizona Colts "Opinions on 28 sw's" thread:-
"I've got that same TCM print-its awful but doesn't quite spoil for me what is a great sw but it ain't as good as FOD and Morricones score is very dull and too traditional sounding.Its a great storyline,the set pieces are wonderful and yes Henry Silva does steal the show.I'd love to get hold of the stunning Japanese print
Recommended "


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: The Firecracker on September 04, 2006, 12:24:34 PM

"I've got that same TCM print-its awful but doesn't quite spoil for me what is a great sw but it ain't as good as FOD and Morricones score is very dull and too traditional sounding.Its a great storyline,the set pieces are wonderful and yes Henry Silva does steal the show.I'd love to get hold of the stunning Japanese print
Recommended "

Meh...for me it was just above average, if that. The first act is entertaining but the middle...bleh. Things don't pick up until the ghost town shoot out.

Henry Silva was annoying. That laugh, that over the top hammyness...awful.
And don't get me started on Hunter...as an actor...he sucks something awful.


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Arizona Colt on September 04, 2006, 11:39:48 PM
Meh...for me it was just above average, if that. The first act is entertaining but the middle...bleh. Things don't pick up until the ghost town shoot out.

Henry Silva was annoying. That laugh, that over the top hammyness...awful.
And don't get me started on Hunter...as an actor...he sucks something awful.
I found nothing hammy here although some of Franco Neros performances have reminded me of a ham sandwich.


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Sanjuro on September 05, 2006, 12:26:47 AM
Hey Banjo,

I've just checked Japanese Amazon. They have only one new copy left (roughly 85 to 90 bucks). If you have not got it yet, you'd better hurry and order now!

Japanese DVD (Titled: Kaette kita Gunman: The Gunman Who Returned)
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1680/hillsrunredug7.jpg)


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Banjo on September 05, 2006, 05:22:48 AM
Cheers Sanjura but since that old post of mine i have managed to get hold of that Japanese print ;)


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 08:13:23 AM
Cheers Sanjura but since that old post of mine i have managed to get hold of that Japanese print ;)

Davado Savada!?

And when do I come into the equation? ;)


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 08:15:02 AM
I found nothing hammy here although some of Franco Neros performances have reminded me of a ham sandwich.

Fair enough. But I would rather see Nero do his thing then see Hunter or Silva continuiously yell at the camera.


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Arizona Colt on September 05, 2006, 10:41:56 PM
Fair enough. But I would rather see Nero do his thing then see Hunter or Silva continuiously yell at the camera.
Silva is a much better actor. ;)


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 10:43:10 PM
Silva is a much better actor. ;)

BAH!

I'll give it another shot for sure...perhaps when I recieve the crisp french dvd.


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Arizona Colt on September 05, 2006, 10:49:22 PM
BAH!

I'll give it another shot for sure...perhaps when I recieve the crisp french dvd.
Did you see him in MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE from 62? Brilliant film BTW. Silva beats the hell out of Sinatra in what is supposedly the first ever martial arts sequence in an american film. I promise I won't call you delusional if you didn't like it. :)


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 10:51:23 PM
Did you see him in MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE from 62? Brilliant film BTW. Silva beats the hell out of Sinatra in what is supposedly the first ever martial arts sequence in an american film. I promise I won't call you delusional if you didn't like it. :)

The "BAH" was more of a joke then anything else. ;)


Yeah Silva is talented but by God what is with the screaming in THRR?

and then Hunter... :-\


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Arizona Colt on September 05, 2006, 10:55:51 PM
Silva was a psychotic character so his behavior fit the role. Hunter was put through hell and reacted the way some people would particularly very emotional people plus his performance was a departure from the stone faced visage that most (non)actors carried (and with good reason).


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: The Firecracker on September 05, 2006, 10:58:35 PM
Silva was a psychotic character so his behavior fit the role. Hunter was put through hell and reacted the way some people would particularly very emotional people plus his performance was a departure from the stone faced visage that most (non)actors carried (and with good reason).


would'nt say Silva's character was a psychotic...a sadist for sure...but I think he had all his marbles in his cranium.


Title: Re: 27th Morricone Poll:Hills Run Red
Post by: Arizona Colt on September 05, 2006, 11:06:24 PM
True but his sudden emotional outbursts display traits of possible psychopathic behavior.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Novecento on March 21, 2011, 02:56:12 PM
1963 Gunfight At Red Sands(Ricardo Blasco)*
1964 Fistful of Dollars(Sergio Leone)***
1964 Bullets Don't Argue(Mario Caiano)
1965 Pistol For Ringo(Duccio Tessari)
1965 Return of Ringo(Duccio Tessari)***
1965 For A Few Dollars More(Sergio Leone)****
1966 Navajo Joe(Sergio Corbucci)**
1966 Hills Run Red(Carlo Lizzani)
1966 Seven Guns For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1966 Big Gundown(Sergio Sollima)***
1966 The Good,The Bad and the Ugly(Sergio Leone)****
1967 Seven Women For The McGregors(Franco Giraldi)
1967 Hellbenders(Sergio Corbucci)***
1967 Fort Yuma Gold(Giorgio Ferroni)
1967 Face To Face(Sergio Sollima)****
1968 Tepepa(Giulio Petroni)**
1968 The Mercenary(Sergio Corbucci)****
1968 And For The Roof A Sky Full Of Stars(Giulio Peroni)
1968 Run Man Run(Sergio Sollima)**
1968 Death Rides A Horse(Giulio Petroni)***
1968 Guns For San Sebastian(H.Verneuil/A Quinn)***
1969 Once Upon A Time In The West(Sergio Leone)****
1969 The Great Silence(Sergio Corbucci)****
1969 Five Man Army(Don Taylor/Italo Zingarelli)***
1970 Companeros(Sergio Corbucci)***
1971 Day Of Judgement(Mario Gariazzo)
1971 Duck You Sucker(Sergio Leone)****
1971 Long Live Your Death(Duccio Tessari)
1972 Sonny and Jed(Sergio Corbucci)**
1972 Return of Clint the Stranger(Alfonso Balcazar)
1972 Life Is Tough Eh Providence?(Giulio Petroni)***
1973 What Am i Doing In The Middle Of A Revolution**
                                                       (Sergio Corbucci)
1973 Here We Go Again Eh Providence?(Alberto De
                                                                     Martino)
1973 My Name Is Nobody(Tonino Valerii)****
1975 Nobodys The Greatest(Damiano Damiani)**
1981 Buddy Goes West(Michele Lupo)**
1991 Lucky Luke(Terence Hill)
2002 The Last Pistolero(Alessandro Dominici)*

"Good" added for "What Am I Doing".

A good verdict recorded for Sonny & Jed.Still been too lazy to watch Gunfight At Red Sands but i've seen 7 Guns For The McGregors

Great list Banjo! Can't believe I've never noticed this before.


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Banjo on April 26, 2011, 05:44:48 PM
Great list Banjo! Can't believe I've never noticed this before.

I'd totally forgotten about this list.Can't believe this was started 5 years ago.I notice some missing ratings for some of his soundtracks  so maybe this needs an overhaul?BTW i'm sure LOVE LIVE YOUR DEATH isn't Morricone and i'm a little dubious about LUCKY LUKE having only seen this once. :-[


Title: Re: Ennio Morricone SW Filmography Guide
Post by: Novecento on May 02, 2011, 06:44:13 AM
BTW i'm sure LOVE LIVE YOUR DEATH isn't Morricone...

Yup, my Wild East DVD case says that it's by Gianni Ferrio which is supported by IMDB.