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Question: Which is your favourite Morricone/Leone final gundown theme?
Fistful of Dollars   -0 (0%)
For a Few Dollars More (60 seconds to what?)   -0 (0%)
The Good the Bad and the Ugly   -0 (0%)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Harmonica's theme)   -1 (100%)
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« on: July 14, 2004, 10:29:15 AM »

Musically, Morricone's showdown themes were like the centrepiece of Leone's westerns. They all followed a similar pattern - slow, a build-up to a climax, soft strings coupled with noisy brass - but which was the best? My personal favourite is the one in For a Few Dollars More - the haunting pocket watch theme, and when the organ comes crashing in it's amazing. What does everyone else think?


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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2004, 09:51:14 AM »

I have the same opinion.


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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2004, 10:21:53 AM »

For me its definitely Harmonica's Theme, it's just so dramatic and adds a great deal to the scene.

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2004, 12:54:05 PM »

its gotta be harmonica because the music is just absoultely perfect and in complete pace with leone's direction - it is IMO Morricone's greatest piece with possible exception of mission soundtrack Cool


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