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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2005, 03:48:51 PM »

 yeah i think Deborah's Theme is the greatest Morricone piece. I mean it is just amazing. I always feel like watching the whole movie when i hear it.  Roll Eyes
 
 I think for the entire movie score OUATIW is better though.

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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2005, 07:47:15 PM »

I'm going to break the OUATITW theme and say I esp. like the GBU soundtrack i bought. Whenever I hear the Trio I feel like watching that scene like Mr. Chocho stated above

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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2005, 12:30:00 PM »

I'm with smoker... gui la testa is the best... between the theme and the stuff played during the bance de mesa verde break in... it's really fantastic... although OUATIW is a very very very close second.

although America may very well be my favorite movie of all time(newly discovered as such), it's probably my least favorite of the morricone/leone scores, still amazing, but the rest are just sooooo great.

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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2005, 05:16:57 PM »

Gui la testa, definitely. Every single note. Somebody should start a poll on this topic.

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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2005, 09:31:24 AM »

Its a tough choice, but Id have to say Giu la testa as well.

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« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2005, 08:17:16 AM »

You know what, I don't know what this deborah's theme is about, though I have seen OUTIA twice (and never liked it). As the dvd is sold cheaply over here, I'll buy me a copy on sunday.

I would like to point out to some little, if any, known Morricone's artifacts from the 60's:
1) "Metti una sera a cena" main theme (a haunting bossanova).
2) Mina's (best female singer in the world, in mine and M.'s opinion) "Se telefonando", a hit from 1966
3) His arrangements of neapolitan song for Miranda Martino (forget about the ones written for Mario Lanza five years before). That double cd shouldn't be missing from the collection of every Morricone's fan.

Actually, as an arranger ar RCA Rome in the 60's Morricone's output is absolutely worthy of his best cinematographic scoring, in my opinion. most of the pop songs he arranged dutring that time are  evergreens, in Italy.



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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2005, 01:15:17 PM »

First of all, WELCOME!!!

I must congratulate U. Deborahs theme is perhaps the best single piece of music ever written to a movie, perhaps the best piece of music ever written!?

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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2005, 04:41:57 AM »

Actually, casulties of war is another great morricone score, i love it

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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2005, 03:18:08 PM »

i don't know what i did to earn the congratulations, anyway i bought me OUATIA and saw the first dvd yesterday. I presume deborah's theme is that slow waltz heard the first time played on a honky-tonk piano. It's a good piece, but is the kind other composers (for example, michel legrand) could compose too.  on the contrary, no other composer that i know could have ever composed GBU main theme, . or extasy of goldor the music for other Leone's westerns (and other SW). Much of the morricone's appeal, at least for me, lies in his absolute mastery of orchestration, i.e. his use of the right instruments for his themes. but of course he must have the right tune to do that. i think that the traditional arrangements he made for what he composed from the mid '70's onward (though i cannot be 100% sure about it, as i didn't follow closely his career after that period)  are a sign that his best vein had run his course.   

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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2006, 09:42:39 PM »

My favorite Morricone score is Giu La Testa.

Followed very closely by OUATITW.

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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2006, 06:29:52 AM »

I now think OUATIA is Morricone's best score.  Even if the tunes lack variation (in emotion anyway), you really feel the movie when you listen to the soundtrack - it catches the sad and nostalgic air of the film perfectly.  I love OUATITW, GBU, and most of Morricone's other scores too, but this one just stands out.

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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2006, 08:13:50 AM »

OUATIA is a damn fine soundtrack. I agree, it definitely captures the melancholy mood of the film.

But I still prefer Giu La Testa and OUATITW over OUATIA.

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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2006, 01:23:13 AM »

Best score? Hardly. Apart from the main theme there is little to be desired.

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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2006, 07:12:05 AM »

OUATIA is a damn fine soundtrack. I agree, it definitely captures the melancholy mood of the film.

But I still prefer Giu La Testa and OUATITW over OUATIA.

The score for DYS is one of the more interesting-in-a-good-way scores I've ever heard.  I love the "Main Title", it's one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever, and "March of the Beggars" is hysterical.  So I think it's a great score, but I don't think as highly of it as the "Once Upon a Times" or GBU.

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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2006, 02:25:32 PM »

The score for DYS is one of the more interesting-in-a-good-way scores I've ever heard. I love the "Main Title", it's one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever, and "March of the Beggars" is hysterical.

I love every song in the DYS soundtrack except the song titled "Amore." Every other song is pure gold, especially the main theme.

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