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« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2006, 02:24:40 AM »

is it just me or is this the worst soundtrack morricone did for leone?


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« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2006, 07:16:40 AM »

There's no worst, when it comes to the soundtracks morricone did for Leone. This is by far the most experimental, but it's also beautiful, amazing, stirring and atmospheric.

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« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2006, 05:09:19 PM »

There's no worst, when it comes to the soundtracks morricone did for Leone. This is by far the most experimental, but it's also beautiful, amazing, stirring and atmospheric.

I love the music in DYS. It's the 2nd best score Morricone did for Leone ( backseat to OUATITW ).

I got 2 copys of the soundtrack, Giu La Testa and a CD that contains a different variation of the main theme. My favorite is the main theme. I know many people find the sean, sean, sean to be a bit repetitive, but I love it when the lush violins come in.

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« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2006, 05:10:38 PM »

It's the 2nd best score Morricone did for Leone ( backseat to OUATITW ).




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« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2006, 05:19:36 PM »

for me the soundtrack is the best part of this film a wonderful score by Morricone and in a lot of ways the music saves the movie.
The movie is not the best of Leone although its still miles better than America.

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« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2006, 05:20:44 PM »

for me the soundtrack is the best part of this film a wonderful score by Morricone and in a lot of ways the music saves the movie.
The movie is not the best of Leone although its still miles better than America.

You don't like OUATIA?

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« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2006, 05:22:14 PM »

for me the soundtrack is the best part of this film a wonderful score by Morricone and in a lot of ways the music saves the movie.
The movie is not the best of Leone although its still miles better than America.

while Morricone's score enhances "Duck you Sucker" I dont think it saves it. The film doesnt need saving. It is Leone's best in my opinion.

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« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2006, 04:44:24 PM »

I feel the DYS soundtrack is one of Morricone's finest work.  It melds perfectly with the scenes and created the moods Leone wanted to project.

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« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2006, 04:46:21 PM »

I feel the DYS soundtrack is one of Morricone's finest work.  It melds perfectly with the scenes and created the moods Leone wanted to project.

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« Reply #54 on: November 13, 2006, 02:58:03 PM »

It's my favorite Morricone recording as well.
THE DEAD SONS I'll have at my funeral.
(or maybe 'Why had he millions and lived for 90 years..?)

GIU LA TESTA is so underrated. It's good it got better over the years. I still think of that Leone Interview from the mid-70's when he said: 'when I discipline my young son for doing something wrong, he runs from me, turms around and yells: ''papa, Giu La Testa stinks!''. I tell you, he knows how to hurt you!'

I love films about the Mex revolution and together with QUIEN SABE? GIU is the best entry. I also love MERCENARIO and CORRI UOMO CORRI. But GIU is a level above. Beautiful paced, great mood, PERFECT soundtrack. More character, character development, emotion and  politics than in the previous films, so it was an important step for Leone I think.
But the whole situation in the early 70's was a bit difficult for Leone, he was used being the champ.
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« Reply #55 on: November 13, 2006, 03:40:59 PM »

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I love films about the Mex revolution and together with QUIEN SABE? GIU is the best entry. I also love MERCENARIO and CORRI UOMO CORRI. But GIU is a level above. Beautiful paced, great mood, PERFECT soundtrack. More character, character development, emotion and  politics than in the previous films, so it was an important step for Leone I think.

Here is a Zapata Thread that's been dormant for a while but feel free to comment and add to it.

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=1529.msg13311#msg13311

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« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2012, 02:11:08 AM »

This is my favourite soundtrack.... I am listening to  "Invenzione per John"(my favourite) as I type...The melancholy theme is also beautiful piece of music.

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« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2012, 12:05:45 PM »

THE GOOD:
The main title theme of DYS is one of the greatest songs ever written. There are other great songs as well, including:
Invenzione Per John (the song that plays over the opening credits, as the stagecoach drives by);
I Figli Morti (the first minute is a re-working of the main Sean theme; the rest is the haunting melody that plays when Juan is distraught  over the death of his sons in the cave;
and Mesa Verde (the melancholy song that plays as Juan arrives in Mesa Verde, and realizes that this ain't the Mesa Verde of his dreams; and Dopo L'esplosione (which is another arrangement of one of the songs I mentioned above); and as I mentioned, the music that plays during the flashbacks, the Sean theme, is great.

THE BAD:Amore (the song that plays during Juan's sexual encounter with the woman from the stagecoach) may be the worst song of Leone's cinema;
I don't like the Marcia Degli Accattoni (even though it's funny how Morricone sticks the opening of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in there  Grin)
and the burping sounds that are the opening bars of some tracks, "wah, wah wah wah," arranged at various different points with what sounds like a low-pitched wind instrument, a male voice, and some other weird instrument which I do not recognize  (it's at 0:22 of this trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THn36Mwmv7U )

The DYS songs that I like are as good as anything Morricone ever wrote for Leone. The main theme specifically, is in the very top tier of his work (to paraphrase a friend of mine, "no song is better, and few are as good.") Usually, 3-4 great songs are all it takes for something to be considered a great score (heck, some well-known scores are just re-workings of a single melody!)... Almost every score will have some tracks that aren't great (which is understandable, considering that A) a score can be an hour or two long; and B) the goal of the composer may be to compose songs that fit the scene, rather than compose songs that will be fun to listen to separately on your iPod). But I dislike the bad songs from DYS more than the bad songs from any other Leone movie.

So, if the good songs are as great as any other Leone movie's good songs, but the bad songs are worse than any of Leone's movies' bad songs, does that make DYS the worst Morricone score for a Leone movie? If you made that argument, guess I couldn't disagree vociferously with you.

Anyway, the worst of Leone or Morricone is better than most anybody else could muster  Afro

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« Reply #58 on: February 24, 2013, 10:42:51 PM »

At first I thought the soundtrack was weird, and the "sean, sean, sean" got on my nerves the first time I heard it. But after repeated viewings, the soundtrack has grown on me, and after listening to Frayling's commentary who explains some of the meaning behind the score, I appreciate it even more, especially with the "wah, wah, wah" for Juan, kind of like a belching sound to show someone with no manners, someone of a lower class.

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« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2013, 05:31:37 AM »

Does anyone know the meaning of the 'shon shon shon' bit?

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