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Question: What's your favourite character's theme?
Harmonica   -10 (41.7%)
Frank   -3 (12.5%)
Cheyenne   -4 (16.7%)
Jill   -5 (20.8%)
Morton (Yes, it is a theme)   -2 (8.3%)
Total Voters: 20

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« on: April 07, 2006, 09:37:18 AM »

I like the Cheyenne's theme most. It's happy and jolly to contrast the harshness of the movie (I guess).

And yours?

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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 10:33:01 AM »

I'll go with cheyenne as well. Its the one I whistle to the most often. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006, 11:03:57 AM »

Jill of course!

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2006, 01:40:54 PM »

cheyenne

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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2006, 02:59:33 PM »

For me its Frank the comming menace

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2006, 04:01:33 PM »

Yea Franks theme is to me similar to the beginning of Beethoven's 5th, the "death kocking at the door" allusion.

I think Frank's theme is even creepier, lol, love the screeching (sounds like the screeching of train wheels as they go around a sharp curve, like fingernails on a chalk board) alludes to the comming of the railroad and the end of the West.

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2006, 05:22:05 PM »

Though I love "Morton", I've got to go with "Man With A Harmonica."

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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2006, 11:52:17 PM »

  I said Morton's theme, but its followed closely by Harmonica's theme.  There is just something about Morton's "pacific theme" when he is looking at the painting and then crawling to that measly puddle after the train attack that is very moving for me.

  When it comes right down to it though, they're all good so it is VERY hard to choose.

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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2006, 09:48:27 AM »

Harmonicas is the only theme to give me the spinetingles Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2006, 01:53:01 AM »

All the music in that movie gives me the spinetingles.  I really could never make myself choose a favorite theme.  I think though that Harmonica and Frank share the same theme.  One musical moment that I always thought was really cool was when you first hear Cheyenne's theme when he walks into the bar.  At that point the audience most likely thinks he's a bad guy, so the theme is played in a very dark and sinister way.  Only later when his true nature is revealed do we hear the "real" theme.

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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2006, 07:20:14 AM »

Jill's, of course - and my wife would certainly agree with me - this theme - or the "OUATIW" title track constitutes her one and only interest in Leone films... or Spaghettis... or Westerns in general... and now we are attending the Hammersmith concert in London in July. Oh yes. It'll be a historic event.

By the way - anyone heard the Prague-symphonics double Morricone cd? Excellent versions, most of them. Even got the Thing title theme on there. Not that it's very symphonic, though...

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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2006, 01:23:09 AM »

Back in the early seventies when there was no video or dvd, we used to play the entire soundtrack album at home, speculating on this or that character's motivation etc. I have always been very fond of the percussion-dominated "l'Attentato". It made me and my sister experiment with our taperecorder; of course we had no real musical instruments, so we used pots and pans and pieces of cutlery. Really!  Cheesy 

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« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2006, 05:39:56 AM »

harmonica is the number one Cool

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2006, 05:41:12 PM »

It's so hard to choose. The Harmonica/Frank theme is so cool and sends shivers down my spine but the main theme, also Jill's theme, is quite beautiful. I can't decide between the two.   Grin

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2006, 03:43:25 PM »

t the main theme, also Jill's theme, is quite beautiful. I can't decide between the two.   Grin
Totally agree...especially when it is played when she arrives at McBain's ranch...very moving.

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