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Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks
Posted February 16, 2010 to photo album "Filmmaker Selects 25 Essential Movie Soundtracks"
As part of Music Month, Filmmaker magazine editor Scott Macaulay picks out the most seminal movie soundtracks of all time.
Slide 15: Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
The Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has composed so many great scores that it’s hard to pick just one, but the music for Sergio Leone’s 1968 epic Western, a tale of injustice, revenge and the birth of the railroad is indisputably one of his best, a grand mixture of gorgeous melody, unusual instrumentation (harmonica, electric guitar, banjo and a haunting wordless female vocal) and sometimes offbeat arranging. Morricone created separate melodic themes for each character, introducing them in perfect harmony with Leone’s widescreen visuals.