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Best Western Score

Postby ken123 » April 17th, 2007, 7:45 pm

Elmer Bernstein for " The Magnificent Seven " wins hands down IMHO. :lol:

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Postby Mr. Arkadin » April 17th, 2007, 9:56 pm

I always felt the ballad from "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1969) was one of the most beautiful tunes I ever heard: ... ed&search=

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Postby SSO Admins » April 18th, 2007, 8:09 am

I don't know if it's "the best," but Morricone's score from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is without question the most iconic.

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Postby movieman1957 » April 18th, 2007, 10:23 am

Whether it's the best or not I'll leave to all of you but my favorite soundtrack is John Barry's "Dances With Wolves." I love the way he writes.

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Postby jdb1 » April 18th, 2007, 11:20 am

I'm very fond of the score for "Support Your Local Sheriff," which is a not-too-subtle knockoff of the score for "The Magnificent Seven" (a pretty terrific score itself).

I also like the pretty waltz from "From Noon to Three" which, if you've seen the movie, you know takes on a life of its own.

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Postby MissGoddess » April 18th, 2007, 12:09 pm

I like the score from The Big Country. The music from the Sergio Leone movies is all that I like about them.

I've been looking for the original soundtrack recording of The Searchers for a long time, I'm so surprised it hasn't been re-issued on cd. However, it's really most effective in the context of the film.

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Postby ken123 » April 18th, 2007, 12:13 pm

Miss Goddess,
The Big County's score is one of the best ever. :wink:

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Postby Lzcutter » April 20th, 2007, 11:50 pm

The Magnificent Seven, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Dances with Wolves have all been mentioned.

I would add the score to Lonesome Dove and Quigley Down Under.

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Runners Up would include: Duel at Diablo by Neal Hefti.

There was a wonderful multi album set released years ago on vinyl that had all the great western themes on it.

I wish it was on CD.
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » April 21st, 2007, 12:26 am

O.K. :roll:

I have to let you all know that I have a peculiar fondness for the score of
The Glory Guys.....I loved James Wong Howe's cinematography,
and I loved the Peckinpah script even though it might not have been particularly well-directed..., and I think Slim Pickens had some of its best moments..... :shock:
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