Great music for film

If this track doesn’t do something for you check your pulse because you might be dead:

Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold (live in concert)

Please post some of your favorites and include a link if possible.

I saw the title of this thread, and came in here to post one of my favorites.

The OP beat me to it.

I was in Las Vegas a few weeks ago, and I went to the Bellagio to watch the fountains out front. And that was the music that played. One of the things that strikes me when I’m in Vegas is how completely unoriginal it is. Everything is copied from somewhere else, and it’s only the most obvious things that they copy. But that music really worked for me. It’s great music, and I recognized it, but I wasn’t expecting it. It was just about the only surprise in the whole city.

I don’t usually notice the craft of moviemaking, but the last 20 minutes of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is absolutely brilliant; the way it’s shot, the way it’s edited, the music, the surprises.

If you are a lover of Morricone, check out this show if you get a chance:

http://www.spaghettiwesternorchestra.com/

I saw it in Toronto and it was amazing. Best live show I’ve seen this year.

Ooh, they’re at Dartmouth tomorrow night. Tempting.

Is it worth a two-hour drive, each way, on a weeknight?

For me - yes. I’m a sucker for Morricone music. :smiley:

I should explain that they are more than a live performance of Morricone classics - though they do that, and very well.

What they do is sort of hard to describe - it is sort of a series of skits or performances all based on the music and movies - though there isn’t any overarching plot.

I don’t want to spoil it, but there is one scene where a guy dressed as a 19th century bank-teller is playing a solo on the Theramin on a lighted mini-stage - very very surreal.

Good musicians and good actors/comedians. I’d see it if I had the chance.