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 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

A few years ago I explored EM westerns, and listened to about 20 to 25 scores. Now I'm interested in digging into his other scores. I really like Marco Polo, The Mission, The Sicilian Clan, Malena, and a few others, but would like to get recs from you.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   rcashill   (Member)

There's so much! QUEIMADA! (BURN!) is one; CASUALTIES OF WAR, another. Just posted about the gorgeous ORCA and THE HUMANOID (a light, playful score) elsewhere; they're paired on the Ennio Morricone 1964-2015 CD box set.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

Besides The Mission and Untouchables, my other favorite non-western soundtrack would be Le Professional.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

As wayne slob replied to the head waiter as he was perusing the menu in the restaurant...

"....THERRRR ....LOT!!!..."

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

My introduction to non-Western Morricone was the two LP set I Film Della Violenza, and I’m shocked that it still hasn’t been issued on cd. Most of the scores represented on that (Spasmo, Wake and Kill, Revolver, A Man to Respect, Sacco & Vanzetti, Sicilian Clan, Fists in the Pocket etc) are worth hearing in full.

But honestly I could mention a hundred scores and still not exhaust the list. Also the TV scores, Nostromo, Musashi, Moses, loads of them.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

My own favorites of his non-Westerns, in close to chronological order, are:

GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (which is not a Western, despite some people in a different thread who claim that it is)
QUEIMADA (U.S. title: BURN! -- for a while in the '70s this was my favorite score and LP)
THE RED TENT
UNA BREVE STAGIONE
INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION
QUESTA SPECIE D'AMORE
SEPOLTA VIVA
DAYS OF HEAVEN
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

There are a lot of great non-western recommendations in the 'lyrical' thread, which you may or may not have seen.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION
REVOLVER
METELLO
ALLONSANFAN
LE DUE STAGIONI DELLA VITA
ANCHE SE VOLESSI LE LAVORARE, CHE FACCIO?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

"GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (which is not a Western, despite some people in a different thread who claim that it is)"

Hey! Don't count me in with that mob. Somewhere else on this forum I quoted Lucas Kendall, which is good enough for me. Something about historical drama. Sure, westerns could be counted as that too, but you know what I mean.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Done his western scores. Then why not try his gangster/mafia types. There's many a gem to be had/heard.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Technically it may not be an old west western, but irregardless of when it was set, for the purposes of Western and Non-western style music, Guns for san sebastian has always been in morricone's western ouevre and is written in his western style.

Villagarden, do you have Guns for san sebastian?
If you like his westerns, you will like Guns...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Guns for San Sebastian is sublime whatever it's bloody genre! Who the hell cares when it's so flippin' good??

Bottom line folks. Bottom line.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I was always fond of...
IAM THE LAW
FEAR ON THE CITY
THE BURGLARS
LE RUFFIAN
A MAN TO RESPECT

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

"GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (which is not a Western, despite some people in a different thread who claim that it is)"

Hey! Don't count me in with that mob. Somewhere else on this forum I quoted Lucas Kendall, which is good enough for me. Something about historical drama. Sure, westerns could be counted as that too, but you know what I mean.


Don't worry -- I don't. I saw that in that other discussion you quoted Lukas, who appropriately described the film as something like "historical adventure set in 1750s Mexico."

I made the distinction above precisely because this current thread specifically sought recommendations for non-Western Morricone scores. Therefore, I explained why I led off my list with one that certain others do consider a Western.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

FRANTIC
RED SONJA
THE MISSION
DAYS OF HEAVEN
LE CLAN DES SICILIENS
SACCO & VANZETTI

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   PollyAnna   (Member)

Some really good ones are

Machine Gun McCain
Frantic
Ripley's Game
Ad Ogni Costo (Grand Slam)
Uccellacci E Uccellini
El Greco
Moses The Lawgiver

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)


Spazio: 1999


http://catacombs.space1999.net/main/merc/vmrcd.html



 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Thanks everybody! I have heard several of your recommendations and like them very much: The Untouchables, The Burglurs, The Guns For San Sebastian, Rampage, but you also list many I don't own. I'm making a list.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

My favorites are
THE UNTOUCHABLES
NOSTROMO
QUEIMADA ( aka BURN!)
INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION
CINEMA PARADISO
ORCA


Just to keep the argument going. I checked two reference books:
1) THE WESTERN by Phil Hardy
2) WESTERN FILMS by Brian Garfield.

Guess what film is listed in both (as a "Western"): GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN
on page 383 of (1) and on page 185 of (2).
In content as well as style and while adhering to many Western film tropes ("outlaw...help(s) the villagers fight off marauding Indians and bandits and their mean, nasty leader.." AND the distinct Western sound of Morricone's music - it's a Western. Hell, that plot synopsis could be THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN as well as dozens of other Westerns.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Ryks   (Member)

Exorcist II !

 
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