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“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”Ennio Morricone

Now it's time for Greg to add a track to the Desert Island Jukebox. Inspired by last week's Oscar Awards, he chooses a song by film score composer Ennio Morricone. As a music critic, he's always baffled by the songs that are honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. But, he was happy to see that the broadcast featured a tribute to Morricone. The composer is best known for providing scores for“spaghetti westerns.”While he was based in Rome, with no knowledge of the Old West, Morricone's music was still evocative of that time and place. Greg credits the fact that many of these films were similar to Italian operas — biblical stories with larger-than-life characters. Morricone's music is definitely theatrical, and more importantly, cinematic. Indeed if you listen to the theme to the classic The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, you can picture the landscape and understand the story without even opening your eyes.

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