Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Polling time

The people have spoken. On our last two polls, that is.

First, they voted for Robert J. Randisi (aka J.R. Roberts)’s The Gunsmith series as their favorite adult Western. More recently, they chose Quigley Down Under as their preferred Tom Selleck Western film.

Now it’s time to split hairs on which is the best Western movie score. We are proposing four entries Per un Pugno di Dollari (A Fistfull of Dollars) by Ennio Morricone; The Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein; Lonesome Dove by Basil Poledouris; and Per qualche dollaro in più (For a Few Dollars More) by Ennio Morricone) plus the highly imaginative category of “other” since it’s very likely that many of you will have their own picks and some others might even wonder what were we thinking of when we omitted your personal favorite.

If you think we have ignored other worthy Western soundtracks (How The West Was Won by Alfred Newman, The Big Country by Jerome Moross, The Alamo by Dmitri Tiomkin or Silverado by Bruce Broughton come to mind) you can vote for “other” and then list the name of the film score on the comments section of this post. We will catch up at the end of the month.

Let the voting begin.


Anonymous said...

The soundtrack of "Lonesome Dove" will win every time for me. Although The Magnificent Seven movie owes a lot to its soundtrack, the Lonesome Dove soundtrack fits in perfectly with the film, and also the Old West itself. It seems to echo the hardships and triumphs of the film, and also the haunting beauty of the landscape. My winner every time.


Scott Cupp said...

"Once Upon a Time in the West" by Morricone. So vivid, haunting and imaginative! Not to downplay the others listed, but this is the one.

Jim Griffin said...

Don't care what anyone says or how good a movie might be... a film set in Australia is not a Western...can't possibly be. Just the location alone tells you that. A Western has to be set in the western United States or Canada. So Quigley Down Under doesn't qualify... neither do the Man from Snowy River films.