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So, I'm a big fan of Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns, especially the Dollars trilogy.  "For a Few Dollars More" is my favorite, but the one everyone knows is "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly."  The score was done by Ennio Morricone, and it's classic.  I used to have the soundtrack, but when I moved out of my parents', dad was quite clear that it stayed in HIS car.  He also got the "Miami Vice" soundtrack, which was just as well - I was going to get a speeding ticket if I'd kept that in the car much longer.

At any rate, a couple of months ago, I was missing that soundtrack (Morricone, not Hammer,) and was poking around the internet, and reading about Morricone and the music both.  One of the things that caught my eye was the write-up about "The Ecstasy of Gold" because I didn't know that Metallica had covered it, and that weirdness - a score from a Clint Eastwood western being covered by a metal band, intrigued me.  So I went poking around on YouTube to remind myself which piece that was.

It's here.  Go ahead, I'll wait.

I remembered that bit as soon as I saw it, as well as the music.  Then I went out and found a clip of Metallica playing it.  I prefer the original, but whatever.

Not even a week later, I'm ignoring a Sprint commercial, and there it is.  "The Ecstasy of Gold" is the background music.  A couple of nights ago I'm ignoring a Modelo Especial commercial, and there it is.  I seem to remember that Nike used it some years back.

Now that I'm looking for it, it's everywhere.  Interesting.  Now I want to binge watch the Dollars movies.  And I should get a copy of "Kelly's Heroes."  That one was fun.


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May. 16th, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
I have the DVD
There is nothing better than sitting on the couch with my dad watching the Outlaw Jose Wales.
May. 16th, 2015 03:19 am (UTC)
Re: I have the DVD
That's a good one. Dad and I watched all of them together - what a great time. And when I was little (Charlotte's age,) we sat in the living room and watched old, badly dubbed monster movies, with Raymond Burr inexplicably inserted.

It baffles many of my friends, but I love spaghetti westerns. I may need to pop the DVDs in on Sunday.
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