Soundtrack Thursday #34

Today’s soundtrack selection goes to:

The Ecstasy of Gold” – Ennio Morricone

Film: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It’s a track that has re-defined how we view a Western thanks to Ennio Morricone.  His work with director Sergio Leone added a new dimension to compliment Leone’s use of close-ups, harsh violence and black comedy.  Because of this influence, it began to popularise the genre and The Ecstasy of Gold is a true gem fulfilled by its soul-stirring conclusion.

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Author: Kelechi Ehenulo

Kelechi Ehenulo is the creator and writer of Confessions From A Geek Mind, an analytical film and TV blog. As a freelance film critic, her work can be found on Set The Tape - an independent pop culture website, VultureHound Magazine and podcasts such as The X-Cast, Close Encounters of the Film Kind, The Movie Palace Pod and The Tales We Tell podcast. She thinks Batman: The Animated Series is the best cartoon ever (and that is not up for debate) and loves science-fiction, LEGO and Tottenham Hotspur.

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