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ENNIO MORRICONE AND THE SCORING OF “ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST”

On set, Leone relied for atmosphere upon tapes of Ennio Morricone’s main musical themes, which, this time, had all been written, performed and recorded in advance: ‘Everyone acted with the music, followed its rhythm, and suffered with its “aggravating” qualities, which grind the nerves.’

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― Bill Mollison

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