Navajo Joe (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)


Morricone used the more English-sounding pseudonyme Leo Nichols in some of the early Spaghetti-westerns, as even many other contributors to the genre did in those days.

(autephex) #242

I mean, how can you not love this:


Yes, from 2.55 is the very fine Navajo Joe main theme, but before that I do recognize it as another extremely good Morricone composition but I can’t remember now where from. If that part before 2.55 also is from Navajo Joe I have really missed something from that movie. I think some of it reminds of The Big Gundown soundtrack which I have as a CD.

(autephex) #244

Its well known from Tarantino’s usage in Kill Bill


Yes, but has Morricone originally composed the first part for Kill Bill, or for another movie long before that ? Partly definitely for Navajo Joe after 2.55, but the part before that sounds also well known even if I do not know exactly from where and I haven’t seen Kill Bill.

(autephex) #246

No, that is a song composed for Navajo Joe and on the OST - the title is “The Demise of Barbara, and the return of Joe”


Yes I found that theme here also

Obviously I haven’t seen the whole movie suffiently for remembering but I think this solemn beautiful theme isn’t used that often in the movie at least not as often as the also very fine main theme. Morricone is extremely versalite and can compose in so many styles.


Re-watched this one for the first time in years the other night. Bloody great film.


So we know the Koch blu-ray cocked up the music sync in the intro. What about the Kino/88 discs? Or any other release for that matter?

(Sebastian) #250

We should have an overview table :slight_smile: but depends on the audio track…


88 films blu-ray has not that guitar playing synched. Guitar starts to play, when the hat is very big on the screen. 88 films blu-ray has english subtitles.