Like I said, it’s a stricktly personal opinion, and I’m not an expert on soundtracks (or music in general)
That’s another way of saying it. I think these scenes (and those involving his liberation by the banjo player and his girls) aren’t up to the scratch.
I understand why critics and moviegoers weren’t very fond of the movie when it was first released; I didn’t like it either when I first saw it, in the 70s, during a late night showing in Eindhoven. I still remember I thought it was a ‘fake Indian western’, with Indians that liooked as realistic as Coca Cola’s Santa Claus. Today this doesn’t bother me any more, I don’t know why. I guess that, back then, when people said that a movie wasn’t ‘authentic’ they also meant to say (probably without realizing it) that it didn’t look like an American western. That might have been my idea too: this was an indian western that didn’t look like the Indian western I knew
I love this movie, don’t know why i’ve overlooked it for so long. First time I saw it i was annoyed that the Japanese audio was so much better than the english, stupidly switching between the tracks while it was running ruined it for me.
Getting over Burt’s hair or even the fact that he was slightly Native American was the hardest thing to get over. It’s the main reason why I waited so long to see it. It’s a good sw but the score moves it up a few rungs on the ladder for me. The excessive screaming gets on my nerves in a few parts but overall the score in intense. I love the story of Sergio Corbucci stranding Burt in no man’s land to find his way back. Maybe it was payback for signing on thinking he was working with the other Sergio.
I’ll change the text about the Leone score a little; I rewatched (or better: relistened) parts of the movie last night, and I admit that some parts of the score (often variations on the main theme) are intense. It’s this excessive yelling that was irritating me. I didn’t even like the yelling in the GBU score (which is, of course, otherwise pure magic), but here it’s far worse.
Maybe Lindberg has an idea for an improved text on the score (?)
[quote=“Silence, post:115, topic:74”]As you might know I’m a huge fan of Corbucci but I haven’t seen this movie! So, what version do you think I should buy, guys?[/quote]forthcoming Koch Media release will probably be the best one.