I have (and maybe you) numerous of times noticed musical similarities between many random SW films, and sometimes it’s not just similarities but literally the exact same music being used.
Just the other day I saw the SW This Man Can’t Die (soundtrack by Amedeo Tommasi) and under my viewing my ear suddenly detected a known melody… it was Morricone’s L’inseguimento (The Chase) theme originally from A Fistful Of Dollars, that shamelessly have been recycled.
SW films had little money to work with, and many were made in a hurry, so stealing a little from other composers (mostly Morricone) were pretty common. But Italy wasn’t the only one to do this. In the Chinese karate film The Way Of The Dragon (starring Bruce Lee), the soundtrack also had a recognizable sound to it, with two music tracks originally composed by Morricone being recycled, L’attentato (The Transgression) mixed with Come Una Sentenza (As A Judgment) from Once Upon A Time In The West.
You can hear and watch how the music tracks have been recycled in the mentioned films above, in these two Youtube videos down below.
This Man Can’t Die http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xb_39TLLuU[/url] (fast forward to 0:14:16)
The Way Of The Dragon [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIWf9ghLF98]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIWf9ghLF98http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xb_39TLLuU (fast forward to 1:18:26)
With this thread I thought it could be interesting (with the help from all of you) to list the SW films that recycles music from other original SW film soundtracks. Also remember to list the names of the individual music tracks being recycled, if you will…
I only have one more thing to say!
Keep an sharp ear out, and don’t let it get cut off!