Legendary film composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91.
Morricone was one of the greatest composers ever…and pretty much invented the soundtrack to Western cinema.
His career spans decades…and it’s all brilliant. As a result, we want to honor this genius. Alas…it’s East Side Dave’s Top 5 Ennio Morricone Scores! Let’s go!
5.) A Fistful Of Dollars
The movie that put Morricone on the map, this score is pure magic.
4.) The Mission
First of all, if you haven’t seen The Mission, what are you waiting for?! It rules! And secondly, once again, Morricone hits it out of the park.
3.) The Untouchables
Ennio provides excitement, drama, and suspense with this iconic soundtrack.
2.) The Hateful Eight
Morricone finally won the Oscar with this truly remarkable score. And it was well-deserved. The music is haunting and epic.
1.) The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Pure genius. This is what a Western should sound like. With the brilliant theme “The Ecstasy of Gold” leading the charge, this is one of the greatest scores ever.