The immortal whistling tune that Ennio Morricone invented as the trademark of his spaghetti western scores is still as fresh and enjoyable now, 50 years later, as it was when it first came out. It doesn’t matter which variation I’m listening to…The beginning of the “Dollars trilogy”, “A fistful of dollars” is the score that gets the least hype and appreciation from the three but just listen to those main titles…The music is a breath of fresh air even today and as adventurous and exciting as film music tracks come.
The action and chase cues from this one are some of the most exciting he has ever written. “The chase” makes me get up from my chair. It’s a mix of action and tenderness that only Morricone can blend. The romantic “Fistful of dollars” theme makes me squint imagining that perfect sunset. I am hypnotized by The Maestro’s music and nothing can break that spell…
“A fistful of dollars” has its place in film music history and it is a score that everyone should listen to once in their lifetime…
Cue rating: 95 / 100
Total minutes of excellence: 24 / 29
Album excellence: 84%
Theme From A Fistfull Of Dollars
‘a Fistfull Of Dollars’ Suite