Friday, April 24, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

“Perhaps the first Hollywood production to ‘respond’ to the spaghetti westerns was Hang ‘em High, featuring a score by [Dominic] Frontiere that shamelessly imitates the [Ennio] Morricone sound. Bells toll ominously and harmonica moans moodily as electric and acoustic guitars square off for a duel. Then brass bursts forth, kicking up dust with a galloping rhythm.”

– from Chapter 4: Staccato Six-Guns of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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