Ennio Morricone, Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu’ (For A Few Dollars More)

Chris Nickson

By Chris Nickson

on 01.23.11 in Reviews

Morricone’s second collaboration with director Sergio Leone only yielded 14 minutes of recorded music, but every second counts. The shards of soundtrack came first, with the film shot to them – a revolutionary way of working that placed much more emphasis on Morricone’s contribution. Utilizing sound effects, whistling, jew’s harp and bells, he created an eerie soundscape on the theme, but it’s “Carillon,” written for the music pocket watch, that steals the show, the tension and fear building as the music slows.