Sad to see we lost one of the all-time greats. His six-film collaboration with Sergio Leone is unassailable. I can’t think of a more iconic Western motif than the “whistle” in the dollars trilogy. Many of the strongest scenes in Leone’s films were essentially dialogue free, driven by Morricone’s bombastic scores, like this wonderful character reveal in the Once Upon a Time in the West:
He was an integral part of what made those brilliant films so engaging. Recently, he received a belated Oscar for his work on Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. He’ll be missed.