Meine zehn liebsten Filme mit der Musik von Ennio Morricone

27. März 2015 at 12:37



Gestern Abend hatte ich das Vergnügen, Ennio Morricone mitsamt großem Orchester und Chor live auf seiner My Life In Music – Tour erleben zu dürfen. Ein Querschnitt aus seinem Schaffen, das immerhin über 500 von ihm komponierte Filmmusiken umfasst. Ihr könnt mir glauben, das war ein wunderschöner, beeindruckender und unvergesslicher Abend. Anlässlich dieser Erfahrung nun also meine zehn Lieblingsfilme mit vom Meister geschriebener Musik.





The Big Gundown (1966)
The Big Gundown poster Rating: 7.4/10 (3,206 votes)
Director: Sergio Sollima
Writer: Franco Solinas (story), Fernando Morandi (story), Sergio Donati (screenplay), Sergio Sollima (screenplay)
Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes, Nieves Navarro
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Western
Released: 1966-11-29
Plot: Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.





U Turn (1997)
U Turn poster Rating: 6.8/10 (39,009 votes)
Director: Oliver Stone
Writer: John Ridley (screenplay), John Ridley (book)
Stars: Sean Penn, Billy Bob Thornton, Abraham Benrubi, Richard Rutowski
Runtime: 125 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 1997-10-03
Plot: A young punk drifter heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in a Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong for him.





Casualties of War (1989)
Casualties of War poster Rating: 7.0/10 (30,135 votes)
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Daniel Lang (book), David Rabe (screenplay)
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly
Runtime: 113 min
Rated: R
Genre: Drama, History, War
Released: 1989-08-18
Plot: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.





The Thing (1982)
The Thing poster Rating: 8.2/10 (215,812 votes)
Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Bill Lancaster (screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (story)
Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon
Runtime: 109 min
Rated: R
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 1982-06-25
Plot: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.





Duck, You Sucker (1971)
Duck, You Sucker poster Rating: 7.7/10 (19,355 votes)
Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Sergio Leone (story), Sergio Donati (story), Luciano Vincenzoni (screenplay), Sergio Donati (screenplay), Sergio Leone (screenplay), Roberto De Leonardis (dialogue adaptation), Carlo Tritto (dialogue adaptation)
Stars: Rod Steiger, James Coburn, Romolo Valli, Maria Monti
Runtime: 138 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Western
Released: 1971-10-20
Plot: An I.R.A. explosives expert on the run in Mexico meets an amoral Mexican bandit; together they are drawn into the Mexican revolution.





State of Grace (1990)
State of Grace poster Rating: 7.3/10 (13,766 votes)
Director: Phil Joanou
Writer: Dennis McIntyre
Stars: Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright
Runtime: 134 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Released: 14 Sep 1990
Plot: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry...





The Untouchables (1987)
The Untouchables poster Rating: 8.0/10 (188,193 votes)
Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Oscar Fraley (suggested by book), Eliot Ness (suggested by book), David Mamet
Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia
Runtime: 119 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Released: 03 Jun 1987
Plot: Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.





Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Once Upon a Time in the West poster Rating: 8.6/10 (179,968 votes)
Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Sergio Leone (screenplay), Sergio Donati (screenplay), Dario Argento (from a story by), Bernardo Bertolucci (from a story by), Sergio Leone (from a story by), Mickey Knox (dialogue: English version)
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Henry Fonda, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson
Runtime: 175 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Western
Released: 1968-12-21
Plot: Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.





Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Once Upon a Time in America poster Rating: 8.4/10 (172,634 votes)
Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Harry Grey (novel), Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Stuart Kaminsky (additional dialogue)
Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci
Runtime: 229 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Drama
Released: 28 Sep 1984
Plot: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.





The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly poster Rating: 8.9/10 (421,579 votes)
Director: Sergio Leone
Writer: Luciano Vincenzoni (story), Sergio Leone (story), Agenore Incrocci (screenplay), Furio Scarpelli (screenplay), Luciano Vincenzoni (screenplay), Sergio Leone (screenplay), Mickey Knox (English version by)
Stars: Eli Wallach, Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Giuffrè
Runtime: 161 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Western
Released: 1966-12-23
Plot: A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.