Here's another serving of music from Spaghetti Westerns. These spicy, robust film scores are full of musical nutrition, with heaping helpings of imagination and excitement.
In the 1960s and '70s, Italian directors filmed visually dynamic stories of the American West on the plains of Spain. One of the key ingredients in these over-the-top dramas was the music. David Garland presents music by Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov and others, from classics of the genre such as "For a Few Dollars More," "The Good the Bad and the Ugly," "The Big Gundown," "Duck You Sucker," and "Django." In New York City, Film Forum's Spaghetti Western film festival continues through June 21st.