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Video Essay Explores Why Sergio Leone Played Music On Set

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A new video essay looks at how Leone staged his distinctive sequences to music.


Few filmmakers and composers are as joined at the hip in the way Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone were. Look at a frame from a Leone western and you'll likely find yourself humming its theme tune. Likewise, listen to a Morricone western score and your mind will probably conjure up images of Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name.

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A new video essay by Nerdwriter looks at how Leone would have Morricone compose his scores prior to shooting, with the director staging his sequences as Morricone's music played on set.





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