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Sunday, September 26, 2010


So, after reviewing the recent Silva Screen box set, I got to thinking "what would my 100 Greatest Western Themes be." It is actually tougher than one might think to narrow it down to just 100 pieces, not all of them main themes I might add, and if I were to do the list again I would quite possibly change it, though not substantially. Like Silva, I have included Mexican-set films, but have not considered war films like The Alamo and Civil War stories. Anyway, this is my list, in no particular order, except that I have started it with the films represented in the box set, though with subtle changes:-

The Big Country - theme The Big Country - The Welcoming Big Jake - theme
Bonanza - theme Cahilll - theme The Comancheros - theme The Cowboys - overture
Dances with Wolves - John Dunbar A Fistful of Dollars - Titoli A Fistful of Dollars - theme
A Fistful of Dynamite - theme For a Few Dollars More - theme For a Few Dollars More - 60 Seconds to What? The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - theme The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - Ecstasy of Gold The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - The Trio Gunfight at the OK Corral - song
Guns for San Sebastian - love theme Hallelujah Trail - song High Chaparral - theme
High Noon - song How the West Was Won - song How the West Was Won - instrumental
Lonesome Dove - theme Lonesome Dove - Night Mares The Magnificent Seven - theme
The Magnificent Seven - After the Brawl Monte Walsh - The Good Times are Comin'
My Name is Nobody - The Wild Bunch My Name is Nobody - Jack Beauregard Nevada Smith - theme Night Passage - Follow the River Once Upon a Time in the West - Man with the Harmonica Once Upon a Time in the West - Jill's Theme The Professionals - Rigging the Pass Rawhide - song Red River - River Crossing The Scalphunters - theme Shane - theme She Wore a Yellow Ribbon - song Silverado - end titles Sons of Katie Elder - theme True Grit - Rooster & Le Boeuf/Warm Wrap-up True Grit - song Villa Rides - theme Wagon Train - theme Wild Rovers - song Wild Rovers - Bronco Bustin' How the West Was Won (TV series) - theme Rooster Cogburn - theme Joe Kidd - theme The Master Gunfighter - end titles 100 Rifles - theme Eagle's Wing - theme Mystic Warrior - theme Return of a Man Called Horse - theme Shalako - song Django - song Johnny Yuma - song Rio Conchos - theme Rio Lobo - theme Take a Hard Ride - theme Bandolero - theme Hour of the Gun - theme They Call Me Trinity - Lazy Cowboy (song) Navajo Joe - theme Navajo Joe - Demise of Barbara & Return of Joe A Pistol for Ringo - song A Professional Gun - theme The Big Gundown - song A Skyful of Stars for a Roof - theme The Hills Run Red - theme Custer of the West - theme Centennial - theme Ride the High Country - theme The Train Robbers - theme Chisum - song The Bravados - theme Run of the Arrow - The Purple Hills 3:10 To Yuma - song The Glory Guys - song El Dorado - song The Undefeated - theme Breakheart Pass - theme Tombstone - end titles Butch & Sundance: the Early Days - theme The Life & Times of Judge Roy Bean - theme Arizona Colt - theme A Man, a Horse & a Gun - theme Seven Winchesters for a Massacre - song Indio Black - theme Vado L'Amazzo e Torno - theme Ammazzal Tutti e Torna Solo - theme Seven Dollars on the Red - theme Seven Dollars on the Red - A Man Must Fight One Silver Dollar - song Il Pistolero Dell'-Ava Maria - theme Sabata - song The Genius - Cavalcade for Elise F-Troop song

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