Quote Originally Posted by AncientChord View Post
That's because Morricone was connected to Dario Argento long before Argento went on to make films. So they already had a feel for each other. Sergio Leone, Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento co-wrote the screenplay for Leone's epic masterpiece, Once Upon A Time In The West. My God, with the talents of those three, no wonder that screenplay IMO is one of the greatest I've ever seen and heard. So deep, so many side stories, so much depth and insight about what civilization with bring to the wild frontier, and how it will end an ancient way of life.
From memory this goes even further back. The father of Dario Argento , Salvatore was a film producer and as all lived in Rome I remember having seen a documentary where Dario Argento talks about Leone being at the family home.
Btw one thing that Leone and Corbucci and in a musical way Morricone brought to the western was their Roman humour that created often a contrast to the rough atmosphere .