Friday, December 02, 2005

The Worst Scoring in a Great Movie

If you happen to see The Untouchables again, as I just did, pay special attention to the scenes with Eliot Ness and his wife.

Wait! Come back!

I know they're boring, and no one who watches this movie ever pays attention to those scenes, or they go to the bathroom or get a sandwich, but that's why all these years we've all apparently missed some of the worst music in motion picture history.

In particular, watch the first scene, when Mrs. Ness is packing Eliot's sack lunch, and the later scene when she is in the maternity ward after having their baby. The music is unbelievably bad (and unspeakably loud).

Someone should have taken composer Ennio Morricone and explained baseball to him... the concept of teamwork... what it means to be part of a team.

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