Inspired by recent posts from some of my favourite bloggers, including Ruth’s post on her top five favourite Hans Zimmer scores, Nostra’s Monday Question on soundtracks, Castor’s Q&A on The Best Use of Music in the Movies and Ben’s post on the wonderful John Williams, I’ve decided to introduce a new, regular feature on my blog: Musical Monday.
Each week I will take a look at either a musical, a composer, a soundtrack or a particular track from a film. This week it is the wonderfully charismatic main theme from The Magnificent Seven. Directed by John Sturges, the musical score was composed by Elmer Bernstein.
When I hear the main title I think of adventure, horses, sunshine and cowboys. It’s an exciting piece of music that is full of life and leaves you with a smile on your face and the desire to grab your horse and travel back in time to the Wild West.