“Abolicao” – Ennio Morricone, from the 1968 film “Burn (Queimada)” dir. Gillo Pontecorvo


Many people say that Ennio Morricone’s best score is “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” “Once Upon a Time in the West,” or “The Mission.” All of those are great, but his score for “Burn!” (“Queimada”) is magnificent, especially this majestic piece that played over the opening credits.  Director Gillo Pontecorvo’s underrated follow-up to “The Battle of Algiers,” starring Marlon Brando.