Last month, when I was rekindling my love for gangster films, I watched The Untouchables, and one of the things that really made me love the film was Ennio Morricone’s beautiful soundtrack. I’ve always enjoyed his music. His film soundtracks like Once Upon a Time in America and The Mission are absolutely gorgeous. When I found out he composed for The Untouchables, I was curious to see what the soundtrack would be like. I was quite surprised to see I enjoyed it a lot to where I decided to feature its main theme for this month’s Symphonic Selections.
This is the magnificent main theme. In the film, this was first performed when the four Untouchables came together and went on their first liquor raid. This theme, which sounds so grandiose, pretty much played whenever the Untouchables were successful with their missions. It has a very noble feel to it, and it’s just fitting for them since they tirelessly worked together to bring down Al Capone. This song’s just amazing. I couldn’t stop listening to it for weeks. Every time I hear this piece, it puts a huge smile on my face, and it also has the tendencies to make tears come to my eyes because of its beautiful, triumphant melody. Do give this musical masterpiece a listen if you can! Tell me what you think and also let me know if you’re a fan of Morricone’s music :D