Windows, by Gordon Willis (available here) was released in 1980, and had Talia Shire as leading actress. I haven’t watched it but it’s unlikely I will, as the reviews on IMDB are so bad. Yet, though it was the first film Willis made as a director, he did feature original music by Ennio Morricone which immediately grabs my attention, no matter what day of the week it is.
Originally, the film had only 15 minutes of Morricone’s music, but as often happens, ‘suddenly’ they ‘discovered’ in ‘the vaults’, that they have the master tapes for this soundtrack and realized there are 46 minutes of music written for this film!
So we’re talking about one of Morricone’s most beautiful soundtracks. The main theme A Terrific View alone worth the purchase of this album. Beautiful and touching melody that repeats in different variations along the album.
As the movie is a thriller, we have the appropriate mysterious / dark sounds and rhythms, and of course all music is beautifully composed and arranged.
This soundtrack was reissued for the first time couple of years ago, and in the label’s website it’s now sold out. But do try to get a copy of the album somehow, as this is a real treat for Morricone’s fans.