Tonight we have this famous old movie on TV, with the great music of Morricone and that super theme played by Toots Tielemans, who is old now and recently being seen in an interview. Only for the music this is worth looking at.
Nice! Yes, that's a great movie. And if you haven't seen Leone's "Once Upon a Time in America," which also features music by Morricone, then you have to seek it out - and hopefully see it in the original version as the director conceived it.
I just now read on Wikipedia that the American release version of "America" was 90 minutes shorter than the original European version, and Leone was so depressed by that butchery that he never made another film afterwards.
It's embarrassing how American versions of great films are infamous for being mutilated, cut down - it's been that way for a very long time. We've never had the attention spans of Europeans, alas.