Il était une fois en Amérique Soundtrack (

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Alternate Names:
Title in Español:

Érase una vez en América

Title in Italiano:

C'era una volta in America

Title in Português:

Era Uma Vez na América

Title in Français:

Il était une fois en Amérique

Title in Türk:

Bir Zamanlar Amerika

Title in Deutsch:

Es war einmal in Amerika


Once Upon a Time in America

With the vivid memory of his long-gone childhood friends Max, Patsy, and Cockeye etched in his mind, his ferociously loyal partners-in-crime during their rise to prominence in New York's Prohibition-era Lower East Side, the defeated, penniless, and guilt-ridden former gangster David "Noodles" Aaronson returns to Manhattan.

Not knowing what to expect on his mission to shed light on his opaque past, grizzled Noodles reunites with his only living friend Fat Moe after 35 haunted years of self-exile. However, the relentless, piercing sound of culpability stands in the way of finding closure, as the inscrutable content of a well-worn leather suitcase further complicates matters.

And now, against the backdrop of a torn conscience, the sad, bittersweet recollections of more than 50 years of love, death, and everything in-between become inextricably intertwined, leading to even more puzzling questions. But what are a man's options when he is left with nothing?

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Il était une fois en Amérique
God Bless America
Irving Berlin: Performer
Kate Smith: Performer
'Summertime' from 'Porgy and Bess'
George Gershwin: Performer
DuBose Heyward: Lyrics
Night and Day
Cole Porter: Performer
John Lennon: Performer
Albert Gamse: English lyrics
José María Lacalle: Performer
La Gazza Ladra
St. James Infirmary Blues
Irving Mills: Writer
Cockeye's Song/Childhood Memories
Ennio Morricone: Performer
Gheorghe Zamfir: Performer
Ennio Morricone: Performer
'Summertime' from 'Porgy and Bess'
Irving Berlin: Performer
Cockeye's Song/Childhood Memories
Ennio Morricone: Performer

User reviews

Elizabeth Lopez

The soundtrack of Il était une fois en Amérique perfectly captures the melancholic and nostalgic tone of the film, enhancing the emotional impact of the story.

Robert Johnson

The evocative melodies and atmospheric tones of the music enhance the storytelling, transporting the listener to the Prohibition-era Lower East Side of New York and immersing them in the world of the characters.

Richard Lopez

The use of music in the film is masterful, creating a sense of nostalgia, longing, and melancholy that lingers long after the movie has ended. Ennio Morricone's score is a work of art that elevates the entire viewing experience and adds another layer of depth to the already rich narrative.

Kenneth Hill

Overall, the soundtrack of Il était une fois en Amérique is a powerful and integral part of the film, elevating the storytelling and leaving a lasting impression on the viewer.

Elizabeth Brown

The haunting main theme of the film lingers in the mind long after the movie ends, serving as a poignant reminder of the characters' struggles and triumphs. The music not only enhances the visual storytelling but also stands on its own as a powerful and moving musical experience.

Margaret Harris

The soundtrack of Once Upon a Time in America is a hauntingly beautiful masterpiece that perfectly captures the emotional depth and complexity of the film.

Melissa Thomas

The composer's use of diverse instruments and musical motifs creates a rich tapestry of sound that mirrors the film's intricate storytelling. From tender, melancholic piano melodies to sweeping orchestral arrangements, the soundtrack keeps the audience fully immersed in the world of the characters, evoking a wide range of emotions.

Laura Moore

The way the music builds tension and suspense throughout the film is masterfully done, keeping the audience on edge and engaged in the unfolding drama.

Dorothy Johnson

The use of haunting melodies and evocative musical themes in the film's score adds depth and complexity to the characters' inner turmoil and struggles.

Mark Hill

The soundtrack of Once Upon a Time in America is a masterpiece that perfectly captures the haunting and emotional essence of the film. The music seamlessly weaves through the complex narrative, enhancing every scene with its evocative melodies and haunting themes.

Donna Carter

The orchestral arrangements in the soundtrack are rich and immersive, creating a sense of time and place that transports the audience to the Prohibition-era Lower East Side of New York.