The Ecstasy of Gold
The Ecstasy of Gold from Schiff Gold
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The quest for gold can drive people to great extremes.
Ennio Morricone’s musical composition entitled “The Ecstasy of Gold” captures the passion aroused by gold in musical form.
If you have ever seen a Metallica concert, you are familiar with the song. The band has been using it to open its concerts for years.
Morricone composed the piece for the classic western “The Good the Bad and the Ugly,” staring Clint Eastwood. The song plays as Tuco (played by Eli Wallach) frantically searches a cemetery for the grave of Arch Stanton. It supposedly holds $200,000 in gold coins. The music, coupled with the frenetic cinematography, perfectly captures the emotions aroused by gold. Ecstasy is the perfect word.
Ultimately, Tuco gets his gold – or at least half of it.
After Tuco digs up Arch Stanton’s grave and finds only a skeleton, Blondie (“the man with no name played by Eastwood) reveals that the gold is actually hidden in a grave next to it marked “Unknown.” When Tuco finally gets his hands on the bags of gold, Blondie holds him at gunpoint, then orders him into a hangman’s noose tied to a tree. Blondie leaves Tuco perched precariously on top of an unsteady tombstone with the noose around his neck. He then takes half the gold and rides away. But Blondie dramatically returns and cuts the rope with a shot from his rifle. Tuco lands in a heap on top of his share of the gold.
For centuries, people have searched for gold. They’ve risked their lives for it. Some, like Tuco and Blondie have even killed for it. Gold is obviously worth having. It has historically been equated with great wealth.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go to the extremes of Tuco, Angel Eyes, and the man with no name to get your hands on this treasure. You can simply buy gold. All you have to do is call 1-888-GOLD-160 and talk to SchiffGold’s precious metal specialists. They will help you figure out how to best invest in gold – no shooting necessary.