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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1060 on: February 09, 2018, 03:41:48 AM »
mmm...Shirley Bassey sang some pretty kick-ass Bond themes.
That's quite true but Nancy's is my all-time favourite.
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« Reply #1061 on: February 09, 2018, 06:20:38 AM »
That's quite true but Nancy's is my all-time favourite.
I have to go back and listen. Nancy is great. Shirley Bassey though, I don't know, pretty great! I guess we are lucky to have a time when pop music could really make an impression.

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« Reply #1062 on: February 09, 2018, 06:43:07 AM »
 :D
Schnittke's score for "Story of an Unknown Actor" is hauntingly beautiful, and quite a bit more accessible than his angst-ridden concert works: https://youtu.be/M3EuHTOLG8o

I absolutely love this by the same composer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKuMJL1qdnw

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« Reply #1063 on: February 13, 2018, 06:45:18 AM »
Well, this weekend I revisited Ghostbusters, which I do not believe I had seen since the season it opened.  And one half-surprising takeaway was, that while at the end of the movie you're probably humming the hit single theme song (Who you gonna call? No, really?) Elmer Bernstein's orchestral score really makes the movie the great success it is, from the ondes martenot in the opening NYPL scene, to the underscoring of the near-apocalypse finale.
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« Reply #1064 on: March 16, 2018, 12:56:23 PM »
This is rather fun - a sub-Shostakovichian pastiche but very enjoyable and not without a sense of looming tragedy and sadness at times:


The film was terrific.
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« Reply #1065 on: March 16, 2018, 01:41:42 PM »
This is rather fun - a sub-Shostakovichian pastiche but very enjoyable and not without a sense of looming tragedy and sadness at times:


The film was terrific.
How about a remake The death of Putin...

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« Reply #1066 on: March 16, 2018, 03:41:16 PM »
How about a remake The death of Putin...

Bring it on!
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« Reply #1067 on: June 13, 2018, 07:23:02 AM »
Ennio Morricone: The Mission


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« Reply #1068 on: June 13, 2018, 01:17:58 PM »
I enjoyed this enormously:

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« Reply #1069 on: June 13, 2018, 03:08:38 PM »
We recently watched Pygmalion from 1938 with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller: I was amazed to see that Arthur Honegger contributed the score!

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« Reply #1070 on: June 13, 2018, 08:44:35 PM »
We recently watched Pygmalion from 1938 with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller: I was amazed to see that Arthur Honegger contributed the score!

How interesting Leo! Never knew that.
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« Reply #1071 on: June 14, 2018, 04:43:54 AM »
We recently watched Pygmalion from 1938 with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller: I was amazed to see that Arthur Honegger contributed the score!

The Les Six connection set me to verifying . . . Georges Auric scored Wm Wyler's Roman Holiday (1953)
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« Reply #1072 on: June 14, 2018, 10:27:13 AM »
The Les Six connection set me to verifying . . . Georges Auric scored Wm Wyler's Roman Holiday (1953)

And 'Dead of Night' one of my very favourite films Karl.
Not to mention the hauntingly beautiful, magical score for 'Beauty and the Beast' (not the cartoon or Emma Watson version I hasten to add).
Although I like those scores as well.
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« Reply #1073 on: June 16, 2018, 09:48:11 AM »
Korngold: Various Film Scores [Gerhardt]


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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1074 on: June 16, 2018, 10:13:14 AM »
Korngold: Various Film Scores [Gerhardt]




A classic recording which attracted a great deal of attention when initially released on LP.
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« Reply #1075 on: June 16, 2018, 11:25:31 AM »
A classic recording which attracted a great deal of attention when initially released on LP.

Thank you for that information; I was not aware of that.
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« Reply #1076 on: June 17, 2018, 09:17:52 AM »
Thank you for that information; I was not aware of that.

It was and is very highly rated and I think it started that wonderful series of movie scores conducted by Charles Gerhardt.
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« Reply #1077 on: June 17, 2018, 09:40:15 AM »
It was and is very highly rated and I think it started that wonderful series of movie scores conducted by Charles Gerhardt.

Cheers. I will have to investigate Charles Gerhardt!
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« Reply #1078 on: June 17, 2018, 09:24:21 PM »
Cheers. I will have to investigate Charles Gerhardt!

If you type his name and 'classic film scores' into Amazon a lot come up. They were reissued on CD a while back but some are now over-priced. The one that I'd especially recommend is entitled 'Sunset Boulevard - the music of Franz Waxman' especially for the extraordinary 'making of the Female Monster' from Bride of Frankenstein. There's also a section from 'A Place in the Sun' which is identical to a part of Shostakovich's 11th Symphony but was composed before the Shostakovich! No way  that Dmitri S could have seen the movie and even more ironically Waxman conducted the West Coast premiere of Shostakovich's 11th Symphony.

I think that the clip below is very interesting and also plays a clip of the Fugue from Porgy and Bess, earlier than both, which has a similar theme.

https://youtu.be/Tzti-u2yd3o
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« Reply #1079 on: June 18, 2018, 04:56:41 AM »
There's also a section from 'A Place in the Sun' which is identical to a part of Shostakovich's 11th Symphony but was composed before the Shostakovich!

I am curious to hear this clip, can you find it and link?

 

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