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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1160 on: April 28, 2020, 04:48:01 PM »
Currently enjoying this (Laurence Rosenthal). Watched the movie with much pleasure a couple of nights ago. The 1981 film is IMO so much better than the forgettable recent version and the music adds to the escapist fantasy element of the film.


Makes me think of Conan the Barbarian with its superb score by Basil Poledouris - which you made me discover  ;)


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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1161 on: April 28, 2020, 11:09:30 PM »
Makes me think of Conan the Barbarian with its superb score by Basil Poledouris - which you made me discover  ;)


Oh, I'd forgotten that. That is an even greater score - quite a classic really. I've even heard the Poledouris score compared, not unreasonably I think, to Prokofiev's 'Alexander Nevsky'.
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1162 on: April 30, 2020, 06:36:07 AM »
One of my all time favorites. Not from a David Lynch film but a tv show of his from 1989, Twin Peaks:

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« Reply #1163 on: April 30, 2020, 11:39:49 AM »
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1164 on: May 02, 2020, 10:07:59 AM »
Currently playing. A reissue of the original soundtrack on the Milan label with impressive sound quality:
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1165 on: May 04, 2020, 01:16:44 PM »
Currently enjoying this (Laurence Rosenthal). Watched the movie with much pleasure a couple of nights ago. The 1981 film is IMO so much better than the forgettable recent version and the music adds to the escapist fantasy element of the film.


I love that film, Jeffrey. One of my favorites from my childhood. And, yes, the recent remake is garbage.
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1166 on: May 04, 2020, 02:27:39 PM »
IMHO Morricone is more like Opera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8fKkhz_Xhc

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1167 on: May 04, 2020, 10:23:50 PM »
Thanks Roy, for the link!
Never heard of Hundra before. ... The book music is better than the movie !

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1168 on: May 04, 2020, 10:45:11 PM »
I love that film, Jeffrey. One of my favorites from my childhood. And, yes, the recent remake is garbage.
The original 'stop-start' animation of 'Jason and the Argonauts' was also incomparably better that recent versions. Also with a fine score by Bernard Herrmann.
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1169 on: May 05, 2020, 04:21:54 PM »
Bruno Nicolai made a tasty parody of Radetzkymarch illustrating a massacre of austrian soldiers in Mexico
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGGf6z-Vunk

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1170 on: May 10, 2020, 01:33:37 AM »
Now playing - Dario Marianelli 'Darkest Hour'. They showed the film on TV last night for obvious reasons which encouraged me to play the inspiring soundtrack again. Interesting that it was released on DGG. His music for 'Everest' was also excellent:


Added later, in the same spirit - marvellous cover image. Soundtrack is only 30 mins but I find it very moving: now playing: Chris Roe's score for 'Spitfire':
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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1171 on: September 14, 2020, 06:22:16 AM »
From WAYLTN thread:
I don't recall ever having a compilation film music album where I have enjoyed every track, however this one (original soundtrack recordings) certainly comes into that category:
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).