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Musical scores and film composers

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Re: Musical scores and film composers

Postby kingrat » October 4th, 2011, 4:13 pm

If you like the main theme for Lawrence of Arabia--and I do--then you'll love the opening of Bruckner's Sixth Symphony, because that's where Maurice Jarre found the idea, consciously or not.

According to his daughter, Bernard Herrmann's favorite score was The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. It's wonderful. So is Hangover Square.

Very interesting scoring by Pharoah Sanders for the new film Love Crime, discussed by me in the foreign film thread. Very spare, tenor sax, guitar, and harmonium.

Bronislau Kaper is the opposite of Max Steiner, because his scores are usually spare. The opening music for A Life of Her Own, re-used in Invitation, is beautiful and melancholy.

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Re: Musical scores and film composers

Postby charliechaplinfan » October 5th, 2011, 1:48 pm

movieman1957 wrote:I found Carl Davis when he scored "The World At War." A 26 hour documentary from Thames Television on WWII. Since then there are many other films, among them Sunday night's broadcast of Keaton's "Our Hospitality." The man can write.


I love the music to The World at War, I love the series too, I'd forgotten Carl Davis wrote the music.
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Re: Musical scores and film composers

Postby CineMaven » October 5th, 2011, 7:18 pm

Does anyone remember the PBS documentary "THE HISTORY OF OIL"? Can someone tell me the composer for that...and where I might pick up a DVD of the documentary.
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Re: Musical scores and film composers

Postby MissGoddess » October 5th, 2011, 7:31 pm

I love "Experiment in Terror", Theresa. You're right, it sets the perfect tone for that chilling movie. Speaking of television specials, I love the music Manicini did for "The Thorn Birds". I even have the CD, though it's for the sequel. I guess it was his last really big score.
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Re: Musical scores and film composers

Postby CineMaven » October 6th, 2011, 1:44 am

Mancini did "THE THORNBIRDS"? Whoa...I never knew that.
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Re: Musical scores and film composers

Postby MissGoddess » October 6th, 2011, 8:20 am

CineMaven wrote:Mancini did "THE THORNBIRDS"? Whoa...I never knew that.


I didn't find it out until years later when I looked for a soundtrack. I was astonished. But I shouldn't have been.

I actually got to see a Fred Astaire tribute at the Hollywood Bowl where Mancini made a very frail appearance. This was when I was fresh and green in Hollywood, I have no recollection of the the details, only that it was great being at a truly classy event. Men in tuxes, ladies in cocktail dresses, soft weather and of course, incredible, beautiful music. Sigh.
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Re: Musical scores and film composers

Postby RedRiver » October 6th, 2011, 9:14 am

I like EXPERIMENT IN TERROR too. The small scale, "no frills" look merely adds to the suspense and the intimacy. It's a tight little thriller.

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Re: Musical scores and film composers

Postby CineMaven » October 6th, 2011, 11:35 am

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I walked to the Hollywood Bowl on my trip this April. It was closed but I walked around the area. I was there in the 70's. Your description is lovely, April. I can imagine how beautiful it all was for you.
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