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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:43 pm ]
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I know I'll probably be the only person posting in here, but at least I can keep all of my film score musings to a single thread. Everyone is allowed to discuss songs used in movies as well. :)

Anyways, John Williams' score to the 1977 John Frankenheimer movie Black Sunday has just been released on CD for the first time (with an unusually large print run of 10,000 copies). :thumbs:

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_det ... CK-SUNDAY/

Author:  Red [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:51 pm ]
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You should start a film music appreciation podcast.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:53 pm ]
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Me stammering incoherently for an hour...riveting.

Author:  Surf Monkey [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:56 pm ]
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Monterey Jack wrote:
Me stammering incoherently for an hour...riveting.


Believe me. I've heard worse podcasts.

The trick is to be knowledgeable about your subject, which you clearly are. That cuts through a lot of bad production and presentation. Personally, I bet you could pull it off.

Author:  caryc [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:15 pm ]
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Having never been a big fan of soundtracks I have recently been sucked into the world of the Indiana Jones trilogy music thanks to playing the LEGO Indiana Jones game on PS3. Thankfully, they didn't just play the familiar theme over and over again. They seem to have used music from each appropriate soundtrack and I have to say, I really want to own all three of them now.

I don't know about Crystal Skull. Not familiar enough with it. The one for Temple of Doom though has been outstanding, especially the parts used to underscore fight scenes.

Author:  JFelix [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:02 pm ]
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Monterey Jack wrote:
Me stammering incoherently for an hour...riveting.

JUST DON'T RECORD IT VIA SKYPE.

Author:  Cru [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:09 pm ]
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Monterey Jack wrote:
Me stammering incoherently for an hour...riveting.


I'd subscribe to a Monty podcast.

There are a lot of smart, tech-savvy people who visit here and DIMP. I'm sure if you asked nicely, and actually thanked them after the fact, they could help you with a podcast be it recording, editing or general production polish. Or at least teach you to fish, as it were, enough to get you capable of doing it yourself.

I'd do a podcast myself if it weren't for the fact that I have the radio-unfriendliest voice in the history of ever.

Author:  JFelix [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:28 pm ]
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I just downloaded the soundtrack to Moon.

Monty, what's your opinion on Clint Mansell? I would kind of figure you would dislike him as you seem to be more wrapped up in orchestral scoring.

Author:  Kryten [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:18 pm ]
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Or you could write a blog about it. Seriously, it seems to be the (and I am not saying 'only') thing you have going for you, that makes you special. Would make wonders for the ego.......

Author:  caryc [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:28 pm ]
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Cru wrote:

I'd do a podcast myself if it weren't for the fact that I have the radio-unfriendliest voice in the history of ever.


I thought you sounded fine on that one soundbite from the TV show you uploaded. You should do the podcast WITH Monty. That would be the best podcast in the history of podcasts.

Monty: Of all the scores I own, the one I keep coming back to the most is...

Cru: Like we care. Grow up.

Author:  Noto [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:09 pm ]
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JFelix wrote:
Monty, what's your opinion on Clint Mansell? I would kind of figure you would dislike him as you seem to be more wrapped up in orchestral scoring.


I know that you didn't ask me, but I'm chiming in anyway since I have literally been listening to Mansell's work from LONG before he composed his first film score. I think he's an incredible technician and when I try to think that this guy came from Pop Will Eat Itself (one of my favorite bands of all time) I am astounded by his growth. That said, I still think my favorite score was his work on Pi, more so than Requiem, more so than The Fountain. When Mansell goes minimal, it's aural brilliance.

Author:  JFelix [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:20 pm ]
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Now the text length is getting wacky.

Author:  Eric [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:43 pm ]
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Cru wrote:
I'd do a podcast myself if it weren't for the fact that I have the radio-unfriendliest voice in the history of ever.

Canadian accent, eh?

Author:  Cru [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:17 pm ]
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I speak Canadian prairies English, which is supposedly one of the most accent-neutral dialects there is. My voice is just weird, kinda deep, yet soft...at least it sounds that way to me when it's recorded. I'd deal with it if that meant I could do a podcast with Monty.

Author:  caryc [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:28 pm ]
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Cru wrote:
kinda deep, yet soft


He's the Canadian Isaac Hayes. Smooth... like butter...

Author:  Eric [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:43 pm ]
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It ain't as accent-neutral as Detroit, I can tell you that.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:19 pm ]
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JFelix wrote:
Monty, what's your opinion on Clint Mansell? I would kind of figure you would dislike him as you seem to be more wrapped up in orchestral scoring.


The Fountain was one of my favorite scores of 2006 (and even has become a regular in movie trailers, like for The Mist), and his 007-esque score for Sahara (of all things) was terrific. He's good. :thumbs:

And I like all kinds of film scoring, not just the "hundred-thousand-track John Williams thang" (as Stephen King once put it). Everything from Star Wars orchestral bombast to minimalist synth/chamber work like Mark Snow's X-Files music or certain John Carpenter scores (I like The Fog quite a bit). I'm sure Denny Zeitlin's eccentric score to the 70's Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remake would make most people mutter "The fuck...?", but it's phenominally effective in the movie, taking all of the skewed, noirish camera angles and lighting and pushing the paranoia even further. Granted, more tonal scores work better on CD.

Author:  Cru [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:07 pm ]
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caryc wrote:
He's the Canadian Isaac Hayes. Smooth... like butter...


I wish, but not really.

Author:  Shoe [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:38 pm ]
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caryc wrote:
Cru wrote:

I'd do a podcast myself if it weren't for the fact that I have the radio-unfriendliest voice in the history of ever.


I thought you sounded fine on that one soundbite from the TV show you uploaded. You should do the podcast WITH Monty. That would be the best podcast in the history of podcasts.

Monty: Of all the scores I own, the one I keep coming back to the most is...

Cru: Like we care. Grow up.

Yeah, see, now this is a brilliant idea. Just utterly brilliant. They can call it Soundtrack Abuse.

MONTY: The Fountain was one of my favorite scores of 2006 (and even has become a regular in movie trailers, like for The Mist), and his 007-esque score for--

CRU: Get out of the fucking basement already.

MONTY: <sigh>

MONTY: As I was saying, his 007-esque score for--

CRU: :kneel:

MONTY: :flip:

CRU: :lol:

MONTY: I'M NOT DOING THIS ANYMORE!

Author:  Shoe [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:38 pm ]
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Monty, Tangerine Dream is my favorite band of all time.

Author:  Chris Knight [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:42 pm ]
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Shoe wrote:
Monty, Tangerine Dream is my favorite band of all time.

I saw them live once. In the long, long ago.

Author:  Shoe [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:46 pm ]
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Chris Knight wrote:
Shoe wrote:
Monty, Tangerine Dream is my favorite band of all time.

I saw them live once. In the long, long ago.

It must have been exciting watching a few old German men standing around in front of keyboards making believe they're in a spaceship.

I wonder if when they're playing they think, "This is the part where the rocketship blasts off into the Unicorn Vortex and all the planets turn into pink soap bubbles. The audience is really going to love this!"

::presses key on keyboard::

::tone indistinguishable from the last 30 minutes of tones results::

"Whoa! We're totally in outer space now! Ach stein!"

Author:  Marq [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:31 pm ]
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Of late, I've been listening to Fabio Frizzi's score for The Beyond more than can be healthy.
And Riz Ortolani's Cannibal Holocaust. Doesn't get much better than that.

Author:  Noto [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:38 pm ]
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I've been replaying the first Mass Effect game, and I think of Tangerine Dream the entire time.

Author:  Chris Knight [ Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:36 pm ]
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During the 90s, TD had a female member. I have never heard anything that iteration of the band did, because they started royally sucking after Miracle Mile. I'm more of a Thief/Risky Business/The Keep-era TD fan.

Author:  Cru [ Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:29 am ]
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Marq wrote:
Of late, I've been listening to Fabio Frizzi's score for The Beyond more than can be healthy.


"Hotel Lament" is the default ring tone on my cell.

Author:  Shoe [ Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:57 am ]
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Chris Knight wrote:
During the 90s, TD had a female member. I have never heard anything that iteration of the band did, because they started royally sucking after Miracle Mile. I'm more of a Thief/Risky Business/The Keep-era TD fan.

They're not actually my favorite band, but I do like them a lot and really enjoy the hell out of their mid-1970s stuff. I've gotten really into krautrock from that era the last two years or so, and have found myself becoming a big fan of Ash Ra Tempel, Cluster, and Neu!, others.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:54 am ]
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John Williams' wonderful score for Alfred Hitchcock's final movie, 1976's Family Plot, finally available on CD from Varese Sarabande (5000 copies, it'll go fast). :thumbs:

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http://www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/ ... lot/Detail

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:52 pm ]
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This is cool...a surprisingly awesome suite from Jerry Goldsmith's magnificent Wind & The Lion score performed by a Hawaiian high school band. :thumbs:


Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:14 am ]
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Happy 80th to the maestro, John Williams! :thumbs:

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Author:  Pender [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:59 am ]
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Indeed.

:thumbs:

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:16 am ]
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Here's hoping for a sixth Oscar in a few weeks for War Horse (I couldn't find a YouTube clip for Williams' Fiddler On The Roof win, and that was an adaptation/conducting job, anyways).

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:08 pm ]
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Jesus, this spring marks the 20th anniversary of the first soundtrack album I ever bought. :eek:

Author:  Chris Knight [ Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:04 am ]
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The first two CDs I ever bought were soundtracks. Totally sold me on the format.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:44 am ]
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Chris Knight wrote:
The first two CDs I ever bought were soundtracks. Totally sold me on the format.


I actually mainly collected on cassette until...God, 1995? By 96/97 I had switched over entirely to CDs.

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