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 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

I believe it was meant in a tongue in cheek way.

Coming from the poster in question, I wasn't sure. But if that's the case, then I apologize.


Wow, so you really thought that a person who has been a member on the forum since 2001 doesn't like film music at all? Well, then it had been a hell of a waste of time being here, I'll tell you that.


He apologized!

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Film music is at the absolute top of my list of interests, and has been for a very long time. It is my highest of passions, zero doubt.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

Without a doubt...

THE TOP.

No matter how much I love travel, reading, my love of animals... and the list goes on...

Film Music will never budge from the top slot.

As I write this... The Blue Box is playing (courtesy of FSM)...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Without a doubt...

THE TOP.

No matter how much I love travel, reading, my love of animals... and the list goes on...

Film Music will never budge from the top slot.

As I write this... The Blue Box is playing (courtesy of FSM)...


And how many CDs do you have? What % of your collection is film scores?

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Without a doubt...

THE TOP.

No matter how much I love travel, reading, my love of animals... and the list goes on...

Film Music will never budge from the top slot.

As I write this... The Blue Box is playing (courtesy of FSM)...


And how many CDs do you have? What % of your collection is film scores?


Weird questions. Was trying to figure out why you singled Redokt out to ask him that...and couldn't come up with a why. Like, how does that matter? Were you just curious?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Well, my #1 interest and passion is the opposite sex. But music is #2. smile

Hardly a hobby, it is both a physical and psychological need, interest. requirement either from same or opposite sex.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

Without a doubt...

THE TOP.

No matter how much I love travel, reading, my love of animals... and the list goes on...

Film Music will never budge from the top slot.

As I write this... The Blue Box is playing (courtesy of FSM)...


And how many CDs do you have? What % of your collection is film scores?


Weird questions. Was trying to figure out why you singled Redokt out to ask him that...and couldn't come up with a why. Like, how does that matter? Were you just curious?


Because his answer is similar to what I would have written had I answered my own question. And I figure the size of his collection would equal the amount of his passion. So I was curious.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Very high, although I think of music as one interest rather than "film music" as a separate interest. And that interest extends to playing guitar pretty well and piano not-so-well but slowly getting better. My other main interest is Korean cults, and you'd be surprised how often those two interests intersect. Just recently I was watching a propaganda film by a Korean cult whose leader is in jail for rape (4 counts and literally thousands of other allegations - he was a fugitive wanted by INTERPOL for some 8 years), and accompanying the idyllic footage of the cult's rural retreat was the sweet music of Joe Hisaishi's Kikujiro (Summer) score. Mixed emotions when I came across that: "Cool, they like Joe Hisaishi too... Oh no, they like Joe Hisaishi too!

Beyond those, exercise and reading are my other interests. And despite loving film music, films themselves aren't real high on my lists of interest. I enjoy a good film sure, especially if I like the composer attached to it, but generally my film music interest far far exceeds my interest in films.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 3:58 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Next to my family, music is my life ... and, as a I grow older, it seems to be even more so.

Yes, I can do without music - we're just back from a two-week motoring holiday during which I played no more than 4hrs of music - but since coming home the hi-fi has hardly been quiet!

As for film music as a genre, this was my door into music collecting (thank you, sister - Christmas 1970 - Geoff Love's Big Western Movie Themes) and this genre represents well over 60% of my collection, based on individual tracks.

But the last 6 - 9 months has seen a move away towards Classical music (that heading meant to represent all sorts of Concert Hall works from, say, Haydn to Birtwistle). I'm losing interest in the big action scores by the likes of Goldsmith and Williams; even my fanaticism for Morricone is waning ... I'm not so desperate to collect every release of his!

But I don't see a day when my love of the genre of film music wanes completely ... it's just that so few modern scores work for me. I think the very disappointing score (and film, generally) to last year's Skyfall has really dented my enthusiasm and I need a new release to get me in the film score buying mood again.

NP: (my wife's choice): Jerry Goldsmith's Legend (having previously played two pieces by Bartok - my choices!)

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I don't think I'd call it a hobby (I'm not sure I even have a hobby), but I do love listening to music, headphones on & I'm away. Soundtracks are just part of the music I like listening to, along with 60's & 70's pop/rock & baroque & 20th century orchestral music. A big one of life's pleasures.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

I'm a huge enthusiast for film - all nations, most genres, as long as it's good. So, film music is fundamental to that passion and a great score can exponentially increase the value of a film for me. I listened again yesterday to Herrmann's score for "Vertigo" and I kept asking myself whether Hitchcock really understood how good this music was and what he was dealing with. It's a sublime score and in my top 5 of all time.

When one thinks back affectionately on a favourite film there's the title music right there in one's head - so evocative and powerful. Friedhofer's score for "Best Years of Our Lives" always brings me to my knees.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   neelyre   (Member)

Not as high as it used to be,

Movies and movie music were hand-and-hand #1 when I was a teen. Now it's somewhere in the Top 10 I guess. My wife, good sex, College Football, my dogs, physical fitness all have taken priority for me.

Ironically, college and the internet are really to account for the drop in interest. As a teen I grew up in a small town as a skinny geeky film music guy, raiding the used record stores in the outer cities (Chattanooga, TN). In college, I had to socialize more, went to football games and extra curricular stuff. Used records stores were plentiful in a college town and both the FSM mag and the internet made soundtrack info, collecting much easier. So less time had to be spent finding and researching soundtracks, and more time to develop other interests.

I'm grateful for my college experience therefore and love that fact that I can still have a healthy appreciation for film music, and have time to develop other appreciations.

Rick

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

Without a doubt...

THE TOP.

No matter how much I love travel, reading, my love of animals... and the list goes on...

Film Music will never budge from the top slot.

As I write this... The Blue Box is playing (courtesy of FSM)...


And how many CDs do you have? What % of your collection is film scores?


Weird questions. Was trying to figure out why you singled Redokt out to ask him that...and couldn't come up with a why. Like, how does that matter? Were you just curious?


Because his answer is similar to what I would have written had I answered my own question. And I figure the size of his collection would equal the amount of his passion. So I was curious.


I think the last physical count (start of 2013) was 3500... with 3000 of them directly in the category of film/tv music (scores, compilations, etc.)... The remaining 500 or so is split between
all other types except Rap (gag me). For cassettes (yes, still have them) and lp's (still have them as well) total of both 1500, with 1400 of them being soundtrack related.

Alpha order by composer... alpha order within that composers section... oldest to newest release of title going left to right.

Like I said... film music will never budge from my number one interest. Recently I was listening to all things Herrmann, Rozsa and Waxman. Still on the Blue Box by FSM... and, next up is John Barry.

Thanks for the questions. Good to be back.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   Ludwig van   (Member)

I listened again yesterday to Herrmann's score for "Vertigo" and I kept asking myself whether Hitchcock really understood how good this music was and what he was dealing with.

Yes, it is an interesting question. To have been able to work with Herrmann on so many occasions says something in itself. And he gave Herrmann a lot of freedom and heeded his opinions - the PSYCHO shower scene is a case in point. But then there was the TORN CURTAIN incident that broke off the collaboration for good. Hitch's desire to "keep current" by asking for popular music for that film makes me wonder whether he did value Herrmann music before and his priorities had simply changed, or whether he thought of it differently somehow with less value attached to it.

 
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