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 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Bruce Rowland's THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER is a beautiful, melodic score that deserves more attention than it receives.

Actually, the sequel score, Return to Snowy River (II - for some reason), is even better. The original one sounds kind of thin.


Have them both and love them both.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Howard Shore's Nobody's Fool is a great little score. I wouldn't say it needs to be reissued or expanded or anything, but as music, it's pretty nice if you find it laying around somewhere for cheap.


Great movie and great score. Paul Newman and the wonderful cast. I hope everyone takes the time to see and listern to this one. Good recommendation.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Bruce Rowland's THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER is a beautiful, melodic score that deserves more attention than it receives.

Actually, the sequel score, Return to Snowy River (II - for some reason), is even better. The original one sounds kind of thin.


Have them both and love them both.


Yes lovely scores both. Did anyone mention Iceman by Bruce Smeaton? It's another gem from down under.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Did anyone mention Iceman by Bruce Smeaton? It's another gem from down under.

Iceman is beautiful but INTENSE! I've never heard the shakuhachi played with so much gut-wrenching angst. The music really gets to the heart of the character. Great stuff.

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2013 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Did anyone mention Iceman by Bruce Smeaton? It's another gem from down under.

Iceman is beautiful but INTENSE! I've never heard the shakuhachi played with so much gut-wrenching angst. The music really gets to the heart of the character. Great stuff.


Yes. That score is alive! Electric even.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Ladder 49 has a sweet thematic score by William Ross

Today I listened to Bruce Broughton's score for True Women. It is lush and gorgeous.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO JOAN- Thanks, have to check those two out, Words in reviews that sets me looking are sweet, beautiful, sublime, pretty, gorgeous, because that is what I really like in a movie score.

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

LES AVENTURIERS and LE SAMOURAI: both composed by Fran├žois de Roubaix. While de Roubaix isn't quite obscure, he is around these parts alas.

I'll fetch some samples....

LE SAMOURAI


LES AVENTURIERS


Enjoy!

 
 Posted:   Dec 10, 2013 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

And this Manciniesque gem by Georges Garvarentz:

DU RIFIFI A PANAME


The sound quality isn't very good, but the energetic brass more than makes up for it.

S'il vous plait Music Box wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2013 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

THE ASPYYX-72- BILL MCGUFFIE- QUEST FOR LOVE-71- ERIC ROGERS- Two very pretty scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2013 - 9:24 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

COMFORT OF STRANGERS-90- ANGELO BADALAMENTI- TOUGH GUYS DON'T DANCE-87- ANGELO BADALAMENTI-THIS BOY'S LIFE-93-CARTER BURWELL

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



I have come upon 2 more:

The Heart of Me - Nicholas Hooper
Some Mother's Son - Bill Whelan

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 7:21 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

One of my favorite out-of-the-way jewels is A HANDFUL OF DUST by George Fenton, a perfect showcase for all the wonderful things he can do. It is by turns powerfully symphonic, jazzy, and supremely gentle and lyrical. I have been pleased to listen to this wonderful score for twenty years and once or twice a year. I fall into a period where it comes back into heavy rotation.

It may be difficult to find these days but I promise it is worth seeking out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

Did anyone mention Iceman by Bruce Smeaton? It's another gem from down under.

Iceman is beautiful but INTENSE! I've never heard the shakuhachi played with so much gut-wrenching angst. The music really gets to the heart of the character. Great stuff.


Yes. That score is alive! Electric even.


Add me to the list of huge fans of this wonderful score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

One of most unheralded Elmans is one of his best: EXTREME MEASURES. Its in the Dolores Claiborne style, if you like that.

EXTREME MEASURES is a really terrific score. I love it too, although DOLORES is total top of the heap when it comes to Elfman for me.

 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Akira Senju's The Mystery of Rampo.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 2, 2014 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

I cant mention Martin Boettchers " Winnetou"Ouvre
enough!
Its as if Barry and Schifrin are collaborating!
Awesome

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 3, 2014 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

SAFARI 3000-82- ERNEST GOLD- Barely played in theatres in America-Fantastic sweeping main march like theme.

 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

Mario Millo's "The Lighthorsemen". Yeah, the score is a rare one but it ranks in my top 5. Rousing action with great thematic cues. Just fabulous.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 4, 2014 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

I pulled something out of my CD collection today that I have had since around 2000 but never played. I listened to the entire CD and it was wonderful. "THE AVENGERS" by JOEL MCNEELY. I should have played it many years ago ! The film was a mess and tanked, but McNeely wrote some great music ! An underrated effort by an underrated composer. It is going to be played many times !

 
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