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 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Wonder if the DON JUAN pieces are included? Anyone know if Grusin rerecorded them for the film or did they just use the original pieces?

I seem to remember the bootleg sounded like it was from the Gerhart recording, but I could be wrong.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   Frank V   (Member)

Wonder if the DON JUAN pieces are included? Anyone know if Grusin rerecorded them for the film or did they just use the original pieces?

It should be part of the track "Sloth & Chunk" (track 25).

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"It's them Goobers!" big grin

Ah, I hope there's some pictures of Kerri Green in the booklet... wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

BTW, Goonies fans will get a kick out of this...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It's a fun '80's romp score, Basil, but nothing outstanding!
I enjoy most of it, but I think a lot of the love is also for the film, which is, for many people, a 'memorable childhood film', with very distinctive characters, lines of dialogue, and music.
I actually loathe the film. I was getting a bit older when I saw it in the cinema (1985, I was 20) and I thought it was horrible. The music is the only good thing about it, in my opinion.
If you don't like the samples, I don't think the score is for you. The film also had some Max Steiner music in it, if I recall correctly.


I agree with you. Although I'm a child of the 80's, I never saw this as a kid and only got around to it a few years ago. Well, it's charming and all that, but has more plot holes than a Swiss cheese. It's generally quite flawed (we actually had a long thread awhile back where we went into all this in more detail). I think many have a forgiving attitude to it because they are nostalgically connected to it.

The score is....well, fine. Unpretentious, tongue-in-cheek, heart-on-the-sleeve type of thing. No big deal, really, but it's become a fan favourite - also boosted by the fact that it has been largely unavailable for so many years - so I'm sure it will sell like hotcakes.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

LOL @ Jack Bauer interrogating Chunk razz

Classic!

and Thor...

Goonies is an 80's kids flick. You're not supposed to look for plot or story, its target audience was kids and teenagers.

Avatar he gives a pass on the story, yet Goonies he faults for plot holes roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   panavision   (Member)

Goonies relies on stereotypes to sell the laughs.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

"The Goonies" is polarizing based on when you were born, apparently. I'm 45, and nobody my age thinks of this movie as anything but a ridiculous joke. But everybody -- and I mean everybody -- I know who is 35 worships this film as a classic. The first time I discovered that adults loved this film, it made me feel very old.

By the way, I'm not judging. If the Goonies R good enough for you, great! I'm not knocking anybody's taste. Please, nobody yell at me.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   soop.broth   (Member)

Here we go...

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Avatar he gives a pass on the story, yet Goonies he faults for plot holes roll eyes

Ultimately, for all our blabbing (and I'm very guilty), a movie works for us at a gut level or it does not. And then we all struggle to retroactively explain our gut responses. So "Avatar" worked for Thor (I thinkā€¦ maybe he should weigh in just to make sure), and "The Goonies" did not. I am twice as cranky at Thor, because I liked neither. (Though if forced at gunpoint to watch one -- an unlikely scenario, granted -- I'd probably sit through "Avatar" again before I could watch "The Goonies" again. See Thor? I can be reasonable.)

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   soop.broth   (Member)

For the record I don't give a shit what any single one of you thinks about this movie (pro or con). But I'd love to hear what you have to say about the score. That's why we're here, right?

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

No big deal, really....

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Well Thor is right about the nostalgia though, as you pointed out as well SchiffyM. For a lot of people around the age of 30 this is a great childhood memory. I have a friend who is my age who has never seen the movie complete, he just doesn't get it when myself and others talk about the movie.

I'm looking forward to Data's theme!

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Wonder if the DON JUAN pieces are included? Anyone know if Grusin rerecorded them for the film or did they just use the original pieces?

I seem to remember the bootleg sounded like it was from the Gerhart recording, but I could be wrong.


They were recorded with the score. (The odd thing being that Sloth isn't watching The Adventures Of Don Juan in the basement TV. I think it was Captain Blood?)

That said, Goonies is a lot of fun and I can see why people would like it. Its now become a part of 80s schtick and its obvious no one on the film took it seriously and everyone had a good time. (I'd say this is untrue of Avatar, which thinks its saying something important and in a very "important" way when all it is is the zombified plot ideas of other films with a different coat of paint. Its amazing CG experience will surely go the way of Pet Rocks and shag carpet in 10 years.)

And if anyone wants a fun time, go listen/watch the commentary track on the Goonies DVD. Its the entire cast plus Richard Donner all laugh and having a good time ... and an exchange of money from an old bet between Donner and Martha Plimpton.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:27 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

It's not a holy grail for me the same way Back to the Future was but, oh what the hell, I'll take one! I'm 27 but I only saw the film for the first time in 2001. I enjoyed it very much and I can see why it's still popular today.

And I'll probably pick up Short Circuit as well. This'll be my first Dave Grusin score AND my first David Shire score.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Jeff M   (Member)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :embarrassmentrders score, passes out::

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Dan J. Schulte   (Member)

"The Goonies" is polarizing based on when you were born, apparently. I'm 45, and nobody my age thinks of this movie as anything but a ridiculous joke. But everybody -- and I mean everybody -- I know who is 35 worships this film as a classic. The first time I discovered that adults loved this film, it made me feel very old.

By the way, I'm not judging. If the Goonies R good enough for you, great! I'm not knocking anybody's taste. Please, nobody yell at me.


haha.. I'm 41 and I LOVE The Goonies music AND film. I love it because it's nostalgic and I think most people my age love it because anyone with a decent childhood relishes the thought of having this sort of adventure when they were 12-16. You don't have to be a curmudgeon. Admit it, you love Chunk. Now go practice that truffle shuffle in the mirror. big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   David Kessler   (Member)

My one eyed willie is very excited!!!

*LOL* I dont dare ask who your one eyed willie is smile
and why he is one eyed??

but its cool that more are excited by Sloth & Co smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Terrific news. This is one of the scores that got me into film music to begin with. A great Varese batch, all around.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2010 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

This sounds like good news to me, but at 79 minutes plus...think you used enough dynamite there, Butch?

 
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