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 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   Frank Vincent   (Member)

It just arrived.... Haven't opened it yet, but does anyone know why the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce received special thanks?

They provided one of the pictures in the booklet.

 Posted:   Apr 22, 2010 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

They provided one of the pictures in the booklet.

Thanks for the information!

 Posted:   May 3, 2010 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)


 Posted:   May 26, 2010 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   James Goldstein   (Member)

Fewer than 100 copies, guys. Don't wait.

 Posted:   May 26, 2010 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

Fewer than 100 copies, guys. Don't wait.

Haha... I JUST posted this. razz

 Posted:   Jun 8, 2010 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)


Speaking of Warner, the studio has now officially announced The Goonies: 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition on DVD and Blu-ray for release on 11/2 (SRP $39.92 and $49.99). Special features on both versions will include cast commentary with director Richard Donner and all seven actors, The Making of The Goonies documentary, Cyndi Lauper The Goonies 'R Good Enough music video, deleted scenes and the theatrical trailer. So not much new on the disc itself, other than the new HD transfer and 5.1 lossless audio. However, the packaging will include "an exciting new board game, collectible storyboard prints, a 1985 souvenir magazine with captivating behind-the-scenes stories about the actual filming in Astoria, Oregon, including the production design that transformed Astoria into the "Goon Docks," and a reprint of a 2009 article with updates of the entire cast, as well as producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner." Here's a look a the packaging...

 Posted:   Oct 6, 2010 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

Just unsealed this CD today - can you belive i have had this cd since mid june.

Well...onto the listening. BTW I have never seen the film.

The Opening is a killer - reminds me of the mozart period in music though the end is a bit downer - I would love the rythmic figure to continiu.

Track 5 has some that reminds me of goldsmiths ALIEN (the lab sequence - end of the cue)

Track 8 has something that reminds me of strings techniqed heard in - NOT SURE about this one but ROBOCOP (even if it came 2 years after AND SW 6) - And that synthesizer almost near the also seems to be identical to the synthesizer that have been used in ROBO.

I wonder if this score was temp to ROBO - i hear similarities in it at times.

track 20 has something grand and noble music that reminds me of the air-glider sequence from Barry's Moonraker.

AND SUDDENLY in track 25 there is a little hint of Williams Superman theme smile

 Posted:   Oct 6, 2010 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Track 8 has something that reminds me of strings techniqed heard in - NOT SURE about this one but ROBOCOP (even if it came 2 years after AND SW 6)

If I remember right, you may be talking about col legno
A very effective technique to get a bit of quiet mystery.

AND SUDDENLY in track 25 there is a little hint of Williams Superman theme smile

Intentional, of course (as it says in the liner notes)

 Posted:   Apr 29, 2011 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   darthbrett   (Member)

Has anyone attempted to edit together a film version of the Fratelli Chase yet? I tried doing it myself over the weekend, but when when comparing the CD tracks with the film's score I realized there's a brief section that can't be replicated without possibly ripping from the DVD. It's the moment when the Fratelli's arrive at the beach just before entering the race. The tracked in cue ends on a different upbeat compared to any of the music on Varese's CD, and then there's about 9 seconds of tracked in music I can't identify which MAY be on the CD.

Here's how I break down the film version of the Fratelli Chase so far:

Film run times:
(0:01:13 - 0:04:07) - Full Varese CD Track 1 (~2:43 in length)
(0:04:07 - 0:04:29) - Similar to Varese CD Track 1: 0:56-1:16 but ends with an upbeat not on CD
(0:04:29 - 0:04:38) - Unidentified 9 seconds before the beach race starts - possibly from another CD track?
(0:04:38 - 0:04:48) - Varese CD Track 1: 1:52-2:02
(0:04:48 - 0:05:01) - Varese CD Track 1: 1:08-1:18
(0:05:01 - 0:05:04) - Varese CD Track 1: 1:31-1:34 with sudden fadeout at the end

Can anyone help identify those 9 seconds mentioned above? Or better yet, save me the trouble if you've already created a film edit of the Fratelli Chase and are willing to share?

Granted I love the CD version of this track, but I'm so used to how the film version plays out and it bugs me the way the CD version comes to a sudden stop after Data's theme. I'd love to have a film version instead for my IPod's version of this score. smile

I am actually doing a film version cut of the score and pretty much replicated the track minus that little bit when they arrive at the beach. I used a DVD rip to fill that note...but was wondering if anybody ever did figure out if that is on the score somewhere on Varese's album? I might try finding it second-by-second eventually but was just wondering if somebody else ever found it.

 Posted:   Apr 29, 2011 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)


Seeing this thread just reminded me....I bought the CD when it came out and have yet to listen to it once. Really had pretty much forgotten all about it.


 Posted:   Apr 29, 2011 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)

I remember so vividly the day this was released. Like it was just yesterday. On the flip side, 14 months feels like it was such a long, long time ago. Weird!

 Posted:   Nov 26, 2011 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

I just discovered a possible source of inspiration for the main motif from the Fratelli Chase.
It is from Johann Ludwig Bach (a distant relative of Johann Sebastian Bach). In his "Trauermusik" ("Mourning Music"), there is a piece for choir called "Meine Bande sind zerrissen", and the orchestral introduction bears quite a strong resemblance to Grusin's theme. You can check for yourself here, just play the opening bars of track 9:

I'm NOT pointing this out in support of the tired argument of film music composers as plagiarists. I mention it here because I found it to be quite a curious source of inspiration for a modern-day children's adventure film. And, to me, it actually points out a strength in Grusin's music: If he actually knew this piece and this is not just a coincidence, he used an interesting musical idea and took in into new and delightful directions - he found new potential and gave it new meaning. This is far away from plagiarism, but rather the way how music - inside and outside the world of film scores - always worked.

 Posted:   Nov 26, 2011 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Nice find. Yup sounds very similar.

 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 10:22 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Just listening to it again...

What a fantastic score. Deserved legendary status. Time to re-watch the movie, now that Christmas time is approaching.

 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   JoshOz   (Member)

Agree. I very recently watched the movie again on Bluray and listened to the score a couple of times. I always liked "The Goondocks (Goonies theme)" in particular along with "Pee Break" and "Playing the Bones". The whole score is great though. I suggested it on another forum topic under the title "Soundtracks for rainy days". Definitely a rainy day movie/score for me.

 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

The one theme that always springs to mind is Data's, but there's so much to enjoy from this score. I like the eerie foreboding cues like 'Map and Willie', 'Doubloon' and 'It all starts here', setting up the adventure. Also love the 'playing the bones' cue for its cool buildup and interwoven source notes playing over it. A fun score and movie to revisit.

 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 1:28 AM   
 By:   JoshOz   (Member)

Yeah the "Playing the Bones" track is a treat especially on headphones. It's one of those tracks that someone might not appreciate the first time they hear it but funny how it grows on you as you hear it more. Love it.

 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Also really love how Grusin interweaves the Don Juan theme.. Ordinarily I hate when composers use another source for such an iconic part of the score ( heroes theme so to speak) but it works wonderfully. Love this score! Varese knocked it out of the park with this release. Come back varese!

 Posted:   May 27, 2015 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   mild_cigar   (Member)


 Posted:   May 27, 2015 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Kevin Costigan   (Member)


Invented time travel now, have you? ;-)

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