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 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I hadn't listened to this score in quite a while. but last night I revisited it and was reminded of just how strong that main theme is. If memory serves, this was the last Elfman score that Shirley Walker worked on.



The Varese CD is now 20+ years old, and runs just over 30 min. I'm not too familiar with the film, so I can't say if there's more music - but perhaps this is a score that deserves to be dusted off and possibly expanded?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I really love this score, too. This period of Elfman is just packed with music that I really dig.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 1:03 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Not one of my favourite Elfman scores, I must admit, but I've found bits and pieces to like in it over the years. Here's another one we did awhile back:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=53402&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Ha! I posted that Youtube suite back in the day. Funny to see my silly videos still popping up around here now and then.

I love this score as well and never understood why it receives so little attention. It's just an exhilarating, fun, heartfelt listen with a very memorable main theme (and a very versatile one at that, used in ways both patriotic and tragic throughout). No, it's not EDWARD SCISSORHANDS or SOMMERSBY or BATMAN or whatever, but it's not supposed to be!

The film was on Netflix instant watch for the longest time and I always meant to give it a view, if nothing else to see the movie in context, but never got around to it. Thus can't really comment on what, if much of anything, is missing. The film seems to have been totally and utterly forgotten today.

 
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