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 Posted:   Sep 21, 2014 - 3:01 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Define "goofy stuff." I don't remember much of it being particularly comedic, since the whole point of these films is to play everything as straight as possible.

But if it's the serious stuff you like, you need to get the set for "The Touchable Untouchables" from 33 1/3.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2014 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Define "goofy stuff." I don't remember much of it being particularly comedic, since the whole point of these films is to play everything as straight as possible.


Not much, but a few segments, such as the military/pomp and circumstance music on the CD. Not having seen these in ages, I didn't know if the CD was representational of the larger musical approach, or if they cherry-picked the better/jazzier/serious tracks. It's sounds like the former, from what I'm hearing.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2014 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I just moved, so I only recently managed to catch up to some of the stuff that had been released these past few months.

I spent the past few days listening to this box set and it never once got old. Every iteration of the themes is unique in its own way, and welcome. The source music and the interpolations of spoofs of other scores in the third film pepper everything and keep things fresh. The suspense and action cues are so over-the-top and fun.

When I wasn't listening, I was humming and/or whistling the main themes. I even unpacked all of my DVDs just so I could watch Police Squad! and hear more of Ira Newborn doing this music.

I wanted this, somewhat casually, but now this box set falls firmly into the category of $#!+ I never thought I'd ever see but don't think I could live without.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2014 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Received the set today from the sale, very impressed. Always felt the existing albums didn't select the best cues so it's nice to hear it all. My favorite theme from the franchise is the secondary one as heard in the main title and most notably the version "Drebin Takes a Snoop", "Anyone can be an assassin" and so forth. It's the theme I associate with Frank and the franchise. Lovely stuff and listening to it, it brings forth a lot of smiles!

 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2014 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

It's IMPOSSIBLE to say enough incredible things about this set.

If you don't own this GO BUY IT.

LLL is known for releasing scores that are absolutely PERFECT on every level, liner notes, extras, mastering etc. etc.

HELL of a great set!

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I was a little concerned the scores would sound like a collection of library cues. There is some truth to this as musically speaking it's all over the map. (Big Band, Jazz, Private Eye, Classical, etc.)

However I was pleased with the amount of "original" score written for many of the romantic, suspense, and action sequences. Enough that it has a voice of it's own. I'm particularly fond of the second score, followed by the first (both outstanding) and then the third. It's a great collection of diverse musical styles and sounds utterly fantastic.

One question. I've only seen the first film, (and have no interest in seeing the others) there's a track that sound an awful lot like music from Backdraft. Was that intentional? Was there a Backdraft parody sequence in one of the films?

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

It's the "Untouchables" parody from the opening of 33 1/3. Very much intended as a musical salute, though parodying that score definitely worked better for the scene's momentum than if they'd done an Ennio pastiche

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It's the "Untouchables" parody from the opening of 33 1/3. Very much intended as a musical salute, though parodying that score definitely worked better for the scene's momentum than if they'd done an Ennio pastiche

Thanks for answering my question.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2015 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

The score for Naked Gun 33 1/3 is markedly different from the previous two in that while the first two scores stay in the Police Squad! milieu for the most part, the third film has numerous pastiches and references to other film scores.

 
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