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 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Maureen Mcgovern, like the other two Irvin Allen disaster movies, THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE and THE TOWERING INFERNO? Did she just have it up to here with singing at disasters? I mean for me it just wasn't a great catastrophic event unless good ol' Mo was there to sing about it! I miss her as the go to girl for doom and gloom!


I'M GETTING A SINKING FEELING!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcLazPauA1c

SAN FRANCISCO'S GETTING HOT TONIGHT!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3FGVFAgY_I

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Here Austin Powers introduces the Best Song Category at the Oscars the year MORNING AFTER won!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HFyxPjGrps

Maybe Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn just got tired of writing songs that won Oscars?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I really like Teresa Carpio's version of WE MAY NEVER LOVE LIKE THIS AGAIN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F09VDTRVcYg

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

You gotta love some of the Lyrics on this Japanese Karaoke version and the vocal is killer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ_xHR-7JAw

"But through the days Beyond the Hills!"

And what does that blond girl with $60.00, going to eat at the restaurant have to do with anything?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

Actually, it would have been more appropriate for The Swarm to have a theme song sung by Bea Arthur. Or maybe Sting.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Actually, it would have been more appropriate for The Swarm to have a theme song sung by Bea Arthur. Or maybe Sting.

Or Aunt Bee from THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 10:56 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

Or Bea-trice Lillie. Or Bea Benaderet. Or how about The Yellowjackets?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 10:59 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Or B.B. King or B.J. Thomas.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2014 - 10:59 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

Or Ruth Buzzi.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 5:35 AM   
 By:   mrchriswell   (Member)

I know it wasn't a very serious question but I would offer that Towering Inferno and Poseidon Adventure are both centered around splashy social events where a singer and a song could be inserted organically. Where would you put a song in Swarm? That county fair?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

There's got to BEE a morning after...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   forty-one   (Member)

There's got to BEE a morning after...

big grin

Now that is continuity! Great one, Kev!

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


This might be the only score I was dying to release on FSM just to have the dialogue quote on the back tray:

"Are you endowing these bees with human motives? Like saving their fellow bees from captivity, or seeking revenge on Mankind?"
"I always credit my enemy, no matter what he may be, with equal intelligence."



Lukas

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


These are priceless:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078350/quotes?ref_=tttrv_ql_4


Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I know it wasn't a very serious question but I would offer that Towering Inferno and Poseidon Adventure are both centered around splashy social events where a singer and a song could be inserted organically. Where would you put a song in Swarm? That county fair?

Yes, abruptly inserting a song into the movie would have ruined it's verisimilitude completely! Thankfully, we were left with a masterpiece of realism.



In truth, the sheer corniness and buffoonery of the film, along with the priceless dialog Lukas so wanted to highlight, are part of its ridiculous charm. Well, Jerry's utterly fantastic score didn't hurt either. What a shame FSM wasn't able to include it in their lineup!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I mean Goldsmith could have a least did a Disco Version of A GIFT OF FLOWERS which I guess would be the Love Theme of the movie.

1978 was still the height of the Disco period. No Damien Omen II Disco version either. Thank goodness COMA had one and CAPRICORN ONE had the gentle Rock Version of it's Love Theme, KAY'S THEME!


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I used to love the Movie Posters from this era that put the little boxed photos of the Actors/Characters on them. The 70's were Awesome!



CAPRICORN ONE had a cool one too! Interesting how THE SWARM poster above advertised it's Soundtrack and yet CAP ONE didn't.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

I believe Irwin Allen approached Maureen McGovern about doing one of Al Jolson's old songs, updated to tie in with film, over the film's end titles but she sensibly put her foot down, "I am NOT going to sing a song called Swarmee!"

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2014 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

What about The Beetles and "Let It Bee"?

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2014 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

These are priceless:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078350/quotes?ref_=tttrv_ql_4


Lukas


Someone strung most of these together into a single YT clip:

 
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