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 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I've been thinking of picking up Kritz's TWO FOR THE ROAD and Intra's DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES. I love Mancini in dramatic mode, in romantic mode, in jazz mode, but not in "silly-sounding quirky" mode. He was prone to that, or at least LP labels were prone to including at least one wacky cue on their Mancini releases.

In the two releases I mentioned, what would you say the percentage is of good solid scoring compared to wacky-sounding cues? By the way, I love most of his source music tracks too, as long as they're not too "amusing". Jazz and cocktail cues are fine, "Rock-Around-the-Clock"-type parodies less so.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Graham, I don't think you ever contributed to this thread:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=52080&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Graham, I don't think you ever contributed to this thread:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=52080&forumID=1&archive=0


I have now!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 4:37 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I don't think there is anything like that on Days. As for Road, there may be one track, but certainly not much. If there is anything, it is easily skipped. Both of these are well worth it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I don't think there is anything like that on Days. As for Road, there may be one track, but certainly not much. If there is anything, it is easily skipped. Both of these are well worth it.

Thanks Onya. I guess that's that then. I did see both films a long time ago and don't particularly remember any annoying music, but you know what can happen when something heard on a car radio for ten seconds is presented in its entirety.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Thanks Onya. I guess that's that then. I did see both films a long time ago and don't particularly remember any annoying music, but you know what can happen when something heard on a car radio for ten seconds is presented in its entirety.

It's a amazing how many soundtrack albums contain a track like this, forcing me to run to the turntable yelling, "Why? Why?"

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

Thanks Onya. I guess that's that then. I did see both films a long time ago and don't particularly remember any annoying music, but you know what can happen when something heard on a car radio for ten seconds is presented in its entirety.

It's a amazing how many soundtrack albums contain a track like this, forcing me to run to the turntable yelling, "Why? Why?"


I recently revisited the soundtrack from "The Sandpiper" which I think is a beautiful score and Jack Sheldon's playing is really a selling point. Johnny Mandel at his best.
However, there are two tracks I find annoying. First is a generic vocal version of "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and a silly thing titled "Bird Bath". I think the best version of "Shadow" is by Tony Bennett on his "The Movie Song Album" (1965) which was arranged and conducted by Johnny Mandel.

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2018 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I almost avoided "The Prisoner of Zenda" for this reason, but I'm glad I ended up getting it. Yes, it's a comedy, but the score isn't goofy or lightweight. It's fun without being corny. In fact, some of the action music is excellent and wouldn't sound amiss in "Adventures of Don Juan". I've pruned a couple of tracks for my own listening, but overall I think this would appeal to those who enjoy a colorful score with a good mixture of boisterous action and lighter moments like Victor Young's "Scaramouche".

 
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