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 Posted:   Apr 11, 2006 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Morlock1   (Member)

Let me join the chorus- this is probably my favorite Jerry score.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2006 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   ChristianK├╝hn   (Member)

This will sound awful, but I'm somewhat saddened by the fact that Williams's most fruitful period (so from 1975 to 1983) did coincide with the pinnacle of Goldsmith's (rather longer) career.

The quality of both mens' work during that time was always top-notch, but unfortunately, so much of what Williams did during these years completely overshadowed Goldsmith's works (usually sue to the kind of movie Williams was scoring). Who can know what the results would have been had Goldsmith gotten some of the same spotlight?

Sorry, just incoherently rambling here...back to the music.

CK

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2006 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   ian642002   (Member)

No, no. I understand completely. It's the biggest shame that Goldsmith's taste in projects worked against him. The music is there to be treasured, but unfortunately most of the films they accompanied were utter crap, with some watchable ones and a handful of quality pics as exceptions.

It's been chewed over time and again, but the question remains: "what if?"

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2006 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

No, no. I understand completely. It's the biggest shame that Goldsmith's taste in projects worked against him. The music is there to be treasured, but unfortunately most of the films they accompanied were utter crap, with some watchable ones and a handful of quality pics as exceptions.

It's been chewed over time and again, but the question remains: "what if?"


I do think that the period we are talking about here was one in which JG was doing as many good films as Williams (Alien is a better movie than Dracula, both released in the summer of '79, and certainly the bigger hit of the two). Under Fire was done the same time therabouts as Williams' Monsignor and which is the better movie? Williams gained a household name recognition with Jaws, Star Wars, Close Encounters, Raiders, etc. that JG just never quite acheived. I think he scored more sub-par movies in the last 15 years of his career than the first. I feel like kicking myself for even posting this and regurgitating something discussed ad nauseum, but the period we are talking about demands it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2006 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   Melvin Stephens   (Member)

I related this years ago. Before seeing the film, I purchased the lp. Knew exactly what I would get from Goldsmith. The south of the border sound done by him...I was not disappointed.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I just got done adding (and playing) this great, great score on my new IPAD.

I NEVER get tired of this Goldsmith masterpiece - this is my top favorite score by JG!!!

Jerry REALLY hit the bullseye all the way around with this one - just perfect!!!...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   groovemeister   (Member)

I recently met, and seeing a Spanish woman, and i asked what her favourite movie was, and she replied 'Bajo El Fuego'. She said, 'and it has wonderful music'.


Yes, i'm in heaven, i've met the most wonderful person in my life smile

i've never been in love like this before

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   ChristianK├╝hn   (Member)

Unsurprisingly, my high opinion of this score hasn't changed in the past seven years since my original post. wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2013 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Unsurprisingly, my high opinion of this score hasn't changed in the past seven years since my original post. wink

Yes, this score is just perfect - the CD has it all, including the perfect run time.

I started a thread quite a while ago asking people what their PERFECT Goldsmith CD was.

I've said it then and I'm saying it now - it is UNDER FIRE!...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2013 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

The late Pauline Kael, legendary waspish and indomitable film critic for the New Yorker, called Goldsmith's score one of the best scores she ever heard (I find it hard to disagree).

And, yes, that Oscar should have nestled in Goldsmith's hands on the night. Bill Conti's The Right Stuff was fine, but it didn't have the pure invention and art (if I can use that word) that Under Fire's score did.


And the voters (non-music branch) were probably basing it on the Henry Mancini piece of music that Conti reworked a tad but we all knew what it was. (from THE WHITE DAWN)

UNDER FIRE was definitely the Oscar Winning score for me. I have a audio tape recording of myself standing in front of the TV set that night as Conti's name was announced and I was cursing and cursing from Hell to High Water. Hilarious stuff.

I have a similar tape of the night Giorgio Moroder won for MIDNIGHT EXPRESS beating out Goldsmith's BOYS FROM BRAZIL, I believe.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2013 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   itstownerman   (Member)

I watch the movie from time to time...and what is in the film..is so much better than the released score. Lucas Kendall...work on that. lol

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2013 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

One of the few occasion on which I remember I shared enthusiasm with people who were not specifically soundtrack fans. They all loved End Titles and kept asking to borrow my vinyl copy for their own recording.

Will we ever see an expanded release?

 
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