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 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 1:13 AM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Outstanding score with tremendous action/chase cues, great horrifically demonic (or is it demonically horrific?)
terror music,and all with that classic
Rosenman atonal touch. Beautiful digital
transfer with crisp clean visuals and sound. And the film itself ain't half bad for a late 70's horror flick. Credible acting by James Brolin, Kathleen LLoyd,and The Car too! Spectacular backgrounds featuring Zion National Park as well. Here's hoping somebody will put this score out (FSM,Intrada,LaLa,any takers?). Yeah, I know it's a Universal film, but if we can get all that great stuff from Amazing Stories, why not this too? One of Rosenman's best IMHO.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 1:28 AM   
 By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

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 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 3:17 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

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 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

I am completely with you in supporting any effort which will help to get this THE CAR great Rosenman score to see the light of day.

DITTO!

THE CAR has always been one of my guilty pleasures and I've been wishing for a score release for years and years. Gumdrops (rest his soul) and I had several convesations about this movie and score, and we were both wishing for the same.


 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)




So that's what they based the "Were-Car" design off of in that Futurama episode! eek

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Love that demonic "Lincoln" inspired hell-mobile.
Would be nice to have this score,
but with no album to have access to the Universal masters...
It may take a little longer to get.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Totally agree.
I love the film. By no means a guilty pleasure. Nothing to feel guilty about.

Leonard Rosenman is to me a case of my actor's rule: There is no good acting. Only bad acting and good casting.
He was perfect for the Pota series and he was the perfect for the car.
Glad to see that I'm not the only one wanting the music on CD.
Sad to see that it isn't likely to happen.

Kind regards.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Totally agree.
I love the film. By no means a guilty pleasure. Nothing to feel guilty about.

Leonard Rosenman is to me a case of my actor's rule: There is no good acting. Only bad acting and good casting.
He was perfect for the Pota series and he was the perfect for the car.
Glad to see that I'm not the only one wanting the music on CD.
Sad to see that it isn't likely to happen.

Kind regards.

D.S.


As Spock said,"There are always possibilities".

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

That model is sweet!!!!

Love the score. Always wished there was a sequel (those final shots of the car arriving in a city!!)

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)


 
 Posted:   May 31, 2008 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   SteffM   (Member)

When I think about this score, I remember that Rosenman, who got his BARRY LYNDON Oscar the year before, here quotes the Dies Irae ad nauseam, then later on, going to see Kubrick's next film, what do I hear right from the start? Talk about six degrees of movie separation...

But I still enjoy that silly, DUEL-improbably-meets-JAWS/THE EXORCIST drive-in classic with its thinly disguised message about the mid-70s oil crisis - how things change don't they? - and its demonic symbol of consumption. This sinister coupé definitely got a life of its own. And that nasty look.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2008 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Jon A. Bell   (Member)

I remember turning to a friend of mine (who dragged me to see this in a movie theater back in 1977), and saying at the end of it, "Dude, you owe me $2.50."

Good God, this movie is unintentionally hilarious. From Ronny Cox's blubbering (it took 10 years for him to redeem himself in my eyes with "Robocop") to the hilarious dialogue and the "terrified" reaction shots to the "face of the devil in the fireball" at the end, this movie is a grindhouse-level guilty pleasure. (Towards the end of the film, we were openly making fun of it; when a character picks up a phone later in the film, my friend said aloud, "he's calling the Air Force to ask them to drop an A-bomb on it!", and the handful of people in the theater laughed out loud.)

But as a Leonard Rosenman fan, yeah, I'd buy the score in a heartbeat, along with any other unreleased Rosenman (like "Prophecy," otherwise known as "The Attack of the Pizza-Covered Bear.")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3FYPMx4K54

-- Jon

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2008 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Ironically it was directed by Elliot Silverstein who directed A Man Called Horse and Cat Ballou. So it belongs along with William Friedkin's The Guardian and John Frankenheimer's Prophecy in the category of "What happened to these guys?"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2008 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Ironically it was directed by Elliot Silverstein who directed A Man Called Horse and Cat Ballou. So it belongs along with William Friedkin's The Guardian and John Frankenheimer's Prophecy in the category of "What happened to these guys?"
I don't know of the others but as far as Elliot Silverstein's "The car" is concerned: he made a very entertaining unpretentious, creep story (which I prefer infinitely over "Man called horse" any day).
Unlike today's "horror" films.
As funny as anyone may find it, the main character truly looks evil despite all those soft round forms on it. Even in the day light it looks something you don't want to encounter on an empty road. Another thing that can't be said off current "scary" films.

Kind regards.

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2008 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

Maybe it could be coupled with Billy Goldenberg´s "Duel" wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2008 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

the prequel to THE DRIVER?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2008 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Never seen the film, but I think it looks kinda cute. Something that could have been in the animated CARS film.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2008 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

An effective thriller, but if there is a soundtrack release, that obnoxious, deafening honking horn simply MUST be included! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2009 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   capizebrian   (Member)

I am another loyal FSM customer who would love to see a release of Leonard Rosenman's THE CAR. The music sets the mood perfectly along with some of Albert Whitlock's matte paintings.

I think it would be a natural to Do a double CD of THE CAR and RACE WITH THE DEVIL also by Rosenman.

Brian

PS-how can I post a jpg image in here?

 
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