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 Posted:   Jan 14, 2009 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

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

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 Posted:   Jan 14, 2009 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Intrada is into Universal, they will probably release it as they also like Leonard Rosenman.

 Posted:   Jan 14, 2009 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   David Kessler   (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.


Yeah those two movies are pure grindhouse feel and putting them both on a cd if there wasn´t enough music for one to fill out, would be awsome...
Great forgotten gems from a great composer
Love Prophecy too

 Posted:   Jan 24, 2009 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I saw this film on its first release in cinemas. It was of course, back then, the best film ever made (along with a hundred other things which I saw back then - THE MANITOU, RUBY...). I bought the DVD a few weeks back, and what WAS surprising (to me) was just how effective the film is today. Yes, it's Spielberg's DUEL meets JAWS, but it's never boring, in fact I was hugely entertained, and I hadn't even had beer. I must admit, I found Kathleen Lloyd's "spunky" (no jokes, you Brits) heroine just a little annoying (although I fancied her when I first saw it), but all in all it's a very well-made film.

What stood out once more was Leonard Rosenman's exciting score. Rosenman is always Rosenman, so you get multiple tone pyramids, a lot of "dum-dum-dum-dum" and, as you may know, his take on THAT old horror staple once more, but it's all quite thrilling.

I don't really NEED a release of the score, but if anyone releases it, I'll give you, say, 5 dollars. 2.50... OK, 10.

 Posted:   Jan 24, 2009 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Holly   (Member)

I'd love for the score to "THE CAR" to be released.

Count me in!!

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2009 - 12:04 AM   
 By:   capizebrian   (Member)

Just posting in as another FSM customer who would love to see a release of THE CAR on CD. Anchor Bay released the first edition of this under-rated film on DVD and had a great surround mix so, you could get some decently isolated music by playing around with the surround sound. It just made me appreciate Rosenman's score even more and revealed some nice subtle things there. This plus his Prophecy score OR Race with the Devil could make a great double album.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2009 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

A beet of zee myooseek she is here, avec Monsieur Brolin looking like Montana Dave:

 Posted:   Jul 8, 2009 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

Someone at Intrada told me they had looked into doing RACE WITH THE DEVIL but the elements had deteriorated and were unusable. Or unsalvagable. I forget the exact wording.
That was about 10 years ago. But maybe as restoration technology improves...
They might be able to tell you more on the Intrada forum - if their memory is better than mine.

Those particular choices would be difficult to do as double-headers. THE CAR is Universal.

 Posted:   Sep 8, 2010 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

As a long-time Rosenman fan, (loved his contributions for Combat! TV series), I thought he did a great job with The Car.
It was a great interpretation of Franz Liszt's "Totentanz".
John Williams also used some of Totentanz nicely for certain portions of his score for Close Encounters.
The score for The Car is long overdue.

 Posted:   Sep 8, 2010 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (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.

That Lincoln hell mobile you refer to was actually a Continental Mk. III (which was NEVER a Lincoln) that was customized by the legendary George Barris. He said that curved front end was one of the most difficult things to make on the car. Rosenman's score was noted for incorporating the "Dies Irae".

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I just saw the movie got a release in the UK on blu-ray

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I Thought the score was the best part of the movie.

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I'd like to throw in yet another request for the score, after watching some clips on Youtube.

 Posted:   Jul 28, 2013 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

I just saw the movie got a release in the UK on blu-ray

Review of the UK release.

 Posted:   Aug 25, 2014 - 5:19 PM   
 By:   chattertoes   (Member)

Well, I'm 6 years late but I'm glad to find a discussion on The Car soundtrack so here's the story....

I used to watch The Car religiously when I was 6 years old, gawd knows why, but I haven't seen it since.

I also used to watch Bakshi's animated version of Lord of the Rings on loop, from childhood well into my twenties... it's a big film for me, quite often I'd put it on as bedtime 'music' when I was at university, to pass out to when i was pissed/stoned.

So, tonight I watch The Car for the first time in 30 years, and what was the familiar musical phrase that I find recurring? There's a lot of similarities, he was clearly working through some ideas.

I urge anyone who is familiar with one of the films to watch the other, it's fascinating to see the cross-polination. It makes perfect sense that Rosenman would reuse the idea, but to stumble across this tonight is pretty mind-blowing... I wonder if this has been noticed before?

I did not know the name Leonard Rosenman before tonight but to discover that musically he connects two soundtracks of my childhood is deeply satisfying. And utterly weird.

Dying to know if this resonates with anyone!

Big love, people xx

 Posted:   Feb 26, 2015 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

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

Hell of a crystal ball you have there, Scorechaser. Seven years smile

 Posted:   Mar 13, 2015 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)


 Posted:   Mar 13, 2015 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

... and not to put to fine a point on it: FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

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