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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Split
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2009 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

This score is so outrageously funkalicious, I challenge anyone to remain seated while listening to it. If you can accomplish that feat, I'll call you a hearse, 'cause you ain't got a pulse.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2009 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

Hi Lukas & FSM,

just wanted to let you know that a fellow records & soundtrack collector and DJ in Berlin told me recently that, for him
"THE SPLIT is the best CD which was ever produced" !!!!

Literally! Ever!

He normally doesn't buy CDs, but vinyl only, used or new - but since I know that he's totally into 60s and 70s funk soundtracks and similar stuff and digs the great Q a lot, I pointed him to that album the moment the sound clips appeared online at SAE.

Luckily with the biggest possible effect.

Needless to say, I myself love the album immensely as well and there's a very good chance that at the end of the year it will be my favourite soundtrack release of 2009. I'm listening to THE SPLIT nearly every day since its release.
A fantastic album!

Just for absurdity's sake - the German film title was called in typically ridiculous fashion back then:
"Bullen - wie lange wollt ihr leben?" (Cops - How Long Do You Want To Live?)

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2009 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

Listening to it right now, and enyoing it greatly. What a score! Where are scores like these today, that really thrill me? Love it!

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2009 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

Listening to it right now, and enyoing it greatly. What a score! Where are scores like these today, that really thrill me? Love it!

Try to listen clips from Jean-Michel Bernard´s CASH. Great jazzy/funky score:

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=9917

Making of soundtrack Cash-composer Jean-Michel Bernard (in French language):



And second tip: JCVD by Gast Waltzing
http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm?ID=11696

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2009 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   rollon1959   (Member)

CASH really is a top notch score. If you enjoy jazzy and funky, this is a must have in your collection. I have also recently purchased Alex Wurman's CRIMINAL. Again, a really enjoyable listen in a similar vein. I also have ANALYZE THAT by David Holmes, which I have yet to listen to, but from the previous sound clips I have heard, this will be an equally enjoyable listening experience. I also have THE SPLIT, but I am going to savour the anticipation of listening to it for as long as possible.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2009 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Chris1770   (Member)

Listening to it right now, and enyoing it greatly. What a score! Where are scores like these today, that really thrill me? Love it!

I'll play the heretic - I could do without the songs, mostly. The orchestral selections are topnotch, of course.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2009 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Chris, I LOVE the main title song, but the other one is marginal. I'm just glad to get a Quincy Jones
score that is COMPLETE at long last. If Universal has been breached, I'd be overwhelmed if someone
ever released his wild, jazzy score for the unofficial remake of MIRAGE, JIGSAW.

By the way, TCM is running the weird Sidney Poiter flick this week, BROTHER JOHN, which features a
rather good Jones effort. (I think it's a middle of the night showing, so check your local schedule.)

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2009 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

I love the main title song too! I might play it in one of my future radio shows. Quite catchy!

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2009 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

I just love all the songs and score on this one.
Awesome CD.
Thanks FSM.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2012 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

"The Split" has been issued on MOD DVD-R by the Warner Archive.



http://www.wbshop.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-WB-Site/default/Search-Show?q=1000277709&adid=0312WACNRaEml&src=EW0312A

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2012 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I keep hoping Turner Classic Movies will show The Split at some point, as I don't blind-buy movies anymore (I love the soundtrack and the "Parker" books).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2012 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I keep hoping Turner Classic Movies will show The Split at some point, as I don't blind-buy movies anymore (I love the soundtrack and the "Parker" books).

It was on TCM years ago, but not recently. Here's the TCM programming notes on the film:

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/245795%7C0/The-Split.html

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2013 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

All right, TCM is showing the movie tomorrow at 4:00 PM! big grin Got the DVR all set to go...

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Pretty good movie. A very loose adaptation of the book, but that's par for the course with Richard Stark "Parker" adaptations. Great cast, and Jones' score keeps everything pulsating right along.

 
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