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 Posted:   Jun 30, 2011 - 6:50 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I believe in one of MR Kendall's early FSM issues, a letter i wrote was printed in the letter section, It dealt with the time i saw The island-80- in a drive in theatre, as the end credits came up and Ennio's beautiful melody was being played, i started to leave the drive in, in the quiet darken night, i didn't take my car, since i was on vacation and my motel room was just a little bit beyond the woods from the drive in, as i worked through the woods towards my motel i still could hear the echo of that beautiful melody, the combination of a beautiful summer's night, in the dark woods and that melody just was such a spiritual event for me, i never forgot it.I think that piece is my special favorite of Ennio, folks what do you think of it?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2011 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Hey Dan, I remember that letter actually! Always thought it
was cool, and hope this isn't too creepy, but sometimes when
I play this score, I have visions of cars drifting out of the drive insmile

My biggest beef with this score, was when I saw the film as a
youngster, I loved the pirate-action cues.....that weren't on the
record, and sounded NOTHING like Morricone! I was mad the
5min. long 'Island Magic' that opened side 2 replaced that great,
symphonic score heard in the film - why include this source junk
instead of that orchestral music for a major setpiece?????

How embarrassing to pick up Strauss' EIN HELDENLEBEN a few
years later....my face is still red.....

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2011 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

To Goblin score-Amusing story, as for thinking of cars leaving a drive in, the piece is a soft sought of melancholy theme which has vibes of a conclusion to a event, a aftermath of leisure movement which fits , cars slowly leaving in the night at a leisure pace going off into highways and different roads, leaving a event of common unity.I wouldn't be surprise if other people could feel the same event in their minds listening to the piece.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

The theme is one of my favorites.

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Mine too.

I mentioned this in another thread, but if you enjoy the beautiful main theme from this, you should seriously consider picking up IL PIANETA D'ACQUA . It was written the same year and features a theme which is cut form the same cloth. Gorgeous!

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Great story.
Yeah, I love that theme. I used it on a mix CD that my friend played at his wedding.
The first and last tracks are the only ones I listen to on that album.

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

When the film first came out on video it got several viewings. What do I remember best? Ah yes, the several references to "make good thrust." Very funny.

As far as the music goes, there's the moment when the pirate clambers on board Sir Michael's boat, all shot with hand held shakiness and with the light of the sun blinking from behind the guy in that confusing and intermittent way. The rocking of the boat on the water is what is causing the pirate to periodically block and unblock the sun. Cue the music. Complete and utter dissonance. One of the best uses of it anywhere, IMHO. That savage beat with the cacophany all round it - unforgettable. Then, when Caine is knocked out, the music follows suite with a mellow dissonance that gradually fades away. Now, how clever is that?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   Redokt64   (Member)

This was a great score... I hope one day we can get an updated version of this... And while we are at it... An updated version of Bloodline. Two terrific scores by Morricone.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2011 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Yes , Ennio was great in many ways, writing beautiful melodies, writing great mood scores, and of course what this whole board is basically about a very intelligent FILM COMPOSER, UP THERE WITH THE BEST.

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2011 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   plindboe   (Member)

Yes , Ennio was great in many ways

Correction: "Ennio is great"

Peter smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2011 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   TruPretender   (Member)

I wanna know when we get a complete Exorcist II: The Heretic. Regan's Theme is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written. Barr none.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2011 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I agree , one of the most touching beautiful pieces i have ever heard.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2013 - 9:53 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I would love to see this released again, as the Varese album quickly sold out a decade ago. That album was 34 minutes long-- is there still more unreleased music?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

You know although I won't hear this on this plateau , I think I would like them to play the theme at my funeral. I must tell my young family members about this.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

I would love to see this released again, as the Varese album quickly sold out a decade ago. That album was 34 minutes long-- is there still more unreleased music?

The question still stands. Anyone? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Have to rewatch the blu ray again, but not really anything missing that I remember, certainly no major cues, only short pieces if any - in fact there are some cues
on the album that weren't in the film IIRC, I don't remember 'Beth' being in the film. The big pirate swashbuckling scene is Strauss' Ein Heledenleben, A Hero's Life, unknown if its conducted by Morricone or not. If it was I'd like to have it.
Probably unlikely this will see expansion, but a possible re-release someday.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2014 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I don't know how much unreleased music there may be, but this was one of my first -- if not even my very first -- score by Ennio Morricone, on LP released by Varese Sarande in the 1980s.

The ONLY reason I do have a copy of the CD release of this score is because I was able to trade it on this very message board, courtesy of this thread ( http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=2&threadID=22109&archive=1 ), and I'm still thankful I got it. One of my personal favorite Morricone scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2014 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Watching the film again after so many years it really was a ok film. I notice a lot of times when a film is initially released often we will panned it. But then years later when we give it another chance it is not as bad or even good. I wonder why that is sometimes? Is it because we are expecting so much more when it plays in the theatres and we accept less years later?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   couvee   (Member)

Watching the film again after so many years it really was a ok film. I notice a lot of times when a film is initially released often we will panned it. But then years later when we give it another chance it is not as bad or even good. I wonder why that is sometimes? Is it because we are expecting so much more when it plays in the theatres and we accept less years later?

I sometimes have this with CD's. I buy a soundtrack, after listening to it a couple of times I decide I don't like it and it gathers dust on a shelf. Then, maybe 20 years later, I rediscover it and like it very much. Is that age? I really love shuffle play on my iPod because of this, you get surprised a lot of times by your own collection.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2014 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Expectations are always a problem. People gear themselves up and the film/score just cannot fulfill their wishes because... well, the film/score was not made to satisfy these wishes but to achieve what the filmmakers wanted to achieve.

So many classics were gigantic flops during their initial release. It´s always about the zeitgeist. If you hit it, you have a hit. If not, you will flop.

 
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