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 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

A shock to me.

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/marvin-hamlisch-oscar-winning-composer-dies-68-50971

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   jonnyquest   (Member)

A shock indeed. He had a lot of beautiful music left in him. Rest in peace, Mr. Hamlisch.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

Bond 77 was the first piece of film score I ever owned, on a bond song compilation tape I bought as a little boy. I loved it then and I love it now. A very talented man. R.I.P.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

very very sad news.

love his BANANAS song in spanish.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

So sorry to hear this. I'll have to listen to his bittersweet, poignant SOPHIE'S CHOICE in his honor.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

He was a great composer with a wonderful sense for themes and melodies. Hopefully a label will pay trubute to him and release the fantastic "Take the Money and run".

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

I've never heard Sophie's Choice, nor have i seen the film.
But I'ven many good words about it, so I must see it one of the next days.

I love the Way we Were (one of the best songs ever made), and I also liked a lot his score and song for "The Mirror has two faces".

R.I.P.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   Ellen   (Member)

Sorry to hear about his passing. I thought he was older than 68, but he did start out young.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I'm at a loss of words.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

frown

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Sigh. I'll have to throw on his music when I get home.

An amazingly prolific composer. What an enormous loss.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Moviedrone   (Member)

Very sad. His score to THE SPY WHO LOVED ME is my favourite 007 and one I've been writing an article on, so much so that I was listening to it when I read the news.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

This is very sad news, I like quite a few of his scores, particularly The Spy Who Loved Me, Bananas, The Swimmer and Sophie's Choice. Also a superb recent score from him, The Informant.

Very sad news.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   swoony   (Member)

His music for Ordinary People, while short, was amazing. Listen to this wonderful sequence (and spoiler alert) of Conrad's flashback:





And of course Sophie's Choice:




Great composer. You will be missed.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)



I saw Marvin in concert twice and it was an absolute DELIGHT. My spouse who is not a fan of film music, he likes, as he calls it, music with words, lol. He LOVED Marvin's concert, absolutely LOVED it. It was music, he had heard before, but couldn't place it whether it be a Hamlisch composition or another talented composer, mixed in with some really funny stories from Marvin and equal parts heart. His concerts were, shall I saw it in a concert all...FUN. You left with a smile. I was fortunate enough to get his autograph several times and met him and he was a class act all the way.

I'm quite sad today and I just informed my spouse about it, he's also quite sad. He loved his concert so much he told me, if he comes around here again BOOK TICKETS. Trust me for him to say that is HUGE.

He did a song a few years ago for the AFI, it was called A Ticket To Dream and I think it could quite possibly one of the BEST songs about the movies. I used it in my video of a few years ago for the opening titles.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Timmer mentions THE SWIMMER. Lest we forget, one of Lukas's countless contributions to the service of film music was to complete this score, long available only on an o.o.p. LP, and bring it out as one of the FSM titles. You could pay a lot worse tribute to Mr. Hamlisch than to buy this beautiful score, (orchestrated by Shuken and Hayes), if you haven't already.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

His music for Ordinary People, while short, was amazing. Listen to this wonderful sequence (and spoiler alert) of Conrad's flashback:




Ive hoped this (short) score would get a release for countless years. Beautiful stuff. RIP.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

He was the "Best of the Best." He achieved more before his 30th birthday than any other composer. He won more awards than anyone. His 1973 is unsurpassed. Only Richard Rodgers is as decorated, and in this regard, they are the only 2 film composers that have won a Pulitzer prize.

I am in complete shock at the loss of my favorite composer. In the late 70s, I listened to my mom and pop's LP of The Sting, and that is what caused me to take private lessons for years.

What a sad, sad day... And the Music Gods weep.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Hopefully a label will pay trubute to him and release the fantastic "Take the Money and run".

Absolutely.

This is truly a shock. His score for THE INFORMANT was exceptional. A very nice swan song. He will be missed.

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2012 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   sprocket   (Member)

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