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 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   JEC   (Member)

Any chance we'll ever get the original tracks? I thought we would have by now. Maybe the masters are missing or unusable?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Any chance we'll ever get the original tracks? I thought we would have by now. Maybe the masters are missing or unusable?



I'll buy a copy! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   hurlburt.lazar227   (Member)

Always loved this score - great main title!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Always loved this score - great main title!



Great love theme too!

I saw the film when it first came out in a huge theatre in San Diego. The opening main title was really impressive.

Newman was very ill when he composed this score yet he wrote such a wonderful score so full of energy. Page Cook once told me Ken Darby conducted some of the score and all of the LP.

I wish Newman lived a few more years as I'm sure he could have given us some more great scores. Ditto for Victor Young.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

Always loved this score - great main title!



Great love theme too!

I saw the film when it first came out in a huge theatre in San Diego. The opening main title was really impressive.

Newman was very ill when he composed this score yet he wrote such a wonderful score so full of energy. Page Cook once told me Ken Darby conducted some of the score and all of the LP.

I wish Newman lived a few more years as I'm sure he could have given us some more great scores. Ditto for Victor Young.


This score was orchestrated by Leo Shuken and Jack Hayes

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   RedOkt64 2.0   (Member)

I was 6 years old when the movie was originally released. Alfred Newman's main title grabbed hold and never let go. Just marvelous.

We are in desperate need of some AIRPORT love... A box of all of them would be great... However... the first is still the best.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

To me AIRPORT shows how much Newman evolved and changed during passing decades. I love his score to Wuthering Heights, the 1939 film. It sounded like a 30's or early 40's composition. Decades later, AIRPORT sounded like a modern late 60's early 70's score. This composer changed with the times.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

The main title captures a highly energetic hustle-and-bustle, utterly modern (in-period, now), yet uncontaminated by pop music. Works for me! I'd have to play the film again to recall the love theme, but I'd bet on liking that too.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

Airport's love theme got lots of radio airplay when the film was in release.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Michael Condon   (Member)

AIRPORT was the very first film score I listened too, and played it over and over. As has been pointed out, the main title is an exciting, driving piece of music.
Somewhere in an old Films In Review article if I recall, I read that Newman also wanted to convey the nervousness of flying, which is reflected in the violins in the opening moments of the main title.
Every time I walk through an Airport I listen to the main title on my iPod, and it really adds a whole other dimension to my travels.
I know the film enough that there are little bits of music not represented on the soundtrack LP. It would be nice to hear all of the original music created for the film.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 11:31 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

To me AIRPORT shows how much Newman evolved and changed during passing decades. I love his score to Wuthering Heights, the 1939 film. It sounded like a 30's or early 40's composition. Decades later, AIRPORT sounded like a modern late 60's early 70's score. This composer changed with the times.

Joan, listen to the opening music of Newman's score for "Panic in the Streets" and you'll discover that Newman had visited these modern rhythms in the early 50s.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Ron, I forgot about Panic In The Streets. You are right.

 
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