Since October 2016, I've been curating a YouTube channel where I upload movie scenes where the score works very well. I've managed to keep a rate of around 2 per week, and am approaching 30k subscribers (although most of them are just there for the Moana video, which currently sits at 12 million views ). I try to keep the mix varied, although of course I'm occasionally hampered by Youtube's copyright restrictions.
This week I uploaded a scene I came across in a French film from the early 90s - 'The Lovers on the Bridge' (Les Amants du Pont-Neuf), starring Juliette Binoche. It's one of the best uses of source music I've ever come across.
To set the scene up - Boy wants girl, but girl is still looking for a previous love, who plays the cello.
One of the early scenes from 'The Appointment' (1969), which is the best showcase for John Barry's main theme (heard as '1M1 Revised' on the FSM score album). Unfortunately, the film doesn't live up to the promise of this early scene, and has several odd scenes which (at least for me) ruined what could have been a good tale about jealousy.
I thought I had heard all possible variations of all the famous themes, but John Powell managed to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention when I was sitting in the cinema and this scene unfolded. What a wonderful statement, reminding us what a great theme it is.
Thanks for this. The popularity of a 43-year-old franchise can often lead to an "Oh, that old thing again?" mindset. But this video -- and accompanying notation -- really drives home what a clever film it was, and moreover the brilliance of Williams' treatment of the material.