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 Posted:   Feb 12, 2008 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

This morning, in lieu of the usual music my 3 year old daughter requests (Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Singin in the Rain), I went ahead and played one of my Goldsmith compilation cds. I've slowly been trying to indoctrinate her into the cult of Jerry and whenever I put on Capricorn One's main titles, for instance, I'd make sure to turn it up and emphasize that bum bum bum bum-pu-pu-pum rhythm.

This morning as that track played, my daughter said, "Daddy, I love this music."


 Posted:   Feb 12, 2008 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Cogratulations! SOON she will be one of us! eek

 Posted:   Feb 12, 2008 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I'm doing much the same thing with my nephew and Doctor Who! Love the Silurian in your profile by the way! :-)

 Posted:   Feb 12, 2008 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

I had to stop showing my daughter Doctor Who -- she started getting too scared. But maybe it's time to start showing it to my 1 year old boy...

 Posted:   Feb 12, 2008 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

For my part, I've been promoting John Barry's name with fellow students and teachers (my french homework was a short introduction to the man's music). My french teacher was a bit embarassed for not knowing such an important name in film music.


 Posted:   Feb 12, 2008 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)

Cogratulations! SOON she will be one of us! eek

One of of of us...

Definitely much better than the cult of Britney, Paris or the twins...

 Posted:   Feb 12, 2008 - 10:23 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Good man!
I hope to do this if I ever spawn.

 Posted:   Feb 12, 2008 - 10:40 PM   
 By:   Trent B   (Member)

Whenever I have kids I will definitely get them into film music. All though I will let them listen to whatever of course...but I hope they will want to be interested in film music more instead of the other type of genre that kids listen to these days.

 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 12:45 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I've never understood why it's so important to people to 'change other people to like what they like'.

I really don't care if people I know like what I like. My girlfriend loves my Barry, Morricone and Delerue scores but she hates the Goldsmith stuff. I really don't care about that, it's for me.

I had a friend who would go round giving people CD-Rs of Jerry stuff, tell them they must listen and then even phone them up to find out if they liked it. He stopped getting invited to parties!

Sure, I play things for people but it's okay whether they like it or not.


 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I had always hoped that my kids (if I'm lucky enough to have any) will be interested in the same type of music I like--film score and otherwise--in addition to their own interests. I got into them because my dad had scores in his LP collection and would play them as often as his music albums. So it was basically a form of music I was sort of born into.

 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 2:41 AM   
 By:   plindboe   (Member)

My girlfriend loves my Barry, Morricone and Delerue scores but she hates the Goldsmith stuff.

That sounds 100% like my girlfriend. Those 3 guys are her absolute favorites and she hates Goldsmith...... I hope we're not seeing the same chick. wink

Btw, even though my girlfriend professes to hate Goldsmith there are a few of his tracks I've converted her to. The main title to "Raggedy man", the "Russia House" score, the main title to "Basic instint", the theme from "Justine", "The trees" from "Medicine man" and the theme from "Powder".

Try to play those to her, but be careful not to tell her who the composer is or she might close her mind off.

Peter smile

 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Poor kids!

 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

My youngest son (age 2)is obsessed with all things Superman and goes to sleep at night listening to the score of one of the films. He even known that JW wrote the music and that Ken Thorne did the sequels.

My eldest son who is now 6 loved the music from Peter Pan by JNH and Back To The Future and Polar Express by AS. When he wanted to play Polar Express when he was 2 he told my wife to look for the CD in the Alan Silvestri section of my collection!

My eldest is now into High School Musical and Playstation.

My youngest still conducts and when I hum leaving home from superman he says that is the bit with Clark and mummy in field!!!!!

 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Southall   (Member)

I've given up trying to get my girlfriend to like any of this stuff. If I'm listening to music in her presence then I would choose something soft and nice like Barry or Delerue but she would never choose to listen to it herself. I don't see the point of trying to make her like something she doesn't.

By the same token, she doesn't try to force me to like Leona Lewis (or whatever tripe she's listening to at the moment)

 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

Well, I obviously don't mind if people don't like Barry, Morricone, you name it. I simply make people aware of my tastes and film music in general whenever i'm given a chance to. I don't oversaturate people with it.


 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

My girlfriend loves my Barry, Morricone and Delerue scores but she hates the Goldsmith stuff. I really don't care about that, it's for me.


That's rather common. Goldsmith is the more masculine composer (I know, many of you will attack that view, but i'm perfectly aware of Goldsmith's dramatic, romantic side).


 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

A friend of mine down East did that with his kids using Ben Hur. They turned the tables on him though by enjoying the galley slave naval battle theme so much that he had to play it all the time... made him sick of it.

 Posted:   Feb 13, 2008 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

My goal is actually to just make sure my children will let me play some of my music without them griping about it. I figure if I start early, they'll be more amenable to hearing the stuff later down the line.

But, yes, the unintended consequences of these kinds of decisions can be deadly. I didn't want my daughter listening to/watching Barney or making me suffer through something like Raffi, so I introduced her to Sound of Music and Singin' in the Rain and some other actual classics. Now, of course, I'm sick to death of those cds.

Today I put on Jerry Goldsmith The Early Years and no one complained...

 Posted:   Feb 16, 2008 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Parents, parents, listen up already...

Do not be so cruel as to try to turn your children into film music fans. Just think of your own adolescence - all those years of bad hair, acne, social inadequacy, and it was all down to our love of film music. Get your kids into punk rock (or its equivalent) and they'll be out getting drunk and having sex and generally having a great time instead of sitting at home listening to poncey music by some Jerry Goldsmith guy. I mean, totally uncool.

 Posted:   Feb 16, 2008 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

That reminds me of the advice Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller) gives. He's been a teetotaler for his whole life, has never done any drugs or alcohol. He advises kids to do drugs so they don't end up as the social outcast he was.

Don't know that I'll be following that line of thinking, though. And, as I mentioned, I don't necessarily want my kids to be big film music nerds like their old man, but at least I can (hopefully) encourage them to tolerate it.

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