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 Posted:   Jun 2, 2020 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I wouldn't want to be denied one of James Horner's key early works, but I still would have been interested to hear Goldsmith's take on it.

Yeah. I used to think like that myself, but after the giddy first few years the writing was pretty much on the wall, or rather on the score sheet. Unfortunately, and I say this as someone who was really rooting for this guy in the early to mid to late 80's, the more I became familiar with Horner, other film composers and the classical repertoire, the more it became painfully obvious that Horner was more or less of a "quilter", stitching various disjointed parts into larger units. A Frankenstein method of scoring of sorts.

Over time, I could deconstruct every single one of his cues into their component parts. In those cases where I wasn't able to do so, I would inevitably stumble upon a piece I'd never heard before and sure enough; more source material for Horner.

I sometimes wonder if Horner ever composed an entire cue with a beginning, a middle and an end that wasn't built upon some other (not his) work(s). This, as far as I know, is unique to James Horner.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2020 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2020 - 11:19 PM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

SANDS of IWO JIMA - victor Young

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 3:11 AM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

HATARI - Henry Mancini

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"This, is all...faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar from over."

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 10:27 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

"He went down on her in the cab, fer chissake. I got a...blow-by-blow description from the cabbie."

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

@ Mr. Jack: hahaha! Dennis Franz, so classy! big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Elgar symphony no.3 . It came today.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

@ Mr. Jack: hahaha! Dennis Franz, so classy! big grin

Few actors epitomized "sleazy" quite as well as Franz did. big grin

Just a shame that the wonderful cue for Nancy Allen describing her dream to Michael Caine wasn't on Intrada's otherwise-terrific CD. frown

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Just a shame that the wonderful cue for Nancy Allen describing her dream to Michael Caine wasn't on Intrada's otherwise-terrific CD. frown

Agreed, but as with NIMH, I'm tickled pink that the labels have preserved these scores in fabulous sound.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 11:33 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 - music by Christopher YOUNG

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

HIDER IN THE HOUSE - music by Christopher YOUNG

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

JENNIFER 8 - music by Christopher YOUNG

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

MAX AND HELEN* - music by Christopher YOUNG


* Including the incredible Masses and Black Dragon.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   dtw   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Katiforos [GR] (Going Downhill) - Kostas Kapnisis



A fine jazzy score with a few cues of then popular dance rhythms (like cha-cha) for a 1961 hard-hitting, X-rated melodrama (with the young and very beautiful main actress baring her breasts - very rare before the mid-60s!) by one of the greatest composers who ever worked in Greek cinema.

Here's the main title:

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   agentMaestraX   (Member)

FANT4STIC FOUR - john ottman

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2020 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

 
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