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 Posted:   Mar 1, 2019 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

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 roll eyes ). 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.



Hope you like it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2019 - 6:53 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



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.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2019 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



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.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



"Brooks Was Here"

Besides being a perfect little mini-film, and being a part of one of my favourite films, this is still one of my all-time favourite Thomas Newman pieces.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Alexandre Desplat IMITATION GAME

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2019 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



Morricone at his playful best, perfectly capturing the mood of the scene.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2019 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2019 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2019 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

Could I nominate this one from Blade Runner? I added in the piano overlay because it's always felt integral to the scene, with score and diegetic music designed to work perfectly in tandem.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2019 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)




No introduction needed. One of the best sequences of film scoring of the past century.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2019 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



James Newton Howard at his dramatic finest.
I believe the Oscars had used this piece for a montage a few years later.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2019 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

Maurice Jarre can certainly claim some of the greatest-scored scenes...





 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2019 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



'The Rhythm of the Horse' by Thomas Newman

Not too shabby for a last minute replacement.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2020 - 2:15 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



Williams at his best. The film has some beautiful moments.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2020 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



The only time Kirk Douglas and John William's amazing filmographies intersected.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2020 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



I can't think of many bad guys who were given such a badass intro. The music completely makes this scene.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2020 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)



Sometimes you hear a version of a piece of music, and it remains your favourite, even after hearing the original.

I love this piece, but I always find the film version a bit too fast, because I first heard it as a slightly slower performance on a compilation, conducted by Eric Stern.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2020 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   Don Norman   (Member)


The Battle of Yavin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2020 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)


The Battle of Yavin


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.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2020 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Here is one that is never thought along the lines of but does the job as effectively as the big ones. Oscar winning LILIES OF THE FIELD "bricks" by Jerry Goldsmith starts at 1:04:

 
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