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 Posted:   Feb 14, 2020 - 11:26 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

What a great score from a fun Albert Brooks movie. Always loved this music!

 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 2:41 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I was just playing DEFENDING YOUR LIFE yesterday. "You're Going Back / Finale" is my favorite track. I used to rant about this magnificent score not even getting a nomination, but I've long since internalized the lesson that the Oscars are baloney, especially when it comes to film scores.

I discovered this music in a TV airing, after the CD had gone OOP. It must have been around 1999-2002, in that range. I had to order a used copy on eBay, but it was like-new so that was okay.

 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 4:31 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member) this guy actually can write original scoressmile

 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Insanely catchy theme that is almost always on my mind somehow.

 Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

  • this guy actually can write original scoressmile

    Indeed. I can actually see this or Terms of Endearment being nominated next to The Empire Strikes Back, as opposed to...

    (I'm not bitter, YOU'RE BITTER frown)

    PS: The movie is my favorite of Brooks's. Slightly incendiary and very genial at the same time, with imagination to spare.

     Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 3:00 PM   
     By:   clayhenry   (Member)

    I also love his "Terms of Endearment" score. He has written just a handful of film scores over the years, which is a shame.

     Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 5:06 PM   
     By:   Graham   (Member)

    Love everything about this movie.


     Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 7:00 PM   
     By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

    Insanely catchy theme that is almost always on my mind somehow.

    Me too, great melody smile

     Posted:   Feb 15, 2020 - 8:45 PM   
     By:   zooba   (Member)

    Albert Brooks directed, wrote and starred in DEFENDING YOUR LIFE and was fortunate to have Cinematographer Allen Daviau shoot the movie. Daviau previously shot Steven Spielberg's first movie AMBLIN on 16mm and would go on to shoot Spielberg's E.T. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL, THE COLOR PURPLE and EMPIRE OF THE SUN. He was also Director of Photography for Spielberg's AMAZING STORIES Episode GHOST TRAIN and shot the Spielberg Segment and the John Lithgow Harrowing Jetliner Segment of TWILIGHT ZONE THE MOVIE. Some of his other Cinematographer credits are THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN, BUGSY and HARRY AND THE HENDERSONS.

     Posted:   Feb 16, 2020 - 3:16 AM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)

    We've had a few threads about this in the past, like this one:

    To copy/paste what I wrote there:

    "Yeah, I remember liking the score so much when I listened to the film, but then when I bought the soundtrack, it kinda lost some of its power. It became too "obvious", too repetitative and too "fluffy" (sorry about the poor use of adjectives here). By then, though, it had become somewhat of a rarity, so I took advantage of that in a trade. This must have been 8-10 years ago."

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