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 Posted:   Sep 27, 2010 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

I saw The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane the other day for the first time. (This is the odd little thriller from the 70s with Jodie Foster). I really enjoyed the score, including the moments when the music was super funky with a bit of wakka wakka guitar. However, I noticed in some reviews on imdb that some people think the score ruined the movie.

What do you think? Also, is it available on a legitmate release anywhere? I think there was a Japanese vinyl release.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2010 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I've seen this movie and thought it was a great effort from Foster, but I can't remember the score at all. Need to check if I still have it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2010 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

No such thing as "too funky."

Dig?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2010 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   morrifan   (Member)

Christian Gaubert is officially credited. I wonder if co-star Mort Shuman was musically involved?
Gaubert worked on some of Shuman's french hit records (Papa Tango Charlie, Sorrow)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2010 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Someone on a blog posted a link to download the LP and it IS funky in that 70s way but I like it.

There was this piece in the film: "Piano Concerto No. 1 E-Minor" by Frédéric Chopin, performed by Claudio Arrau with London Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Eliahu Inbal. This piece was part of the source music which alternated between Gaubert's score.

Mort Shuman wasn't involved in writing music for the film but probably had a hand in getting Gaubert the gig. I think the LP probably has more music than the actual film but there's quite a bit of repetition.

Here's the LP info:



Label info: Polydor MPF 1087 Japan

Track listing
1. The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane
2. The Little Girl's Mystery / Father's Poems
3. A Happening On A Rainy Day
4. Magician "Mario"
5. A Party For Two
6. The Mystery Of The Basement
7. The Little Girl's Confession /Burial Service In The Rain
8. An Awakening Of Love
9. The Little Girl's Father
10. The Little Girl's Love
11. My Dear Mario
12. Milk Tea
13. A Stranger In The Night
14. Menace
15. The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane

James

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Revisited the movie yesterday. Still love it. The music was awesome and I was craving a soundtrack by the time it was over.

Really an engrossing little drama and I love how it ends. So much to ponder...

And remember, if your tea tastes like almonds, stop drinking it. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Didn't Christian Gaubert orchestrate and/or conduct for Francis Lai? That's what the score sounds like to me - classic Lai.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2012 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

If the original tracks exist, they should be in the MGM vaults. But the Polydor LP (now controlled by Universal Music Group) could be a sticking point.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Coming soon from DISQUES CINEMUSIQUE. 500 copies only. This CD has different tracks than the Polydor LP from Japan.

Available for pre-order from SAE:

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/25709/THE-LITTLE-GIRL-WHO-LIVES-DOWN-THE-LANE-500-EDITION/

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Thanks for the tip Bob. I'll be ordering this for sure.

James

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Full details and a few more samples on the label's website:
http://www.disquescinemusique.com/english/DCM_153_E.html

Too bad http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/36266/Little+Girl+Who+Lives+Down+The+Lane%2C+The hasn't got track times for the old LP. Would love to find out what the omissions on the CD are about.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   Filmscoremonty   (Member)

Would love to find out what the omissions on the CD are about.

From memory, the Polydor LP featured a fair amount of cue repetition (disguised by new track titles).




... from the LP:
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE 4.28
THE LITTLE GIRL'S MYSTERY/FATHER'S POEMS 2.07
A HAPPENING ON THE RAINY DAY 3.57
MAGICIAN "MARIO" 0.22
A PARTY FOR TWO 4.28

THE MYSTERY OF BASEMENT 1.25
THE LITTLE GIRL'S CONFESSION/BURIAL SERVICE IN THE RAIN 6.04
AN AWAKENING OF LOVE 1.38
THE LITTLE GIRL'S FATHER 3.56
THE LITTLE GIRL'S LOVE 0.18
MY DEAR MARIO 1.38
MILK TEA 0.53
A STRANGER IN THE NIGHT 0.33
MENACE 1.25
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE 4.28

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

From memory, the Polydor LP featured a fair amount of cue repetition (disguised by new track titles).

Aaaah, thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

These are the timings from my iTunes copy made from the LP.

1. The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane 4:32
2. The Little Girl's Mystery/Father's Poems 2:11
3. A Happening On A Rainy Day 4:00
4. Magician "Mario" 0:26
5. A Party For Two 4:29
6. The Mystery Of The Basement 1:27
7. The Little Girl's Confession/Burial Service In The Rain 6:06
8. An Awakening Of Love 1:42
9. The Little Girl's Father 3:59
10. The Little Girl's Love 0:23
11. My Dear Mario 1:42
12. Milk Tea 0:57
13. A Stranger In The Night 0:59
14. Menace 1:29
15. The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane 4:28

Total Time: 38.7 minutes.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

These are the timings from my iTunes copy made from the LP.

Total Time: 38.7 minutes.

James



The CD reportedly runs 38:01. Not a big difference.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

No such thing as "too funky."

Dig?



Haha. My thoughts exactly. Bring it on!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Jörn   (Member)

I own the LP and can confirm that nearly the half of the tracks are repeaded on the second side of the record. Doesent know if there wasnt enough original material to fill an full album.
Even if the cues are great its not so satisfiing to hear the same cues twice.

Maybe the CD got some other or alternate cues on board?!

I`ll hope so.

I must say, that the cover of the japan LP is much more attractive than the cover of the new cd.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

International and Japanese artwork:


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 21, 2013 - 5:50 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Based on the samples, it's not funky enough for this albino koala to plunk down twenty bucks.

 
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