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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: North Dallas Forty
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 7:22 AM   
 By:   Katie @ SAE   (Member)

NORTH DALLAS FORTY by John Scott, The Glory and Pain of the Gridiron Exposed!

Film Score Monthly presents this new never before on CD release!

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/14576/NORTH-DALLAS-FORTY/

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   pooter   (Member)

NORTH DALLAS FORTY by John Scott, The Glory and Pain of the Gridiron Exposed!

Film Score Monthly presents this new never before on CD release!

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/14576/NORTH-DALLAS-FORTY/


I'm loving those samples! Never seen the film, but it sounds great.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

Fantastic release! A film I've seen decades ago but had completely forgotten about, let alone John Scott's music. Great idea to dig this one up, thanks, FSM!

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Very welcome release!

A pity the boots-with-cleats part of the graphic has been so obscured by the type though.

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Joe Sikoryak   (Member)

Very welcome release!

A pity the boots-with-cleats part of the graphic has been so obscured by the type though.


You'll get to see the cleats on the back cover. It was either obscure that or the girls' derrieres---testosterone speaks louder than the frontal lobe. ;-)

 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Great! I 'm always up for more John Scott. I've always loved the suite from this score on "John Scott Conducts". Thank you Lukas and co.!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

A pity the boots-with-cleats part of the graphic has been so obscured by the type though.

I saw the film earlier this year and remember liking the main title. The rest of the score didn't register much, but I look forward to (re)discovering it on this CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2010 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   BP2   (Member)

Why is it that FSM cds listed on SAE do not have the feature to play all samples with one click? It's cumbersome to click on each track and play them individually.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Woj   (Member)

Why is it that FSM cds listed on SAE do not have the feature to play all samples with one click? It's cumbersome to click on each track and play them individually.

Really? I just use Firefox with DownloadHelper to download all of the samples into a single folder, and then load all the MP3 files into Windows Media Player.

If I like what I hear, I buy it and delete the samples.
If I'm on the fence, I save the samples and revisit them later with a more open wallet, er, mind.
And if the actual tracks are shorter than a minute, score!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

I just use the foxytunes app.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Why is it that FSM cds listed on SAE do not have the feature to play all samples with one click? It's cumbersome to click on each track and play them individually.

If you have the Winamp media player (http://www.winamp.com/), open up the web page for the CD in Winamp's browser tab. All of the music tracks on the page will appear in a box at the bottom of the screen and you can play them all with a single click.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

Love the samples for this one! The track "Let's Go Kill" had me humming along because it reminded me so much of Jeff Wayne's "War Of The Worlds" (in a major key)! I wonder which came first...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Vermithrax Pejorative   (Member)

I keep hearing a Horner horror or suspense score when I play the first bit of the Main Title. Anybody else hear the similarity?.....and can you tell me what it is please smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

"North Dallas Forty"...weird name -- a direction, a city and a number! Anyone care to sum up what it's about in one sentence? (the name, that is, I understand that the film is about American football).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 10:40 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

"North Dallas Forty"...weird name -- a direction, a city and a number! Anyone care to sum up what it's about in one sentence? (the name, that is, I understand that the film is about American football).

How about one paragraph?

Nick Nolte stars as an aging wide receiver for the North Dallas Bulls football team. He was once a star, but now spends most of his time on the bench because the coach (G.D. Spradlin) doesn't like his wiseacre attitude or his unorthodox behavior off the playing field. Unlike teammate Mac Davis, he hasn't learned how to ignore the front office. Bruised and nearly broken, Nolte begins to rebel against Spradlin, who is obsessed with winning a championship at any cost. But after he meets a beautiful woman (Dayle Haddon), Nolte soon begins to realize that there is life after football.
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Literally, the title refers to the yard markings on a football field, which run from 0 - 50 yards (midfield) on each team's half of the field. So, a ball may be said to lie at the "North Dallas forty" yard line.

Here's an illustration:

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Bromhead   (Member)

Great movie and great score.Ordered :-).....

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thanks for the elaborate explanation, Bob! As you can gather, I have zero clue about American football.

 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Bob: Thanks for a very clear explanation of the title.

Nice samples. Will be ordering this.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 16, 2010 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   BP2   (Member)

Why is it that FSM cds listed on SAE do not have the feature to play all samples with one click? It's cumbersome to click on each track and play them individually.

If you have the Winamp media player (http://www.winamp.com/), open up the web page for the CD in Winamp's browser tab. All of the music tracks on the page will appear in a box at the bottom of the screen and you can play them all with a single click.


Thanks to everyone who suggested the workarounds. The winamp idea is more convenient for me. I'll try it!

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2010 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

Is this score selling well?

 
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