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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Friends of Eddie Coyle/Three Days of the Condor
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2012 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Just FYI: A few weeks ago I put some simple notes about TDOTC in the "70s Clavinet" thread. The notes are on page 3.
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=88030&forumID=1&archive=0

Also, I inquired about a new Italian release of TDOTC in another thread, but cannot find that one. :-/

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2012 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Just FYI: A few weeks ago I put some simple notes about TDOTC in the "70s Clavinet" thread. The notes are on page 3.
http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=88030&forumID=1&archive=0


How did I miss that thread? Must have been bitchin' about something... wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2012 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

Actually, "Condor" is one of my favorite films (except for the hokey NYTimes ending) but I had read the book first, titled "SIX Days of the Condor", so felt 50% cheated when I saw the film...but I did like the music...even though they played only every other note....... which I'm sure the CD restores wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2012 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Terrific double-header! THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR is one of my favourite Grusin scores. I haven't seen THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE in a long time, but I still remember Grusin's low-key, atmospheric and chilly touch - with haunting guitar effects like in THE YAKUZA maybe?


Graham, IMO the Yakuza similarities are more with Condor than Coyle. As I wrote over in the Yakuza CD thread:

"Delicate", "Sensitive", "Contemplative", and "Atmospheric" only begin to describe this truly magnificent score. Grusin does put in some of his trademark "Love Funk", as in the End Title--one of Grusin's best main titles--that'll be ringing through my mind for days to come. There's that same type of sound 3 Days of the Condor, but I think of The Yakuza as Condor's more tasteful Asian cousin."

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=71226&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2012 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Total masterpiece! I ordered this fabulous double header on the spot!
It's a dream come true: unbelievable.


Agreed! Ordered! smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2012 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Also, I inquired about a new Italian release of TDOTC in another thread, but cannot find that one. :-/

Here is that Italian release I mentioned; you will be doing much better with the FSM one:
http://www.amazon.com/Three-Days-Condor-Dave-Grusin/dp/B00005Q1VD/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1329673938&sr=1-1

This was in the "Grusin Recommendations" thread.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2012 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Gun Seller Jackie Brown: keep on pushing!

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2012 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

My head is gonna explode. Condor finally gets closure. Nice one Lukas.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

Hot dang. Another terrific entry for FSM's hardboiled 70s thriller collection.

Klute / All the President's Men
Marathon Man / The Parallax View
Point Blank / The Outfit
Zigzag / The Super Cops
The French Connection / French Connection II
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
The Getaway
McQ
The Yakuza


Add to that list:

Omega Man
Farewell My Lovely
THX 1138
Soylent Green/Demon Seed
Coma/Westworld/Carey Treatment
The Liquidator
The Last Run/Crosscurrent/Scorpio Letters
The Wrath of God
Shaft Anthology
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Hunters are for Killing

and you have a fantastic 70s collection! That's why FSM is my favorite label! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

The Liquidator is a 60s spy flick, nothing 70s about it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

The Liquidator is a 60s spy flick, nothing 70s about it.


Yes, I raised an eyebrow at that one too.

In the context of The Friends of Eddie Coyle and Three Days of the Condor, I'm not sure that I'd put THX 1138, The Heart is A Lonely Hunter or Soylent Green on a list of 'hard boiled' thriller scores. But I hasten to add that it's just my own view.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

I was generally speaking about great 70s movie music on the FSM label. I simply forgot that The Liquidator is from 1966. When I think of Schifrin I must think of 70s scores like Dirty Harry or Charley Varrick. But I know of course his great 60s output like Bullitt or Coogan's Bluff too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

So if the original album contained abridged cues from the original soundtrack recording, then I imagine the logical decision was to put the complete versions as part of the bonus tracks at the end along with the source pieces. Just guessing.

the CONDOR bonus cues are described as "either omitted from or abridged on the album." This doesnt indicate (to me) whether the omitted tracks were used in the film, nor which versions (abridged or longer cues) were used in the film. But I guess if the album was OST, not a re-recording, then we could assume its abridged cues were the version used. I'm sure the booklet will make it clear.

 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


Hi Gang: the Condor LP I always liked a lot and so we kept that program intact. Then we ran bonus tracks of the unreleased cues, as well as a few things that got abridged on the LP. The great find for me is "Life and Death Introspection" as Condor and the hit man talk near the end, wonderful!

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

...And just had the shipping notice from SAE smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Hi Gang: the Condor LP I always liked a lot and so we kept that program intact. Then we ran bonus tracks of the unreleased cues, as well as a few things that got abridged on the LP. The great find for me is "Life and Death Introspection" as Condor and the hit man talk near the end, wonderful!

Lukas


"It will happen like this..."-Max Van Sydow. Yes, I noticed the hit man cue! The separation of omitted but used cues like that one made me think the LP might be a re-recording. So it sounds like the abridged cues on the LP are shorter versions of what was actually used (some of which are included as bonus cues).

Speaking of 70s spy movies and re-recordings, would love the OST of EIGER SANCTION (Williams)....

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2012 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)


Speaking of 70s spy movies and re-recordings, would love the OST of EIGER SANCTION (Williams)....



I couldn't agree more; a great idea smile

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2012 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

One of the many things that mark Eddie Coyle as an early '70s film is the dreary city look so prevalent then. When Brown (Steven Keats) arrives to make the arms sale, the skyline is grey and drab, and everything just looks like hell. In fact, that waterfront scene reminds me of a similar set up in another 1973 urban blight masterpiece, The Seven Ups, when Scheider and his contact are near those hideous NYC Co-Op buildings. Damn, were they ugly! The characters in the film even say so! If someone said that clothes or a building were ugly in the Seventies, brother, you damn well knew it had to be!

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2012 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

One of the many things that mark Eddie Coyle as an early '70s film is the dreary city look so prevalent then. When Brown (Steven Keats) arrives to make the arms sale, the skyline is grey and drab, and everything just looks like hell. In fact, that waterfront scene reminds me of a simialr set up in another 1973 urban blight masterpiece, The Seven Ups, when Scheider and his contact are near those hideous NYC Co-Op buildings. Damn, were they ugly! The characters in the film even say so! If someone said that clothes or a building were ugly in the Seventies, brother, you damn well knew it had to be!

Just look at Coyle's home. It was a dump.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2012 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Just look at Coyle's home. It was a dump.

It added to his motivation, I'm sure.

 
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