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 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I recently saw the 1984 romance FALLING IN LOVE, which stars Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep. The film is a worthy riff on “Brief Encounter,” but ultimately lacks that film’s depth of feeling. Dave Grusin provides a score that, in the words of the critic for Films In Review, “is stimulating, suggestive and appropriate to [the characters’] growing feelings.”

Only the main theme from the score has been released, re-recorded for one of Grusin’s compilation albums. It’s titled (somewhat oddly, since the film is set in Manhattan and its suburbs) “Mountain Dance.” Here it is:



 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 1:09 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

Yes, great theme, great score - in need of a complete and remastered release - as are so many other Grusin scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 3:18 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

I recently saw the 1984 romance FALLING IN LOVE, which stars Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep. The film is a worthy riff on “Brief Encounter,” but ultimately lacks that film’s depth of feeling. Dave Grusin provides a score that, in the words of the critic for Films In Review, “is stimulating, suggestive and appropriate to [the characters’] growing feelings.”

Only the main theme from the score has been released, re-recorded for one of Grusin’s compilation albums. It’s titled (somewhat oddly, since the film is set in Manhattan and its suburbs) “Mountain Dance.” Here it is:





Hey Bob,
You may be interested to know that "Mountain Dance" was composed BEFORE the film 'Falling In Love' was made and inserted in it rather than being composed for the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Sure, just like THE DEER HUNTER-79- STANLEY MYERS.As any self respecting film music person knows this happens at times. Enjoyed the movie but somehow the problem I always had with ROBERT, is you always know it is Robert and in every movie his TRAVIS BICKLE act comes up.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Hey Bob,
You may be interested to know that "Mountain Dance" was composed BEFORE the film 'Falling In Love' was made and inserted in it rather than being composed for the film.



Interesting. My recollection is that the film is not heavily scored. So if you take away that main theme and its variations, there may not be a lot of original material in the film.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 9:47 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I heard back when the movie was released that they had used a piece Grusin had previously recorded ("Mountain Dance") as the principal theme. While it worked (and I loved it in the movie), even the title had little to do with the story, which seems to add ammunition to it being a previous composition that Grusin had composed apart from the film. I was happy to get the piece when I bought Grusin's "Cinemagic," and didn't hesitate to buy the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2014 - 10:04 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)



Mountain Dance – 1980

J

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 12:06 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Bond1965:

Ahhhhhhhhhhh ... that proves it (as pointed out by Arthur and others above)! The movie didn't come out for another 4 years!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2014 - 1:11 AM   
 By:   zippy   (Member)



Mountain Dance – 1980

J


Smart of Dave to wear the leather pants, otherwise it could have been titled "Stucco Rash". big grin

 
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