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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I missed out on this when first released, but luckily found one on Amazon for the original Intrada price. So happy I found it.

For me this is one of the Maestro's more exciting scores and especially the Main Theme. It just rocks. I tend not to like more of his abstract atonal works, which all kind of sounds the same in that style from score to score. I enjoy a lot of his music in BENEATH and BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES and his STAR TREK IV score was also a refreshing change of pace for that Film Series. I really like his CROSS CREEK score. I think I can listen to his HELLFIGHTERS Main Title Theme on an endless loop for days. It's just that good for me!

What are your thoughts on HELLFIGHTERS and what are your other favorite Leonard Rosenman Scores?


This totally rocks for me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wGbTJ74uSo

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

I had been thinking about this score for the last week. Definitely a great score. I love the theme, and overall stylings by Rosenman. I shall now play the score.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

It's truly one of his scores that's more like, say an Elmer Bernstein or a Jerry Goldsmith, with that kind of strong engaging, propelling Theme.

I remember first hearing it without knowing what it was and betting it was actually Elmer Bernstein!

Wish he would have done more like it!

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

...with that kind of strong engaging, propelling Theme.

Wish he would have done more like it!


Rosenman's main theme for THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND is more memorable and engaging (to me) than HELLFIGHTERS ... maybe zooba will like it too. smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE9VGlXwi8U&feature=player_detailpage

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Yes TR, I do like it and maybe because it sounds less like the atonal Rosenman and like he tried something different. The Main Title actually sounds like something Mancini might have done. Sorry to keep comparing him. It's just that my personal faves were always the Goldsmith, Bernstein and Williams stuff. I like the action stuff within the clip too.

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and EAST OF EDEN are also very nice by Rosenman!

COBWEB is great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Tge55VQag

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2014 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I have no problem with Rosenman's more complex writing or atonal scores. I like most of them.
A MAN CALLED HORSE is probably my favorite Rosenman.

BUT, I agree, THE HELLFIGHTERS is probably his best Main Title. Like zooba, I can listen to it over and over on a loop. I really does rock!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2014 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

sort of turns generic westernish, maybe to suit John Wayne? The initial strong beat reminded me of "Keeper of the City" which I would recommend except that when I was looking for a sample of the main theme, I read a review that perhaps it's not highly regarded (yet I still like it):
http://www.filmtracks.com/titles/keeper_city.html

 
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