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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2007 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Just caught this on TV and really dug the score by Mr. Shire. Really catchy theme.1978, any chance of an FSm or Intrada release?

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2007 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

I believe this one was a Warners release and so could be possible.

 Posted:   Nov 26, 2007 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I believe this one was a Warners release and so could be possible.

It's not very long either, so It could be paired with another cool 70's score a la Soylent Green/Demon Seed

 Posted:   Nov 26, 2007 - 2:42 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Might go well with Shire's SUMMER OF '44.

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2007 - 10:46 AM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

Straight Time has some very memorable themes, indeed. The main theme has a folksy, almost lighthearted feel--certainly not how one would describe the film, so that the music operates in an ironic sort of way.

There is also a secondary theme that shows up when the situation gets more dire, I recall this theme used during at least one pivotal scene between Dustin Hoffman and Theresa Russell. It made the moment that much more powerful, IMHO.

Didn't some of this score appear--at least one track--on a prior Shire compilation?

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2007 - 10:51 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

It did, yeah.
Been trying to track it down just for that one cue.

 Posted:   Jul 7, 2008 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Bumped it. Hoping for a release...

you never know...

 Posted:   May 22, 2009 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Check out this guy's tribute to Straight Time:

 Posted:   May 22, 2009 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Check out this guy's tribute to Straight Time:

Never saw the film, but will definitely now. Love young Hoffman and Shire's music sounds great.

Amazing how in the 70's Hoffman and Al Pacino looked like the same person. Here Dustin could be playing Pacino's role in SERPICO and Pacino, Dusty's vicey vercey!

I loved the freeken 70's

THE 70'S RULE MAN!!!!!!

Let's hear it for BOBBY DEERFIELD!!!!

 Posted:   May 22, 2009 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   workingwithknives   (Member)

It's a great film too.

Love the scene when the corrupt probation officer is handcuffed to a chain link fence alongside a busy interstate with his pants pulled down.

"Straight Time" and "Going In Style" are two scores I've been hoping for.

 Posted:   May 22, 2009 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   edo   (Member)

This is a great film and I just watched it myself a few days ago. I saw it in the theaters when it orginally came out. It did not do too well due to Dustin's performance was a bad guy. I like the theme alot and it's repeated as the end titles but I honestly cannot see doing a full cd becuase it is such a sparse score.

 Posted:   May 23, 2009 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I saw this film when it came out in a cinema one afternoon virtually on my own in the auditorium - the only place to watch films in peace - afternoon screenings!!

I took the video out on release and recorded the music sections and some dialogue. It has some nice themes but, like the other posters have said, I dont recall the suite I taped being very long. The end theme is particularly good - very David Shire - these days it would be the bit that the announcer talks over.

Havent seen the film for a few years but I remember coming away from it thinking it highlighted just how much people let you down in life, especially the ones who talk a good game and convince you they are going to deliver.

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2013 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The YouTube clip cited above is a good representation of the score's main theme. The film is a fine example of gritty 70's cinema, and I'd welcome a score release.

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