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 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

I'm most partial to Korngold's Sea Hawk and Sarde's Pirates.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I am really shocked and appalled and bemused and flabbergasted that nobody has mentioned this.... lol

Black Sails by Bear McCreary 2014-17

More pirates than you can wave a pegleg and an eye patch at. big grin


 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Patrick Doyle's Shipwrecked

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Arrgghh, shiver me timbers.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I am really shocked and appalled and bemused and flabbergasted that nobody has mentioned this.... lol

Black Sails by Bear McCreary 2014-17

More pirates than you can wave a pegleg and an eye patch at. big grin


Love the series and McCreary's scoring was perfect in it. A shame that seasons 2-4 never had any music released...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   MattyT   (Member)

Not sure if this would qualify, but Harry Gregson-Williams' Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is a great score with a bit of swashbuckling style to it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

It's certainly the most piratey sounding Sinbad score I can think of. My favorite Sinbad score by far is Roy Webb's for the 1947 film, but I don't think I'd describe any of it as piratey in sound.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Given the obscurity of the film (and the less-than-stellar reviews from people who have seen it), it's none too surprising that John Morris's Yellowbeard had yet to be mentioned, but this may be his best score for a movie that Mel Brooks had nothing to do with...

...and speaking of, half the cast of Young Frankenstein! Half of Monty Python! Cheech and Chong! Peter Cook and Spike Milligan! David Bowie! (no, seriously) How do you screw that up?

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   rdj252   (Member)

I know one pirate movie I love and wish they released the score to is Errol Flynn’s Against All Flags made in 1952 with the legendary Maureen O’Hara. Hans J. Salter wrote the music. Love the scene where Flynn’s character goes down the main sail with his cutlass rendering it useless the way Douglas Fairbanks Sr hit all three sails in the silent film The Black Pirate. Glorious, old-fashioned fun on the silver screen. I think I’d like to have that music for the memories watching it with my dad and now my kids. Can’t say it’s a standout just a favorite movie would be my reason to get it.

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I have a soft spot for a silly old (but it's knowingly tongue-in-cheek) 60s pirate movie starring Doug McClure and Jill St. John called The King's Pirate, which was a semi-comedic remake of the earlier Errol Flynn pirate film Against All Flags (which had a score by Hans Salter which I can't recall because I've only seen the film once).

The film has never been released on home video to my knowledge, but there's a pan and scan version on YouTube right now (looking much worse than my old VHS copy recorded off TV though):


The action music is quite repetitive but I have a soft spot for this delightful score by Ralph Ferraro (check out the main title for a taste). Ferraro composed only five feature film scores (plus three TV movies and a bit of episodic television in the late 60s/early 70s). But (like Alexander Courage for example) he had a much longer career in Hollywood as an orchestrator, working a lot for two very prominent film composers who really couldn't be more different from each other: Leonard Rosenman and Randy Edelman!

I hear touches of Rosenman here and there in the King's Pirate score, so I would guess that Rosenman rubbed off a bit on Ferraro... only I think the first time they worked together was the following year, on Hellfighters! So maybe it was Ferraro who put his stamp on a lot of Rosenman...

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2022 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I kinda liked the first POTC soundtrack, at least the main theme. But I have a hard time viewing them as "pirate" music. Way to modern and removed from the classical sound.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2022 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   rdj252   (Member)

I’d heard every score mentioned but Black Sails. I don’t care much for modern tv series they lack fun and take themselves too seriously, but I do like pirate stuff. I watched some of the show and didn’t care for it (maybe it was the actors I can’t remember). I couldn’t remember the music so I listened to some on YouTube. Not my cup of tea, but it was good to go back to it. I’ll take Korngold any day. So, to end this here’s my list of favorite movies and then scores. From almost 50 years of pirating:
Captain Blood
Treasure Island (1990)
The Black Swan
Against All Flags
Swiss Family Robinson (only down this far because it’s not strictly a pirate movie)
Treasure Island (1950)
Princess and the Pirate
The Black Pirate (1926)
The Sea Hawk
Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End
Muppet Treasure Island

Scores:
The Sea Hawk
Cutthroat Island
Treasure Island (1990)
Captain Blood
The Black Swan
POC At World’s End
POC Curse of the Black Pearl
POC Dead Men Tell No Tales
Against All Flags (just watched it again and enjoyed the music)
Swiss Family Robinson ( would love to get this one)
Treasure Island (1950) would be nice to get this
Muppet Treasure Island

Special category is Peter Pan. I consider them pirate movies sure, but I love the story so to me it’s different and more fantasy. To rank those scores I’d say:
Hook
Peter Pan (1953)
Return to Neverland
Peter Pan (2003)
Finding Neverland
Pan

There’s probably others but I can’t think of them.

That’s it. I’ve heard the rest and they have their moments but these I’d listen to in full. Thanks for all the replies and input.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2022 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

Not sure if this would qualify, but Harry Gregson-Williams' Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is a great score with a bit of swashbuckling style to it.

One of my personal favorites. HGW clearly enjoyed this assignment and it shows in the exuberance of the performers (even if the actually recording suffers from the Media Ventures/Remote Control mixing problems of the era).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2022 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Sandokan (1976) has my vote.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2022 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

The Netherlands put out a very kid friendly Pirate film in 2020 called "Pirates Down The Street" with a wonderfully playful score by Matthijs Kieboom. Moviescore Media released the soundtrack in 2020. You can hear samples on the Moviescore Media website.

And I like James Newton Howard's very piratey score for "Treasure Planet" from 2002. An animated sci-fi version of Treasure Island.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2022 - 10:50 PM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Pirates of the Plains

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2022 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   sabulia1202   (Member)

I have a soft spot for a silly old (but it's knowingly tongue-in-cheek) 60s pirate movie starring Doug McClure and Jill St. John called The King's Pirate, which was a semi-comedic remake of the earlier Errol Flynn pirate film Against All Flags (which had a score by Hans Salter which I can't recall because I've only seen the film once).

The film has never been released on home video to my knowledge, but there's a pan and scan version on YouTube right now (looking much worse than my old VHS copy recorded off TV though):


The action music is quite repetitive but I have a soft spot for this delightful score by Ralph Ferraro (check out the main title for a taste). Ferraro composed only five feature film scores (plus three TV movies and a bit of episodic television in the late 60s/early 70s). But (like Alexander Courage for example) he had a much longer career in Hollywood as an orchestrator, working a lot for two very prominent film composers who really couldn't be more different from each other: Leonard Rosenman and Randy Edelman!

I hear touches of Rosenman here and there in the King's Pirate score, so I would guess that Rosenman rubbed off a bit on Ferraro... only I think the first time they worked together was the following year, on Hellfighters! So maybe it was Ferraro who put his stamp on a lot of Rosenman...

Yavar


Due for a blu ray and release dvd on 27 Oct by Explosive Media in Germany
https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0B49ZNZ6Y/expmedgmb-21?

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2022 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Click on this, close your eyes, and it’s TOTALLY for a pirate movie:
https://youtu.be/DC0MMcR9FsQ

New edition from Intrada coming Monday. wink

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2022 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Click on this, close your eyes, and it’s TOTALLY for a pirate movie:
https://youtu.be/DC0MMcR9FsQ

New edition from Intrada coming Monday. wink

Yavar


No. X men.smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2022 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

David Rose's THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE for Goldwyn in 1944.

And Raoul Kraushaar supervised a score based on the Russell & Lee songs for ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD.

 
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