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 Posted:   Aug 29, 2010 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Tom Maguire   (Member)

Brazil is pretty great but I'd say Munchausen tops it. But of course nothing touches The Crimson Permanent Assurance. Hell that might Gilliam's best film ever.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2012 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

Having just listented to Kamen's Die Hard with a Vengeance on LLL CD, I'm starving for his imaginative orchestral score for Baron Munchausen.

Any chance we'll see a remastered and expanded CD edition out sometime in 2013?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2012 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   655321   (Member)

I was thinking the same thing; Baron Munchausen & Brazil are both overdue for a better release. Especially Brazil, minus the dialogue. I suggested as much to LLL just last week, after listening to Die Hard With A Vengence. Almost forgot how great that score was.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 15, 2012 - 11:36 PM   
 By:   Marek7   (Member)

One of my favorite movies and scores. Yes! This is in desperate need of being re-released.

Fast forward to the 4:11 mark. The Munchausen waltz is just lovely!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwY2lVMp9sk

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2012 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   razorback64   (Member)

My Favourite Gilliam movie and one my Favourite Kamen scores. I have the Vinyl release and later found the CD for $5 at a second hand shop in Sydney in perfect condition.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2012 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   goldsmith-rulez   (Member)

Obviously, not one of you have ever heard the much-superior score for the the original Baron Munchhausen composed by Georg Haentschel? The Kamen music is, well, just fine, but not a patch on the original (nor is the flawed film).

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2012 - 4:07 PM   
 By:   Julian K   (Member)

The Haentzschel version of Munchausen isn't "the original".

There was a Czech version in 1940, which pre-dates the German version by three years.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2012 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   Marek7   (Member)

Here is a brief sample of some of the beautiful music and theme from the German 1943 version. It is a great film and Gilliam borrowed from it heavily. If they ever released this score, I would buy it so fast your head would spin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0e5g13QB5U

This film is available on Kino video and is just as magical as the Gilliam version is. Highly recommended.

 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2012 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   goldsmith-rulez   (Member)

If they ever released this score, I would buy it so fast your head would spin!.

Well, an extended concert suite (extracted by the composer) was released by Capricccio:

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 17, 2012 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Jim Barg   (Member)

Here is a brief sample of some of the beautiful music and theme from the German 1943 version. It is a great film and Gilliam borrowed from it heavily. If they ever released this score, I would buy it so fast your head would spin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0e5g13QB5U

This film is available on Kino video and is just as magical as the Gilliam version is. Highly recommended.


The full film is also available on YouTube, apparently.

There was a giant stink made from the surviving family members of the '43 producers when Gilliam's version went into production. They sued, and there's an addendum at the end of the credits because of it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2015 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

When I saw the film during its initial release I was not a fan.

Many years later I gave it another chance (during a recent Gilliam-high, revisiting all his work) and I found it extremely delightful and entertaining. Kamen´s score is brilliant, and I couldn´t help myself ordering it via amazon-marketplace.

Have I jinxed it enough so one label will now re-issue it?

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2019 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen! Complete!

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2019 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   Konga   (Member)

Yes! Bring us Kamen's MUNCHAUSEN and BRAZIL too, complete and remastered. We want both now, Now, NOW !!!!!!!!!!

(After that, I can die in peace.)

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2019 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   Konga   (Member)

And give them the "Thin Red Line" treatment.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2019 - 11:53 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Here is a brief sample of some of the beautiful music and theme from the German 1943 version. It is a great film and Gilliam borrowed from it heavily. If they ever released this score, I would buy it so fast your head would spin!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0e5g13QB5U

This film is available on Kino video and is just as magical as the Gilliam version is. Highly recommended.



The 1943 MÜNCHHAUSEN has been restored by the Murnau Foundation and will be released on a German BluRay featuring multiple versions.

Some information here in English:
https://filmcolors.org/2017/05/18/color-consulting-for-the-restoration-of-munchhausen/

More information here in German:
http://www.murnau-stiftung.de/stiftung/projekte/projekt-muenchhausen

And I agree that Haentzschel's score is quite enjoyable.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 5:03 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Always loved this score, although I found the chunky suites presentation a bit unwieldy at times.
I'd love an expanded, cleaned-up edition, with everything separated and more user friendly.
Once again, I'm sure, if it was easy, it would have been done already.

 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The score is all over the place, sometimes lyrical and beautiful, other times frantic, yet other times atmospheric, then other times mickey mousey and goofy. There's parts I cut out for sure. The balloon ride music is serene.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

For me one of his best scores along with DIE HARD and ROBIN HOOD

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2019 - 2:12 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)


One of Kamen's best scores I think. Some lovely themes. Didnt realise that it had become so hard to find. I wont be selling my copy soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2019 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   alexp   (Member)

Hopefully, Kamen's "Baron Munchausen" doesn't fall under the Sony Music jurisdiction just because it is a Sony Pictures property.

Let me see if I have this right?

If a CD-album company wanted to do an expanded edition of "Baron Munchausen," they would have to get a license from WaterTower Music to release the music cues already released on the Warner Bros Records album and to release the score's remaining music cues, the album company would have to get a license from Sony Pictures--not Sony Music.

Feel free to correct me, if I'm wrong.

 
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