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 Posted:   Mar 11, 2021 - 12:42 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

Nino Rota's sublime theme from Amarcord has to compete with the wind in this scene, but the overall effect is wonderful.

 Posted:   Apr 1, 2021 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

Back when Zimmer was just starting out. This is still one of my favourite Zimmer themes. Just perfect.

 Posted:   Apr 1, 2021 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   knisper.shayan   (Member)

absolutely beautiful!

 Posted:   Jul 11, 2021 - 3:07 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

I was disappointed when Newman didn't win an Oscar in 1999. I felt he deserved it, and that American Beauty was his best shot (and one of his best scores). But having now watched The Red Violin I can appreciate how the vote was swayed towards this relative new name in the scoring scene.

The film has some wonderful moments.

 Posted:   Jul 11, 2021 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

I don't think this has been posted yet...what an incredible scene

 Posted:   Jul 11, 2021 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

George Fenton's "March of the Lobsters" from Trials of Life...

 Posted:   Aug 23, 2021 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

I love a great montage, especially when the music is original score.

 Posted:   Aug 23, 2021 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Jurassic T. Park   (Member)

Best music I've heard probably from any score:

 Posted:   Aug 23, 2021 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

John Barry -- Eleanor's Arrival, The Lion in Winter...

 Posted:   Feb 1, 2022 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

Main Titles Part 1

Main Titles Part 2

Such an intricate and moody film and score. I admit I didn't appreciate either upon first listen/viewing - but with repeated viewings I realised what a masterpiece this is.

A lot is accomplished in this six-minute main titles sequence. The filmmakers manage to establish that Smiley has been asked to retire, along with Control, and that Control dies soon after. They also offer a tour of the many floors of the 'circus', or headquarters of British Intelligence, as well as showing many of the disappointed faces as Smiley leaves. Alliances are shown, the sombre mood is set, and the wonderful 70s setting is shown both indoors and outdoors. We then get a 'Day in the Life' snapshot of retired Smiley, including him selecting a new pair of glasses - which will help distinguish future scenes from flashback scenes later in the film. There's even a tiny hint at the Christmas timing of most of the film's action. Such a rich, well-crafted film.

 Posted:   Mar 13, 2022 - 5:16 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

Brief but unforgettable, this sequence manages to tick the holy trinity of main title achievements:

1) It is beautiful, and especially impressive considering it was filmed in the 70s.
2) It serves the plot, showing us how remote the hotel is, and what a tortuous road it is to get there.
3) It sets the mood perfectly (thanks to the music), showing us that although everything looks spectacular, things are not as they seem.

 Posted:   Mar 19, 2022 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

I've heard this score countless times, but until today I had never seen the film (shameful, I know - in my defence I was born in '81).

It's impressive how Goldsmith manages to elevate such a mediocre scene to at least feel exciting and have some forward momentum.

 Posted:   Mar 19, 2022 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

 Posted:   Apr 1, 2022 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

Back when Jada Pinkett-Smith and Chris Rock got along.

Hans Zimmer's standout cue from this film, unfortunately very brief, and buried behind the music and the effects/dialogue.

 Posted:   Apr 1, 2022 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

"Alexander Nevsky" '38 (Sergei Prokofiev) - The Battle Of The Ice - the "animated" gurgling effect in which the Teutonic Knights drown after the ice cracks after they do battle with the Russians worked magnificently.

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2022 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

So, so many scenes to choose from, but here's one of my favorites, mainly for how it connects this scene to prior ones, and how it is a musical culmination of previous threads and story elements in a grand, majestic fashion:

My god that scene gives me chills every time! The cinematography and the way Jackson let the music guide the movement, the juxtaposition of the massive crowds with the quiet nobility of the solo violin, that long shot towards the end with the camera flying over the city towards the front line while the brass swells...that was a highwater mark for 21st century film music and editing.

Here are some personal favorites:

What really strikes me about this scene that I have seen a million times is not how Williams scored the powerful moments (which he did fantastically) but how he scores the in-between beats. The little flourishes like the tapping snares when the soldiers are present or the harp brush when Indy breaks the staff and looks to the exit or even that brief questioning clarinet flourish when Indy opens the Nazi flag. Classic example of why Williams is so well regarded--even the quiet underscore was interesting.

Saul Bass and Bernard Herrmann...such a perfect marriage of image and sound.

Maybe not the greatest movie but this scene is was the one that made me start noticing Jerry Goldsmith. The music starts at 1:38 and what really amazes me is how Goldsmith composed the tone to match the tone of Tom Hank's voice--they may even be in the same key. The next statement of the theme rises a key and introduces a determined tambourine to show the characters have resolved to get to the bottom of this mess (Goldsmith used this tapping tambourine motif a lot in his scores when he wanted to show character movement, either physically or metaphorically). Maybe not the best film but this just shows what a master Goldsmith was at understanding the needs of a scene, however ridiculous the scene may have been.

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2022 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Fifloe   (Member)

Not sure if it is posted,yet:

Pino Donaggio' s music (starting 2:37) fits so perfect for the Museum-sequence of DRESSED TO KILL:

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2022 - 3:40 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Not sure if it is posted,yet:

Pino Donaggio' s music (starting 2:37) fits so perfect for the Museum-sequence of DRESSED TO KILL:

Oh yes!

 Posted:   Aug 21, 2022 - 12:11 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

James Horner having some fun. I rewatched this film recently and the score stands out for all the right reasons.

 Posted:   Aug 26, 2022 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Camillu   (Member)

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