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 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Let me throw out John Barry's end title from The Black Hole.

Is that a waltz? If it is it totally gets my vote!

Addams Family by Marc Shaiman anyone?


Addams Family came to my mind as soon as I saw the thread title.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

One of the greatest film sequences of all time is this incredible waltz scene from Sergei Bondarchuk's 1967 "War and Peace":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k30OO5_nEWY

The widescreen image is cropped but the emotions come through hugely. And I mean hugely.

Music by Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Ovchinnikov

This is the scene a bit truncated but widescreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8qJHspDv9I


Here’s a good music-only version of this beautiful waltz:

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

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2020 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   3/4 Time   (Member)

There's a little fragment of a waltz -- it lasts less than four seconds -- inserted in Alfred Newman's overture for "The Diary of Anne Frank" that speaks of genteel European civilization, and the lives the Franks and the rest of those trapped in that Amsterdam attic once lived and took for granted, crushed under the boot of Nazi occupation and the longing for all that's been lost.

For all its brevity, Newman's creative decision is a devastating musical commentary on the ordeal these people, and all the world endured.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2020 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   nerfTractor   (Member)

I love the Goldsmith (most here know that the entire BOYS FROM BRAZIL score is written in 3/4), Elfman, and Goldenthal examples already given, and would add Herrmann’s lovely “Memory Waltz” from ANNA KARENINA.

You mean the Memory Waltz from SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO. That said, I absolutely adore Constant Lambert's evocative score fo the Vivien Leigh KARENINA, to which I was introduced via Herrmann's lovely suite that he conducted.


Right you are about the film in question. I knew something seemed off when I posted.

 
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