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 Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Eh? That was totally electronic to my ears.

Interesting. If Shirley Walker's "Black Christmas" was performed on electronic samples then I'm both fooled and impressed. In any case, it's far from one of her best, but I thought it was well-done.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2021 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

Indeed however you may think of the film AIRPORT the dynamics of that main theme I found reflected in many another disaster film like the main title to THE TOWERING INFERNO and the end title to THE SWARM.

I love the movie "Airport," and I actually enjoyed all of the sequels too (even the much maligned "Concord," but I mostly enjoyed that because of the cast and score). I absolutely agree with you about how Newman's approach is reflected in other disaster movie scores - it was very influential.

A lot of 1970s television music also sounds patterned after Newman's "Airport," at least stylistically. I can't think of any specific examples at the moment, but there's just a similar groove to a lot of it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2021 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   TheIrishman   (Member)

Victor Young's "Around the World in 80 days" definitely deserves being mentioned here as one of his very best.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2021 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Le vieux fusil - François de Roubaix

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2021 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Also Le jour se lève - Maurice Jaubert is pretty impressive.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2021 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

John Green said he made it a point to do absolutely everything on the film he planned to be his last: OLIVER! (adapting, conducting, etc.)

Any opinions on how he did? I haven't seen it in a while.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2021 - 2:25 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Across the Sea of Time or Swept from the Sea are my favourite final Barry scores.

Agree with this, especially Swept From The Sea. Probably his finest 90s score after Chaplin to my mind. Pity the film wasn't more successful, I haven't seen it since the initial release. And I've never seen it on TV. I can't even remember if it was any good or not. Enigma is pleasant enough but nothing special.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2021 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Victor Young's "Around the World in 80 days" definitely deserves being mentioned here as one of his very best.


Wasn't "Run of the Arrow" Victor Young's last (completed) score?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 18, 2021 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   TheIrishman   (Member)

Victor Young's "Around the World in 80 days" definitely deserves being mentioned here as one of his very best.


Wasn't "Run of the Arrow" Victor Young's last (completed) score?


Yes, I believe you are right (even though Young died only 24 days after the first release of ATWIED). There was also "China Gate", but you are correctly implying that he was not able to complete it. His old friend Max Steiner finished it for him.

 
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