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 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Mine is A Small Talent for War by the amazing Christopher Young. (when I mentioned it to him, he looked at me quizzically and said "you like that?". The short answer was a massive yes).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

For now, I’ll have to go with Newman’s The Gunfighter (really glad Kritzerland included it on their Henry King set). The only other short score I think of actually runs slightly over 5 minutes and that’s Rózsa’s The Asphalt Jungle (not counting the source music, which Rózsa didn’t write).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 4:01 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

12 Angry Men.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   jkrukones   (Member)

I would suggest another Newman score--"Fourteen Hours" (1952).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

My mind immediately went to Elmer Bernstein's "Hud," but as it turns out that actually runs six minutes. Michel Legrand's "Vivre sa vie" came to my mind next, but I don't think it's less than five minutes (I also understand that Legrand originally wrote a much longer score but most of it was tossed out in favor of simply repeating the "main theme").

There are a number of films, like "Diabolique" and "Wages of Fear" (both with music by Georges Auric), that I believe only have a main and end title. But I can't think of too many films with an extremely sparse proper score (i.e. more than a main and end title, but less than five minutes total). I'm curious what others will come up with.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

My mind immediately went to Elmer Bernstein's "Hud," but as it turns out that actually runs six minutes. Michel Legrand's "Vivre sa vie" came to my mind next, but I don't think it's less than five minutes (I also understand that Legrand originally wrote a much longer score but most of it was tossed out in favor of simply repeating the "main theme").

There are a number of films, like "Diabolique" and "Wages of Fear" (both with music by Georges Auric), that I believe only have a main and end title. But I can't think of too many films with an extremely sparse proper score (i.e. more than a main and end title, but less than five minutes total). I'm curious what others will come up with.


I would love a recording of "Diabolique" (an eerie piece that sets up the film beautifully) and I have a re-recording of "Wages of Fear" (that title music really percolates) on an Auric compilation).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

I'm curious what others will come up with.

Curiousity can kill 5 minutes of our time. smile

5-Minute Stud (Jarre)
5 Minutes in a Balloon (Sawtell)
5-Minute Army (Morricone)
5 Minutes to Cairo (Rozsa)
5 Minutes for an August Moon (Umiliani)
The Beast with 5 Minutes (Steiner)
+
shame on A&C for omitting Lennie Hayton's VTTBOTS episode "... And Five Minutes Are Left"

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

James Horner's THE DRESSER

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Track # 33 on this Digitmovies CD of 3 Lavagnino peplum has a less-than-five-minutes suite from the 1964 Il colosso di Roma muzio scevola



33, Il Colosso Di Roma, Muzio Scevola (Suite), 4:27

Apparently, this is all Lavagnino wrote for this flick which utilized C.A.M. stock library music cues.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2021 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

My mind immediately went to Elmer Bernstein's "Hud," but as it turns out that actually runs six minutes.

Actually just under seven! Would be my vote too.

But instead I guess I'll go with Jerry Goldsmith's Soarin' Over California. If including the (currently unreleased on CD) Intro and Exit Music, it goes over 5 minutes. But if only talking about the ride score itself, it qualifies. smile

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 1:25 AM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

What about Elmer's 'American Werewolf'....would that qualify?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

There's between 7 and 8 minutes of score in the released version of "American Werewolf," not counting the music that went unused.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

Is there anything in THE DAY OF THE JACKAL beyond the main title? (Not that it's a favourite by any means, but it's the only really short score I can think of for which an A-list composer is actually credited.)

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

One False Move by Derek Holt. There's the glorious end title, and a smattering of that theme once or twice in the film itself. I haven't timed it out. But it is damn short.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2021 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

John Barry's Dutchman
Just the main theme for the title sequence. Wish we could get the film recording.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Geez, less than five minutes? Would that even count as a "score"? Even most animated shorts are longer than that. To me a short score is anything less than 30 minutes. Then I could give you plenty of examples.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Paperman by Christophe Beck for the Disney short of the same name. The release is 4:59 so it qualifies.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Paperman by Christophe Beck for the Disney short of the same name. The release is 4:59 so it qualifies.

Ha! That was the only one I could think of.

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Paperman by Christophe Beck for the Disney short of the same name. The release is 4:59 so it qualifies.

And it’s pretty damn wonderful I agree.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Apr 28, 2021 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

Is there anything in THE DAY OF THE JACKAL beyond the main title? (Not that it's a favourite by any means, but it's the only really short score I can think of for which an A-list composer is actually credited.)

I remember going to see JACKAL on it's first release, hoping to hear a new Delerue score. What a disappointment; apart from the titles and some source music there was no real score. I wonder if Zinnemann (often opposed to original scores) axed any of Delerue's contribution?

 
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