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 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

The chat down the pub last night incorporated COOL HAND LUKE, which got us jabbering about other films directed by Stuart Rosenberg that featured a music score by Lalo Schifrin.
While not quite in the Spielberg/Williams or Burton/Elfman numbers/collabs (although it is the same number as Hitchcock and Herrmann), Lalo still scored nearly half of the films Rosenberg directed, starting with his first feature (TV film) A SMALL REBELLION (they may have worked together on TV shows before that, as Rosenberg did a lot of TV stuff in the late 50's and during the 60's).
The classic (film AND score) COOL HAND LUKE would follow and then WUSA, VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED, LOVE & BULLETS, THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and BRUBAKER (another great prison movie, albeit underrated in comparison to COOL HAND LUKE).

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is also a classic of Horror film scoring, imo.
Rosenberg also worked with film score greats DeVol, Hamlisch (twice), Alex North, Michael Small, Dave Grusin and James Horner.
Any thoughts/opinions on this collaboration?

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Luke, Bullets, Bullitt n brubaker produced some of schifrin's best work.

Bullitt gets recognition - both film n score - but the other 3 rarely do.

I know Joan is a big fan of Cool hand luke, newman's breathtaking performance and the score.

Its a good spot kev, if defo counts as a serious collaboration.

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Good thread! WUSA was one of close to 20 films that Schifrin scored 70--72, only a couple of which were released on LP at the time, and only a few more since then. I have a thread somewhere on the dearth of soundtrack releases by major composers during those three years.

WUSA starred Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, something about a radio station, never saw the film, so no idea what the music is like. Anybody?

If I had to pick one Schifrin score, it would be Cool Hand Luke. I'm sure it was this score that got him The Reivers assignment and prompted WB producers to want him for The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah insisted on Fielding).

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Thanks for playin' guys smile

Here's the Finale from BRUBAKER (a CD I just HAD TO BUY after making do with a crummy TV-to-tape dub for many years).

Followed by the End Credits (just like in the film).

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

And a Cool (Hand Luke) Suite from...

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Dont forget Charlie. Cimbalom heaven...

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   William R.   (Member)

THE AMITYVILLE HORROR is my go-to "Halloween atmosphere" music. There's a really bewitching, autumnal quality to that theme. Also admire the incredibly dense string writing for the scary happenings. Credit the Academy for giving it a nomination despite the less-than-prestigious nature of the film, something that would never happen nowadays.

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I know Joan is a big fan of Cool hand luke, newman's breathtaking performance and the score.

You bet I am. Love the movie and the score. Newman lost the Oscar once again.

Can't help but wonder what Schifrin would have composed for The Wild Bunch.

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Dont forget Charlie. Cimbalom heaven...

Oh gosh. I LOVE the cimbalom (and Schifrin's use in The Eagle Has Landed is a favorite of mine, particularly in-film) but I'd never run across this one before -- thank you!


 Posted:   Jul 2, 2021 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I have tons of Lalo Schifrin, but I am unfamiliar with most of these. I have Bullitt, VOTD, Amityville, and Luke.

I should see if any music from the other films is on the "My Life in Music" box set.

 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

Dont forget Charlie. Cimbalom heaven...

Who's gonna release that score at last???
How much time still waiting for a LOVE AND BULETS CD release?

 Posted:   Oct 22, 2021 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

I saw Love and Bullets a few weeks ago. Fun little movie* with a colorful Lalo Schifrin score. Would love to see it released.

* - Though I could've done without that one killing near the end. Totally pointless.

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