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 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

It seems he did quite a few.
He was King Of The Desert movie, somewhat (how Flight Of The Phoenix got away from him, I'll never know).
Here are the ones I know of (feel free to add or correct me).

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (1975)
THE MESSAGE (1976)
MARCH OR DIE (1977)
LION OF THE DESERT (1981)
MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME (1985)

Mine is MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME.
What's yours?

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)



LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
THE MESSAGE (1976)

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 5:16 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Man who would be king was parched landscape/rocks but was there actual desert in it?

Shooting in Morocco doubled for Kafiristan. Lol

Although there was a bit of desert in Red Sun and Professionals.


Aurens is my answer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

The poster/cover for TMWWBK is sandy/dusty enough to qualify, Bill.
Plus, Tadlow include it in their 'MJ Desert Films' overview in the booklet for MAD MAX 3.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA is my favorite.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

He did a good meringue. BOOM boom!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Well.. without a doubt..and the blueprint for all other desert scores to come LAWRENCE OF ARABIA.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

LAWRENCE, I suppose. Terribly boring and predictable choice, I know. I haven't heard all the other titles on your list.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

Fucking Lawrence Of Arabia !!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 7:00 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

The Porno Version big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Fucking Lawrence Of Arabia !!!

I think the sand would cause too much chaffing. So that would be a no.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Looking over his filmography, I'm trying to gauge when I would have first gotten into Jarre's film music scores.
I loved the music from JESUS OF NAZARETH, when I watched it as a kid, shown on telly late 70s, but I wasn't aware of the name/LP thereafter.
This would be just before I started getting into film score LPs via Williams and STAR WARS, SUPERMAN, CE3K etc.
I certainly saw other films he'd scored - mainly on telly - but never chased up any LPs.
I think it would have been 1985 - aged 20 - when I saw the films (and bought the scores to) WITNESS, MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, THE BRIDE and ENEMY MINE* in the cinema.
MY God!! What a Four Score Collection run that was!!! In-Cred-Eeb-Lay!!!
And I love them all, but MM-BT shone above them all as his Masterpiece.
Even though I loved the 25 minute score presentation afforded to me on the LP, I was gutted so much music was missing from it. That Thunderdome Fanfare!! My Oh My!
I'd say it's still my Number One Fave score by him (although MOON OVER PARADOR can't be beat when I fancy a dance).


*ENEMY MINE arrived in UK cinemas Summer 86.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Lawrence of Arabia. It's among my all time favorite film scores. I'm not picking something else just because this may be the obvious choice.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Fucking Lawrence Of Arabia !!!

Or
That's what the Turks said at Akaba.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   William R.   (Member)

The march from LION OF THE DESERT is positively righteous. Maybe Jarre's greatest. Similar in effect to Goldsmith's UNDER FIRE march, but even more emphatic.

MAD MAX: BT is probably Jarre's most ambitious score. Huge orchestra, Aborginal instruments, choir, Ondes Martenot, organ, gamelan percussion...it's also probably Jarre's most "married" score in how passionate it is in supporting every frame of the film. I group it with Bernstein's HEAVY METAL and Elfman's BATMAN as the greatest "comic book" scores of the 80's.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

“Lawrence Of Arabia”.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Here are the ones I know of (feel free to add or correct me).
What's yours?


Besides writing for at least a half dozen Westerns (likely all of them have sand), Jarre also scored a number of films set in Africa. Not having seen them, they might also have scenes of sand:

The Big Gamble (1961). filmed in Côte d'Ivoire
Una stagione all'inferno (1971) aka "A Season in Hell". shot in Kenya
Shout at the Devil (1976). set around German-occupied territory in/near Zanzibar (?)

Jarre's final feature film I Dreamed of Africa was filmed in Kenya (as had been Gorillas in the Mist), but these were set on ranches or in mountains so they aren't desert scores.

... but there is another David Lean film with sand smile : A Passage to India

Does Jarre's TV Robinson Crusoe have enough sand for you, too?







 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)


Although there was a bit of desert in Red Sun and Professionals.


You tell 'im, Bill!

,,, and what of Villa Rides!, El Condor, Posse, etc.?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   Graham   (Member)

Thunderdome.

Graham

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2022 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   laurent   (Member)

MARCH OR DIE (1977) ??? where did you find this score ?

 
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