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 Posted:   Sep 16, 2022 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)


As I listen to the wonderful Barry score to "Playing By Heart" I still can't believe I've never seen this film. This is truly one of my favorite scores. How can I not have seen the film? I found it through a YouTube snippet years back and was hooked. I know I have others that fall into this category too. Eeek!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2022 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Likewise I have lots. There's not enough hours in the day to see everything.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2022 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

"Rudy" comes to mind.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2022 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   DOGBELLE   (Member)

My left foot

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2022 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

“Lieutenant Kije”, though I later caught the film on You Tube.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2022 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

As I listen to the wonderful Barry score to "Playing By Heart" I still can't believe I've never seen this film. This is truly one of my favorite scores. How can I not have seen the film? I found it through a YouTube snippet years back and was hooked. I know I have others that fall into this category too. Eeek!


Oh my God, Eee-Dee, you MUST see the film.
It's just about my favorite chick-flick*--and I say this as a 61-year-old alpha male.

(* Out of a very short list.)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 1:20 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I can't think of any English language films where that's the case, but there's plenty of Italian films where I love the score & have never seen the film.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 2:01 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Playing by Heart (1998) ... I re-watched (3rd viewing) a month ago (my rating 8+/10) Yes, it's great entertainment (I've never thought of it as a chick-flick ... does that term apply because there's no shooting, but lots of romance?) and John Barry's music is one of the film's highlights.

But, much of his score was replaced and so the album release is not the film's score. Would the film have been even better without the changes (many of the songs are mind-numbingly tedious)? Probably ... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

The Sand Pebbles
The Yakuza

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Almost every film composed by Georges Delerue.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2022 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

As I listen to the wonderful Barry score to "Playing By Heart" I still can't believe I've never seen this film. This is truly one of my favorite scores. How can I not have seen the film? I found it through a YouTube snippet years back and was hooked. I know I have others that fall into this category too. Eeek!


Oh my God, Eee-Dee, you MUST see the film.
It's just about my favorite chick-flick*--and I say this as a 61-year-old alpha male.

(* Out of a very short list.)


Oct it’s on my watch list for the weekend. Love to hear that you watch chick flicks. My husband willingly watches a few with me and he loved “Leap Year”. I don’t think there’s a term for guy centric films (I thought of a word that rhymes with chick but quickly said ewww) but if there were, I would say this female watches them as well. I think my biggest category would be WWll films but I have enjoyed many others too. Adore the scores too.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2022 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   dbrooks   (Member)

lots of stuff like Cutthroat Island, The Blue Max, El Cid, Young Sherlock Holmes, Flesh + Blood and every John Barry James Bond scores.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2022 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I can't think of any English language films where that's the case, but there's plenty of Italian films where I love the score & have never seen the film.

Oh yes, edw Italian and french films must be 100s.
For the bulk of my life, when you start collecting a composer you have very little chance of seeing any more than a few. In these later years a few more are accessible with youtube etc.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2022 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

Only in this past year have I discovered Goldsmith's marvelous 1980's scores Lionheart and Hoosiers. I listen to both of them often but will likely never see the films. As long as I know, generally speaking, what the film is about I'll let the music create the film for me.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2022 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Only in this past year have I discovered Goldsmith's marvelous 1980's scores Lionheart and Hoosiers. I listen to both of them often but will likely never see the films. As long as I know, generally speaking, what the film is about I'll let the music create the film for me.

Hoosiers is a really good film and I could care less about basketball.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2022 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

The movie The Vikings (Mario Nascimbene) This was my first movie score I bought when I was at school about 1960 in the bargain bin. Never saw the movie until it was released on DVD in 2002. Just went looking for it and can't find it only the email ordering it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2022 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

At some point in my early 20s, after ten years of collecting, I made a deal with myself that I'd never buy a score for a film I hadn't seen. To my young self it was vital that the music I listened to had an emotional connection to the work it was intended to support.

A few years later, while on vacation and surfing derelict racks of a remote CD shop, I took a chance on the only title of interest that jumped out: Charles Gerhardt's CASABLANCA: CLASSIC SCORES FOR HUMPHREY BOGART. I'd seen CASABLANCA, but not the rest of the films represented on the album. The music was clearly "not of my time," yet fascinating and a thing all its own. What its came down to was having the courage to explore, not just fulfill expectations.

I never really looked back – today perhaps 90-95 percent of my collection is comprised of scores for films I haven't seen.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2022 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

I have lots of film scores to films I have not seen and lots of ones to films I have seen.
When I started collecting film scores on LP, it was because I was interested in the composer, so I bought soundtracks to films such as PLANET OF THE APES, THE SWARM, BOYS FROM BRAZIL etc without having seen the movies, though I watched them down the road.
There are lots of 70s Morricone scores like MADDALENA that I enjoy where I've never seen the movie.
More prominent examples of movies I have not seen (yet) but love the score are THE DAY OF THE LOCUST and LINCOLN.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 21, 2022 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

My brother got the United Artists 2 L.P. set "Ten Golden Years" consisting of both soundtracks and cover versions of various themes from United Artists feature films, which I heard before I even saw the films themselves!

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2022 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I have lots of film scores to films I have not seen and lots of ones to films I have seen.
When I started collecting film scores on LP, it was because I was interested in the composer, so I bought soundtracks to films such as PLANET OF THE APES, THE SWARM, BOYS FROM BRAZIL etc without having seen the movies, though I watched them down the road.


Me too, when I started to take note of composers by name I'd buy their soundtracks before seeing the films. Williams, Horner, Goldsmith, Zimmer, etc. During the 80's and 90's I'd go see films in the theater based on who composed the films too.

 
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