Film Score Monthly
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2023 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Does anybody out there who has a library card subscribe to Hoopla? They’re connected with libraries throughout the U.S. and have a fine selection of soundtracks. Jerry Goldsmith is well represented, with Varese Sarabande’s Deluxe Editions of “Rudy”, “L.A. Confidential” and “Air Force One” included, along with some others. Unfortunately, Hugo Friedhofer is represented by only one title (“Boy On A Dolphin”).

 Posted:   Feb 1, 2023 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Funny coincidence about Hoopla, FMN.

Just recently, I watched the local library DVD for SAVING SARAH CAIN (2007), so I could better appreciate the lovely sentimental orchestral score by Mark McKenzie. This was a charming faith-based film directed by Michael Landon, Jr. Right at the start, they present you with three or four coming attractions of similar "aw-shucks, golly-geewhillikers, guaranteed-to-make-you-sniffle-at-the-end" love/faith-based made-for-TV films. I do watch these trailers rather than automatically skip over them, because sometimes they do lead you to a worthwhile similar film. Sorry, at my age I'm an old softie. Sometimes I want to see the current CGI monsters, spaceships, evil villains, explosions, bombastic score, Multi-Parts I-II-III-etc., etc. Other times, I'm right in the mood to see "based-on-a true-story" good decent people overcome challenging life struggles, death, fall in love, and somehow pull a pretty happy ending out of the screenplay hat.

In looking at some of those trailers, I found that the only way to watch the actual film was as an efilm via Hoopla. I was wary, as I had never heard of Hoopla before. But I was game, and (like you) I signed up via my Library Card. One film that I was looking for ("Moondance Alexander (2007)") is on my "to do" list for later this week. Right next to it on Hoopla was its soundtrack, which looks like a song compilation soundtrack. Score is by a Mark Thomas, so it may be a mix of the two. Time will tell.

So, now that you mentioned that Hoopla has soundtracks, I'll do some more poking around Hoopla.
You never know.

Ron Burbella

You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2023 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.
Website maintained and powered by Veraprise and Matrimont.