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 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   Kentishsax   (Member)

I'm confused. After rewatching The Flim-Flam Man, I looked online and on various online resources, they all mention a song for the film, called Flim-Flam Man and it has been covered by such as Barbra Streisand. But I know that the film doesn't have a song in it nor on FSM's CD. I haven't the disc to hand (it's at home), so I can't reread the liner notes at the moment.

Anyone...?

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

The liner notes for the FSM release of THE FLIM-FLAM MAN by Jonathan Z. Kaplan don't mention a song, and I have never heard a song musically related to the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Probably just the same title.
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 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Apparently, there's One Born Every Minute.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

Apparently, there's One Born Every Minute.

Boom, boom

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2024 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   purplemonkeydishwasher   (Member)

I did a little bit of Googling, and found this:

The Mother Love - "The Flim-Flam Man" :




Discogs page:

https://www.discogs.com/master/1106533-The-Mother-Love-The-Flim-Flam-Man-Where-Do-We-Go-From-Here


The record is on 20th Century Fox (like the film) and came out in 1967 (like the film) but I don't see anything further that absolutely connects the two.

(Oops - edited to add, it looks like the Italian release does says it's "colonna sonora originale del film" --- ?)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The Laura Nyro song was titled "Hands Off The Man" (the song's first words) when her album "More Than a New Discovery" was released in 1967. When the album was re-released as "The First Songs" in 1969, the title of the song was changed to "Flim Flam Man" (the song's next and most repeated words).

In the "what might have been" column, a 2 September 1966 Daily Variety news item indicated that producer Lawrence Turman approached Bob Dylan to write the film’s title song, to be sung by The Mamas and the Papas; however, neither Dylan nor the group were involved in the final film.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 12:52 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Obviously, the song has nothing to do with Jerry Goldsmith and the connection to the movie THE FLIM-FLAM MAN seems to be a loose one at best. Perhaps the original idea was to have this or some other song involved in the film, but that idea was later dropped? Was it actually written for the film, as Wikipedia suggests (but which is terribly unreliable)?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

AND, of course, Randy Newman wrote lyrics to Goldsmith's theme that was never used. that Richard Kraft recorded with a pianist and 2 singers for fun:


 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2024 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

AND, of course, Randy Newman wrote lyrics to Goldsmith's theme that was never used. that Richard Kraft recorded for fun:




i didn't know that Richard Kraft looked like that!
smile
Sorry

 
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