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 Posted:   Dec 7, 2006 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

I'm re-posting this over here from the thread in the Non-Film Score Discussion as it's relevant:

I just saw the DVD of THE CONFORMIST last night. Beautiful film. Great photography by Vittorio Storaro (as usual).

Of particular interest is the score by Georges Delerue. Interestingly, the music for the love making scene on the train almost sounded like Morricone to me.

The 3 short documentaries on the making of the film with Bernardo Bertolucci and Storaro are also underscored with the Delerue music.

This made me go dig out that Japanese CD I have the score and give it a listen. Now I know why I never give it a spin. It has hardly any of Delerue's dramatic score on it. What a waste. The LP was originally on Cinevox and I know Paramount was the film distributor so I wonder if there is any chance we will ever see an expanded CD release. This score is really worthy of one!

James

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2006 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   David in NY   (Member)

You've got that right James. I have the same Cinevox Japanese soundtrack. 12 cues, but very little score compared to what's in the film. I agree with you on the music on the train, with the light streaming through - sensous! Storaro's best work and my favorite film shot in color. It's a shame the cd doesn't have more original Delerue material.
(I'm off to FROSTY Calgary in the A.M.-see 'ya)

 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2006 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

I have the DRG CD release (coupled with Morricone's LA TRAGEDIA DI UN UOMO RIDICOLO). All 12 tracks of IL CONFORMISTA are credited to Delerue. As I don't know the material from that period of time well enough I can't tell if this tracks really are original pieces written by him. My question: Which tracks are actually Delerue's?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2006 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

I have the DRG CD release (coupled with Morricone's LA TRAGEDIA DI UN UOMO RIDICOLO). All 12 tracks of IL CONFORMISTA are credited to Delerue. As I don't know the material from that period of time well enough I can't tell if this tracks really are original pieces written by him. My question: Which tracks are actually Delerue's?

These are NOT Delerue tracks:

7. Tornerai (Olivieri) (02:43)

8. Chi E' Piu' Felice Di Me (C.A. Bixio) (02:12)

James

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 7, 2006 - 7:54 PM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

hmmmm....sounds like a perfect restoration job for Digitmovies. Hopefully the complete tracks are sitting in a Cinevox vault, awaiting rediscovery....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2006 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

hmmmm....sounds like a perfect restoration job for Digitmovies. Hopefully the complete tracks are sitting in a Cinevox vault, awaiting rediscovery....

Amen.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2006 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I had an early copy of the DVD and thought the film and DVD presentation wonderful. And Delerue's score one of his greatest. I, too, immediately pulled out the Japanese CD and played it - it is so annoying not to have the majority of the score. What a disappointment.

On the other hand, I got Universal France's new release of That Man From Rio and Chinese Adventures in China and it's a complete delight.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2006 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Melchior   (Member)

Does anybody know if Delerue used a Singing Saw for this score?

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Rejoice!

http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/32-le-conformiste-la-petite-fille-en-velours-bleu.html

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Rejoice!

http://www.musicbox-records.com/en/32-le-conformiste-la-petite-fille-en-velours-bleu.html


eek Holy Mackeral!

This one I have been waiting so long for I stopped wishing!

Classic film, classic score!

DELERUE GOLD!

Holy Mackeral!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 5:39 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Wow, back in the day this would create quite a stir.
Now no one knows what THE CONFORMIST was and what Delerue's incredible score brought to it:


 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Though I have the Japanese import and though there's only a few extra cues on this....those cues are worth their weight in gold to me. 'The Conformist' is one of my top 10 films of all time, and the score is superb. It will be my last Delerue. Unfortunately, my dog will have fewer treats because of this release, so I just won't mention it to him.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2013 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

WONDERFUL, GRAND, FANTASTIC , GREAT, ETC ETC ETC

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Though I have the Japanese import and though there's only a few extra cues on this....those cues are worth their weight in gold to me. 'The Conformist' is one of my top 10 films of all time, and the score is superb. It will be my last Delerue. Unfortunately, my dog will have fewer treats because of this release, so I just won't mention it to him.

Maybe it is just me but 8 new cues, considering the length of the score and the album, is more than a few!
And if it is all score and not more source cues, which dominated the first album, it will practically like having this score for the first time!

My sympathies for your dog but I guess we all have to sacrifice for the arts.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2013 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

While I'm totally stoked about this new edition, it seems they've left off the song Chi E' Piu Felice Di Me? (Who Is Happier Than Me?). Ironic because it saddens me- especially since so much of that scene in the EIAR radio station is cut to the music. Once seen, you never forget that trio singing the song by Cesare Andrea Bixio.

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2013 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I think this is the only limited edition Delerue that is still in stock:

http://www.musicbox-records.com/fr/32-le-conformiste-la-petite-fille-en-velours-bleu.html

So go grab it if you haven't already!

 
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