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 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   pdw_1968   (Member)

I could swear this is the John Williams arrangement from the opening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_8QV0_tFpo

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

It's certainly very close!

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I could swear this is the John Williams arrangement from the opening of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.



As a fan of popular song/dance arrangements I can only agree up to a point.

I'd point out reasons why, but that would make me look pedantic and superior, which isn't going to make this thread any fun.

So I'll just add that it sure was fun watching them dance (especially the guy!), and that it is an awfully good arrangement on its own.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

Wow! This may be the best I've ever seen on any of these shows.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I can never tell one arrangement from another, but boy, it just sounds weird hearing it sung in English. Haha!! I'm so used to the Mandarin version from Temple of Doom. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Adam Cousins   (Member)

I'm not a fan of musicals to say the least. However I absolutely love Williams' arrangement of Anything Goes!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   pdw_1968   (Member)

I just went back and listened to it again, then compared it against the TOD soundtrack. It very much seems to be a variation on Williams' arrangement, with a few cuts to fit the allotted time, and reorchestrated for the smaller live orchestra.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

I just went back and listened to it again, then compared it against the TOD soundtrack. It very much seems to be a variation on Williams' arrangement, with a few cuts to fit the allotted time, and reorchestrated for the smaller live orchestra.


I HAVE THE original sheet but have not looked into it to check it but if you want yo can do it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I just went back and listened to it again, then compared it against the TOD soundtrack. It very much seems to be a variation on Williams' arrangement, with a few cuts to fit the allotted time, and reorchestrated for the smaller live orchestra.

I've listened to the rest of the clip and now agree with you to a further point, since it keeps most of the foreground figures.

I'll also wonder aloud if the original TOD version is Williams' arrangement since it could have been Alexander Courage, who was so good at this stuff and I once thought I could hear a bit of him in it. I recall asking in a thread if anyone knew who is credited, but I remember getting no answers.

(That said, I don't know Williams' style is for this type of writing, since I haven't heard much of his dance style.)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   ahem   (Member)

Is the tap dancing part of the original recording? That really sells it for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)


I'll also wonder aloud if the original TOD version is Williams' arrangement since it could have been Alexander Courage, who was so good at this stuff and I once thought I could hear a bit of him in it. I recall asking in a thread if anyone knew who is credited, but I remember getting no answers.

(That said, I don't know Williams' style is for this type of writing, since I haven't heard much of his dance style.)



I check it out for you - hold on one moment.




I have now checked with the HANDWRITTEN manuscripts cues.

1m1 - HIGHLIFE IN HONG KONG (6 measure) - Composed by Williams, Orchestrations by Herbert W.Spencer.

1m2 - ANYTHING GOES parts 1 + 2 - Arrangment by Williams, Orchestrations by Herbert W. Spencer

1m3 - ANYTHING play-off (seems to be the end of the song) - Arrangement by Williams, Orchestrations by Alex Courage



ONCE IN A VIAL by Cole Porter is also there - as a source - the credits are Arrangement by Williams, Orchestrations by Alex Courage.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Is the tap dancing part of the original recording? That really sells it for me.

There was definitely tap in the "Anything Goes" sequence in the "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" film.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)

Is the tap dancing part of the original recording? That really sells it for me.

There was definitely tap in the "Anything Goes" sequence in the "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" film.



Just too bad there wasn't any quick steps in the posted video from Dancing with stars wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

[
1m1 - HIGHLIFE IN HONG KONG (6 measure) - Composed by Williams, Orchestrations by Herbert W.Spencer.

1m2 - ANYTHING GOES parts 1 + 2 - Arrangment by Williams, Orchestrations by Herbert W. Spencer

1m3 - ANYTHING play-off (seems to be the end of the song) - Arrangement by Williams, Orchestrations by Alex Courage
.


Thanks, Marcato, for what sounds like a definitive answer.

And thanks, PDW, for making it possible for me to find out.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2010 - 10:34 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

ONCE IN A VIAL by Cole Porter is also there - as a source - the credits are Arrangement by Williams, Orchestrations by Alex Courage.


I have a hunch "Once in a Vial" is an in-joke/made-up title for another "source" arrangement of "Anything Goes."
I don't know of a Cole Porter song called "Once in a Vial" or "Once in a While." Is there one?
My guess is that the "vial" being referred to is the one pictured below . . .



. . . the one containing the antidote! . . . To what?



"The poison you just drank, Dr. Jones!"


What is the melody on that "Once in a Vial" sheet, Marcato?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2010 - 2:52 AM   
 By:   Marcato   (Member)



What is the melody on that "Once in a Vial" sheet, Marcato?



actually - as i just discovered - ONCE IN A VIAL consist of two parts

1m6 - Williams
1m6a - Cole Porter

It does say more - 1m6a has a note that it should start on bar 38 of 1m6 - when looking at bar 38 of 1m6 there is a note that indicate that 1m6a begins here and yet the 1m6 sheet continues.

It must be kind of source in the background while the underscore music still plays.


actually quite funny as some of the underscore also plays some of the same melody-lines from 1m6a during that.

It been a time since i have seen the film so i can only assume that it could be ANYTHING GOES that is played in the background as an instrumental.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 5:44 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


I'll also wonder aloud if the original TOD version is Williams' arrangement since it could have been Alexander Courage, who was so good at this stuff and I once thought I could hear a bit of him in it. I recall asking in a thread if anyone knew who is credited, but I remember getting no answers.

(That said, I don't know Williams' style is for this type of writing, since I haven't heard much of his dance style.)


Well, I recently heard one of the cues from VALLEY OF THE DOLLS that sounded enough like the "Anything Goes" arrangement that I'm beyond convinced.

Darned if I can remember what it was.... I wrote it here somewhere.....

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

I haven't heard enough OTHER arrangements of Anything Goes to say if they all sound like that. But that definitely sounded like Temple of Doom. Especially the instrumental bit at the end.

I do remember I had a friend in college who played organ at a pizza place and when he played Anything Goes he played Temple of Doom and it was distinctive enough that someone commented on it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


Well, I recently heard one of the cues from VALLEY OF THE DOLLS that sounded enough like the "Anything Goes" arrangement that I'm beyond convinced.

Darned if I can remember what it was.... I wrote it here somewhere.....


Ah, there's that scrap of paper....


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2020 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

In the past speilberg has filmed two pretty good musical numbers -Anything Goes, of course and the competition dance4 at the USO in 1941. ; He's always wanted tomake a full musical and now he has - a remake of West Side Story. I can't wait to see what this is like, supposedly opening on dec. 10.

 
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