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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Looks like I didn't do a top 5 the first time around. So here goes:

1. THE PHANTOM
2. The Affair of the Necklace
3. Fire Birds
4. Paradise
5. War of the Roses

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Updated Top 3

1. HEATHERS
2. FIRE BIRDS
3. THE AIR UP THERE

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2021 - 5:53 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Galaxy Quest
The Phantom
Meet The Applegates
Fire Birds
The Kindred

5 faves.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2021 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Ray1992   (Member)

Only 3 ...
1. That Night (1991) (UNRELEASED)
2. Heathers (1989)
3. My Demon Lover (1991)

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2021 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Only 3 ...
1. That Night (1991) (UNRELEASED)
2. Heathers (1989)
3. My Demon Lover (1991)


I just checked THAT NIGHT on youtube. Great theme at the start of the end credits. Mostly electronic score?

Surprised to see it is directed by Craig Bolotin, writer and producer of BLACK RAIN.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2021 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   Ray1992   (Member)

Only 3 ...
1. That Night (1991) (UNRELEASED)
2. Heathers (1989)
3. My Demon Lover (1991)


I just checked THAT NIGHT on youtube. Great theme at the start of the end credits. Mostly electronic score?

Surprised to see it is directed by Craig Bolotin, writer and producer of BLACK RAIN.


Yes, this is a completely electronic score. I love it!
Very melodic and lyrical music.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2021 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   Ray1992   (Member)

Surprised to see it is directed by Craig Bolotin, writer and producer of BLACK RAIN.

Yes, it surprised me too)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2021 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   RobinEsterhammer   (Member)

The Phantom
Operation Dumbo Drop
The Air Up There (interesting story about this one: DN hated the final film mix, as J. Peter Robinson was called in after David had scored the picture and JPR overdubbed his musical contributions on top of the Newman tracks)

Least favorite DN score: Mr. Destiny

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2021 - 5:42 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

The Air Up There (interesting story about this one: DN hated the final film mix, as J. Peter Robinson was called in after David had scored the picture and JPR overdubbed his musical contributions on top of the Newman tracks)

That’s kind of disheartening. The music in the big game didn’t sound too much like Newman, so I imagine that must be one of the Robinson tracks. When I was watching the film for my Newman article, I thought it was one of Newman’s more interesting entries because of its all electronic style.

Least favorite DN score: Mr. Destiny

Ouch. As heard on the Varese album, it’s pretty functional music, but some of the unreleased tracks really hint at the darkness of the premise. I especially love the one where Jim Belushi is looking through important papers that kinda reminds me of Throw Momma from the Train.

As far as my least favorite...I’m sorry, guys, but I got to go with Fire Birds. The main title aside, it just did not grab me at all.

Despite my love for the movie, I'm not too crazy about Tommy Boy, either.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2021 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

War of the Roses must be among his top 5! Great score and album
Critters was the first one I noticed from him and remains a favorite
The Phantom
Galaxy Quest
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2021 - 3:12 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

The Phantom
Operation Dumbo Drop
The Air Up There (interesting story about this one: DN hated the final film mix, as J. Peter Robinson was called in after David had scored the picture and JPR overdubbed his musical contributions on top of the Newman tracks)

Least favorite DN score: Mr. Destiny


Wow, I didn't know that.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2021 - 3:43 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

David Newman Overload!!
You don't see that often.

NP - Boys On The Side (David Newman)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2021 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

The Phantom
The Flintstones
Animals United
The War of the Roses
Anastasia (not the CD...)
and
further

Galaxy Quest
Tarzan 3D
Duck Tales

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2021 - 4:51 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

As noted in my opening post, this is what started it all for me...
(it was edited on the original LP, to go straight into the warm, Americana Opening Titles, chopping out the tense, synth opening cue set onboard the spaceship, marking their escape. The nice Main Title starts just after the 4 minute mark)



I can still see my younger self, sitting in the cinema, watching those scenes of American farmlands, and hearing this lovely Copland-esque piece...sad and tender and just a bit melancholic.

He Had Me At Critters Main Titles smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2021 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Yes, there's a bit of a lonely trumpet ALIEN influence from the temp-track.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2021 - 6:06 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

1 - Duck Tales: The Movie – Treasure of the Lost Lamp
2- Sunrise: A Song of two Humans
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I haven't played my CD of SUNRISE in years (I recently acquired the Joe Kraemer version, on the Caldera label, which is very good).
I remember thinking it was performed before a (barely-a)live audience of whooping cough and cholera victims, as hardly a minute goes by without some kind of splutter from someone in the theatre!!
I'll have to dig them (2 CD's) out and give it another spin.

 
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