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Jerry Rasmussen 06 Dec 03 - 10:30 AM
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Cluin 06 Dec 03 - 11:22 AM
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Subject: Movie Soundtracts
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 10:30 AM

For all the movies we've seen in a lifetime, I wonder how much of the music can stand alone. These days, it seems like movies are often the REASON to release a collection of rap and hip hop records. Throw in a few car explosions, a lot of F words and plenty of bootie shaking, and the movie soundtrack will be a million seller. A lot of times, the singles fro mthe soundtrack are hits before the movie is even released.

Now, in the not necessarily "good old days," movie soundtracks were written for the movie. Sometimes a particular song defined a movie, like Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling from High Noon. There are a few movie soundtracks that really stand alone, for me. Last night, I was listening to the music from Big Country and I was transported by it.
I was living in New York City when Big Country came out, and I must have gone to see it four or five times. The Music was a major part of my enjoyment, and the soundtrack still sounds great to me.

Some other favorites of mine are the music from Pete Kelly's Blues, Man With A Golden Arm, Paper Moon, To Kill A Mockingbird and Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou.

Got any favorites? I'm not including soundtracks to musicals, because they SHOULD stand alone... but feel free to mention any favorites there...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Ethereal Purple
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 10:45 AM

I definitely agree with Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.

There are so many other movies that have brilliant music - but talking about recent movies... I love the music from Lord of the Rings. And Chicago. And I love the music in all those animated movies :-) - Anastasia, Shrek, almost all the Disney movies!!

Hmm... Love Story... Braveheart... Breakfast at Tiffany's (Moon River :-)... Dr. Zhivago (Lara's theme). There are ever so many others... but my head feels too blocked to think of them - darn cold.

As for musicals - definitely Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Singin' in the Rain, Evita, West side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Moulin Rouge... okay, there are too many.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Peg
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 10:45 AM

The new Lord of the Rings film, Return of the King, has some great music, including Billy Boyd (who plays Pippin the Hobbit) singing a beautiful traditional-sounding song that is very haunting...I can't wait to learn it.

Some of my favorite soundtracks and scores (soundtracks are often collections of popular or classical music, as opposed to scores, which are composed for the film itself and are usually all instrumental) include:

The Wicker Man (although much of this was composed specifically for the film)
Stealing Beauty
A Walk on the Moon
The Virgin Suicides
Jane Eyre (score)(the one w/ George C. Scott and Susannah York)
Excalibur
Hair (similar to the stage musical but not too)
Robin of Sherwood (Showtime TV series) "Legend" by Clannad
Brazil (which is named, inexplicably, for the title song)


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Ethereal Purple
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 11:18 AM

I can't wait to see the third LOTR movie... will be released late here in India. Should come later this month though, which is good - the last movie came sometime in march-april!!


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Cluin
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 11:22 AM

I like ones with ongoing folky-type narrative songs as a theme, like in Cat Ballou, Something About Mary, and Jeremiah Johnson, to name a few.

Other than that, I prefer the old Hollywood standard of soundtrack music specifically written for the film in question (like folks like John Williams still do), rather than just an inane collection of sparsely related hits off an old K-Tel collection.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 11:34 AM

"Robin of Sherwood (Showtime TV series) "Legend" by Clannad"

If anyone knows anyone who needs a copy of this on CD, I have one I'd GLADLY part with, just to get it out of my house! Great show... can't stomach "Clannad"...

Of late, "Vanilla Sky" had a pretty cool soundtrack... But it's of the K-Tel variety that Cluin mentions... Though I wouldn't call their collection inane...

And the Indiana Jones theme will always get me "Right Here!"

"Bladerunner" is one of the few "Soundtracks" I can sit down and listen to all the way through...


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Peg
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 11:47 AM

Clinton, I'll take that CD; I only have it on cassette and vinyl!


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 11:53 AM

For older movies, I remeber that I have the soundtrack of I Want To Live... a movie with Susan Hayward. The soundtrack was done by Gerry Mulligan and one cut, Black Nightgown, actually got a lot of airplay as a single. I also have an old e.p. for those old enough to know what an e.p. is of The Wild Ones, with Marlon Brando... just watched the movie a couple of weeks ago, and even though it seems very mannered and cardboard, I still enjoyed the music.

And of course, most of the John Williams soundtracks from movies are memorable.

I'll have to pay more attention to the music on Blade Runner, Clinton... it's one of my favorite movies..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 11:53 AM

Want me to see if I can find it on Mini-disc, reel-to-reel, and 8 track, so you'll have all the major formats covered?

LOL

I'll need addy to mail it to... PM me k...

Wear it in good health eh!

*Glad it's finally going to a good home!*


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Cluin
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 12:02 PM

Bladerunner.... Vangelis, non?

I have the theme to that movie on a "Best of" Vangelis CD. Some other good ones there, including the theme from "The Bounty".


P.S. I am hot and cold on Clannad. I like most of their old stuff and some of the newer stuff (like the Harry's Game theme and the Macalla album) but definitely not ALL. That "Robin, the Hooded Man" theme I thought was just dopey. Sorry, Peg.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 12:23 PM

Come to think of it Cluin... didn't YOU maybe give me this CD? To get it out of your collection?

And yes... Bladerunner... Vangelis... track 7, Blade Runner Blues... wow... Now I gotta go put it on...

Also did the very cool soundtrack for Dune...

Oh ya... while I was over there... another very cool soundtrack is the Conan The Barbarian... Basil Poledouris...

Anyone know if Flesh & Blood (Rutger Hauer, Jenifer Jason Leigh) has a soundtrack?


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Peg
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 12:42 PM

yeah, the 'Robin' song is dorky...but I do like "Herne the Hunter" and some of the instrumental stuff...mind you, I do tend to prefer Clannad's older more traditional Irish material!!! I once went to great expense and bother to get their old concert CD...


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 01:21 PM

The Last of the Mohicans. Hear it here. This midi is not great on my sound card, but if you can hear the upper notes, you can get a sense of the chord changes.

I heard this music several times from another room and absolutely fell in love with it. Then I realized it has my favorite chord progression, Dm to C major. I watched the movie on TV several times just to hear the background music. This is an extremely violent movie, Not For Mom, NFM, as my kids say.

Jerry, another old movie with great background music is How the West Was Won. I love Come Share My Life which was used as background music only, I think, no words. It's the tune of Who Will Shoe My Foot.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 01:27 PM

hmmmmm...they seem to prevent a direct link to the midi. It's on this page. http://expert.cc.purdue.edu/~akbulut/midi/index3.html


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: GUEST,Jaze
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 01:35 PM

The Princess Bride soundtrack by Mark Knofpler


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 02:24 PM

Aye! Good call that Jaze!!!!

With the exception of maybe the 'song'....


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 02:46 PM

Any news of the soundtrack for Cold Mountain?


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 02:57 PM

First I've heard of it...

Looks like a good cast once you get past the first 3 listed on the IMDB...


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Cruiser
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 03:10 PM

Good thread Jerry.

I often have to purchase the movies on VHS or DVD to get the original soundtracks because many are not available on cassette or CD. I have lost several eBay bids trying to complete my soundtrack collection for rare songs.

Soundtrack Favorites:

'Einars Return'        The Vikings 1959 The Vikings Horn    Beautiful music echoing thru the fjords.

'The Berry Tree' Many Rivers to Cross 1955 Only on rare VHS copies

'Tara's Theme'Gone With The Wind

'Jubilation T. Cornpone'   Li'l Abner   Musical

'I Left My Love' The Horse Soldiers 1959   John Wayne Calvary film

The Searchers   John Wayne film

'O What A Beautiful Mornin' Oklahoma!

'Colonel Bogey March'    Bridge On River Kwai

The Good, Bad & Ugly,   A Fist Full of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More

The Magnificent Seven, Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

TV Themes: Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Wagon Train, Maverick, The Rebel-Johnny Yuma, The Ballad of Paladin, Legend Of Wyatt Earp, The Rifleman, Ballad Of Davy Crockett, Mr. ED, Leave It To Beaver
                                                
'Quentin's Theme'   Dark Shadows   aka 'Shadows In The Night'

TV Theme Lonesome Dove, The Series    Beautiful Violin score

And many more…


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 03:10 PM

We went to "Master and Commander" yesterday, and I've been given firm instructions to get the soundtrack for Christmas.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 03:16 PM

Wouldn't a "soundtract" be a sort of a sermon or homily?


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 03:23 PM

I oney went through third grade, McGrath. spellung wasent my strenght.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: kendall
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 04:22 PM

Dr. Zhivago
The Third Man
High Noon
Liars Moon


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Cluin
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 04:31 PM

Mary, another good bit from Last of the Mohicans is the fiddle tune "The Gael" by Dougie MacLean. Originally composed for the Loch Ness Exhibit. On his CD, The Search.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Peace
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 06:38 PM

The intro to the movie "Blown Away". It's by Sylvestri and it has a choir doing a song that sounds quite Irish in origin. It's beautiful.

I also liked "The Boys are Back in Town" by the Busboys from (I think) 48 Hours.

The theme music from "Backdraft". (The firefighting's a joke, but the music is great.)


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 06:43 PM

"Barry Lindon", that was a great one. Mind 1975's a long time ago, so it shows there aren't that many that make much impression on me.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Padre
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 06:49 PM

"The Long Riders" soundtrack is one of my favorites. Great old tunes like 'Seneca Rocks'and 'Stony Point.'


Padre


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 06:52 PM

And what about Moby Dick? Whale by Goodyear, but some fine music..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Cluin
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 08:23 PM

Gotta go for the theme to "The Magnificent Seven", And "The Big Country". And the Henry Mancini stuff for the Clouseau Movies, especially "A Shot In the Dark" (and the "Peter Gunn" theme). And most of the James Bond movies, especially the Monty Norman original theme. And even the Herb Alpert/Bert Bacarach "Casino Royale" one. And Isaac Hayes "Theme from Shaft".

Okay, I'll stop now...


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: khandu
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 10:40 PM

"Waking Ned Devine", music by Shaun Davey. Excellent music, delightful movie.

Jerry, did you get my PM?

Ken


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 06 Dec 03 - 10:52 PM

Alex North's score for "A Streetcar Named Desire."


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 07 Dec 03 - 06:18 AM

I recently signed one of my songs to a Hollywood music publisher. Hopefully it will be on some movie sound track someday. Whoopie, can't wait to start cashing them royalty checks.

Mike


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 07 Dec 03 - 08:36 AM

Yep, I got the PM and thanks, Khandu.... It was good to hear from you.. we're snowed in today, so I'll send you one in return.

Waking Ned Devine IS a delightful movie...

Ditto for the music in Magnificent Seven..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: fat B****rd
Date: 07 Dec 03 - 12:07 PM

Loved "The Gangs Of New York", "Chocolat" and bizarrely "Kill Bill" soundtracks among others.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 03 - 12:07 PM

Released on 16 December, the tracklisting for 'Cold Mountain' is:

Jack White 'Wayfaring Stranger'
Reeltime Travelers 'Like a Songbird That Has Fallen'
Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus & Tim O'Brien 'I Wish My Baby Was Born'
Alison Krauss 'The Scarlet Tide'
Tim Eriksen & Riley Baugus 'The Cuckoo'
Jack White 'Sittin' on Top of the World'
Tim Eriksen 'Am I Born To Die?'
Alison Krauss 'You Will Be My Ain True Love'
Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church 'I'm Going Home'
Jack White 'Never Far Away'
Jack White 'Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over'
Stuart Duncan & Dirk Powell 'Ruby With the Eyes That Sparkle'
Cassie Franklin 'Lady Margaret'
Jack White 'Great High Mountain'
Gabriel Yared 'Anthem'
Gabriel Yared 'Ada Plays'
Gabriel Yared 'Ada and Inman'
Gabriel Yared 'Love Theme'
Sacred Harp Singers at Liberty Church 'Idumea'


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 07 Dec 03 - 02:07 PM

Thanks, Cluin! I had heard of MacClean and his band, but forgot their name. I really like LOTM Theme and The Gael. (I found it on the net; now I need to get the CD.)


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: PapaWhiskey
Date: 07 Dec 03 - 04:18 PM

I like the soundtrack from 'Rob Roy'.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: Cluin
Date: 07 Dec 03 - 04:35 PM

Braveheart. Movie was no winner but it was a good soundtrack.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracts
From: GUEST,Li'l Aussie Bleeder.
Date: 07 Dec 03 - 07:50 PM

I bought the soundtrack from 'Sweet & Lowdown' staring Sean Penn I play it often and also enjoyed the singing priest (Colin Linden)in recent movie 'Intolerable Cruelty' He also sang out the credits. very nice acustic guitar music on both these.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 02:18 AM

Here are the movie soundtracks that impressed me most of all. The first 3 are from my college years (approximately).

I used to have the soundtrack LP from "Zorba the Greek" (1965), and I loved it. The tunes were composed by Mikis Theodorakis. I don't know who performed them. Anybody know what the featured instrument was? It sounded sort of like a hammered dulcimer, but I suppose the Greeks might have a different name for it. Then again, it could have been a zither.

"2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968) had both Richard Strauss' "ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA" and Johann Strauss' "THE BLUE DANUBE."

"The Pawnbroker" (1964) had a soundtrack that was mostly jazz. I didn't own that album but I think I borrowed it from a friend.

Jumping ahead a few years: "Koyaanisqatsi" (1983) had a soundtrack composed by Philip Glass.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 09:40 AM

I loved the soundtrack from Zorba The Greek too, Jim and played it to death. And who will EVER forget that opening of 2001 with Also Sprach Zarathustra? I must admit that I can't sit through the movie any more... it moves as slow as the slow motion sequence of the bone turning into a space station.

The Pawnbroker, like so many movies of that time, had a wonderful jazz score, although I never owned the CD. It was much in the same feel as the soundtracks I mentioned for The Wild One, Man With The Golden Arm and I Want To Live.

Good stuff...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: DADGBE
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 11:16 AM

There's a newly minted documentary about the Jews of Ireland that's making the rounds of Jewish film festivals presently. It's called 'Shalom Ireland' and the sound track is superb. The music for it can be found on a CD with the same name. I'll repost as soon as I can find out where it's available.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Wesley S
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 01:43 PM

I don't think anyone has mentioned a few of my favorites :

Out of Africa
Fried Green Tomatoes
Taxi Driver
The Piano
The Natural
Just about anything by Henry Mancini
esp Experiment in Terror


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 11:32 PM

Soundtrack for Milos Forman's "Taking Off" apparently hasn't been issued - pity (one of the 'auditionees' was Carly Simon, as I recall....)


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 10 Dec 03 - 11:34 PM

"In the Heat of the Night", music (mostly) by Quincy Jones, theme sung by Ray Charles, with Billy Preston on moody organ


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Cruiser
Date: 04 Mar 06 - 05:43 PM

I would add most of songs from 'Cold Mountain'. The fiddle of Stuart Duncan is exquisite.

I Wish My Baby Was Born
Great High Mountain
Ruby with the Eyes That Sparkle

There is one hidden gem in the film 'Secondhand Lions'

Rollin' Stone from Texas by Don Walser

Ever notice how important a soundtrack is to a movie; how songs you overlooked before were enhanced by your appreciation for that tune once you hear it and have a visual memory from the movie/song/soundtrack interface? One example for me is "Bang Bang" (My Baby Shot Me Down) from Kill Bill. I remember the song by Ms. Sinatra in the last 60s but had forgotten it and now have a much greater appreciation for it because it is the backbone of the movie's premise.

Ron

For people like me that love movie soundtracks try: 'Soundtrack Collector' on the web for older out-of-print soundtracks.


http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: autolycus
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 02:27 PM

I'd love to know if any of the music from the Russian film 'The Lady with the Little Dog'(most beautiful love story I know) ever got onto disc.

Ivor


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Cruiser
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 04:48 PM

This (link below) is from IMDb. The VHS and possibly DVD are available. Soundtrackcollector did not turn up results so you will likely need to get the VHS to get the music. I have had to do that because many soundtracks are not available otherwise.

I had not heard of this movie before.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053746/

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 07:14 PM

My son was designing the website for a new movie called "Out of Omaha" (not released yet) and asked if I had any bluesy, bouncy music to use in the background, since they hadn't done the soundtrack yet. I gave him a sample of a song I wrote called "Against the Tide" done by our band ShoreGrass. The producers said they would use it only until they found something better, but it is several months later and my song is still out there. It won't be on the movie soundtrack but it's on the website, and I'm delighted!

http://www.outofomaha.com/


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Bobert
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 08:15 PM

Wow, I can't belive that no one has mentioned the work that Rye Cooder did on the soundtract for "Southern Comfort"... Some of the eeriest slide guitar work ever recorded...

And this from a slide guitar player...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 08:26 PM

My favourite movie soundtrack is "Robin & the 7 hoods" - funnily enough it was on free to air TV this weekend.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 05 Mar 06 - 09:11 PM

I agree with McGrath that Barry Lyndon had one of the best sound tracks of all time, extremely well matched to the atmosphere of the film. Those who have mentioned The Last of the Mohicans are right in saying that the sound track was exceptional. I will never forget the pursuit scene when Bumpo and the Mohicans were pursuing the Algonquins (?) and their captives. As the music rises in crescendo, the pursuit winds higher up the heights of the mountain, ending in the death of the Chief's son, and the suicide of the girl he loves. It really doesn't work any better than the music in that segment does.
At the time I saw Dances with Wolves, I thought the soundtrack was wonderful, but it hasn't held up as well as some others.
About 10 years ago there was a film called In God's Hands about big wave surfers and their demons, and the soundtrack, while none of the music was familiar to me and most of it youth-directed alternative rock, was just perfect.
And of course, there was the soundtrack that most people my age have at one time owned....Easy Rider, and it was one of the best. It featured the Byrds, Hendrix, Steppenwolf, and the Holy Modal Rounders. Say no more.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,Sheila
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 01:05 PM

Has anyone mentioned "Cathy's Theme" from "Wuthering Heights"?


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 01:15 PM

I would second Out of Africa. Dances With Wolves too--by my favorite film composer, John Barry. He also did Lion in Winter, and one of my all time fave soundtracks, Midnight Cowboy.

Another one I can still hear in my head today is the film score from Exodus. IIRC, the "Theme from Exodus" was even a radio hit? Can't recall who the composer was, though. Not all that great music, but it has stuck with me all these years, and the thought of brings memories of a fiercely blue eyed Paul Newman, whom I adored, but must admit didn't seem to fit the role very well in that film.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 01:17 PM

Also, all those movie theme songs that are part of the culture now, that you only need to hear the first few bars, like Star Wars, Good Bad & the Ugly, that sort of thing. NO clue who composed them, though.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 03:16 PM

I was recently playing at a private party and did "Music for a Found Harmonium" on mandolin. Every person there under the age of 35 was familiar with the tune because it was used in one scene of the more-or-less cult movie "Napoleon Dynamite". Oddly (or maybe not so oddly), though they recognized it nobody knew its name until I told them. Some of them thought the tune was written for the movie and were surprised when I told them it has been around for about twenty years and is part of the repertoire of most "progressive" Celtic bands.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Peace
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 03:23 PM

"Theme from Exodus"

I think that was Ferante and Teischer (sp?)--forget that, it's wrong, but ya know who I mean.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Peace
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 03:30 PM

Ferrante & Teicher


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 04:13 PM

I recently bought the soundtrack for Sweet And Lowdown. While there are a couple of tracks from 1920's recordings, the bulk of the music was done by a small group brilliantly re-creating the sound of jazz from that era, focusing on the main character of the movie, who is a jazz guitarist. Howard Alden plays guitar, and is a delight. He cut his teeth doing duete with George Van Epps.. son of Fred Van Epps the classic plectrum banjo player. George plays a 7 string guitar (getting off topic here, because he's not on this CD) and does a lot of finger-picking. I mentione Van Epps, because Alden's style owes a great deal to him. I highly recomment this CD if you like classic early jazz combos with guitar lead.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 07:08 PM

"Theme from Exodus" was a favourite - I used to play it on the piano when a kid. Nowadays it has faded with me, do to 'Real World Politik'.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Cluin
Date: 06 Mar 06 - 07:13 PM

Secret of Roan Inish.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: JennyO
Date: 07 Mar 06 - 07:10 AM

"Theme from Exodus" was recorded by Ferrante and Teicher, and also Mantovani. The Ferrante and Teicher version is the one that I remember. I think it was on the charts for quite a while.

However, it was actually composed for the movie by Ernest Gold, who won an Oscar for the score. In 1961, Pat Boone wrote words for it, and it was called "This Land is Mine."

I love movie themes - I find them very evocative. I have to agree about "Last of the Mohicans" and "Secret of Roan Inish" (for which I have the soundtrack).

Almost anything from Maurice Jarre has really grabbed me - "Ryan's Daughter", "Dr Zhivago", "Lawrence of Arabia", and "Dead Poets Society" to name a few.

I became aware of the music of Michael Nyman when I saw "The Piano". I found that music really haunting, and went straight out and bought the soundtrack, followed by another CD of his music. Then I realised that I had already heard some of his stuff in other movies that I liked, such as "The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover" and "A Zed and Two Noughts". His style is very individual, maybe not everybody's cup of tea, but I like it.

I'm sure I'll think of many others, but that will do for now.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: kendall
Date: 07 Mar 06 - 07:49 AM

The theme from "The Godfather"


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 07 Mar 06 - 09:20 AM

"Underground" [Goran Bregovic]

"El Topo"

"Heaven's Gate"

"Wicker Man"

"One from the heart"


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 07 Mar 06 - 09:21 AM

[damn that 'enter' button !]

"Here we go round the mulberry bush"


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 07 Mar 06 - 09:24 AM

[grrrr.. same mistake twice with 'enter button'
i need an afternoon nap]

"Zulu"

"Beat Girl" John Barry


right i should be off for a 1/2 hour sleep now


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Cluin
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 12:10 AM

The Grey Fox (soundtrack by The Chieftains)


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Shiplap Structure3
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 03:25 AM

I'm suprised that the Third Man ( Anton Karas)has only had one vote
and totally amazed that Cinema Paradiso (Ennio Morricone) has had any ,it has now


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: autolycus
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 02:33 PM

Thanks,Cruiser, re Lady with the Little Dog - kind of you.

I'd add 2 more. I like the main, lazy-sounding theme from The Great Race (Lemmon, Natalie Wood, T.Curtis), and the downbeat, quiet soundtrack to All the President's Men (what a film).


Ivor


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Peter T.
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 04:04 PM

The soundtrack for Transamerica is terrific (better than the movie), though they do that really irritating thing of having some of the talking of the movie interspersed with the music. DON'T DO THIS!

It took me three months to get the sheet music for "Farethewell" from the film "Fly Away Home", and it was released on a compilation album of Mary Chapin Carpenter's -- Party Girl -- but still worth it.

It is a puzzle to me why anyone would buy the soundtrack for the Johnny Cash movie -- hello? The originals are easy to buy, and sound
better.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 07:13 PM

One of my favorites is the soundtrack to the movie "Jock of the Bushveld". Unfortunately, I've never been able to find it. Good thing I have the movie.

Other favorites:
The Magnificent Seven
Dances With Wolves
Waking Ned Devine
Henry the Fifth (the Kenneth Brannagh one)


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,ken Brock
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 07:55 PM

Those who enjoy Jerome Moross soundtracks such as The Big Country who are near the San Francisco area may want to consider seeing one of the rare revivals (March 23-April 9, 2006) of his 1954 musical (lyrics by John LaTouche) THE GOLDEN APPLE. It tells the story of events surrounding The Trojan War as though they happened in circa 1900 Washington State, and is one of my very favorite musicals (I saw it near CHicago in 1995). info: www.42ndstmoon.org


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 09 Mar 06 - 09:21 PM

Hey, Ken:

I love the soundtrack from Big Country. When I was in New York City in the early 60's, I saw an off-broadway production of the Golden Apple. I'm surprised to see that anyone even remembers it, yet alone is doing a revival..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Cruiser
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 05:11 PM

autolycus wrote:

"I like the main, lazy-sounding theme from The Great Race (Lemmon, Natalie Wood, T.Curtis)"

The theme is also one of my favorites:


The Sweetheart Tree
Words & Music by Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini
Recorded by Henry Mancini, 1965
From the movie "The Great Race"


G7    C            Em          Dm7      G
They say there's a tree in the forest,

C             Am7          Dm7      G
A tree that will give you a sign;

Fdim   Am       Em         F         C                     
Come along with me to the Sweetheart Tree,

C/B      Am               D7    Dm7/G    G7
Come and carve your name next to mine.


G9   C         Em             F          Dm7/G
They say if you kiss the right sweetheart,

G7   C               C7      F    Cdim
The one you've been waiting for,

    C          Gm7 C7   F          Cdim
Big blossums of white will burst into sight

         C            Dm7 G7   C
And your love will be true evermore

Cruiser


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 05:29 PM

Works by,amongst others, Stockhausen (particularly the extracts from "Hymnen") add a great deal to the intense atmosphere of the film version of "Walkabout."


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 09:04 PM

saw "Deadman's Shoes" last night.

dark brutal comedy horror movie set in provincial UK criminal underclass
culture and locations..

..poeticaly underscored with well chosen US Alt Country
and club electro dance tracks..

not an easy film for oversensitive viewers,
but worth serious consideration.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: autolycus
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 04:42 AM

Cruiser - yes I like that song too, very charming.

However, that's not the theme I meant; ther 'laz' theme runs thru the film sounding like it's played on trombones by tipsy players.

Sorry, can't do the technicals to illustrate.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 12:05 AM

"Bagdad Cafe" (includes "Calling You" sung by composer Bob Telson as well as by Jervetta Steele)


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 02:40 AM

Good call Margaret RoadKnight! Bagdad Cafe is a great film with a great soundtrack.
One problem:the song "Calling You" is a major earworm which you have now put into my head.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,robomatic
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 03:15 AM

Check out the album of songs from "Boys Don't Cry" a pretty damn incredible (though violent) film.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,PaulD
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 05:10 PM

On this subject has anyone listened really carefully to James Horner's score for 'Titanic'? The title theme uses a quote from the song, 'Caller Herring' whilst the point where the ship finally sets forth into the Atlantic is a set of variations on a theme from 'The Leaving of Liverpool'. Mr. Horner clearly knows his folksong and uses the material with some considerable skill.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 10:42 AM

How about THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK. I love the sound of Toots Theilman's harmonica.

Another favourite is IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. I even like the Glen Campbell ditty,"Bird Dog On The Prowl".

I went out and bought a classical guitar after seeing the movie A MAN AND A WOMAN.


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: sciencegeek
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 12:15 PM

this is a great thread because each year can bring a new assortment of movies. And a great score adds as much is a lead character.

to mention a few "classics", imagine "Patton" without the score or "Tom Jones"

several fairly recent films that have great music would be
"The Englishman who went up a Hill but came down a Mountain",
"October Sky"
and the great tunes in "Titanic" were the only things that helped my get through that movie. I usually enjoy Cameron's works -but the story line was so contrived and ( for me at least, because the rest of the known universe seemed to love it) really was insulting to the real life tragedy that took place.

I'll take " A Night to Remember" any day of the week.

Oh yeah, I was quite impressed by Billy Boyd's singing in "Return of the King". Shame he didn't get to do a song or two In "Master and Commander".


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: number 6
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 02:11 PM

The Bounty ... the latest version with Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins .... the soundtrack is by Vangelis.

sIx


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 03:01 PM

Jerry,

I vote for the music for the opening of Midnight Cowboy. ("Everybody's Talkin' At Me" with Nilsson singing Fred Neil's tune).
Also, the same for Born Free although the rest of that picture wasn't as good as the opening in my opinion.

Jack Elliott was scheduled to do the score for "The Ballad of J. W. Coop" directed by Cliff Robertson (Charly). Jack missed a great opportunity due to a scheduling problem with a club in Michigan.
As a result, Cliff elected to have Don Randi do it and as a result, the film wasn't as good as it could have been with Jack's contribution.

Jerry Goldsmith did a great score for The Homecoming which was the precurser of The Waltons on T.V. I played on it and on the first couple of Walton installments. Jerry G. used autoharp,five-string banjo, harmonica and dulcimer. He is one of the few film composers who knows how to write for those instruments.

I also submit Silent Running, score by Peter Schikele of PDQ Bach.
I played on that as well.


Frank


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Subject: RE: Movie Soundtracks
From: autolycus
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 05:22 PM

Forgot to mention that several times in the last few years I've enjoyed the score of a film for sounding a bit different, and soon realised the composer each time was the same, Hans Zimmer.

Later discovered he'd won many awards for his music.

Ivor


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