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  1. Would you like me to leave JWFan?

    I've not read the whole thread but my two cents worth is be a shame for you to go. As I voted last year. Stay. Or remain even.
  2. Part of the Towering Inferno's main theme. Read one of the books the film was based on the other day (The Tower) and today theme bubbled to the top. Hence, onto the movie itself.
  3. Went old school these past few weeks and went through my boxset of The Persuaders. From the Barry theme on down, solid lock.
  4. This is an inspirational title. Look forward to "Ben: A Star Wars Story".
  5. John Williams scores (Jaws - BFG) from Best to Worst

    Seems doing a best to worst list seems sacrilegious. That and I wouldn't know where to begin. Paper Chase would be unnaturally high I know that much.
  6. What's The Last Book You Read?

    Robert Harris' Fatherland was my last book read and amongst the others I've dived into (to list every book read would be to spam the forum) lately and currently is Leon Uris' Armageddon.
  7. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Khartoum- Frank Cordell Operation Crossbow- Ron Goodwin The Eiger Sanction- Williams (Friends and Enemies is my favourite, I dig the sound of it) and, Hatari! Henry Macini until I saw the film I had only ever heard Goodwin's cover of Baby Elephant Walk but the soundtrack itself seals the deal. Love the sounds for the safari (the film's drawer beyond it's cast must be the African locations) and Baby Elephant Walk be it lengthened or shortened is a delight.
  8. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    a sprinkling of John Barry's: Goldfinger, Thunderball, Across the Sea of Time and Hanover Street.
  9. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    I like Quiller on a few levels, chiefly Berlin (or West Berlin in this case), feels quite atmospheric and then there's the John Barry music aiding it. The cast is great and there's Senta Berger in her prime. As someone said, the plot's nonsensical and a bit daft but it's enjoyable. This and Bridge at Remagen made me a fan of George Segal. Being the anniversary of Market-Garden I tend to view Bridge Too Far now and it's still a solid film. Right down to Hardy Kruger's exclamations as XXX Corps rolls across Nijmegen Bridge ("Who can stop them now?/No-one" or the human roadblock and John Addison's music for that scene. Arnhem was quite simply, a tragedy of colossal errors and I think Attenborough did a decent job trying to put it all on screen. Still, it gave him Gandhi, so he said.
  10. Arlington has to be one of Williams' most moving pieces. Conjures thoughts of Kennedy, what might have been, hopes realised and lost. Loss generally.
  11. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    Well, I've watched a fair amount but lately A Bridge Too Far, Battle of Britain and recently, The Quiller Memorandum. Always helps to work a John Barry scored film in someplace.
  12. RIP Harry Dean Stanton: 1926 - 2017

    For my sins my first Stanton movie was Down Periscope, then Kelly's Heroes -needless to say I grew to have an appreciation for his talent after. Don't, and won't make them like that again.
  13. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Law, I've been away for a while and the layout's all changed. But the taste hasn't: John Barry: Diamonds Are Forever, Thunderball, King Kong, Body Heat Leith Stevens: War of the Worlds/When Worlds Colllide Herrmann- Day the Earth Stood Still Newman: Airport.
  14. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    First Blood, Boys from Brazil and the Swarm -Jerry Goldsmith John Cacavas' Airport 1975. and latterly, Frank DeVol's Flight of the Phoenix. Quite like the theme -largely as I liked the stop-start way the title sequence/crash landing was done on screen in time to the music more or less and I'm a sort of fan of DeVol via Dirty Dozen and long time viewings of Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo. Except, listening to the score in isolation some of it feels like it's aping Lawrence of Arabia's score. Or maybe every film set in a desert has the same sound. And I quite like the film -the cast certainly helps.
  15. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    selected tracks from Jerry Goldsmith -40 Years in Film Music Barry Gray's Thunderbirds Are Go/Thunderbird 6 George Martin's Live & Let Die Passport to Pimlico/Ice Cold in Alex/The Titfield Thunderbolt- found tracks via Amazon from albums largely done by the BBC (Auric: Film Music, Rawsthorne Film Music etc)