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  1. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    watched The Black Hole having gotten it on DVD this weekend. A dark, foreboding Disney film. Well, dark anyway. It has a fine John Barry score that elevates it above and beyond. Max Schell is on fine form. and The Flight of the Phoenix shared with the book of being seen as frankly unremarkable but personally, a film I always like to watch. It's the cast more than anything (with only Hardy Kruger remaining now) -Stewart, Attenborough, Bannen, Finch, Kennedy, Borgnine etc but also the main title sequence, that stopstart freezeframing of the cast almost in sync with DeVol's music.
  2. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    been trying to get my John Barry-loving Dad into more Williams' scores but I got ET and Schindler's List returned without a word -unlike Hanover Street which I did a copy for (amongst others). -- recently listened to a few scores including: The Italian Job- Quincy Jones (should I ever drive through Italy, this might well be the score). Getta bloomin' move on, Arthur! The Bridge at Remagen and The Great Escape- Elmer Bernstein. ("Blythe" is one of my favourite Bernstein tracks) Rush- Hans Zimmer ("I'm James Hunt, and this is what I do") Starsky & Hutch- Theodore Shapiro and a re-listen of the second disc of Empire Strikes Back. I've mentioned it on the other thread, but a new favourite of the short musical moment is "Leia's Theme" in "Rescue from Cloud City/Hyperspace")
  3. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Horseback Address and Battle are probably amongst the better tracks on the Golden Age OST but I recall Sharky on another forum once describing it like computer game music and this time round, I was inclined to agree sadly.
  4. Episode VII Rey's Theme The Starkiller The Abduction Han and Leia Ways of the Force (I prefer in a way the film version with the Burning Homestead part) Episode VIII The Supremacy The Sacred Jedi Texts The Spark The Last Jedi Peace and Purpose
  5. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Elizabeth the Golden Age -Craig Armstrong. it is what it is.
  6. What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)

    After a few Lewis Gilbert films, to a perennial favourite. The Bridge at Remagen not the best war movie ever made it made me a fan of George Segal, has enough action and whatnot to keep things bubbling along and furthermore, one of my favourite Bernstein scores (the theme alone). Serves as a belated tribute viewing to the late Bradford Dillman.
  7. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    I knew I saw it somewhere.
  8. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    It was during that detour he took on his way into exile on Dagoboah.
  9. Jaws vs. Jurassic Park

    Double whammy of Jaws, though score-wise it's close.
  10. The white stuff (snow)

    Best thing about TG's Winter Olympic special (hard to believe it was 2006), is James May's gradual slide down the ski ramp and then complete loss of control whilst Clarkson wets himself laughing. And no, new TG isn't as funny nor as good.
  11. R.I.P. Lewis Gilbert

    TSWLM at least gives Shane Rimmer something to do. As was the norm, Gilbert got his brother-in-law Sidney Tafler into the film (the Liparus' captain). Did like to use the same actors if he could -the actor who takes responsibility for HMS Ranger (after the CO is killed during the gunfight on the tanker), crops up as the doomed 747 co-pilot in Moonraker and Educating Rita.
  12. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Ha I know. Just the fact that JW used it all the same seems cool even now.
  13. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    E.T. (20th anniversary edition) always tickled by the use of Yoda's Theme in "The Magic of Halloween". As with Close Encounters, to me, has that sense of wonder about the cosmos/aliens etc and helping to make [aliens] seem real. One day I'll get around to the recent release of the score.
  14. R.I.P. Lewis Gilbert

    Being a Kenneth More fan he did a few with him on the quiet -Crichton, Sink the Bismarck, Greengage Summer and Reach for the Sky. Huge fan of his non-Bond work (being a Bond fan I don't mind them) but you had films like Rita, Carve Her Name With Pride and of course Alfie (plus the aforementioned More war films). Great loss and another from that era never to be again.
  15. What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Raiders of the Lost Ark Temple of Doom- Parade of the Slave children has been a longtime favourite since I rented out my first John Williams CD (a best of compilation thing) and is also a favourite scene in the film (that reveal of Indy silhouetted) The Last Crusade -on this first listen in ages, The Belly of the Steel Beast jumped out at me more than other tracks. Something about its sound that I can't quite elaborate on but we'll try a little -reminded me of his latest Star Wars scores (having listened to TFA/TLJ a few times before this re-listen of TLC) Star Wars links imagined or real, around 1.12 to 1.15, the little fanfares You see, Henry? (What?) The pen is mightier than the sword! Listened also to Lincoln. Quite enjoy it still, tracks like the Southern Delegation and The People's House. Though it's the non-Williams Battle Cry of Freedom that I still find quite affecting.