Jump to content

Sir Hilary Bray

Members
  • Content Count

    1208
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    5

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    "That's where you are, Quiller; in the gap".
     
    Hilly, don't forget Max Von Sydow, as Oktober.
  2. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Gruesome Son of a Bitch in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    My apologies I think I was too dazzled by Fraulein Berger...
     
    ...but in seriousness you're quite right. Oktober is a quietly brilliant villain. Compared to the Bond villains of the time. 
     

  3. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Well chaps, 
     
    The Quiller Memorandum.
     
    1960s West Berlin, George Segal, Senta Berger, Alec Guinness and John Barry.
     
    Boom.
  4. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    Richard Herd has passed aged 87. 
     
    Know him primarily for Hooker and his Star Trek guest turns. Always good seeing him in anything, classic guest actor. 

  5. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Elmer Bernstein's The Ten Commandments 
     
    Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek The Motion Picture
     
     
  6. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The reply with a movie quote story game.   
    I don't know if you've noticed, but he's not exactly firing on all thrusters
  7. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Brónach in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Been a few in past week or so
     
    Goldsmith- Planet of the Apes (fantastic main theme and The Hunt is exceptional), Capricorn One, Islands in the Stream, Night Crossing, Players
     
    Williams- Close Encounters, Jaws, Revenge of the Sith (still have my gold sleeved CD it seems), ET and Lincoln
     
    Barry- Swept from the Sea, The Tamarind Seed, Petulia, Somewhere in Time, Body Heat and Dances With Wolves
     
    been going to my Ben-Hur 2CD a few times lately and drawn to the music for the galley scenes. Particularly "The Galley (Rowing of the Slaves)". Relentless and increasingly so to the climax. Perfect for the film, Ben-Hur is the kind of film that screams EPIC.
  8. Like
  9. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Sweeping Strings in James Bond is better than everything   
    The humour in Moore's Bonds admittedly could be corny/cheesy, but at least they never thought just saying 'homo', 'faggot' and 'rape' actually constituted wit.  
  10. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Bellosh in Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?   
    Keeping with TFA and specifically, 'Torn Apart'
     
    1:29-1:58, after Kylo kills Han.  Reminds me of some of the dramatic sequences in ROTS when everything is going to shit for the heroes.  Just has an awfully dreadful feeling to it.
     
     
  11. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Loert in Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?   
    2:33 - 2:41 Gotta love those juicy brass hits in the low register.
  12. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Loert in Favorite short musical moments in Williams scores?   
    0.55 to about 1.05/1.07
     
    rewatching Ep1 last night and always like the Force Theme here. Qui-Gon as he tries to break through, the hint of desperation as the droids attack. 
  13. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Watching THE BIG BUS, I knew that I'd found my true love: Stockard Channing. Oh, yeah! 
  14. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Quite like the title score. Classic 70s sound but slightly 'dramatic' in line with Airport or whatever. Harbinger Curve and Springfield Sequence are two of my favourites. The film, well I've not seen it in years but it was good fun. 
  15. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    It's a good score, from a largely unknown film. I saw this, in London, as a double-bill, with THE BAD NEWS BEARS.
  16. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Chen G. in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    Lawrence of Arabia, on blu ray for the first time
     
    "He likes your lemonade".
  17. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    In 1979, the Odeon Leicester Square had the biggest screen, in the UK. Yes, the meteor sequence was good, but I remember the Cygnus lighting up, with special fondness.
  18. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    I saw, THE BLACK HOLE on its opening weekend, in London, in December, 1979. I liked it, then, and I like it, now.
  19. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in What Is The Last Film You Watched? (Older Films)   
    The Black Hole (1979)
    I saw a few films between 6-11 years of age that I likely shouldn't have, like Blue Thunder maybe but though this is a Disney film, there was something about Black Hole that was and remains...beyond dark. It's a film that as you work your way through, you wonder what the Hell and why you're bothering.
    Anyway. When Robert Forster died a few months back, sure I had seen Jackie Brown but I felt embarrassed that I knew him more for this film and how...as is typical of what I saw as a child, be it the original Galactica, Buck Rogers, whatever, I wanted to be the hero type and Forster's Capt Holland was one such guy, especially when he rescues Yvette Mimieux from being lobotomised by the robots. What made it work was the John Barry score, until now moody, dark and horror-like, bursting heroically into life (the track is "Laser"). Holland leaps into action blazing away with his laser guns and saves her. 
    But what made this film terrifying to a young me, was the Hell sequence at the end after the ship enters the black hole. Where Max Schell's crazed if creepy scientist becomes immersed with his robot-killer Maximilian ("You obey me!"...wait that line is from Moonraker?!) and you see this fiery landscape...God, it gave me nightmares. 
    A note on the Barry score, it's one of his best. Yet listening to it this week, there are certain notes that sound out of Moonraker and one or two tracks fore-shadow his Raise the Titanic score. Either way, it's fantastic as a score.

     
    The film is a bit of fun somehow. Neil DeGrasse Tyson said in 2013 or something the physics and science is the worst in any sci-fi movie, so be it. I like a crew that is heroic, especially when they flee across a gantry as a huge meteorite is coming at them.

  20. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The reply with a movie quote story game.   
    “I've smelled that aftershave before, and both times I've smelled a rat.
  21. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Kasey Kockroach in How did you feel about The Rise of Skywalker?   
    I like to feel up my skywalker when thinking about Daisy Ridley.
  22. Haha
  23. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Disco Stu in What Is The Last Score You Listened To?   
    Stu Phillips, original Galactica -Saga of a Star World, Living Legend/War of the Gods and Buck Rogers (Movie/Pilot)
     
    and being that time of year, Miracle on 34th Street -Bruce Broughton
     
    as is the case when I've not listened to it in a while, a shiver and stir during "Case Dismissed", from about 1.07 -it's the build up closer to it, the swirl upwards 1.17 to 1.23. Also quite keen on "Dorey's Plea" and "Bellevue Carol". Does the job required and is entirely charming in its way. 
  24. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray reacted to Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    James' book of poems SENTENCED TO LIFE is very good. I'll miss his dry wit. The caricature of James, on SPITTING IMAGE, is funny.
  25. Like
    Sir Hilary Bray got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in The "(Fill in the Blank) Has Died" Thread   
    Became a fan of Clive James when I was younger. Watched his talk show with my dad ("And now, Margarita Pracatan!"), remember his programme in Hong Kong in '97 and loved the man's wit. When I was at uni I saw him sat on the steps of a church near BBC Broadcasting House alone and was thinking of going to him to say how much I admired him and get an autograph. Felt it best to leave him alone and then read in a book years later how he didn't mind people stopping him as such...still regret not going up to him. He'll be missed this side of the UK. 
×
×
  • Create New...