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I was so saddened to read this news when I logged on this evening. Marvin Hamlisch was a damn fine songwriter, one of the best. My favourite song of his is probably Through the Eyes of Love from the film Ice Castles. You can hear Hamlisch's underscore, as well as Melissa Manchester's vocal version at the end of this clip.

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WjosN1HaNA

I think I might have something in my eye, if you'll excuse me for a second.

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I was so saddened to read this news when I logged on this evening. Marvin Hamlisch was a damn fine songwriter, one of the best. My favourite song of his is probably Through the Eyes of Love from the film Ice Castles. You can hear Hamlisch's underscore, as well as Melissa Manchester's vocal version at the end of this clip.

[media=]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WjosN1HaNA

I think I might have something in my eye, if you'll excuse me for a second.

So sad!! I saw him just this past April at the ASCAP conference and he looked great. Makes you realize how anyone can go anytime. I didn't realize he worked on Ice Castles - such a beautiful song and I loved that girl - huge crush on her from this film when I was a kid. So sad. :( RIP

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Well I don't mind it being disco, it fit the movie and the era perfectly at the time! It was done intentionally that way, and it was done great! Conti's FYEO is also disco and still it's one of my favourite 007 scores.

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It's not bad to go knowing that what you leave behind will be known forever.

But if Herrmann's gonna be forgotten in 50 years, surely Hamlisch will be forgotten earlier?

Who knows. It's difficult to predict in which order composers will be forgotten.

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