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On 6/19/2018 at 12:48 PM, Thor said:

Celluloid Tunes # 57: Trevor Rabin in Oslo (19th International Edition)


A long chat with Trevor Rabin about his film music career as Yes visited Oslo. The episode is (obviously) in English.






Armageddon (1998) – “Armageddon Suite” (excerpt)
Enemy of the State (1998) – “Zavitch Chase, Part 1“
The 6th Day (2000) – “Adam’s Theme”/”Suite” (excerpt)
Deep Blue Sea (1999) – “Suite” (excerpt)
Con Air (1997) – “Con Air Theme”
The Guardian (2006) – “Training Montage”
Remember the Titans (2000) – “Titans Spirit” (excerpt)
12 Monkeys (2015-) – “I Am the Clock (12 Monkeys Suite)” (excerpt)
Snakes on a Plane (2006) – “Snakes on Crack”




Trevor Rabin? Really?


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He, he....


I did attend the Yes concert afterwards, though, where they played some of their biggest hits (including "Owner", which is basically the only chart hit they ever had). And the wonderful "I Am Waiting", which we talk about in the episode.

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Celluloid Tunes # 59: The 10 Best Scores of 2018 (20th International Edition)


Well, the title gives it away. Go click the episode to see the selection (or preferably hear the whole 1-hour episode; it's in English): 






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Don't know about "very weak", but yeah -- not quite as strong as the previous years we've done these shows, IMO.


The interesting thing is that I had no room for fan favourites like BLACK PANTHER, FIRST MAN etc. in my list, as I was simply not impressed by them.

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Celluloid Tunes contributor Mark Burgess selects his OWN favourites of 2018  in a companion piece to our webcast episode (and probably closer to this year's fan favourites than our episode was):



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Celluloid Tunes # 60: The Norwegian Film Music Year 2018


We sum up the preceding year, and play music from more than 20 feature films; most of these don't have, and will probably never get, a soundtrack release. So even if you don't understand Norwegian, you can scroll past the talk to the music clips for sampling what our country had to offer in 2018.






Halvdan Viking – «Valsgärde – en delad by» – Gaute Storaas
Kutoppen  – «Stjernekake» – Gaute Storaas
En Affære – «Jogging med Hasse» – Stein Berge Svendsen
For vi er gutta – «Tons of Rock» – Martin Horntvedt
Føniks – «Star to Star» – Patrick Andrén
Now It’s Dark – «Now It’s Dark, Part 9» – Thomas Dybdahl
Hatets vugge – «Women Power» – Jonas Colstrup
Rett vest – «Drag Queen» – Johannes Ringen
Mordene i Kongo – uten tittel – Johannes Ringen og Johan Söderqvist
Skjelvet – uten tittel – Johannes Ringen og Johan Söderqvist
Norske byggeklosser – «Byggejazz» – Ginge Anvik
Per Fugelli: Siste resept – uten tittel – Uno Helmersson
Operasjon Mørkemann – «Møllehjulet» – Hallgeir Rustan
Når jeg faller – «Joachim» – David Stephen Grant
Troll: Kongens hale – «Grimmer’s Bad News» og «The Sunburn Run, Part 1» – Daniel Scott
Blindsone – uten tittel – Jakob Kirkegaard
Røverdatter – «Makrell» – Hanne Hukkelberg
Brillebjørn på Bondegården – «Intro» – Eirik Myhr
Los Bando – «Los Bando II – Main Titles» – Eirik Myhr
Vann over ild – uten tittel – Schneider TM
Munch i helvete – «Dark Deed” – Stein Johan Grieg Halvorsen
Trondheimsreisen – «Trondheimsreisen» – Kristoffer Lo
Tårnet – «Camp’s Theme Opening» – Nathanel Bergese
Månelyst i Flåklypa – «Lift Off» – Knut Avenstroup Haugen




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Found no dedicated thread for Preisner or this score, so I'll put it here.


My review of Caldera's recent release of THE HISTORY OF ETERNITY by Preisner (in English):



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Celluloid Tunes # 61: A Tribute to Michel Legrand

A tribute to the late composer legend. In Norwegian.






The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) – “The Windmills of Your Mind”
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964) – “La Gare”
Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967) – “Arrivé des Camionneurs”
La Baie des Anges (1963) – “L’amour et le Jeu”
Une femme est une femme (1961) – “Blues chez le Bougnat”
Ice Station Zebra (1968) – “Overture”
The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart (1970) – “Part 1”
The Picasso Summer (1969) – “Summer Song”
The Go-Between (1971) – “Theme”
The Other Side of the Wind (2018) – “Chapter 1”


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Celluloid Tunes # 62: TV Tunes # 2


I highlight a few great TV scores from recent years (and this year). Episode in Norwegian.






Too Old to Die Young – “Naked Guy Murder” – Cliff Martinez
Taboo – “Shadows” – Max Richter
Ad Vitam – “Sunset (short)” – HiTnRuN
Les Bracelets Rouge – “Road to Gosford” – HiTnRuN
Onna Joshu Naotora – “Amatora – Toranome (Naotora Main Theme)” – Yoko Kanno
Broadchurch – “Main Theme” – Olafur Arnalds
Zombielars – “Detroit” – Kaada
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” – Daniel Pemberton & Samuel Sim
Da Vinci’s Demons –  “Flight of the Columbina” – Bear McCreary
Utopia – “The Moaning Pyramid” – Cristobal Tapia de Veer
Les Mondes Engloutis – “La Loi des Mongokhs” – Vladimir Cosma




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Could find no previous, general thread about composer Barry Gray, so I'll post it here -- Mark Burgess' love letter to famed UK television composer Barry Gray (UFO, THUNDERBIRDS, SPACE 1999):



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Celluloid Tunes # 63: A Conversation with André Øvredal & Marcus Paus


I talk to director André Øvredal (TROLL HUNTER, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK) and composer Marcus Paus about their upcoming Norwegian fantasy film TORDEN [MORTAL], as well as personal soundtrack favourites. Also includes an exclusive clip from the MORTAL score at the very end. The episode is in Norwegian.






Cutthroat Island (1995) – “Escape from Mordechai’s” – John Debney
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – “Climbing Devil’s Tower – John Williams
Poltergeist (1982) – “Tree” – Jerry Goldsmith
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) – “Abandoned in the Woods” – John Williams
Interstellar (2014) – “Cornfield Chase” – Hans Zimmer
Altered States (1980) – “Primeval Landscape (Primordial Regression)” – John Corigliano
Torden (2020) – Marcus Paus




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Celluloid Tunes # 64: The 10 Best Scores of 2019 (21st International Edition)


Title explains it all; our best of the year. And nope, no predictable Oscar nominees here. :) The episode is in English.






For now, click the link to hear or see. I'll post them here later on.




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Celluloid Tunes # 65: The Norwegian film music year 2019


We play clip from 16 Norwegian feature films last year, most of which will never get a soundtrack release. Episode is in Norwegian, so scroll to the music clips if you're interested.






Bröllup, begravning och dop – “A Nordic Year” – Gaute Storaas

Psychobitch – “Svømmehallen” – Ohlogy

Amundsen – “Two Brothers” – Johan Söderqvist

Kamel – “Cowboys of the Desert” – Jakop Janssønn & Ville Langfeldt

Ut og stjæle hester – “Calm River” – Kaspar Kaae

Villmarksbarna – en eventyrlig reise – “Final Tonyremix Vignette” – Tony Waade

Jeg ser deg – “Siste innsats” – Andreas Gutuen Aaser

Operasjon mumie – “Intro” – Hallgeir Rustan

Hjelperytteren – “Drømmen, Del 1 uten bankelyd” – Peder Kjellsby

Snekker Andersen og Julenissen: Den vesle bygda som glømte at det var jul – “Skogen og treet” – Stein Johan Grieg Halvorsen

Barn – “Rulletekst” – Peder Kjellsby og Arnau Fleurent-Didier

Askeladden: I Soria Morias slott – “Ha Det” og “Hvor vi skal” – Ginge Anvik

Spionen – “Apple” – Raf Keunen

De dødes tjern – “Opening” – John Debney

Tunnelen – “Haunted Space” – Martin Todsharow, Lars Löhn og Ingo Frenzel

Kaptein Sabeltann og den magiske diamant – “Den magiske diamant og spionapen” – Johannes Ringen




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I thought about it, but ultimately found it a little insensitive at this time. Plus, people are already getting enough pandemic stuff through the media and their social media feeds.


That being said, I do intend to use the time to create more content. I've been more or less out of comission for three weeks, due to a stomach virus I contracted in Berlin (no, not Corona), but I'm getting better, so hopefully I'll start writing articles, reviews, perhaps even a podcast next week, about other things.

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I've had the soundtrack since 2013, and never particularly thought of LEGENDS, no. But I can sorta get why Broxton thought that way.

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4 hours ago, Thor said:

Tiego dos Santos guest reviews, with Alexandre Guerra's O TEMPO E O VENTO [THE TIME AND THE WIND] from 2013:




The name of this person is actually Tiago, not Tiego, lol.



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1 minute ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Oh, that guy. Isn't he a famous Brazilian critic?


I know him personally. Can you believe he told me the other day that the score for The Phantom Menace isn't that great and Attack of the Clones is better?

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Celluloid Tunes # 66: Franz Waxman


I'm sorry this particular episode is in Norwegian, but as promised in other threads, here's my special on Waxman:






Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – “Danse Macabre”
Rebecca (1940) – “Main Title/Foreward/Opening Titles”
The Paradine Case (1947) – “Suite” (utdrag)
Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man (1962) – “D.T. Blues”
Peyton Place (1957) – “Main Title”
Sunset Boulevard (1950) – “Prelude”
Anne of the Indies (1951) – “Suite”
The Silver Chalice (1954) – “Suite” (utdrag)
Taras Bulba (1962) – “Overture”



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Celluloid Tunes # 67: 90s PC game scores


Nostalgic flashback at some great 90s computer games. The episode is in Norwegian.






The 7th Guest (1993) – “Ashes” – George Sanger
Dune (1992) – “Spice Opera” – Stéphane Picq
Blade Runner (1997) – “Battle Theme” – Frank Klepacki
Heart of Darkness (1998) – “Main Title” – Bruce Broughton
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1993) – “Main Theme” – Robert Holmes
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within (1995) – “Main Theme” – Robert Holmes
Phantasmagoria (1995) – “Consumite Furore” – Jay Usher & Mark Seibert
Riven (1997) – “Atrus’ Theme” – Robyn Miller
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994) – “Wing Commander Suite” (utdrag) – George Oldziey
Monkey Island III: The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) – “The Curse of Monkey Island” – Michael Land
The Dig (1995) – “The Monument” – Michael Land




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The 7th Guest!  Now there's a title I have not heard in a long time...a  long time....


Great music!

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No previous thread on either SUCCESSION or Nicholas Britell, so I'll have to bury my review in this thread where nobody sees it (I don't feel like a whole new thread on the show):



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Celluloid Tunes # 68: Vangelis


Massive 3 1/2 hour special on Vangelis, with guests! In Norwegian, though.






Alexander (2004) – «Dream of Babylon»
Missing (1982) – «The Hospital»
Antarctica (1983) – «Life of Antarctica»
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) – «Monastery of La Rabida”
Blade Runner (1982) – “Dr. Tyrell’s Owl»
Spiral (1977) – «Ballad»
Direct (1988) – «Rotation’s Logic»
China (1979) – «The Tao of Love»
El Greco (2007) – “Part 17”
Silent Portraits (1984) – “Movement 1”
Rosetta (2016) – “Mission Accomplie (Rosetta’s Waltz)”
The City (1990) – “Dawn”
Chariots of Fire (1982) – “Abraham’s Theme”
L’apocalypse des Animaux (1972) – “La Mort du Loup”
The Bounty (1984) – “A Last Night Together”
Alexander (2004) – “Megas Alexandros”
Voices (1995) – “Ask the Mountains”
Opera Sauvage (1979) – “Irlande”
Bitter Moon (1992) – “Suite from Bitter Moon”
Oceanic (1996) – “Fields of Coral”
Juno to Jupiter (2020) – “In the Magic of Cosmos”



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22 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Cool. Is Vangelis one of the guests?


I wish! Next to John Williams, he is the living composer with whom it is the most difficult to get an audience.

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1 minute ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Vangelis' best work is without a shadow of a doubt Mythodea.


That's one of my least favourites. :)


8 minutes ago, Naïve Old Fart said:

THE CITY (along with DIRECT) is underrated Vangelis.


Indeed. We fawn over both of them in the podcast.

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To be fair, I like it more than the totally abstract 'musique concrete' of something like BEAUBORG or INVISIBLE CONNECTIONS. But just barely.

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