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Where are the composers ?

Discussion in 'Music' started by BobClay, May 12, 2018.

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    Wonderfully dark Ry Cooder theme from the brutally dark film 'Southern Comfort.' It's difficult to think of a film where the music fitted it better.

     
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    Fractured fairy tale music from the Terrence Malick's masterpiece, Badlands.

     
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    This is how to put music to a dramatic scene, by a master of the craft, Hans Zimmer.

     
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    I don't know if this link will work because I can't find the individual Royal Albert Hall performance on YouTube, although the whole thing is there. But here's the Bands of the Royal Marines doing a cover of the Greatest Showman. So it's a Facebook link, it might not work if you don't have an account. But these lads and ladies do a very good cover and show of the film theme.
    Impressive … :cool:

    https://www.facebook.com/rmbandservice/videos/1221920717984073/?t=245
     
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    I've been a fan of the Inspector Morse series since it started way back. But I have to say the series 'Endeavour,' about a young Morse, set back in the sixties, is persistently outstanding in quality. (Even though you can't help but wonder about Oxford being the murder capital of the world. :teef: ) But the standard of drama is just consistently good, with characters that get you involved in, a great cast, and top notch performances. (Anton Lesser might come across as a bit of a 'by the book' prig, but in time likeable character as Chief Superintendent Bright, believe me, in Game of Thrones he's downright sinister.)
    The music is good too, fits like a finely made dovetail joint. Oh yes, take it from me, a Morse man both professionally in days gone by, and these days as an amateur, the music does send Morse quite obviously. The name MORSE is built in … DAH DAH, DAH DAH DAH, DIT DAH DIT, DIT DIT DIT, DIT. The speed varies a bit for musical purposes, but that in Morse terms would just be part of the 'fist' of the sender. (Rather more hidden now as I have to admit I use an iambic electronic key, but hey … it's all about technology these days.) :eek::heyhey:

     
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    Absolute master of film soundtrack music Vangelis and his theme for Blade Runner. I noted in Blade Runner 2049, another master of the genre, Hans Zimmer, used this main theme in the final scene of that film. I think an acknowledgment of the hard act he'd had to follow. (Which he did well.)

     
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    When they made the film 'Anatomy of a Murder' back in the 50's they asked none other than Duke Ellington to come up with a sinister musical theme for the soundtrack. And he produced this !! I still have the LP of the soundtrack of this film, in the attic somewhere as I have no way to play it now.

     
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    To me, one of the best modern composers of movie scores. The john Williams of Studio Ghibli, and some of the most beautiful pieces of music, and also some of the most fun pieces

    Joe Hisaishi's 25th anniversary of Studio Ghibli is jest pure bliss



    1hr 37 is a particular favorite piece for me personally....enjoy!
     
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    Another favorite....and a composer, artist, musical visionary, Brian Transeau or BT is an extremely accomplished movie score composer

    This is a great piece of music

     
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    John Barry and his music for Midnight Cowboy.
     
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    Soul searching song used by Ridley Scott as part of the sound track for 'Blackhawk Down.' Perhaps because it does sound a bit 'middle eastern' although it's actually sung in the Breton language. Denez Prigent and Lisa Gerrard put the soul into it.

     
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    Possibly the greatest road movie ever made. Hans Zimmer again, with Peter Haycock on the guitar.

     
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    Ron Grainer was a composer of music themes for film and tv back in the day, much remembered for the music of Dr Who, The Prisoner, Steptoe and Son and this one, used for all sorts of things. The theme music to 'Man in a Suitcase,' a good TV series from the 60's:

     
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    For me the best number on the sound track of the classic 60's film 'Easy Rider.'

     
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    Born to drink miiiiiiiiiiiild.
     
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    Ansell's draft. Used to drink it when the Gate was my local. Luvvly stuff.
     
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    Ansells did do a Bostin pint of mild back in the day. Sweet and nutty.
    But Bonks's was a close runner up.
     
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    Atmospheric theme by Carter Burwell for the Coen Brothers version of 'True Grit.' The changeover at 1.50 is just breath taking …

     

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