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Where are the composers ?

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

  1. Gramaisc

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    More atmosphere - effective, though sparse, partly because it was all done in a bit of a rush, apparently.



    No mention seems to have been made in the credits to the fact that I used to cut the grass for Mike Hodges' aunt and uncle - a shocking omission.
     
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    Always been one of my favourites …. (note the assassin is in the compartment with him.) :)
     
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    Or maybe just keeping the costs down..?
     
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    In 1970 I joined a ship just below the iron bridge, at the point where Carter is getting rescued by a girl in a sports car. A small coaster that was just over the size required to have an RO. I did three months ploughing up and down from the Thames to the Northeast (visiting some of the ports shown in the final chase of the film, which interestingly stretched over 30 miles :rolleyes:) and visited all manner of pubs in the Northeast.
    I do take the piss out of Geordies (it's a well known pastime at sea) but I enjoyed every minute of my time on that little ship. :)
     
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    So ? … how to you put music to three heavy motor driven Gatling Guns ? …. Not easily by the sound of it … :heyhey:

    Lena Headey takes some time off from playing Cersei in order to play a 'nice person.' (It's all relative … :eek: )

     
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    John Barry's terrific theme for the 60's spy thriller The Quiller Memorandum. (And what a cast it had.)

     
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    Paris Texas. I defy anybody not to be moved by this film. And Ry Cooder's music fits the standard of the film making.

     
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    Ron Goodwin's scores are pretty much legendary … this is one of my favourites: The Trap

     
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    I see Morse and Endeavour have been mentioned. Well, to complete the set, here's Lewis - something we've started watching when there's nothing else on.

    The 'outtro' for the episode we've just watched started here at 0:45.

     
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    This fellow Herve Attia has done quite a few of these videos. He travels to the various locations of films, figures out the shots and backgrounds then makes a video that blends the original film camera shots into a modern day view. And he really does it well, (keeping the music overlay too.) He must have done quite some travelling to produce his videos ... :)

     
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    Good stuff, someone put a similar type of film of London on here a while ago. Can't remember what section it was in though.
    Very interesting.
     
  12. BobClay

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    Wonderful music that crosses all the boundaries. And this from a western !! … (and a pretty good one at that.)

     
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    Stanley Kubrick was a master film maker, and I still regard this as his masterpiece. He took classical music and fitted it to his space scenes. Nearly everybody is still familiar with the classic 2001: A Space Odyssey theme from classical Richard Strauss, but this scene, where we are introduced to the phenomenal spacecraft Discovery One he puts to ballet music. Just about everything about this scene is perfect, a giant space craft rolling by (copied over and over in subsequent SciFi films.) No CGI here, it didn't exist then. All the filming is done using models and astounding lighting. He also used perfect music.
    The internal scene with Gary Lockwood jogging was done in a huge vertical rotating set with fixed and mobile cameras and is pure Kubrick. I've still got the LP Soundtrack up in the attic, which I bought after I'd first seen it in 1968. I've watched it many times since and it's never dated, although we're now nearly 20 years on from the time the film was set, so it was pretty optimistic at the time.

     
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    He also made Eyes Wide Shut.

    Which he probably shouldn't have, but nonetheless did.
     
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    One of the great film composers, Ennio Morricone, is no longer with us. RIP Ennio.

     
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    Vangelis again !! He's that good.
    I thought this was exactly right for the film. I've seen three films of the story of HMS Bounty, Clarke Gable and Charles Laughton, Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard, and then this one, Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. I think this one was the best, at least more honest than the others, less involved with cliché ..

     
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    Agreed, this is my favourite out of the three.
     

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