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Is there any other film except 'The Hill' that has absolutely no music - background or otherwise - in it? I can't think of one. If there is could someone let me know please. Maybe the members could name any other film(s) that could have done that without ruining the film. Just a thought since I think it worked wonderfully well in 'The Hill'.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> Someone said there is no background music in "The Birds", except for the kids singing in the school house for a couple of minutes.

 

And that song was extremely annoying. If I had been a bird, I would have gone after those kids too.

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> {quote:title=scsu1975 wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> > Someone said there is no background music in "The Birds", except for the kids singing in the school house for a couple of minutes.

>

> And that song was extremely annoying. If I had been a bird, I would have gone after those kids too.

 

 

Yes, it was so repetitive. I guess it irritated those crows.

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Last July, TCM devoted one evening to films without a music score. (No original dramatic score.) The line-up was -

*Yesterdays' Enemy* (1959) premiere

*Fail Safe* (1964)

*Network* (1976)

*Executive Suite* (1954)

*Interiors* (1978)

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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According to IMDB, you can add these to the list:

 

Frankenstein (1931)

12 Angry Men (1957)

No Country for Old Men (2007)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Rope (1948)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

The Day of the Jackal (1973)

The China Syndrome (1979)

Ars?ne Lupin (1932)

Island of Lost Souls (1932)

The Old Dark House (1932)

Bullets or Ballots (1936)

Doctor X (1932)

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

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If the kids sang that damned song in *The Birds* every day, it's no wonder the birds turned on mankind. I love watching those kids get pecked and clawed! Great film.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> According to IMDB, you can add these to the list:

> 12 Angry Men (1957)

 

IMDb is incorrect. There is music during the opening credits, the closing scene, and at least once in the jury room.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> According to IMDB, you can add these to the list:

>

> Frankenstein (1931)

> 12 Angry Men (1957)

> No Country for Old Men (2007)

> All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

> Rope (1948)

> Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

> The Day of the Jackal (1973)

> The China Syndrome (1979)

> Ars?ne Lupin (1932)

> Island of Lost Souls (1932)

> The Old Dark House (1932)

> Bullets or Ballots (1936)

> Doctor X (1932)

> The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

>

A lot of those have music during the main & end titles. How many can you think of that have no music at all?

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Watching some of the dramas of the fifties-early seventies, I found the music sometimes very distracting. Lawman (1970) comes to mind. I think it could have been better without the themes blaring.

 

On the other hand, To Kill a Mockingbird seems perfect with the themes, but that's Elmer Bernstein who's a master at this.

 

Some movies need it, others are better without it.

 

I just found some old Roy Rogers classics on Netflix. They are great with their music!

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> {quote:title=musicalnovelty wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> > According to IMDB, you can add these to the list:

> >

> > Frankenstein (1931)

> > 12 Angry Men (1957)

> > No Country for Old Men (2007)

> > All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

> > Rope (1948)

> > Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

> > The Day of the Jackal (1973)

> > The China Syndrome (1979)

> > Ars?ne Lupin (1932)

> > Island of Lost Souls (1932)

> > The Old Dark House (1932)

> > Bullets or Ballots (1936)

> > Doctor X (1932)

> > The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

> >

> A lot of those have music during the main & end titles. How many can you think of that have no music at all?

 

After you name the ones that have music during the main and end titles.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> According to IMDB, you can add these to the list:

>

> Frankenstein (1931)

> 12 Angry Men (1957)

> No Country for Old Men (2007)

> All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

> Rope (1948)

> Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

> The Day of the Jackal (1973)

> The China Syndrome (1979)

> Ars?ne Lupin (1932)

> Island of Lost Souls (1932)

> The Old Dark House (1932)

> Bullets or Ballots (1936)

> Doctor X (1932)

> The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

 

 

Just to clarify, it's not so much that the IMDb says that there's no music in these films, it's just that whatever music that may be in them hasn't yet been submitted to the IMDb. Someone has to actually go out of his or her way to submit data to the IMDb for listing, or such data won't find its way onto the site.

 

So if anyone knows the titles of any tunes played in the above films, go ahead and submit them to the Soundtracks section of the IMDb, and they'll list them. Of course, I'm talking about titled pieces, as opposed to untitled incidental or theme music. But the composers for incidental music can be submitted, as well, to the Composers section, if the composer is credited on-screen, or to the Music Dept. section, if not.

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> {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=musicalnovelty wrote:}{quote}

> > > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote}

> > > According to IMDB, you can add these to the list:

> > >

> > > Frankenstein (1931)

> > > 12 Angry Men (1957)

> > > No Country for Old Men (2007)

> > > All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

> > > Rope (1948)

> > > Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

> > > The Day of the Jackal (1973)

> > > The China Syndrome (1979)

> > > Ars?ne Lupin (1932)

> > > Island of Lost Souls (1932)

> > > The Old Dark House (1932)

> > > Bullets or Ballots (1936)

> > > Doctor X (1932)

> > > The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

> > >

> > A lot of those have music during the main & end titles. How many can you think of that have no music at all?

>

> After you name the ones that have music during the main and end titles.

>

I didn't mean literally only "you, FredC.Dobbs" should answer. I meant anyone.

But I will say this:

As I have little interest in stuff after about 1960 I can't say about the titles on this list from that period. But all of the pre-1960 titles on there have music during the titles.

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No music?

 

Unthinkable!

 

Although most people do not consciously realize it, "music makes the movie". In particular, classic movies are filled in abundance a particular type of music that is all but unknown to the current generation-in-a-hurry.

 

So here is a little quiz for all of you classic movie fans to test your movie/music IQ:

 

What FIVE entities do classic movies share with music of a certain period in musical history? Name both (exact names, please, no stuttering) and you earn a gold star! However, the gold will not buy you anything and the star will not mean that you are now an actor :-(.

 

 

By the way, what do you suppose has happened to musikone? He seems to have disappeared without a trace and is no longer (as far as I can tell) posting in these forums. Maybe that web administrator woman knows what happened, since she seems to be running things around here. If anyone else knows how to contact him, urge him to start posting again. I *also* know a bit about music and would like to have a chat with him on this message board. Thanks everyone.

 

 

musiktoo

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