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May 1, 2006 in Your Favorites
What about "A Summer Place", and "Gone with the Wind?"
Just finished watching "Too Young To Kiss" and remembered that the music was based on or actual works of my favorite composer, Edvard Grieg. His Piano Concerto in A Minor is my favorite classical piece and featured throughout the film. The only movie I've seen with more Grieg in it was his fictional biography, "Song of Norway."
"To Kill a Mockingbird" is also a classic for its music, and since it is my favorite movie, I have to give it a nod, too.
I'd say the music heard throughout The Ipcress File is my favorite as far as how it adds to the movie.
The incidental music from Grieg's Peer Gynt was also used for various movies ranging from Lang's M to Soylent Green. Come to think of it, there's a 1934 German version of the tale of Peer Gynt that uses the music. Has anyone seen the American version, made in 1941, and starring Charlton Heston?!
Mikl?s R?zsa's score to BEN-HUR is considered by many (including me) to be the greatest music ever written for a film, but my personal favorite score of all time is the composer's IVANHOE.
"Ben Hur", absolutely!
Also "Once Upon a Time in the West".
Fans of Mikl?s R?zsa might also like The Power - 1968 (directed by George Pal and starring George Hamilton & Suzanne Pleshette) sountrack available on CD as "Atlantis - Lost Continent/ The Power" from collector's choice:
This is taken from the original sountrack album master. Unfortunately that's all that survives of the original soundtrack. Quite possibly my all-time favorite soundtrack.
the music from The Man From Snowy River.
The entire score to Marie Antoinette (1938), The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Sea Hawk, The Bells of St. Marys, Cecil B. DeMille's The Crusades and The Prisoner of Zenda (Ronald Colman version).
I love the background music in ?Double Indemnity?. I never can remember it, and I can?t hum it, but as soon as I hear it in the movie I remember it and I think it was just great.
But the BEST music in any film (in my opinion) was the zither music in The Third Man.
Also, the bg music in King Kong was pretty good.
anything that thomas newman conducts the soundtrack for (i.e. road to perdition, shawshank redemption) is worth watching just for the music.
the first classic movie i actually recognized the music from was 'one way passage.' i don't know why, it just sounds so familiar.
THE QUIET MAN
PRISONER OF ZENDA (1937)
GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
THE TIME MACHINE (Rod Taylor version)
A MIDSUMMER'S MIGHT DREAM (1935)
LOVE AFFAIR (1939)
HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT -- long live the tango!
Hi, I've been trying to find out who performed the Hawaiian song - Pupu A'o Ewa (aka Pearly Shells) on Donovan's Reef, do you know? Thanks!
Without a doubt, hands down, the music in Rio Grande stirs me every time, from the opening credits on. Especially when Maureen O'Hara is serenaded. (Sigh)
The sountrack for the Lon Chaney/Joan Crawford silent The Unknown. Not really the kind of sound I usually like, but something about the music combined with the action really stirred me up. I guess that's exactly what the background music in a silent movie is supposed to do, so the composer must be very talented. Loved it, loved it.
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
I've been trying to find out who performed the Hawaiian song - Pupu A'o Ewa (aka Pearly Shells) on Donovan's Reef.
Maybe you've already checked on IMDB:
which tells little other than the name of the song.
I checked my (fairly old) book of Soundtrack albums - no album for Donovan's Reef. Sorry. There are lots of singles and albums with the song, but not the soundtrack, apparently.
The TCM database for the movie's music shows no singer, only:
Cyril Mockridge (Music)
Irvin Talbot (Cond)
Leo Shuken (Orchestration)
Jack Hayes (Orchestration)
I do have a few:The Heiress,The Greatest Story Ever Told,To Kill a Mockingbird,Now Voyager,Lion in the Winter, Julia,Marnie,A Women of Paris,Chaplin's score was superb throughout the movie,a silent with Lon Chaney,Sr, and Hotel;there are probably more I can't think of now.
Also, seeing the John Ford documentary reminded me of how much I love the Welsh singers in How Green Was My Valley.
"East of Eden" and ....I'm aftraid to admit it but I like the score to "The Best of Everything". The movie is sentimental and all that but the music gives it a morcel of glamour that makes it worth viewing.
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