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PostSubject: Favourite Film Music   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 14:57

Personally my own favourite music genre, the works of Bernstein, Jarre, Barry, Goldsmith, Williams etc composed for the silver screen. Since we have thread on Lawrence of Arabia, it only seems fair to start off with this one;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 14:59

Also from the early 60s;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 15:41

Perhaps not a classic movie, but great fun none the less, with the great golden bell of Byzantium and the mare of steel;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 19:33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwS4kjGIRP8

Takes a while till you get to the music .....
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 21:26

Yes, Gil, Guns of Navarone...where is the time...saw them all...starting from "The Robe"...over "The Egyptian"...the Ten Commandments...Ben Hur...etc etc...

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 22:52

Now some fifty years ago...every week one or two films...and the "cinemascope"...and the music...what memories...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinemascope

My favourites of movies music...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQq5VvAxcII&list=PL99136868B6D85CA5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmeAdemX9Mg&list=PL4F1135EE996BF3D7

Don't know what happens...can't add an additional site...

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Tue 03 Dec 2013, 23:21

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Wed 04 Dec 2013, 09:24

@PaulRyckier wrote:
Yes, Gil, Guns of Navarone...

Zabriskie Point from Gil there, Paul.

It was a standing joke in the UK, that one or other of these films was shown at Christmas;







A quick tip, if you put [youtube] immediately before the http address and [/youtube]at the end, the youtube video will embed.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Wed 04 Dec 2013, 12:44

Music for Lord of the Rings went well with it I thought - and at first release time I enjoyed  music along with the deep roar sound that opened  the first Star wars film that I saw on a huge screen; not so enchanted now because it has been over worked.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Wed 04 Dec 2013, 13:44

Unquestionably Priscilla, Howard Shore's work on the LOTR trilogy was epic. This is only a fraction;



in contrast, Leonard Rosenman's music for the 1978 version;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Wed 04 Dec 2013, 14:27

For me this will always be the real Lord Of The Rings Soundtrack ...

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Wed 04 Dec 2013, 16:09

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Wed 04 Dec 2013, 16:19

Triceratops,









http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmeAdemX9Mg&list=PL4F1135EE996BF3D7




 


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And of course: the "Fantasia" from Walt Disney 1940:

http://tu.tv/videos/fantasia-1940-


???

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Wed 04 Dec 2013, 16:25

Don't know what happens, Triceratops,

if I do the trick as you mentioned with my "http"s: [youtube] before the http and [/youtube]behind then when I push "preview" the http is gone...???

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 12:03

Paul, It works OK on my computer:

eg; basic youtube address,

                              ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu11QRO9BrQ ^^
                                                                                                
  enter [youtube] where ^ is and   [/youtube]where ^^ is, and voila     

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 12:13

This is from a TV Series rather than a film, but is a terrific piece of music;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 12:31

Stunning music for stunning series; Tom Hanks has talent.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 12:43

A medley of

The Dambusters
633 Squadron
The Great Escape
A Bridge Too Far

played by the Band of HM Royal Marines Collingwood

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 12:46

Vangelis's music during the opening sequence of Chariots Of Fire.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 12:49

Johann Strauss's Blue Danube put to stunning use in Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey



And of course Richard Strauss's Also Sprak Zarathustra from the opening scenes of the same film

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 12:55

Anton Karas's zither from "The Third Man"

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 12:59

And my favourite - Ron Goodwin's Orchestra and the theme used in a series of films starring Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple. Agatha Christie might have hated her in the role, I still love them.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 13:05

"Chasing Sheep Is Best Left To Shepherds" - from "The Draughtsman's Contract". Michael Nyman's music throughout this film was as exquisite as the story.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 14:50

This is another of Kubrick's films, and one of the best soundtracks ever, Barry Lyndon;





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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 19:30

Triceratops,

new trial:
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 19:54

No Triceratops,

when I do as you said the text appears in preview in yellow on the "to send" but at the same time in the white window the text disappears and when I then press send then the text don't appear in the posted message. In my second trial I made by copy and past a new text from the yellow one in the to send and then as you can see when I put the send tap the text appears in the sent message...

And it happens only with the text:







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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 20:19

Fixed that for you, Paul. You had spaces after the first brackets and before the end ones. That upset the code. Also if you're typing in code you need to ensure you are using the right editor mode (the page symbol at the extreme right toggles between modes).

You'll see a "You Tube" button there too. That is by far the easiest way to do it actually. Just paste the URL of the You Tube link you've selected into the field on the drop-down box you get when you click on it and then click on "insert".
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 21:21

Nordmann,

I don't let spaces? For instance this example:



Don't know what "editor mode" is?

"You'll see a "You Tube" button there too. That is by far the easiest way to do it actually. Just paste the URL of the You Tube link you've selected into the field on the drop-down box you get when you click on it and then click on "insert"."

"You'll see a "You Tube" button there too"
Where is "there"?
Where is the "drop-down box"?

Sorry, Nordmann for my ignorance about computers and all that...

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 21:29

Editor mode is the one circled on the right. If you click on it after having typed in text you'll see how it switches from "code" mode to "what you see is what you get (wysiwyg)" mode. The You Tube button is circled to the left.



I've just edited your last message, pasting your code back in with the editor in "code" mode, and voila!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 22:35

Yes, thank you Nordmann...

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 22:39

And now I know it...Wink 
And this one:

Thank you very much Nordmann.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 05 Dec 2013, 22:57

I see that the film Fantasia 1940 from Walt Disney isn't available anymore on the Spanish site I mentioned. But found the film again overhere:
http://vdownload.eu/watch/2954032-walt-disney-fantasia-1940.html
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Fri 06 Dec 2013, 09:45

All working OK now, Paul.

The Thirty Years War, not a subject which receives much coverage in film terms, this is about the only one there is, also features some of composer John Barry's best work;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Fri 06 Dec 2013, 14:29

Barry was also responsible for composing;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Fri 06 Dec 2013, 17:46

Dear old Purcell certainly washed whiter in this conflation from the film & TV series.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynwllLcVKyg&list=RD76fv-ws1rq4
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 10:53

I need some Morricone after that one Gil;



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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 22:48

How about a touch of Walton to go with that? The first time I saw the film, at school, we found out afterwards that no-one had noticed the music in the "charge" scene, so well had Walton matched it to the action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOCMvfLjmVM
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Tue 10 Dec 2013, 09:42

Gil, you probably know that Walton was commissioned to write the music for The Battle of Britain though in the end the producers went with Ron Goodwin. Walton's music from the Proms;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 19 Dec 2013, 14:10

From  Deliverance


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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Tue 21 Jan 2014, 13:45

Jerry Goldsmith from 1966;

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Wed 22 Jan 2014, 20:11

Triceratops and these ones:

Anne Of The Thousands Days



about Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII and a forefather of Oliver Cromwell...



And a Romeo and Julia...



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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 30 Jan 2014, 10:55

@PaulRyckier wrote:
Yes, Gil, Guns of Navarone...

It's not the actual film music per se, but the reference to the Guns of Navarone put me in mind of one of the greatest covers ever (actually, a cover of a cover as it was originally reworked by the Skatellites):-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olifXgXBbXw

On theme tunes proper, this one has always been a personal favourite.  Great film, too:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbeXL6AXmi0

For something a little less prosaic, this is also a belter:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZNk35OJERI

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 30 Jan 2014, 20:24

Arwe (from Rheged?),

thank you very much for this additions...

Some of my favourites again:




And this one:



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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 15:20

I haven't got my head around posting videos yet - or avatars - but I do have a soft spot for the theme music of "The Magnificent Seven".  I know the film was a re-working of a Japanese masterpiece, "The Seven Samurai" - but it my opinion at least the "Magnificent Seven" was a Hollywood re-working of a theme which was not a total butchery of the source work.  Now I don't know if "The Seven Samurai" was itself based on a story or poem .....
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Fri 31 Jan 2014, 17:02

LIR,

at your service, Madame...

(hesitating about the word "Madame"...in French it is quite neutral and honourable, while I heard somewhere that it in American English and perhaps also in English English has a bad connotation?)



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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 13:25

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(hesitating about the word "Madame"...in French it is quite neutral and honourable, while I heard somewhere that it in American English and perhaps also in English English has a bad connotation?)
 
Quite right.  The word has at least four entirely distinct uses here and if you were a Brit, you wouldn't want to use the wrong one - although non-Brits using 'Madame' for a British woman is usually seen as very polite and even charming.

A Madame (pronounced in a sort of French way) is the term used for the woman in charge of a knocking shop (or brothel, to use the proper terminology).

Referring to someone as a "Maddam" (same word, but pronounced in a far more English way), is mildly derogatory and means that they are being high-handed, arrogant or generally acting like Sir Elton John.  Stroppy little girls might be called 'little Maddams'.

However, 'Maddam' can also be used - almost exclusively by men - as a colloquial but slightly deferential term for any woman.  Generally, people will say "Missis" (basically, Mrs), but you will still hear Maddam occasionally.  As in:-

Woman: Could you give me a ring when my dry cleaning is ready for collection?

Man:  No problem, Missis/Maddam. 

Then we get to 'Marm'.  Again, it's just Madam, but pronounced the posh British way*.  'Marm' is  a formal term, applied to female magistrates and female District Judges.

Finally, we get 'Mum'.  Not the diminuitive of 'mother' which most Brits use for what Americans call their Moms, but a really posh pronounciation of 'Madame' which is reserved exclusively for use by grovelling lickspittles in the august presence of Her Glorious Brittanic Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

So, the word can be used for pimps right up to the Queen.  And we think other languages are complicated........

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PS:  Of Rheged indeed!

* These same posh folk pronounce Althorp as 'Altrop', Cholmondeley as 'Chumley' and Magdalen as 'Mordlin' and yet some of them still have the temerity to look sniffily down their noses at folk who correctly pronounce grass as 'grass'.  Apparently, you are supposed to lengthen the 'a' and slide in a non-existent 'e' so that you end up with "grarse'.  Luckily, regional accents are all over the TV nowadays and even the Queen has modified her speaking voice so that she no longer sounds like a rotary blade cutting through sheet metal.
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 06 Feb 2014, 14:02

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Then we get to 'Marm'. Again, it's just Madam, but pronounced the posh British way*. 'Marm' is a formal term, applied to female magistrates and female District Judges.

Finally, we get 'Mum'. Not the diminuitive of 'mother' which most Brits use for what Americans call their Moms, but a really posh pronounciation of 'Madame' which is reserved exclusively for use by grovelling lickspittles in the august presence of Her Glorious Brittanic Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.


.... except of course, when addressing the Queen (and of course it's always: 'Your Majesty' the first time... ) protocol actually says that it should be: "ma'am as in ham, not ma'am as in farm".

At Her Majesty's Scottish home, Balmoral, I believe the staff may well shorten the middle vowels of ma'am so that it often sounds almost like 'mum', but that is just their local accent. At Buckingham Palace I'm sure it would never do to address the queen as ma'am to sound like 'mum'. It would sound dangerously familiar. I doubt her own children use that term even in it's correct sense (ie mama) ... she is after all, firstly their monarch, their queen appointed by God etc ... and only secondly their mother or granny. Although she certainly continued to call her own mother (HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother), "Mummy", even when she was herself a grandmother.

Franchement c'est un cauchemar, neh? But seriously, Paul,  should you ever meet the Queen I wouldn't worry too much ... she speaks fluent French albeit with rather a strange accent. Not sure about her Flemish ... but Prince Philip is said to be fluent in German as well as in French .... but I gather his Greek is not what it once was. So I'm sure you'd be able to chat without causing offence. I'm not sure about any of the others, but Prince Charles certainly speaks a lot of Bollox, IMHO!
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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Fri 07 Feb 2014, 19:39

Thank you very much, Arwe and Meles meles, for these in depth explanations in your messages.

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PostSubject: Re: Favourite Film Music   Thu 24 Apr 2014, 13:24

Ms McLaine's 80th birthday today, the film for which she won her Oscar;

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