Carl Wonders wrote:Outstanding selection of music this time around, Clark! I didn't realize 1979 was such a good year for scores (though I've always thought Goldsmith deserved the Oscar for Star Trek: The Motion Picture over Delerue's A Little Romance but that's just me...Moonraker is one of my favorite Barry scores from the Bond films. The film is a little meh, and I'm not a huge Hugo Drax fan, though he does have one of my favorite cheesy Bond villain lines in, "Look after Mr. Bond. See that some harm comes to him." Funny how it seems like Barry manages to up his game in a lot of the lesser Bond movies. A View to a Kill is more or less awful, but it's probably one of Barry's best scores (the Snow Job cue in particular).
Thoughts on how the Oscars turned out score-wise? I agree with you in that I thought The Social Network had a really effective score in the film, but it's practically unlistenable on the album. Of the scores nominated, I would have gone with Inception, though I thought that Desplat should have been nominated for The Ghost Writer instead (a criminally underrated movie, IMO). I don't think you can write a better final cue than the one in that film...I almost wish the album had included the sound effects that immediately follow the last note.
Enough blathering...I have to go and figure out a way to get Movin' Right Along out of my head now....damn you, Douglas!
Bryan Pope wrote:That little squeal of schoolgirlish delight you just heard was me.
My god – The Great Train Robbery, The Black Hole, Moonraker, Muppet Movie, Time After Time. All in one podcast. Awesomeness, man. Pure awesomeness.
cdouglas wrote:Glad you enjoyed the show. Yeah, 1979 was an exceptional year for film music, and I even left out some of the biggest scores (Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Alien, in particular). I also love Moonraker, but wish the album was longer... there's some 24 minutes or so of score material, and it hasn't received an expanded CD release like most of the other Bond scores.
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