Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by Kid_Eternity, Jan 14, 2012.
One of the reasons I love Akira is the soundtrack, excellent stuff, especially this:
Much has been said of the strumpets of yore
Of wenches and bawdy-house queens by the score
But I sing of a baggage that we all adore -
The landlord's daughter!
Anything by Lalo Schifrin, including, Enter the Dragon, Bullit and Dirty Harry.
The Dark Knight has a cool score also.
Natural Born Killers. As it always is.
Robocop. The omen.
Trainspotting, City of God, Pulp Fiction.
o brother where art thou? was something of a gamechanger for me (and for a lot of people - the recent interest in bluegrass owes it a huge debt imo).
otherwise, morricone all the way. herbie hancock's soundtrack work is ace too.
also, loads of blaxploitation films - shaft, foxy brown, black caesar, together brothers, etc, etc.
Forbidden Planet. Best soundtrack ever.
They've got Ghost Town on Casualty at the moment
Gf's daughter made me sing it.
Yeah it's Casualty shorthand for violent man, as far as I can tell. Good to see that, twenty years since I first watched it, they haven't got any more subtle about blatantly signposting what's coming up next.
Oooh. The Commitments!
pretty much anything Morricone did.
Roy Budd's Get Carter is a cracker. Laurie Johnson's TV stuff is quality too.
Last of the Mohicans
Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai
RZA at his dangerous, emotive finest.
The Big Country
Gf's seven year old probably missed that connection as I started banging on about the tories.
I think we need a rolling Casualty thread
the soundtrack is better than the film
Disagree but each to their own.
Zorba the greek
i think the film has many MANY flaws but the soundtrack is near perfect.
requiem for example is a aural representation of the final battle between humanity (the bikers) (represented by festival music showcased in kanada's theme ) those awakened by science (represented by the type of music in tetsuo's theme ) and those who achieve power through spiritual means (Shohmyoh)
the soundtrack tells more of the story than the film does. the film hardly get to explore the religious aspects of the struggle all you really get is a cameo or two.
i'm not going to say the film is bad just i can't ever watch it without considering what it could have been. the soundtrack on the other hand i have no such complaints about hence my positioning the soundtrack above the film
I think it's one of the greatest sci fi films ever, I've read the comics and aren't bothered by 'what could have been' because what is great!
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