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1  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Film Noir did you see: February/March Edition. on: February 16, 2017, 09:01:27 PM
i had posted this on the IMDB board, but did not get any replies.

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    Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - I NEEDED A DRINK AND ALL THE BARS WERE CLOSED - Raymond Chandler

    Farewell, My Lovely is a film that can be enjoyed for the visuals alone, especially the awesome set design. Dick Richards the director treats us to a pallet of neon, blue and yellow lights. even though some of the rooms and alleyways are dinghy, you wish that you lived during the time. The lush score by David Shire (who also did the score for The Conversation) evokes the smell of alcohol and cigarette smoke in a bar.

    Robert Mitchum is very good as Marlowe, though maybe a bit too old. Obviously a lot of the clever dialogs were written by Chandler for his novel. The plot is preposterous but the dialogs and the visuals keep you going.

    Jack O Halloran who played Moose Malloy didn't really cut it. Nobody can replace Mike Mazurki in Murder, My Sweet (1944). Sylvester Stallone makes an impression in a guest appearance as one of the heavies who kidnaps Mitchum. Charlotte Rampling was smoking hot though I'm not sure if she looked very American. I liked this film a lot.


(8/10)
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 16, 2017, 08:58:32 PM
Morricone has scored every Tornatore film apart from his very first one. Every single score has been absolutely incredible. After Leone, Tornatore has definitely been the recipient of most of Morricone's best work and, since Tornatore's made more films than Leone ever did, more of it.

novocento, MORRICONE also collaborated frequently with ELIO PETRI. they did some great work together.

but you could be right about Tornatore.
3  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 11, 2017, 07:56:17 PM
morricone's score for SAMUEL FULLER's WHITE DOG. there are many variations of these tunes in the film score monthly release of the soundtrack. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X68F9AT4G6I
4  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 11, 2017, 07:43:54 PM
the title score for LE CASSE (a wonderful luxurious and opulent big budget thriller which i strongly recommend though it flags in the second half). ASTRUD GILBERTO's voice is perfect for this. recommend the whole score. it has many good tunes. i present two tunes from this score. if you dont like them, then i dont know what to say to you  Tongue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gcXrDP5wxg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XqvnNjbSog

5  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 11, 2017, 07:34:59 PM
morricone's melodious score for L'IMMORALITA. love the simple piano at the beginning before EDDA kicks in. the film is a highly provocative thriller about a pedophile on the run. half recommend it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5oTHp6dbSk
6  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 11, 2017, 07:31:50 PM
morricone's epic sweeping score for LA SCONOSCIUTA. the score is comparable to CINEMA PARADISO. both films directed by TORANTORE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng7Kihc_ACg
7  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 11, 2017, 07:26:21 PM
morricone's score for elio petri's WORKING CLASS GOES TO HEAVEN. please listen to the whole album, there are many variations which are better than the one in the greatest hits. it is a very punk score. strongly recommend the film too. GIAN MARIA VOLANTE was sensational.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=am135444XWc
8  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 11, 2017, 07:20:50 PM
morricone's score for COPKILLER (not the one you have heard in the greatest hits). this is a better tune. this is sensational for a title score. please listen to it many times before commenting or i will be very upset Smiley. the trumpets, pianos and one other instrument over the continuous bass drone is amazing. the film starring harvey keitel and johnny rotten is also quite interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zelpGxe-6Kk
9  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 11, 2017, 07:16:54 PM
morricone's score for the giallo WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE. this must be one of his best compositions and arrangements. EDDA DELL'ORSO in top form here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN4pmxpGJNY
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 11, 2017, 07:14:14 PM
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This one didn't make anything for me, it's the kind of cheesy stuff Morricone is often on the verge to, sorry.

please give it another try later. it is an excellent tune.
11  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 10, 2017, 10:17:32 PM
an eerie but haunting morricone score for the dario argento film called THE STENDHAL SYNDROME:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePC6-o2YrkE

i love the wailing by the female singer.
12  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 10, 2017, 10:11:17 PM
This is the score for a murder mystery/giallo (?) called SPASMO. i love this tune. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HktQsJbRCDc

and this is a pop track from the same film. this tune evokes feelings of nostalgia in me. i play it all the time when i'm drunk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFg1PmHlwSg

13  Other/Miscellaneous / Ennio Morricone / Re: Your favourite Morricone's lesser known works on: February 10, 2017, 10:05:41 PM
may i introduce you all to my favorite obscure morricone score. this is for a film called LE SECRET starring jean louis trintignant. I find it amazing that Morricone's work for this film is not better known. It is among his best. The title track - Il Segreto starts off like it could enter Un Uomo Da Rispettare territory with the sounds of water drops trickling, followed by a dissonant sound. But there is soon a melodious piano and it is beautiful when the violin kicks in. Dal Mare has Edda Del Orso (?) starting off slowly and seductively and building up to a crescendo. It is as good as the title track. The whole soundtrack has a menacing feel to it, yet is is very melodious. I watched the movie and it was very good. recommend the movie stronly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_XFqBTCPQ
14  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Oklahoma Crude (1973) on: February 08, 2017, 08:25:57 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070472/


This is a terribly underrated western and I wonder why it has been neglected for so long.  George C Scott, Faye Dunaway and Jack Palance... there was some wonderfully "crude" dialogue and situations (especially a discussion of male vs female anatomy with Scott and Dunaway).  Anyone else have fond memories of this one? Or know of an impending DVD release?

That whole exchange was hilarious and outrageous.
15  Films of Sergio Leone / Other Films / Re: Oklahoma Crude (1973) on: February 08, 2017, 08:24:57 PM
***SPOILERS ALERT***

Directed by Stanley Kramer (The Defiant Ones), Oklahoma Crude boasts of a great cast featuring Faye Dunaway, George.C.Scott and Jack Palance.It is about a woman, her father and a hobo who try to extract oil while fighting off evil oil companies who are trying to take over the land. The film begins with a long establishing shot of an oil derrick, with Faye Dunaway's character hard at work. The film is upto its neck with long shots of these grand vistas. The long shots are simply amazing and beautiful to look at despite the arid landscapes.

Faye Dunaway's character is a tough and driven woman who would get at the oil, whatever it takes. She looks beautiful despite the tough demeanor. Her character reminded me of Henry Stamper (played by Henry Fonda) in Sometimes a Great Notion. George.C. Scott plays second fiddle to Faye Dunaway. But he is such a terrific actor that he holds his own. He is well known for playing tough authoritarian characters like Patton, the cunning attorney in Anatomy of a Murder or the strict conservative father in Hard Core or the ruthless gambler in Hustler. The scenes where Dunaway and Scott face off are terrific. They are very well written and contain some witty and intelligent dialog.

There is a great musical score by Henry Mancini the title score is rollicking. Send a little love my way is a wonderful melodious song and variations of it including instrumental versions are played throughout the film. The score also includes a this hazy tune used when Scott's character walks into the enemy camp and steals food and drink. The score is what attracted me to the film.

The film is mostly a light hearted comedy with a few serious elements and action scenes. The final scene is really interesting with a Butch Cassidy like freeze frame suggesting many outcomes in the relationship between Dunaway and Scott.

It is a nice comedic Western that is seriously underrated. It has a 6.3 rating on IMDb and deserves a 7 at least. It deserves to be more well known for the star cast and the score.

(8/10)
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