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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2005, 02:19:51 AM »

ok well i took matters into my own hands

i spent 1 whole hour searching for a virtual keyboard program which worked

i then spent 1 whole hour trying to play the tune from my head, made difficult by the fact that i cant play the piano whatsoever, and further more i was having to use my keyboard keys and the layout really sucked Sad

but with trial and error, note by note, and then trial run by test run, i managed to play the whole thing and record it to a satisfactory degree of quality! (25th full-run attempt or something, kept miss-pressing or getting the timings messed up)


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i hope this jogs somebody's mind out there Smiley

and tell me, do you think i should quit my day job in favour of a life as a concert pianist??

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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2005, 12:48:46 PM »

and tell me, do you think i should quit my day job in favour of a life as a concert pianist??

Definitely not.

That tune is played several times throughout the film, most notably when the bridge is blown up and during the flashbacks.

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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2005, 03:01:03 PM »

and also during the final explosion?

anyway what is its name Wink

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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2005, 03:13:18 PM »

Oh. I think it’s the one simply called ‘Giu’ la testa’.

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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2005, 03:51:10 PM »

Cagney's swan-song at the climax of WHITE HEAT. MMmmmm, can still feel the blast!

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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2005, 05:04:44 PM »

The greatest explosion i've ever seen was in duck you sucker. Im talkin about the blowup of the bridge, it was just  stunning with the great morricone score. I hate thoose fake computeranimated explosions in the action flicks nowadays, the explosion of the bridge was just perfect, don't u agree

THE TRAIN by John Frankenheimer
Stars Burt Lancaster
Shot in France in 1965 I think

French gov'm't wanted to get rid of an old train station to rebuild it-so the production company blew up the mutha  for 'em as an air raid simulation...


I agree - screw that cgi crap

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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2005, 05:08:02 PM »

THE TRAIN by John Frankenheimer
Stars Burt Lancaster
Shot in France in 1965 I think

French gov'm't wanted to get rid of an old train station to rebuild it-so the production company blew up the mutha  for 'em as an air raid simulation...


I agree - screw that cgi crap

THE TRAIN is an incredible movie. LANCASTER is beyond words. One of my all time favorites!

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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2005, 05:33:56 PM »

but Gui la Testa is simply that shaun-shaun rubbish ;P

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« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2005, 01:21:44 PM »

Actually the explosion of the disco volante in thunderball is also great

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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2005, 09:48:25 AM »

Hey, what about the air strike in APOCALYPSE NOW? Smell that napalm.

Yes the GIU LA TESTA bridge blast is splendid. The set builders must have done a great job too, as the remains are still sitting there in an Almerian gully today. Must visit the place someday.

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« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2005, 12:37:22 PM »

 Thought I'd revive an old topic.

  How about the bridge explosion in Bridge on the River Kwai?  That whole final sequence is brilliant climaxing with the explosion and the train plunging into the river.

  No matter how many times I see this movie I hope that Shears and Joyce make it, knowing full well they won't.

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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2005, 01:40:34 PM »

Thanks for spoiling Bridge Over the River Kwai for me.

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« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2005, 09:15:36 AM »

actually, on the apocalypse now dvd, there is a missing scene called "destruction of the kurts compound", and it's absolutely amazing with all the different colours of the naplam, its really great

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« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2005, 11:19:03 AM »

Man, I haven't been here in ages.

Seeing Leon try to take on that theme from FoD inspired me to try myself. I've been using MIDI as a hobby for about ten years now.

Go to  http://www.geocities.com/squaretex.geo/fod.html, and right-click-save-as the link that says "Here ya go". Smiley

I can't promise it'll be in the right key, or if the chords are spot-on, since I haven't seen this movie in a long time. (And if MGM/Sony would get on with it and release the R1 DVD already, I wouldn't have this problem!) But I think it turned out pretty well considering.

And since it's only about 15-20 minutes worth of work (I don't play piano yet, so I have to enter these notes by hand on the "staff paper"), it's more of a teaser than anything.

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« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2005, 05:27:30 PM »

on the apocalypse now dvd, there is a missing scene called "destruction of the kurts compound
This sequence was included in full on the origional British release prints, so for me to see the film now, without this psychedelic destruction, always felt odd. Coppola would rather we see it without, I always want to see it intact.

It was one of the few movies I ever saw at the cinema where most of the audience would sit and watch the explosive credits*, with its Greatful Dead percussion section music. Great stuff.

*The Mothership ending of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS was another one.

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