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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2015, 01:12:59 AM »
The Theme from "Midnight Cowboy" , "Patton" theme  :popcorn:

I don't think Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talking" made the movie. It actually didn't chart very well, as I recall, and what actually made the movie was its X rating, at a time when the rating system was in its infancy.

As for the "Patton" theme.... there really wasn't one. Some echoing trumpets playing a few notes don't comprise a theme song. In any case, no music made "Patton." The film speaks for itself.
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2015, 09:25:23 PM »
It actually didn't chart very well

Thank God.  -As evidenced by nobody hearing of Nilsson ever again.

 

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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2015, 10:02:54 PM »
Thank God.  -As evidenced by nobody hearing of Nilsson ever again.

Ah, you forget "Without You" and "Coconut" (she put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up...) which were released a couple years after the Midnight Cowboy theme. Also, I remember watching an animated film he had much to do with about a kid and his dog Arrow. "Me and My Arrow." Remember that?
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2015, 04:06:09 AM »
Ah, you forget "Without You" and "Coconut" (she put de lime in de coconut, she drank 'em bot' up...) which were released a couple years after the Midnight Cowboy theme. Also, I remember watching an animated film he had much to do with about a kid and his dog Arrow. "Me and My Arrow." Remember that?

I don't think so.  I previewed and maintained a 16mm print of 'The Point' when I worked in a public library's film-department.  It was animated... and the score strikes a faint familiarity with Nilsson's featherweight fare.  Nothing else stands out about it. 

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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2015, 01:24:52 PM »
I don't think so.  I previewed and maintained a 16mm print of 'The Point' when I worked in a public library's film-department.  It was animated... and the score strikes a faint familiarity with Nilsson's featherweight fare.  Nothing else stands out about it.

Yeah, that's the movie, "The Point." "Me and My Arrow," which is a thing with a point, that points. Get it?

I remember the film as being somewhat entertaining, but I was a youngster then, with a skull full o' mush, as Rush would describe it.
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2015, 04:51:11 PM »
Yeah, that's the movie, "The Point." "Me and My Arrow," which is a thing with a point, that points. Get it?

I remember the film as being somewhat entertaining, but I was a youngster then, with a skull full o' mush, as Rush would describe it.

Nah... you were soaking everything in.   1971 was a good year for films, but horrible for film-scores.  Probably Issac Hayes' Shaft-score was the most notable. 

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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2015, 05:09:14 PM »
Nah... you were soaking everything in.   1971 was a good year for films, but horrible for film-scores.  Probably Issac Hayes' Shaft-score was the most notable.

I've always considered the 1970s -- the decade when I came of age -- to be a cultural wasteland. There was a little of the good stuff left over from the 1960s, and there were hints that the 1980s would offer better things. But for some reason we had to endure disco and leisure suits and the shittiest and ugliest automobiles ever made.
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2015, 10:20:29 PM »
I've always considered the 1970s -- the decade when I came of age -- to be a cultural wasteland. There was a little of the good stuff left over from the 1960s, and there were hints that the 1980s would offer better things. But for some reason we had to endure disco and leisure suits and the shittiest and ugliest automobiles ever made.

I dunno, I just plowed-on like always.  FM kept disco caged-up.  I didn't have an opinion of leisure-suits.  Yeah, it was a horrible decade for cars.  Harley Earl died in '69 and the UAW's bloated tantrums changed the marketplace.

You guys still had Marty Brenneman, Weideman's beer, and the big red whatever's...

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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2015, 11:57:25 PM »
I dunno, I just plowed-on like always.  FM kept disco caged-up.  I didn't have an opinion of leisure-suits.  Yeah, it was a horrible decade for cars.  Harley Earl died in '69 and the UAW's bloated tantrums changed the marketplace.

You guys still had Marty Brenneman, Weideman's beer, and the big red whatever's...

"And this one belongs to the Reds!" You know Brennaman is still doing it after 41 years (he's 72). Wiedemann was pretty nasty stuff, as I recall, but we had Schoenling and Hudepohl and Burger to fall back on. (Yeah, I know, that's a ways to fall back, especially to the Burger.)

I think the Big Red Machine was one of the major bright spots for me in that decade. The '75-76 Reds may just have been the best damn team that ever played the game, and I don't want to hear any crap from some Yankees fan. Pete Rose. Johnny Bench. Joe Morgan. Tony Perez. Davy Concepcion. George Foster. Ken Griffey (Junior's old man). Cesar Geronimo. Over those two seasons, that exact lineup played 88 games and won 69 of them. Of course, with their usual efficiency, the Reds' management traded almost the entire team away within a few years. But wow. Just wow. Smoked the Yankees in four straight. Wow.

During the 1970s I went from high-school sophomore to father and homeowner, rather a sharp transition. I started the decade driving a '66 Corvair burning 31-cent 91-octane premium leaded gas and ended it driving a '76 Mustang burning 60-cent 87-octane unleaded regular. (It was the decade after the first Earth Day, the first ten years of the goddamned EPA.) The Corvair was a damn good car; the Mustang was an excruciating piece of shit.

Somewhere in between, I had one of the first Hondas sold in the US, a '72 600 Sedan, bought at the behest of my mother-in-law. It turned out to be another good reason to hate that old bitch. Honda makes good cars these days, but back then they were peddling four-wheeled motorcycles. Mine was called a 600 Sedan because that's how big the motor was -- 596 cc. Two cylinders. Air cooled. I used to buy parts for it at the local Honda bike shop. Ten inch wheels and tires. Curb weight about 1,300 lbs. It broke down once in the middle of the night on a rural highway near Hillsboro, OH. I called Dad to come and get me, and he drove down in his '69 Chevy half-ton pickup. We dragged that little car into the nearest 'burg, pushed it up on the truck-scale ramp, backed Dad's truck up to the side of the ramp, swung that car around sideways, and rolled it into the bed of Dad's truck. I swear to God. The tires squeaked a bit as they rubbed the truck's wheelwells, but it fit quite nicely, and we could almost raise the tailgate with the car in there. I ended up selling that POS to a guy who owned a body shop; he already had two just like it, and he needed one with a decent body so he could cannibalize all three to make one good car.

For a while I had a '72 Chevy Vega I used for a work vehicle. I bought it for $147.52. My brother-in-law had it, and called me one day to ask me if I'd come help him put a clutch in it. (That was the BIL's way of saying "Will you come put a clutch in my car for me?") I said OK and volunteered to stop and pick up the parts, which cost me $47.52. When the job was done (easiest clutch I ever changed, actually) I asked the BIL what he planned to do with the car, and he told me he was thinking about selling it. One thing led to another, and I covered the parts bill and gave him a C-note, and the Vega was mine. I used to carry spare spark plugs and a plug wrench in the glove box because the #1 fouled all the time. That thing could be tracked all over the county by the blue cloud behind it. I remember too the big black smears all over the front fenders (the car was painted white). The front tires he had on it were recaps. (Remember those?) I'd be driving down the road and suddenly hear "slap, slap, slap, whap, whap, whack, whack whack, BAM, BAM, BAM, BAM" and then zing! A big long slab of rubber tread would go flying into the ditch, and I'd have a new set of black smears on my front fender.

I think except for several hundred of the most significant events in my life, I don't miss the seventies at all.  :tounge:
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2015, 03:50:58 AM »
2001: A Space Odyssey!  Great piece of music for that themes-song!!! WOW!
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2015, 06:38:29 AM »
2001: A Space Odyssey!  Great piece of music for that themes-song!!! WOW!

Deodato's version....




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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2015, 06:41:26 AM »
Talk about found by accident, this item got filed by YouTube under the Deodato name, which is technically true since he composed the piece this anonymous musician played with, to substitute his own bass riffs for the original. This is a rare case where it works, and works very well. Bass fans should like this one.


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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2015, 07:07:44 AM »
2001: A Space Odyssey!  Great piece of music for that theme-song!!! WOW!

The symphonic version!

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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2015, 07:20:23 AM »
2001: A Space Odyssey!  Great piece of music for that themes-song!!! WOW!
Remember it well. A time when I was adapting to being a full blown idiot teen.
Great theme, and yes, aside from great effects, it made an otherwise dull, anticlimactic movie into an capstone of the 60s.
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2015, 07:27:33 AM »
Remember it well. A time when I was adapting to being a full blown idiot teen.
Great theme, and yes, aside from great effects, it made an otherwise dull, anticlimactic movie into an capstone of the 60s.
Clarke's work suffers almost as badly as anything else from the sci-fi writers of our "yoots." The job Hollyweird has done on Robert Heinlein, for example. But with "2001," it wasn't just dull, it was pointless. I realized that after watching it on DVD. The fact I paid for it makes me adapting to being a full blown idiot of my own sort. It's ghastly.

 

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