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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #75 on: August 24, 2016, 06:12:25 AM »
Crime Story was an all-out romp set in the early 1960s, following the Chicago police effort to take down a mobster on his way up to controlling the Las Vegas gambling world. It's packed with good music, funny characterization and terrific old cars. Good stuff!
I see it aired in the 80s. I wasn't watching much TV then, I was building my businesses. I literally nearly missed TV after the 70s, until the VCR was invented.
I never really have been a much of a TV consumer, sure, I had my favorites, but caught much of them in reruns, because of the nature of the media and how it devolved since the early 60s, where the family gathered around to be entertained for an hour, to the marketing of minority groups in the 80s.
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #76 on: August 24, 2016, 06:33:57 AM »
I see it aired in the 80s. I wasn't watching much TV then, I was building my businesses. I literally nearly missed TV after the 70s, until the VCR was invented.
I never really have been a much of a TV consumer, sure, I had my favorites, but caught much of them in reruns, because of the nature of the media and how it devolved since the early 60s, where the family gathered around to be entertained for an hour, to the marketing of minority groups in the 80s.

At the risk of spawning deep discussions on splintered family units, let it be known we embraced the same tool which allowed that splintering --- the Internet. And the advent of electronic games. And cell phones.

We axed for it, y'all. Every last one of us.

So back to Crime Story. I'm not finding full-length episodes, but this should show you enough samples to give you a good idea.



This was director Michael Mann's early work before his triumph in Thief, and in Heat, and it ably shows off ex-Chicago cop Dennis Farina in his first starring role. It's got the gorgeous Jackie Brown star Pam Grier in a strong role as half of a mixed couple, and --- did I mention the music?

It's twenty bucks for the series and well worth it. Seriously.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_11/154-6351182-8734749?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=crime+story+complete+series+dvd&sprefix=crime+story%2Cmovies-tv%2C290&rh=n%3A2625373011%2Ck%3Acrime+story+complete+series+dvd&ajr=0



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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #77 on: August 24, 2016, 06:56:55 AM »
At the risk of spawning deep discussions on splintered family units, let it be known we embraced the same tool which allowed that splintering --- the Internet. And the advent of electronic games. And cell phones.

We axed for it, y'all. Every last one of us.

So back to Crime Story. I'm not finding full-length episodes, but this should show you enough samples to give you a good idea.

This was director Michael Mann's early work before his triumph in Thief, and in Heat, and it ably shows off ex-Chicago cop Dennis Farina in his first starring role. It's got the gorgeous Jackie Brown star Pam Grier in a strong role as half of a mixed couple, and --- did I mention the music?

It's twenty bucks for the series and well worth it. Seriously.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_11/154-6351182-8734749?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=crime+story+complete+series+dvd&sprefix=crime+story%2Cmovies-tv%2C290&rh=n%3A2625373011%2Ck%3Acrime+story+complete+series+dvd&ajr=0
"Thief, and in Heat"? :lol: Never heard of it either.
Like I said, I'm not a big fan of TV media, not in the slightest, follow no one, nor series, let alone who directs this mind numbing drivel of distraction.
Sorry Q, but Hollywood to me, is something to be avoided, not admired.
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #78 on: August 24, 2016, 07:09:43 AM »
"Thief, and in Heat"? :lol: Never heard of it either.
Like I said, I'm not a big fan of TV media, not in the slightest, follow no one, nor series, let alone who directs this mind numbing drivel of distraction.
Sorry Q, but Hollywood to me, is something to be avoided, not admired.

Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino appeared for the first time together in the film Heat, a very tight intelligent cops-'n'-robbers film which followed up on James Caan's bravura role in Thief. I strongly believe these are seminal modern crime-film masterpieces in their own right.

No real argument that TV produces more drek than gold. Over the 50 years or so this medium has produced DVDs for us cultists, almost no comedy holds up, few drama series (most despite horrendously-trendy/outdated motifs), and since the JFK era increasingly nihilistic and negative.

I don't have a TV hook-up. I buy the good TV shows, and they're out there. It's just time-consuming to find them and enjoy them for what they are. The stuff that I too missed out on in the 1980s. At least the stuff worth the money.

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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #79 on: August 24, 2016, 12:07:49 PM »
Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino appeared for the first time together in the film Heat, a very tight intelligent cops-'n'-robbers film which followed up on James Caan's bravura role in Thief. I strongly believe these are seminal modern crime-film masterpieces in their own right.

No real argument that TV produces more drek than gold. Over the 50 years or so this medium has produced DVDs for us cultists, almost no comedy holds up, few drama series (most despite horrendously-trendy/outdated motifs), and since the JFK era increasingly nihilistic and negative.

I don't have a TV hook-up. I buy the good TV shows, and they're out there. It's just time-consuming to find them and enjoy them for what they are. The stuff that I too missed out on in the 1980s. At least the stuff worth the money.
You drop these names as if they carry some sort of special weight. They don't, they're pretenders, they are over paid puppets, false personas.
I know, I used to be a thespian, an actor, a paid liar if you will. I know these people, they are more fucked up that 90% of the population, which is why Hollywood is a microcosm of all that is wrong with the US.
It's beyond me as to why people hold these scum up as role models.
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #80 on: August 24, 2016, 04:09:22 PM »
You drop these names as if they carry some sort of special weight. They don't, they're pretenders, they are over paid puppets, false personas.
I know, I used to be a thespian, an actor, a paid liar if you will. I know these people, they are more fucked up that 90% of the population, which is why Hollywood is a microcosm of all that is wrong with the US.
It's beyond me as to why people hold these scum up as role models.

Never said that I held them up as anything but what are considered to be among America's most prolific and popular actors (though Pacino outshouted himself later in his career and became his own stereotype). Personally they are all liberals and what beliefs they may espouse are probably no less loathsome than 105% of Hollyweird.

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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #81 on: September 02, 2016, 06:06:12 PM »
Good picks, especially Bridge Over the River Kwai, the tune is still on my mind decades later.

The whistling? It's called Colonel Bogey March

More information:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Bogey_March

(in case your curious)
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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #82 on: January 21, 2017, 10:45:15 AM »
Not exactly a theme song that made the movie, but certainly one of the most beautiful movie scenes ever. The tune, the ambient, the singer/actress, nothing less than the sheer class.

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Re: Theme Songs That Made The Movie
« Reply #83 on: February 08, 2017, 03:36:41 PM »
Happy Birthday John Williams...

How could we forget John Williams Starwars theme?

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