Schindler’s List

I know, this is a wild deviation from the stuff I normally post BUT…

I’ve been saying this for a really long time…movie score composers are the modern versions of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.  I love movies, so if I find one that really moves me, it normally implies that the score had something to do with it.  I was studying last night, listening to a playlist of well known movie themes. Needless to say, I was inspired. And crying.

The Schindler’s List theme still gives me chills and an almost uncontrollable urge to sob. This video, showing clips from the movie, doesn’t help either.  The movie is shocking, disturbing, unnerving, raw and emotional.  And this piece of music taps into each of those emotions.  It was composed by John Williams.

The violin of ITZHAK PERLMAN in this theme is the definition of divine.

It won the Academy Award for Best Original score in 1993 because sometimes even the Oscars get it right.

Bundle of Joy

This is pure unadulterated fan love for the movie Inside Out which I watched yesterday.  EVERYONE has to see this movie, if not only for the mind-blowingly clever story, there is the glorious animation, the expert voice acting and very inspirational music.  The movie like most others from Pixar makes you cry as hard as it makes you laugh.

I hope you enjoy the main theme of the movie, Bundle of Joy, composed by Michael Giacchino half as much as the whole movie.

A very interesting tidbit would be that the man has scored Jurassic World as well, thus having the bragging rights of scoring the number 1 and 2 movies at the box office.

You heard it here first.

The Ludlows (Legends of the fall)

In continuing me celebrating the memory of James Horner, I decided to post one of my favourite compositions he did from a somewhat famous movie.

It’s an oldish movie from a few decades ago.  And this one should not be confused with the other one where Brad Pitt is standing in a river with thigh high boots, attempting to fly-fish.  No, this is Legends of the Fall.  Or as per words of Wikipedia:

“Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of the same title by Jim Harrison, the film is about three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of the early 20th century and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war and love. The film’s time frame spans the decade before World War I through the Prohibition era, and into the 1930s, ending with a brief scene set in 1963.”

Anyhow, here goes a piece called The Ludlows from the movie LEGENDS OF THE FALL as composed by James Horner.