I have the funds to function! So I just used some.
I've indulged myself by buying a load of film score CDs. Stuff that's coming soon to me:
* Logan's Run
, by Jerry Goldsmith. Disturbing electronic noodling exploding into enormous orchestral rumblings for the cheesily cool movie. There is, no, Sanctuary! There is, however, a cool ruined Washington, D.C. ...
* The Shoes of the Fisherman
, by Alex North. This was North's first big score after his half-completed score to 2001: A Space Odyssey
was rejected, and in fact he reused significant chunks of his 2001
music here. I have the LP of the score; Film Score Monthly
released 2 CDs' worth of that score. It's a rather disposable film, by all accounts: basically new pope Anthony Quinn prevents World War III. It's an attempted epic; there's nothing "attempted" epic about the music, which is huge and wonderful.
* Mutiny on the Bounty
, the 1962 film version scored thunderingly by Bronislau Kaper. Hearing only a few minutes of this score was enough to make me want a copy of the whole thing (which, by the way, is 3 CDs long).
* The Wind and the Lion
, another by Jerry Goldsmith; it's one of the most muscular scores he wrote in the Seventies, for the John Milius adventure film (decent flick) with Sean Connery as Arab raider Raisuli.
I also bought another film score I won't name yet, as it's a gift for someone who might read this journal. Hey, [name not here]
! You'll like [this score, also unnamed]
There. I've stimulated the economy like it needs to be stimulated.
Next I'm going out to Indiana Jones
, which the one-screen Cinemagic on Hawthorne is showing. I like going to a theater that still looks like an Eighties theater to see an Indiana Jones film.