July 21st, 2010

Lex (Superman: The Movie)

"Come on Dorn, get in front of the damn ball! Don't give me this 'olé' bullshit!"


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  • I found some very cheap LPs the other day, and all of them are of material that has never been released on CD. I nabbed Henry Mancini's score for Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe (great fun); Rózsa Conducts Rózsa, one of Miklós Rózsa's Polydor trilogy (arrangements and performances in a class with the Charles Gerhardt series, which is to say superb); Alan Silvestri's score for the 1983 re-issue of The Mack (funky!) and a few others. I had found a copy of one of Mancini's Blake Edwards collaborations Mr. Lucky (snazzy!) as well.

    Yesterday I blissed out to the Geffen LP of Bruce Broughton's classic oater Silverado. The album runs about thirty minutes, and while it doesn't do the score true justice, it is a great suite representing the score, and it does sound quite explosive on vinyl. I listened to it yesterday as I was cooking myself dinner; today I checked out the Shake!, the Otis Redding performance in the Criterion Monterey Pop box set.

  • Today was a a day that will be long remembered: my apartment was used for Scrabble for the first time.

    I won.