Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt
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...and I have the icon to prove it...

I was in the store yesterday, and what should I see but a used copy of John Barry's score for Cry, the Beloved Country for $3.99. For the most part, it's pretty much what you would expect from a mid-90s Barry score with longform melodic themes. The CD sounds great, with sound that doesn't sacrifice detail for presence.

What's really interesting about the score is that Barry integrated his theme from Zulu, which is one of my favorite scores. It is heard in a very different arrangement here, instead of the strident, dignified sound from Zulu, the theme is given a more pensive setting for strings, flute and/or piano. I just wrote a post about hearing familiar themes in a new context, so I am savoring the coincidence.




"Why, it's the drunk piano player.
You're so drunk, you can't hit nothin'. In fact, you're probably seeing double."

"I have two guns, one for each of ya."



I just found out that Bruce Broughton is working with Doug Fake in preparing a 2 CD set of Tombstone, his darker follow-up to Silverado! Suh-weet... this is turning into a thing with him, what with the 2 CD sets of Young Sherlock Holmes and Silverado... I've never owned the Tombstone soundtrack as I didn't see the film until it was long out of print. I'm eager to get this set, though.

Broughton just recently scored Bambi II of all things. When will he get some real work worth his talents?

I wouldn't say no to a CD of his music for Tiny Toon Adventures either, which was one of the few cases where a composer with the task of scoring Warner Brothers cartoons didn't simply ape Carl Stalling's style.


Your results:
You are Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
90%
Deanna Troi
75%
Spock
64%
Geordi LaForge
55%
Jean-Luc Picard
50%
Mr. Scott
45%
Beverly Crusher
45%
Chekov
40%
Worf
30%
Will Riker
30%
Data
29%
Uhura
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Mr. Sulu
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James T. Kirk (Captain)
20%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
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