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Film music

Post by pianino » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:59 pm

There does not seem to be a thread devoted to film music.

Here's a cheerful piece by Larry Adler from the film Genevieve, about a race of vintage cars between London and Brighton.
The film was named the best foreign film of the year in the US and the music was nominated for an oscar. However, Adler's name was not allowed to appear in the nomination as he had been blacklisted for communist sympathies, because of this he had moved to the UK in 1949, where he spent the rest of his life.

On http://www.donbrockway.com/Music%20By%2 ... 0Adler.htm you can find an excerpt from Adler's autobiography which contains three images of the piano arrangement below, which I have made into a pdf.
You can also find an mp3 where he plays the film theme (on the harmonica) with piano accompaniment.

I wonder how many people here are old enough to have seen the original film (1953)?
Adler Genevieve Waltz.pdf
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Re: Film music

Post by pianino » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:59 pm

Another famous film (1949) is The Legend of the Glass Mountain by Nina Rota.

On youtube you can see the theme conducted by the composer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkh0WX7_w7k) and also in a piano version with text (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNfU0gv7 ... re=related) if you can bear to see the spelling mistakes!

Did you notice my spelling mistake. I should have written Nino Rota.
Rota (1949) Legend of the Glass Mountain.pdf
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Re: Film music

Post by Alkan81 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:19 pm

The Sixth Sense (1999)
Music by James Newton Howard
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Re: Film music

Post by rob » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:21 pm

Alkan81 wrote:The Sixth Sense (1999)
Music by James Newton Howard
Be careful. Even IF this is your own private transcription the original is almost certainly copyright and you (as well as P-P) could be sued for being in breach of copyright!

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Re: Film music

Post by fredbucket » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:01 pm

pianino wrote:I wonder how many people here are old enough to have seen the original film (1953)?
Of course. Who hasn't? :) Starring the magnificent Kay Kendall.

In fact I can go one better. I have sat (sitted?) in the car itself. Genevieve was for a number of years the major attraction in Gilltrap's Auto Museum on the Gold Coast in Queensland (that's in Australia for those who believe the world is shaped like one half of an orange). It was quite comfortable ...

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Re: Film music

Post by lito valle » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:07 pm

Album published in 1913
Piano music for silent movie composed by J.S. Zamecnik
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Re: Film music

Post by fredbucket » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:13 pm

lito valle wrote:Piano music for silent movie composed by J.S. Zamecnik
This is really good stuff, Lito. Now which modern film would be improved by turning the sound off and playing this music instead?

Titanic, for a start...

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Re: Film music

Post by Alkan81 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:28 pm

rob wrote:
Alkan81 wrote:The Sixth Sense (1999)
Music by James Newton Howard
Be careful. Even IF this is your own private transcription the original is almost certainly copyright and you (as well as P-P) could be sued for being in breach of copyright!
Where I can get this copyright??? This is my transcription

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Re: Film music

Post by fredbucket » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:34 pm

Alkan81 wrote:Where I can get this copyright??? This is my transcription
Making a transcription of a work does not in any way negate the copyright on that work, which remains with the original copyright owner, and you cannot publish that arrangement without the express permission of the original copyright owner.

If this were not the case, I could take a copyrighted piece, change one note, call it an arrangement, and publish it.

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Re: Film music

Post by WCosand » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:46 am

Thanks, Lito. I love this album!

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