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These Are a Few My Favorite Things: Scenes, Scores, and Songs


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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2011 7:37:44 PM PDT
Ronzo,

Re: I don't want to look, but I think that might've been YEARS ago now!!! lol. Oh my.

I know. "Oh my" indeed! Why, I remember meeting you for the first time here; we were both six years old! ;-) rofl

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2011 7:44:16 PM PDT
Ronzo,

Re: "Star Wars"

I'm going to be uber-dorky here and wax nostalgic about myself at age eleven discovering Star Wars in a movie theater in May 1977. What a time. We were sucked in from the get-go (that opening crawl, the soaring score, the space ship). And every time I went back to see it with friends or family, the audience cheered at the end.

It has a special place in my heart ... up there with other wondrous works of fantasy like Close Encounters, The Wizard of Oz, The Time Machine, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and so on.

Baron of Scum & Villainy

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2011 7:46:38 PM PDT
Dustman,

Re: Palance

I betcha even a big slab of Jean Arthur's apple pie wouldn't make him warm and fuzzy! (Do you notice that huge hunk of pie she serves to her hubby and to Shane? Whoa. Nap time after that, hee hee.)

Posted on Apr 17, 2011 7:49:30 PM PDT
That ending to "Shane" always tugs at my heart strings. The boy calling to him. For me that scene is symbollic of the transition from childhood to manhood; we have to accept life as it comes, with all its goodbyes and disappointments.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2011 7:49:54 PM PDT
dustman says:
Baron

Well if anything would tame the beast it would be a big ol' piece of that apple pie. Yum! I've have another piece Mrs. Starrett, if you don't mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 17, 2011 8:37:10 PM PDT
Haha, the key to foiling a vicious villain: a big dessert to make him all sleepy, then tie him up and put him on a freight train to Kookamunga!

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 1:22:09 PM PDT
My Internet provider is sketchy at the moment :(

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 1:29:04 PM PDT
ronzo says:
Re: "I remember meeting you for the first time here; we were both six years old!"

Today's clip is the 'mannequin scene' from THE TIME MACHINE (1960):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVlr24zD_KQ

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 1:30:05 PM PDT
ronzo says:
Nancy,

That's unfortunate! Maybe all the pie we've been eating around here has put it to sleep! lol.

I hope it gets fixed soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 1:34:00 PM PDT
I hope so too Ronzi,
Thanks :) So......pie, huh?! :P*

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 1:52:51 PM PDT
Sorry I havent been 'round Baron,
having problems with the Internet Provider. :(

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 3:11:17 PM PDT
Grant says:
good one ronzo. But you can't talk about time machine without talking about the great Russell Garcia score.

Go to the 4 minute mark here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmFxri4KQnU&NR=1

when he walks through the door, you see the machine and hear the music all at once. Great stuff. I also love the opening credits to that movie, with the clocks, then big ben and the lightening and the sun rising behind the movie title. Awesome stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 4:40:02 PM PDT
Nancy,

Hope your internet issues are over soon. A day without you is drab!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 5:10:51 PM PDT
The mannequin scene, how cool is that. Good choice, Ronzo. And like Grant, I also enjoy the music and that opening with the clocks... that beginning is magical to me. Movies today just haven't the panache and wonder and fun that they used to, like this film has. But now I'm sounding like John Q. Fuddyduddy, lol! (Whoever that is.) Lately I try to curb my inner curmudgeon, that guy who doesn't like current things, and who feels the sudden urge to start spouting off "Back in the day, things were so much better".

Okay, back to the fun.
Here's a short clip from "Some Like it Hot" where Jack Lemmon cracks me up every time he says, "And they all just want one thing from a girl". His expression is priceless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-f3TF2YHL0&feature=related

And from "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid", Steve Martin makes some coffee for Burt Lancaster--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A9kvcrQTOw&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 6:16:51 PM PDT
ronzo says:
Good one Grant!

It is so good, it could almost be parodied.

ronzo opens fridge door (cue music....) ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 6:23:10 PM PDT
ronzo says:
Baron,

Great stuff!

Is it just me, or does anyone else want Steve Martin to get ANOTHER bag of coffee, out of the cupboard? LOL! :)

"This is never going to heal." rofl.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 18, 2011 6:57:32 PM PDT
I wonder how they got all that coffee to pour out like that for so long. I always get a tremendous kick out of that.

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 7:02:32 PM PDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ANCuq_RKUs

Ya gotta dig for your dinner. A fun song and dance from "Summer Stock" (1950).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011 7:16:49 AM PDT
ronzo says:
Baron,

Is there a better musical title than "Dig-Dig-Dig Dig For Your Dinner" to send to an archaeologist?

rofl.

Good one.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011 7:55:28 AM PDT
ronzo says:
Here's John Williams' 'Map Room' music for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4nH4fKTyyM&feature=related

Ah, the Well of the Lost Souls....

Tremendous music here, IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011 10:07:15 AM PDT
Re: "Dig-Dig-Dig Dig For Your Dinner"

Subconsciously I must have been thinking of you, Ronzo!

Note: Spoiler Alert for the following movie scene (from "Mr. Sardonicus") . . .

How about more digging: (got to 2:35 approximately for what I'm talking about)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIo5s4lT6vQ&feature=related

I love that insane wide grin which you'd never find on any corpse. So sensational.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011 10:09:49 AM PDT
Re: Map Room

I find that a great deal of Williams' underscoring is just brilliant, not just the sweeping themes we instantly remember, but the other pieces that enhance a scene so much but don't get as much glory as the main title music from "Jaws" or the bicycle ride from "E.T.".

Now I want to watch Indy's first adventure again, lol.

Posted on Apr 19, 2011 10:20:21 AM PDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKGa9hcAI-s

A Fleischer Studios' Popeye cartoon featuring a sleepwalking Olive Oyl.

These toons from the 30's and 40's have such great slapstick, timing, music, voice work, backgrounds, and animation. What fun. For my money you just cannot beat the Fleischer Popeye films (and the Warner Bros' Looney Tunes/Merry Melodies shorts) for cartoon comedy.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2011 11:13:38 AM PDT
Grant says:
ronzo:

Excellent choice. Next to the music for the Truck Chase, the Map Room is my favorite bit of music from the film. I was so glad when they came out with the full musical score for Raiders. There was a lot missing in the original soundtrack.

Posted on Apr 19, 2011 11:48:33 AM PDT
UGH! Its FREAKIN' HUMID
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPq2A7PmU_8
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