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Daily Chat - Saturday 11th September 2021 - Music and Films

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Hello to everyone and welcome to Saturday’s daily chat, Tank_EG standing in for the wonderful jd65.

For those who have followed my ramblings in the daily diaries this week will know I’ve been spending a seemingly ridiculous amount of time prepping a curry for a family meal tonight. And what better way to finish off the evening than by watching a good film, the thought of which has become the inspiration for my topic of conversation today.

The first proper album I bought was the soundtrack to the film Grease and more recently I have enjoyed other soundtracks like those to the Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns, the Lord of the Rings, Gladiator and so my list goes on.

Do you have a favourite soundtrack to a film, do the iconic opening timpani drums of 2001: A Space Odyssey rekindle old memories or maybe it’s the twang of electric whilst looking down the barrel of a gun pointed towards the latest James Bond?

So please share and I look forward to hearing all about your favourite music from the movies 😀

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Thanks for posting Tank :)

Oh, what a great topic! I like so many of them. For right now, I am going to say the soundtrack of Mama Mia-it is so upbeat. On the other end, I love the album for Phantom of the Opera. I am such a music lover, I bet I will like any of your favorites,too.Speaking of Sergio Leone, have you heard Andrea Bocelli's Your Love (Once Upon A Time In The West)? I love this topic! Max

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BeatrixPotterMaintainer in reply to Maxy6

I’m a big ABBA fan too. I saw the musical in London many years ago as it was such a party atmosphere. When I was a child my family went to see Phantom of the Opera and I loved it. For weeks my brother and I would reenact the opera in the living room with the music from the CD.As a teenager I played in a youth orchestra where we played a medley of the music from Phantom of the Opera but my favourite piece from that time was a medley of Dances with Wolves.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to BeatrixPotter

Great to see how talented many of the members of this forum is 👍

I've seen a few ALW shows but funnily enough I haven't seen Phantom 😀

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Maxy6

Morning Maxy6,

I'm so glad I found a topic that resonates with you 😀

I'll be honest, I've not seen Mama Mia nor have I heard Andrea Bocelli's Your Love but I will try and take a listen to the latter this afternoon 👍

I have been enjoying other Ennio Morricone works recently

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jd654 stone in reply to Maxy6

Mama Mia 1 and 2 have great soundtracks and the songs fit the scenes so well. Great songs to dance to but a couple of tearjerkers too.

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CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to jd65

And The Greatest Showman 👍👍

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Cockneyblue

So many great films I still need to see - Greatest Showman being one of them 😀

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CockneyblueRestart May 2021 in reply to Tank_EG

The music is brilliant. And based on fact. 🤷‍♀️ ‘Based’ 🤣

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Maxy66kg in reply to Cockneyblue

Haven't seen it but want to.

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BridgeGirlAdministrator

Hi Tank_EG, I do like the cinema but I don't always tune in to the music. I suppose it works for me to add to the atmosphere, though. There's a programme on Radio 3 each Saturday afternoon, 3-4, Sounds of Cinema, and they often play something from a film I've seen and I have no recollection of it.

Existing music used in films stands out more for me. One that you mention, 2001: A Space Odyssey: I love the opening Also sprach Zarathustra, and the long, drifting sequence with The Blue Danube, but these are pieces in their own right by the two unrelated Strausses.

I'm going to the cinema this afternoon so I will pay attention to the music and let you know what I make of it later

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to BridgeGirl

Enjoy going to the cinema, I look forward to hearing all about 👍

I didn't know about the Radio 3 programme, I must take a listen 😀

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Tank_EG

There's also one called Sound of Gaming, but that doesn't seem to be on at present.

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Dave10002st 7lbs

Good morning Tank_EG and thank you for hosting another fantastic Daily Chat, great subject. Before I respond I hope the curry was as amazing as the film you watched and apologies for not responding to your message earlier in the week. Travelled to France and have just settled down. The intention is certainly not to turn this visit as much into a work fest and to put some proper R & R into it and make it something like a proper holiday. That said still a few jobs lined up😂I must admit to not being a real film buff but as an old git the real favourites for me date back lots of years. Deliverance and the guy playing his banjo was just amazing. To show my soft side Saturday night Fever and Thriller get some great memories going for sure. I loved The commitments and The Boat that Rocked and if I had a memory at all I’m sure I could come up with so many more. I look forward to seeing some of the other responses and to playing lots of tracks while sitting here in France getting those memories going again. Have a great weekend my fiend and a great chat today. 👍🕺

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Dave1000

Ooh yes, Deliverance! youtu.be/icWkyedURkM

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to BridgeGirl

Thank you for posting that link BridgeGirl 😘x. I hope others enjoy it. 👍

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Dave1000

Morning Dave,

the curry is for tonight so I can't comment yet on how it went, at the moment I'm doing battle with the naan breads. The BBQ is also going to get an outing for grilling the chicken plus the aforementioned naan 👍

Great to you are planning a bit more R&R this time, here's to an enjoyable break 😀

I had totally forgotten about The Commitments, what a cracking film and the songs are fantastic. If memory serves it was a singer by the name of Andrew Strong who led the band, he had such an amazing voice 🎸

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Bang on with Andrew Strong Tank_EG if he hadn’t had such attitude I’m sure he would have had so many more hits. Well hopefully by now the BBQ is safely shut away and you have enjoyed that fabulous sounding Curry. Enjoy your food enjoy your company and treasure the memories.

Doing by best to do things at a slower pace 👍

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Dave1000

The curry was great and the BBQ did a fantastic job of grilling the chicken 👍

Good to hear you are having a quiet time away 😀

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jd654 stone in reply to Dave1000

Ooh . The Commitments was a great film and I’ve just looked up the soundtrack on YouTube. So many amazing songs. I wonder if any of my streaming services have it. 👍🏻

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to jd65

I've just checked Amazon music and they have it - not sure if it is on the free version though 👍

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jd654 stone in reply to Tank_EG

It’s on YouTube. Currently listening to Mustang Sally. He does have a great voice.

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to jd65

Andrew Strong wasn’t it. Yes his voice was so good. I have seen a few of them perform live and just as amazing

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Dave10002st 7lbs in reply to jd65

Certainly well worth a watch against and a listen to the soundtrack.

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jd654 stone

Thank you for posting Tank_EG .

I remember buying the Grease album too and singing along with all the tracks. I still join in if I hear any of it on the radio (and I’m alone - bad singer).

I love a lot of music from Disney films and it reminds me of wet afternoons watching films with daughter and now my granddaughters. Although I still get tearful listening to When She Loved Me from Toy Story 2.

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of my favourite film tracks but I’m not particularly fond of the film. Although Paul Newman and Robert Redford are particularly beautiful to watch.

I’m off to find more film tracks and will probably relax with a musical or Disney film this afternoon.

Great post and it’s lovely to reminisce.

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Nikon19722021 January in reply to jd65

We have many Disney memories too, having had four kids I've spent a lot of time watching movies while snuggling with them in the sofa, and spent many car trips singing Disney songs with them to the top of our lungs. These days it's all evolved and what we listen to in the car varies from Hozier to K-pop, sea shanties about old greek stories and Panic at the Disco, and with my youngest being into musicals, all kind of theatrical sound tracks!!

Lovely memories, both past and in the making!

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jd654 stone in reply to Nikon1972

Our house soundtrack when my daughter was like was Disney, 80s pop and S Club 7. These are all still on her Spotify playlists now 😁

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to jd65

Thanks jd 😀

I had totally forgot about the Disney films, I have found memories of going to see The Jungle Book with my dad as a kid. There have been so many incredible songs from their films we could probably fill a post just on Disney.

Interesting that we go back in years to films we enjoyed but I also think we are seeing some real talent in movie soundtracks that is possibly missing from mainstream music 👍

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jd654 stone in reply to Tank_EG

Jungle Book has a fantastic soundtrack but one of the newer films Moana probably has one of my favourite range of songs.

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Nikon19722021 January

I can't think of a full soundtrack album, but one specific track I've always liked since I was a child is Chi Mai, by Ennio Morricone. It's been used in quite a few different things, including movies and commercials, but I still find it really powerful.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to Nikon1972

Just listening to Chi Mai now and totally agree what an amazing piece of music 😀

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jd654 stone in reply to Nikon1972

Fantastic piece of music. Just listened to it on YouTube. Reminds me of 70s tv drama series. Beautiful

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jd654 stone

I’ve just remembered the film Absolute Beginners from my student years. Great songs and Patsy Kensit singing Having It All was brilliant. It also contained Have You Ever Had It Blue by one of my favourite bands The Style Council and that’s before you add in David Bowie singing the title track. Great memories this chat is evoking today.

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to jd65

👍

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springersruleModerator

Afternoon Tank. I'm really bad at remembering tunes, names and where i've heard them, unless its a catchy advert 😂😂😂 I actually don't watch many films as i tend to fall asleep quite soon into them. I stopped going to the cinema about 15/20 years ago as the lights would go down and i'd nod off during the trailers before the film even started 😂😂😂

I love the disney songs and will often sing along when i hear them, even if i don't know what film they came from!! I love the older ones the best, jungle book, dumbo etc i love mary poppins and bednobs and broomsticks songs too.

I do have a cd of the tracks from Bridget Jones' Diary which i enjoy singing along to whilst i:m doing chores 😊

My favourite album is on cassette and was a 'i didnt read the small print properly' purchase! I thought i was buying Queens greatest hits - it was/is, but the small print says "played by the Hull Philharmonic Orchestra" lol. I actually love it and despite it being mostly instrumental used to drive to and from work belting the words out as i listened to it 💖💖 xx

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to springersrule

Hi there springersrule,

there is a trend now to go acoustic or use orchestral arrangements, you were just ahead of the game 😀

So many great songs, as you say Jungle Book, Dumbo but also The Little Marmain, Aladdin or going to other types of classics, The King and I 👍

Even the music from Star Wars or The Lord of The Rings is fantastic and Lisa Gerrad with Hans Zimmer brings an ethereal feel to Gladiator. So many great tunes to choose from.

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springersruleModerator in reply to Tank_EG

Oh wow, me being ahead of a trend in something is a first 😂😂😂

Oh i loved watching the King and I as a kid. And Annie and Oliver - i always fancied myself as Nancy but never got the part at school 😪

My mum is a big musicals fan so often had them on, on a weekend. Fiddler on the Roof comes to mind - i dont think i need to paint a picture of us kids singing and dancing a long to that 😂 xx

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to springersrule

How could I forget Fiddler on the Roof - If I was a rich man, tradition, matchmaker - bliss 😀

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springersruleModerator in reply to Tank_EG

Lol oh now i'm humming 'If i was a Rich Man'while i work, no shimmying though 😂😂 xx

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to springersrule

🤣

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Sorry I’m late to the party - I would have to say my favourite is The Godfather soundtrack - I absolutely love playing The Godfather theme on my guitar🐴

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Maxy66kg in reply to WasYoYo80

A new one to me-thanks!

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

No-one is ever too late to this party 🤣

Funnily enough another film I haven't seen and need to add to my list 👍

Hoping the rock climbing went well 😀

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WasYoYo80Maintainer in reply to Tank_EG

It was really great - I have built up so much more core strength and endurance.

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BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to WasYoYo80

Talking of climbing, have you seen the film Free Solo?

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to WasYoYo80

👍

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Well, back from my film. Music was used to add to the atmosphere of uncertainty and sadness, as well as threat, at times. There was some party music - Love Shack and I can't remember what else - plus Van Morrison's Gloria in another scene .

Here's the trailer: as you can see, a fun-filled afternoon 😆

youtu.be/5uDf-sf8leo

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Tank_EGMaintainer in reply to BridgeGirl

Sounds like a rather intense film and a powerful storyline.

It's interesting to see how music can be used to enhance what's happening onscreen👍

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Another interesting topic. Thank you for hosting Tank_EG

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