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Monday, 2 September 2013

Movie Themes From the Past

A collection of Hollywood theme tunes from the late '50s to early '70s.  There are tracks by the greats of the era - Hermann, Jarre, Elmer Bernstein, Quincy Jones, as well songs from Tom Jones, Paul Jones and Joey Dee and the Starlighters.  What is most interesting, however, is that while some of the films from which these themes originate are famous (Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice), others have sunk into near-obscurity. Blue Denim, for example, is a teen pregnancy film based on a play by Midnight Cowboy James Leo Herlihy, but it's little-seen now.  And what, pray tell, was 'What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?' about?  This is a question that I will answer in a week's time.

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