Monday, September 30, 2013

70s scores by karen g.

Taxi Driver (1976) – Bernard Herrmann

This gritty, atmospheric soundtrack sums up the neon and grime of 70’s New York in a perfectly smooth sequence.

The Conversation (1974) – David Shire

The soundtrack of this movie perfectly captures the suspense and mystery of this fantastic, yet underrated film.

The Deer Hunter (1978) – Stanley Myers

Probably one of my favorite pieces of music ever composed.  The music evokes the beauty and simplicity of life in a small town and the crushing emotion and devastation of those who served in Vietnam.

The Fury (1978) – John Williams

This is a sorely underrated soundtrack.  I believe this may be one of John Williams’ best.  (Don’t tell the Star Wars fans I said that).

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) – Gheorghe Zamfir

The dark subject matter of this story blends beautifully with Zamfir’s eerie soundtrack.  This Australian film centers around the disappearance of several schoolchildren and their teacher during a picnic, and the subsequent devastating effect of their disappearance on their community.

The Godfather (1972) – Nino Rota

This beautifully complex piece of music compliments the story of humble beginnings and the rise to absolute power so incredibly!  Yes, another favorite of mine.

Images (1972) – John Williams

Turn off the lights and listen to this soundtrack in the dark. I dare you.

- Karen G.

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