Friday, June 25, 2010


Enbrethiliel said...


Predator!!! How could I have forgotten that when I was mentally compiling my own list of great scores? (Maybe it was because I was so distracted by Conan the Barbarian . . .)

Confession: I'd probably count Rocky instead of The Karate Kid for Bill Conti.

Enbrethiliel said...


And those distinctive bars from the Superman score buried in the middle of the Goonies theme was a great surprise! I had almost forgotten about it . . . Go Sloth!

One last thing: I've also been thinking about key scenes or passages that are metaphors for the movies or novels they appear in. Would you know if there's an actual term for them?

Bryan said...

Crocodile Dundee. Definitely Crocodile Dundee!!! Love the score. And really like the movie. Watched it with my grandparents when I was young. Paul Hogan fans. Naturally, I adopted their perspective concerning the movie.

Having done the movies, what about tv shows? I'll get you started. Knight Rider...

Paul Stilwell said...

Enbrethiliel, I won't hold it against you that you would probably count Rocky for Bill Conti instead of The Karate Kid. For one, the training montage's score is far greater than the training montage for The Karate Kid. Though I think it is to compare apples with oranges. The Karate Kid isn't going after the eye of the tiger; he's going after "balance" - a rather bland way of putting the heart-and-mind resolution of Karate that Miyagi teaches, but oh well.

I still have to watch Conan the Barbarian. I want to hear its score while I watch it rather than just listening to it on youtube.

Yes, the Superman bars! And I keep thinking there are the bits of some pirate adventure show/film buried there too. I love the part when Sloth is holding up the boulder so all the Goonies can get through and just as Chunk is about to go through, Sloth stops him and says, "Love Chunk!" *Awwwwww*

That's a good question about those key scenes or passages. It feels like there is a term on the tip of my brain, but it won't come out. Or possibly I'm just on the verge of inventing one. If there isn't a term for it, surely we could come up with one, right?

Paul Stilwell said...

Bryan, yeah, I was big Dundee fan as a kid too. Remember the Foster Lager commercials?