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Offline Scoutjr

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #60 on: January 26, 2006, 01:58:24 PM »
Not sure where this fits in, but where in the film did they play the Linda Ronstadt song that is on the soundtrack. Seems so very out of place with the rest of it (but I know there must be something behind it!)

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #61 on: January 26, 2006, 02:03:19 PM »
Not sure where this fits in, but where in the film did they play the Linda Ronstadt song that is on the soundtrack. Seems so very out of place with the rest of it (but I know there must be something behind it!)

One of the bar scenes with Ennis and Cassie...Yeah, I wish that song did not make it to the soundtrack.
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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #62 on: January 26, 2006, 03:07:57 PM »
The music that plays after the first tent scene when Ennis is riding a ridge, before he gallops to the dead sheep, is not on the soundtrack that I can tell. Is that common to leave off some of the background music?

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2006, 03:16:56 PM »
The music that plays after the first tent scene when Ennis is riding a ridge, before he gallops to the dead sheep, is not on the soundtrack that I can tell. Is that common to leave off some of the background music?

Yeah, it's pretty common.  I have found that very often, some of the best music composed for a film never makes it onto the soundtrack.  I would love every note from BBM on this one.
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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2006, 04:57:47 PM »
If I have any complaint about the score at all--and I'm not sure I do--is that there's just not much *of* it.  Only what? about 15 minutes of music composed for movie thats 2 hours and 15 minutes?   Restating themes and building on them is one thing.  Just using the same snippet of music numerous times in the same film is something else.  That's one of the reasons I'll be very surprised if it snags an Oscar.  It's gorgeous, but it's very thin. 

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2006, 06:28:32 PM »
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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2006, 01:19:39 AM »
There's a lot in this film that isn't on the soundtrack.  The music underscoring their second night in the tent is one of the most gorgeous examples.  I hardly noticed it in the theater (guess my attention was focused elsewhere), but after downloading the clip and playing it a few times it's been haunting me.
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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2006, 12:14:33 PM »

"Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand"
"Gun's going off"


Devil's Right Hand

About the time that Daddy left to fight the big war
I saw my first pistol in the general store
In the general store, when I was thirteen
Thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen
So l asked if I could have one someday when I grew up
Mama dropped a dozen eggs, she really blew up
She really blew up and I didn't understand
Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt
Shoot as fast as lightnin' but it loads a mite slow
Loads a mite slow and soon I found out
It can get you into trouble but it can't get you out
So then I went and bought myself a Colt 45
Called a peacemaker but I never knew why
Never knew why, I didn't understand
Cause Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

Well I get into a card game in a company town
Caught a miner cheating I shot the dog down
Shot the dog down, watched the man fall
Never touched his holster, never had a chance to draw
The trial was in the morning and they drug me out of bed
Asked me how I pleaded, not guilty I said
Not guilty I said, you've got the wrong man
Nothing touched the trigger but the devil's right hand
"Later, that dozy embrace solidified in his memory as the single moment of artless, charmed happiness in their separate and difficult lives."

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2006, 12:56:19 PM »
Can someone help me with the lyrics in the last couple of phrases of "Maker Makes."  I think the idea is that the one thing the maker can't make is "a happy man of me."  But I just can't figure out what Rufus is saying.  Anyone know?

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2006, 01:00:36 PM »
Can someone help me with the lyrics in the last couple of phrases of "Maker Makes."  I think the idea is that the one thing the maker can't make is "a happy man of me."  But I just can't figure out what Rufus is saying.  Anyone know?

Maker Makes

One more chain I break
To get me closer to you
One more chain does the maker make
To keep me from bustin' through

One more notch I scratch
To keep me thinkin' of you
One more notch does the maker make
Upon my face so blue

Get along, little doggies
Get along, little doggies

One more smile I fake
And try my best to be glad
One more smile does the maker make
Because he knows I'm sad

Oh Lord, how I know
Oh Lord, how I see
That only can the maker make
A happy man of me

Get along little doggies
Get along little doggies
Get along
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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2006, 11:17:06 PM »
Not sure where this fits in, but where in the film did they play the Linda Ronstadt song that is on the soundtrack. Seems so very out of place with the rest of it (but I know there must be something behind it!)

One of the bar scenes with Ennis and Cassie...Yeah, I wish that song did not make it to the soundtrack.

The actual year that Cassie and Ennis meet isn't specified, but it would be sometime late 70s or early 80s, I think. "It's So Easy" came out in 1977 and was a BIG hit--it's STILL on jukeboxes. So I don't think it was a bad choice and it rather fits with Cassie's character--what did she know about Ennis before she fell for him? Not much and it WAS so easy--for her.
What Jack remembered and craved in a way he could neither help nor understand was the time that distant summer on Brokeback when Ennis had come up behind him and pulled him close, the silent embrace satisfying some shared and sexless hunger.

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2006, 02:37:25 AM »
Hi
As many fellows in the world (I'm french, sorry for my english  :-\), my guts are upside down till I saw BBM. No words to explain it... Also, the music is great too and thanks to guys who wrote some texts, not easy for foreigners to well understand  texts of songs. So, if one of you can send the text of "An Angel Went Up In Flames" thank you.
Roger
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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2006, 03:10:15 AM »
"The Lucky One"
Artist: Alison Krauss & Union Station

For me this song reminds me so much of Brokeback Mountain even though it is not in the film.

It's perhaps a song that perhaps might be sung of Jack.
Even as a eulogy after his death/killing.  :'(

It seems to describe the cheeky, full of life Jack.  ;)

What do you think?  Does it remind you of Brokeback Mountain too?

You can download the whole song free from the Amazon.com website:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005ND8T/103-3206405-4133403?v=glance

[Amazon lets you download it free, so it must be legal (it is not just a low quality preview recording, it is the entire song in mp3).]

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2006, 05:58:49 AM »
Do you guys know which songs are not in the soundtrack?
thanks

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Re: Element: The Musical Score
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2006, 08:27:59 AM »
So I don't think it was a bad choice and it rather fits with Cassie's character--what did she know about Ennis before she fell for him? Not much and it WAS so easy--for her.

Good point...I always thought it was there for the irony factor...but I never thought about it before as Cassie's "theme."  Boy, would she be changing her tune.
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