Tag: Lalo Schifrin

CD: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

CD: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

August 6, 2015 | By

Joe Kraemer’s real auspicious debut came in the form of the oddball The Way of the Gun (2000), the directorial debut of The Usual Suspects (1995) writer Christopher McQuarrie. McQuarrie went back to screenwriting for a lengthy period and re-emerged as director of Jack Reacher (2012), this time opting for a decisive 70s suspense thriller where violence remained just under the hood instead of being overt and visually chaotic…

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Lalo Schifrin’s Che!

Lalo Schifrin’s Che!

December 15, 2014 | By

Lalo Schifrin is showcased in this amalgam of reviews featuring Twilight Time’s new Blu-ray of Che! (1969), the soundtrack CD (Aleph Records) + the composer in an episode of Jazz Casual (Rhino) and the 2001 concert doc Movie Music Man: A Portrait of Lalo Schifrin (Image / Kultur).

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BR: Che! (1969)

BR: Che! (1969)

December 15, 2014 | By

Produced two years after the death of Argentine-born rebel Che Guevara, Richard Fleischer’s film is infamous for being a grand piece of cinematic kitsch, starring Omar Sharif as the eponymous anti-hero whose face became a brand on T-shirts, sheets, posters, and buttons for decades, and Jack Palance as a cigar-chomping Fidel Castro who led his band of rag-tag rebels into Havana after 2 years of guerilla warfare in the rural areas of Cuba…

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CD: Che! (1969)

CD: Che! (1969)

December 15, 2014 | By

Even though Fox’s Che! was a cash-in biopic – the film was released roughly two years after Che Guevara’s death – Lalo Schifrin approached the project as a golden opportunity to apply his musicological interests to the rhythms of Latin America…

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DVD: Movie Music Man – A Portrait of Lalo Schifrin (1993)

DVD: Movie Music Man – A Portrait of Lalo Schifrin (1993)

December 15, 2014 | By

This TV production from France’s Channel 4 manages to integrate selections from a live concert in Canne with the Orchestre National de Lyon in which Lalo Schifrin performs material from his own repertoire and select classical pieces, and is caught in a series of brief interviews reflecting on his career, some of his best-known themes, and how the latter reflect his approach to scoring movies and TV…

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CD: Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

CD: Coogan’s Bluff (1968)

March 8, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / C . Rating: Very Good Label: Intrada Special Collection / Released: November 27, 2012 Tracks & Album Length: 32 tracks / (56:48) . Special Notes: 20-page colour bookley with liner notes by Douglass Fake / Limited Edition. . Composer: Lalo Schifrin . . Review: Coogan’s Bluff is kind of a portent […]

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CD: Liquidator, The (1965)

CD: Liquidator, The (1965)

August 7, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Soundtrack  Reviews / J to L . Rating: Excellent Label: Film Score Monthly/ Released:  November, 2006 Tracks & Album Length: 24 tracks / (63:04) . Special Notes: 16-page colour booklet with liner notes and reproduced original LP liner notes.. . Composer: Lalo Schifrin . . Review: Lalo Schifrin was still a year away […]

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CD: Exorcist, The (1973)

CD: Exorcist, The (1973)

November 30, 2010 | By

It’s actually funny how the original Exorcist LP sold so well, considering Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells” was merely excerpted, the first 2 tracks had sound effects from the film, and none of Jack Nitzsche’s bridge cues were featured…

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BR: Exorcist, The (1973) – 2-disc set

BR: Exorcist, The (1973) – 2-disc set

November 30, 2010 | By

At this stage, Warner Home Video’s Blu-ray edition is the final say in special editions for The Exorcist, eclipsing the various DVD releases since the film was cleaned up and bolstered with salacious extras from the Warner Bros.’ vaults back in 1998, and expanded with…

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LALO SCHIFRIN (2008), Part 2

LALO SCHIFRIN (2008), Part 2

October 20, 2010 | By

Return to: Home / Exclusive Interviews & Profiles / Composers . With the 2007 publication of his autobiography, Mission Impossible: My Life in Music, by Scarecrow Press, Lalo Schifrin has involved himself in another discipline – book writing – although this should hardly come as a surprise to jazz and film music fans well acquainted with his fascination for […]

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