The Wing Kong Exchange Forum Index The Wing Kong Exchange
Big Trouble in Little China forum
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Carpenter as composer
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Wing Kong Exchange Forum Index -> John Carpenter
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Bazooka Goof
Bazooka
Bazooka


Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Posts: 668
Location: Chicago, USA

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:40 am    Post subject: Carpenter as composer Reply with quote

One of the things that always attracted me to Carpenter's films was that he usually did the music score for his own films. (Not always, but usually.)

Anyone else like his style of music? Apart from "Halloween", I really like his score for "Prince of Darkness" and "They Live". (Of course, BTiLC is also a winner in my book!) Smile

(I suppose I could have made this a poll, but we always seem to leave out someone's favorite... therefore, just chime in with your preferences.) Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ashe
Storm Level 1


Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 168
Location: phoenix

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uh, i think the best thing i could say about JC's music is that it's campy.
"there's biiiiiig trouble, in little chiiiiiiiiiiiii-naaa, biiiig trouble" LOL!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Lo Pan
Storm Level 1


Joined: 13 Oct 2005
Posts: 160
Location: Underneath Chinatown

PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ashe wrote:
uh, i think the best thing i could say about JC's music is that it's campy.
"there's biiiiiig trouble, in little chiiiiiiiiiiiii-naaa, biiiig trouble" LOL!


Yeah, that song just begs to be laughed at....especially where he goes: "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ya better run"...lol -- but it is kinda catchy in a weird way.

I do like the music in BTILC overall though -- especially the airport music and the music during the scene where the storms invade the White Tiger.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ashe
Storm Level 1


Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 168
Location: phoenix

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the music that accomanies the first time we see jack / the pork chop express. da-na da, dan-na daaa, da-na da, dan-na daaaa

Quote:
especially where he goes: "mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ya better run


what's the next line? "into the mystic night?"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Bazooka Goof
Bazooka
Bazooka


Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Posts: 668
Location: Chicago, USA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ashe wrote:
what's the next line? "into the mystic night?"


Check the DVD's subtitles, you'll find all the lyrics there! Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ashe
Storm Level 1


Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 168
Location: phoenix

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

uhhhh,
i don''t have it on dvd yet. Embarassed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Lo Pan
Storm Level 1


Joined: 13 Oct 2005
Posts: 160
Location: Underneath Chinatown

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ashe wrote:
uhhhh,
i don''t have it on dvd yet. Embarassed


For shame !!

Funny, everybody at work wanted to borrow my copy -- so I let them, and one of them made off with it! So now I gots to order another Crying or Very sad

But yeah, I think "into the mystic night comes next"....and then "into the rolling flame"....or something like that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ashe
Storm Level 1


Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 168
Location: phoenix

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just can't bring myself to pay for a new one when my vhs is still good.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Bazooka Goof
Bazooka
Bazooka


Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Posts: 668
Location: Chicago, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I originally paid $50 for the letterboxed laserdisc back in 1993, and had to upgrade to the DVD just for the commentary! Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ashe
Storm Level 1


Joined: 19 Sep 2005
Posts: 168
Location: phoenix

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$50! i bow down before you....i'm not worthy, i'm not worthy.....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Lo Pan
Storm Level 1


Joined: 13 Oct 2005
Posts: 160
Location: Underneath Chinatown

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ashe wrote:
i just can't bring myself to pay for a new one when my vhs is still good.


Yeah, maybe just rent the DVD so you can see all of the goodies. There is alot of cool stuff on there -- especially the deleted scenes, commentary, and the trailer.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Keith
Wingkong Elite


Joined: 30 Jan 2006
Posts: 51

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JC's music rocks. I like the lone bass, starting off like a slow heartbeat, then revving up to match the tension (case in point: The Thing).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bazooka Goof
Bazooka
Bazooka


Joined: 04 Dec 2005
Posts: 668
Location: Chicago, USA

PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keith wrote:
JC's music rocks. I like the lone bass, starting off like a slow heartbeat, then revving up to match the tension (case in point: The Thing).


Um...Carpenter didn't do the music for The Thing. Ennio Morricone did...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wingkong
Site Admin


Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Posts: 287
Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazooka Goof wrote:
Keith wrote:
JC's music rocks. I like the lone bass, starting off like a slow heartbeat, then revving up to match the tension (case in point: The Thing).


Um...Carpenter didn't do the music for The Thing. Ennio Morricone did...


That's right. 10 points for Bazooka Goof!

Was that the only JC film during that period that JC didn't score?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Keith
Wingkong Elite


Joined: 30 Jan 2006
Posts: 51

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazooka Goof wrote:
Keith wrote:
JC's music rocks. I like the lone bass, starting off like a slow heartbeat, then revving up to match the tension (case in point: The Thing).


Um...Carpenter didn't do the music for The Thing. Ennio Morricone did...

GDI I always thought he did that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Wing Kong Exchange Forum Index -> John Carpenter All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group