This is not a review. I actually haven't even seen this movie yet. But I own the score, of course, as it's composed by Jerry Goldsmith, and it has always gotten a lot of play time in my house. I've been listening to it a lot the last couple of days, since hearing James Garner passed away. I'm surprised how melancholy his death has made me, considering how little of his work I've seen. But after my recent viewing of Hour of the Gun and how much I loved him in it, I was starting to look for more of his work, and his death felt all the more sad.
I've never watched Maverick or Rockford Files, or any of the standard James Garner fare, it seems. But even so, he still made an strong impression on me in just the few things I have watched.
But the first thing I always think of, when I think of James Garner is not The Great Escape, or even his wonderful portrayal of Wyatt Earp. It's the score to One Little Indian. This music always gives me an image of him. RIP, Mr. Garner.