Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Goldsmith scores - quick reviews - 'B' - part one

Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend (1985) - I need to listen to this one more often.  I really dig this score but tend to overlook it.  Sweet theme, nice action music that is reminiscent of his King Solomon's Mines score (also 1985, so no coincidence).

Bad Girls (1994) - Modern Western score that I listen to occasionally.  Has a nice mix of action, emotion, and gentle. Solid, but not a favorite.  Favorite cue: "Ambush."

Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) - This gets played very rarely.  I do like some of the themes, and it's got some nice moments, but overall it's twangy and quirky and just not my type of music.  Favorite cue: "The Guest."

Bandolero! - (1968) - A long-time top favorite that gets a LOT of play time by me.  Very solid Western score with a great main title.  There's no cue in this one I don't like, but I have always been particularly fond of "Across the River."


  1. I like the theme to Bandolero. I've put off seeing this movie for too long. Funny how Baby has become a virtually forgotten film; I never hear it being talked about. I remember when it came out and seeing some previews on TV, but never saw it because I wasn't into dinosaurs at the time. Some kids at school went to see it, though. Maybe with Jurassic World coming out this summer I might be in the dinosaur mood and might check it out.

    1. Hi Tom - I hate to say it, but I wouldn't be in a particular hurry to see Bandolero. For such a great cast (and a great score), I was very disappointed in that movie. Now granted, I haven't seen it in probably twenty years, and my tastes and sensibilities have changed, so I might like it a lot more nowadays than I did when I originally saw it.

      I've never seen Baby either, but I also recall when it came out. But we just didn't go see it, not sure why.

  2. I really just should get the Bandolero! score. Everything I've heard from it has been delicious. However... the Intrada website says the full score is sold out, and it was a limited edition. Is the short score Amazon sells (here) worth getting?