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  1. #42 – Back to the Future – Settling the Score

    It’s about time! Jon and Andy finally get around to Alan Silvestri’s score for the hit 1985 sci-fi comedy adventure Back to the Future. What does its main theme have in common with some other memorable movie melodies? How does a film’s score have to breathe with its editing? And, where we’re going, do we need roads?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/42-back-to-the-future/

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  2. #32 – Batman – Settling the Score

    Holy film score discussion, this time it’s Batman! Join Jon and Andy in Gotham City as they talk about Danny Elfman’s classic 1989 score. How does Elfman sell the sound of a dark comic book world? What peculiar path led him to film music in the first place? And, is this the best movie theme ever written on an airplane?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/32-batman/

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  3. #41 – North by Northwest – Settling the Score

    George Kaplan? No, you must be mistaken, I’m an episode about Bernard Herrmann’s score for the 1959 madcap wrong-man adventure North by Northwest. What’s behind Herrmann’s extremely process-derived writing style? Does this movie really make any sense, and what can the music do about it? And, what did this movie inspire Jon to attach to himself?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/41-north-by-northwest/

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  4. #36 – 2020 Oscars Special – Settling the Score

    It’s time once again to find out who Jon and Andy are wearing on the Oscar red carpet! How does this crop of nominees for Best Original Score stack up to previous years’? What did each movie want from its music? And, what stupid schtick did they put at the beginning of this one?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/36-2020-oscars-special/

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  5. #46 – 2021 Oscars Special – Settling the Score

    This time, the red carpet comes to Jon and Andy: join us as we delve into the score nominees for this year’s unusual Oscars. Are film score fashions shifting? Who’s on what wavelength, and who might not be? And, are Jon and Andy being even crankier than usual, or is it just a weird year?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/2021-oscars-special/

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  6. #45 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day – Settling the Score

    We’re back, with Brad Fiedel’s score for 1991’s box office champion, Terminator 2: Judgment Day! How did the improving technology change Fiedel’s approach between the first movie and its sequel? What’s the unexpected provenance of some of the score’s key sounds? And, why are we still talking about Henry Mancini?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/45-terminator-2-judgment-day/

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  7. #43 – 1995 Extravaganza – Settling the Score

    While we’re still ringing in the New Year, let’s ring in this old one again too: join Jon and Andy as they pan across the landscape of 1995 film music. Was it a less complicated time?  How did America sound? How many Oscars for score were awarded? How many more movies than Jon did Andy watch? And, which of them should be rewritten as musicals?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/43-1995-extravaganza/

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  8. #40 – Titanic – Settling the Score

    This time, Jon and Andy go on and on about James Horner’s score for the 1997 epic disaster romance Titanic. What pop artist did director James Cameron originally want to score the movie? What powerful chord change is a keystone of both the score and the movie’s famous song? And, just how many famous paintings have actually been on the bottom of the ocean this whole time?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/40-titanic/

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  9. #38 – The Princess Bride – Settling the Score

    So you want us to talk about Mark Knopfler’s score for the 1987 fairy tale adventure The Princess Bride? As you wish. How is this score sensitive to the twists and turns of the dire straits in which our heroes find themselves? Can a movie have a good score without having good music? And, when Rob Reiner said no one else could have scored the movie, did he mean it? (Anybody want a peanut?)

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/podcast-player/315/38-the-princess-bride.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 1:06:13Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play | Spotify

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/38-the-princess-bride/

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  10. #37 – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Settling the Score

    It’s lined up in our sights and we’re ready to pull the trigger on Ennio Morricone’s score for the 1966 iconic Spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. How did he arrive at the combination of ingredients that created such a memorably distinctive sound? Is the main theme meant to evoke an animal call, a lone gunslinger, a dream, or all of the above? And, what does Jon’s cat think of this score?

    https://www.settlingthescorepodcast.com/37-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

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