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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options January 17, 2017: JONATHAN HERTZBERG Returns
Soundtrack fanatic Jonathan Hertzberg returns to spin a selection of cues from films of 1981, a year which has been referred to as "the last year of the 70s." Jonathan's exhaustive knowledge of John Lindsay and Ed Koch-era NYC as portrayed in film can be experienced and enjoyed through his "Dirty Old New York aka Fun City" video series. Check out Jonathan's past Morricone Island-curated shows of music from films featuring NYC preserved in all of its glory and teen-oriented coming-of-age films here and here.

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Artist Track Album Label Images Approx. start time
John Williams  Ladd Company Logo   Options Outland  Warner Bros. 
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0:00:00 ()
John Barry  Searching for Matty / Agreement / Chapeau Gratis (edit)   Options Body Heat  Label X 
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0:03:20 ()
Jerry Goldsmith  End Credits   Options Outland  Warner Bros. 
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0:04:24 ()
John Beal  Carnival Skyline   Options The Funhouse  Intrada 
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0:06:25 ()
Ry Cooder  Canoes Upstream   Options Southern Comfort  Warner Bros. 
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0:09:05 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Ennio Morricone / Georges Delerue / Trevor Jones 
Union Label #2 / Main Title / Merlin's Spell   Options So Fine / The Woman Next Door / Excalibur  Music Box / DRG / Flying Dutchman  
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0:11:04 ()
Andrzej Korzynski  The Night The Screaming Stops (Opening Titles)   Options Possession  Finders Keepers 
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0:16:21 ()
Romano Rizzati / Alessandro Blonksteiner  I Remember   Options The House by the Cemetery  Graveside 
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0:18:46 ()
Trevor Jones  Main Title   Options Time Bandits  VHS 
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0:20:35 ()
John Carpenter  Orientation #2   Options Escape From New York  Varese Sarabande 
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0:21:29 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
John Carpenter / Alan Howarth / James Horner / Elmer Bernstein 
Halloween Theme / Main Title / Nearing East Proctor   Options Halloween II / Wolfen / An American Werewolf in London  Varese Sarabande 
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0:24:15 ()
Tangerine Dream   Beach Theme   Options Thief  Virgin 
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0:31:46 ()
Keith Emerson  The Chopper   Options Nighthawks  The Backstreet 
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0:34:08 ()
Elmer Bernstein  The Flight to Temple (Flight)   Options Heavy Metal  Full Moon 
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0:38:50 ()
John Williams  Journey To Nepal   Options Raiders Of The Lost Ark  Columbia 
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0:39:57 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Bill Conti / Elmer Bernstein 
Runaway / The Team Uniforms / Haircut   Options For Your Eyes Only / Victory / Stripes  Liberty / Promrthrus / Varese Sarabande 
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0:41:35 ()
Ken Thorne  Superman Flies Off   Options Superman II  Warner Bros. 
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0:51:11 ()
Ennio Morricone  The Wind, The Scream (Main Title)   Options The Professional  DRG 
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0:53:27 ()
Pino Donaggio  Hospital To Motel   Options Blowout  Polydor 
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0:55:52 ()
Paul Chihara  I Did Some Things   Options Prince of the City  Varese Sarabande 
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0:58:13 ()
Jack Nitzsche  Cutter Leaves for L.A.   Options Cutters Way  Cutter 
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0:58:57 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/17/17 7:02pm common:

devon. outland!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/17/17 7:06pm dale:

never saw that one.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:07pm Linda Lee:

love the Dirty Old New York series enormously!! the town i grew up in. enjoying the show already!
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:08pm Linda Lee:

'81 was a fantastic year.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:08pm glenn:

body heat is a good second date movie.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:09pm slugluv1313:

look for the Union label!
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:10pm Linda Lee:

fancy meeting you here slugluv! :-D
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:11pm slugluv1313:

hi Linda Lee!
i did not grow up in NYC -- but totally agree! and yup, 1981 was awesome (& yikes! year i graduated college!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:11pm steve:

did Jonathan do the NYC-in-the-70s film collage screened before MYs Fantastic Planet at Monty Hall?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/17/17 7:11pm dale:

mr. cheryl ladd?
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:12pm Linda Lee:

we had a chat about this earlier .. :-D
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:13pm Linda Lee:

have you seen Hertzberg's Fun City series? it's brilliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:13pm JakeGould:

Ladd company films were cool, but “Outland” sucked.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:13pm slugluv1313:

anybody remember SCTV's take on "Body Heat"? called "Prickly Heat" with Andrea Martin's Edith Prickly character -- "BOY are you STUPID! I like that in a man!" hah!
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:14pm slugluv1313:

@ Linda -- no, but definitely will check them out!
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:14pm Linda Lee:

remember that one vaguely! SCTV was wonderful.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:16pm Linda Lee:

i think you'll really like the series! New York in a cinema time capsule.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:16pm Linda Lee:

absolutely luscious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/17/17 7:16pm common:

all of these films i recall and are great. love the possession and southern comfort.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/17/17 7:17pm common:

i do, sluglove! prickly heat was great!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:19pm melinda:

I loved the coming-of-age film episode of this show. Where can I find the Dirty Old New York video series?
  Tue. 1/17/17 7:20pm sugarwolf:

TIme Bandits!!
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:21pm Linda Lee:

melinda, check vimeo!
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:22pm Linda Lee:

look for Dirty Old New York aka Fun City! it's just a blast.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:25pm melinda:

Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

In college, we joked a lot about Snake Plisskin. Thought it was a funny name, I guess.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:26pm Linda Lee:

i was 21 in 81. fantastic time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:27pm melinda:

I would like to see Wolfen again. Yeah, HBO and Cinemax allowed multiple viewings of recent movies. It was fun.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:27pm Linda Lee:

yes they did!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:28pm steve:

Ken - i recently learned that he's named after an actual friend of John Carpenter's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:29pm melinda:

I was 10 in 1981, and some of the movies I would not have been able to see in a theater by myself.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:29pm Linda Lee:

most of them, probably!
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:31pm Linda Lee:

the nice thing about being in nyc at the time re moviegoing, was that every possible genre was available to see *in a movie theater as intended* !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:32pm melinda:

I think the first movie I saw on cable was All That Jazz. Also one of the first NYC-based films I'd seen, it made quite an impression.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:32pm Linda Lee:

that was a pretty impressive film! very striking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:32pm melinda:

That would have been an exciting time, Linda.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:34pm Linda Lee:

it really was very nice. plus you could smoke & drink while viewing.
Avatar    Tue. 1/17/17 7:37pm maestroso:

Wow, never heard this Keith Emerson soundtrack. Pretty great.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:37pm Linda Lee:

hard to explain how Mr Hertzberg's video series strikes me so deeply! as if i'm seeing my first views of my own city through cinema over again. fantastic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/17/17 7:40pm dale:

was wondering if indy would make the cut.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:43pm melinda:

@Linda: I sort of remember smelling cigarette smoke while watching Breaking Away at during a particular scene. It seems improbable now, but thanks for confirming that people did still smoke in theaters then. I liked the smell, actually.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:44pm Linda Lee:

oh yes, we definitely did. balcony only, by then.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:45pm cosmic matrix:

runaway! i used to love that movie when i wuz a kid. those fucking robots.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:53pm Linda Lee:

ha! thought that said "Superman Ties Off" ~ from some obscure amalgam of Superman & Panic In Needle Park :-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Tue. 1/17/17 7:54pm melinda:

haha
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 7:56pm Linda Lee:

what a great show! thank you gentlemen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/17/17 8:01pm TR In MI:

Great show, caught the last half and will be visiting the archive
And will be sure to check out the video series. Thanks!.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 8:03pm slugluv1313:

yes, fantastic show! THANK YOU!
(had to step away from a bit -- felines were DEMANDING their dinner!)
i also found this:
www.nerve.com...
DEFINITELY have to check out the series -- would be like you say, Linda -- like seeing NYC for the very first time, even though lived so much of it :)
btw -- i missed the announcements, was that a "Star Wars" excerpt? absolutely charming version! (and i am not even a real fan of "Star Wars"!)
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 8:05pm Linda Lee:

think you heard a bit from Raiders of the Lost Ark ..
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 8:07pm slugluv1313:

@ Linda -- YES! that was it (duh! SENILITY kicking in, hah! :) )
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 8:07pm Linda Lee:

hey, at least we got to smoke at the movies. :-D
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 8:09pm Linda Lee:

i was confused as well. probably 'cause i'm not a fan-gril either. a real fan would know. :-)
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 8:10pm Linda Lee:

neither a fan-gril nor a fan-girl am i.
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 8:14pm slugluv1313:

omg YES!
quit smoking ages ago but yup! totally remember smoking just about everywhere!
ah, i may be a fan girl for some things, but definitely not Star Wars, Raiders, etc. :)
Avatar Tue. 1/17/17 8:14pm Linda Lee:

:-)
Avatar Wed. 1/18/17 12:30pm Ned Merrill:

Steve - Yes, that was my video that played before FANTASTIC PLANET at Monty Hall! - Ned (Jonathan)
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