Options Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from January 17, 2017 Options

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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. 
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
John Barry  Searching for Matty / Agreement / Chapeau Gratis (edit)   Options Body Heat  Label X 
0:03:20 (Pop‑up)
Jerry Goldsmith  End Credits   Options Outland  Warner Bros. 
0:04:24 (Pop‑up)
John Beal  Carnival Skyline   Options The Funhouse  Intrada 
0:06:25 (Pop‑up)
Ry Cooder  Canoes Upstream   Options Southern Comfort  Warner Bros. 
0:09:05 (Pop‑up)

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  


0:11:04 (Pop‑up)
Andrzej Korzynski  The Night The Screaming Stops (Opening Titles)   Options Possession  Finders Keepers 
0:16:21 (Pop‑up)
Romano Rizzati / Alessandro Blonksteiner  I Remember   Options The House by the Cemetery  Graveside 
0:18:46 (Pop‑up)
Trevor Jones  Main Title   Options Time Bandits  VHS 
0:20:35 (Pop‑up)
John Carpenter  Orientation #2   Options Escape From New York  Varese Sarabande 
0:21:29 (Pop‑up)

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 


0:24:15 (Pop‑up)
Tangerine Dream  Beach Theme   Options Thief  Virgin 
0:31:46 (Pop‑up)
Keith Emerson  The Chopper   Options Nighthawks  The Backstreet 
0:34:08 (Pop‑up)
Elmer Bernstein  The Flight to Temple (Flight)   Options Heavy Metal  Full Moon 
0:38:50 (Pop‑up)
John Williams  Journey To Nepal   Options Raiders Of The Lost Ark  Columbia 
0:39:57 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Bill Conti / Elmer Bernstein 

Runaway / The Team Uniforms / Haircut   Options

For Your Eyes Only / Victory / Stripes 

Liberty / Promrthrus / Varese Sarabande 


0:41:35 (Pop‑up)
Ken Thorne  Superman Flies Off   Options Superman II  Warner Bros. 
0:51:11 (Pop‑up)
Ennio Morricone  The Wind, The Scream (Main Title)   Options The Professional  DRG 
0:53:27 (Pop‑up)
Pino Donaggio  Hospital To Motel   Options Blowout  Polydor 
0:55:52 (Pop‑up)
Paul Chihara  I Did Some Things   Options Prince of the City  Varese Sarabande 
0:58:13 (Pop‑up)
Jack Nitzsche  Cutter Leaves for L.A.   Options Cutters Way  Cutter 
0:58:57 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm common:

devon. outland!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm dale:

never saw that one.
Avatar 7:07pm Linda Lee:

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

'81 was a fantastic year.
Avatar 7:08pm glenn:

body heat is a good second date movie.
Avatar 7:09pm slugluv1313:

look for the Union label!
Avatar 7:10pm Linda Lee:

fancy meeting you here slugluv! :-D
Avatar 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 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 7:11pm dale:

mr. cheryl ladd?
Avatar 7:12pm Linda Lee:

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

have you seen Hertzberg's Fun City series? it's brilliant.
  7:13pm JakeGould:

Ladd company films were cool, but “Outland” sucked.
Avatar 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 7:14pm slugluv1313:

@ Linda -- no, but definitely will check them out!
Avatar 7:14pm Linda Lee:

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

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

absolutely luscious.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm common:

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

i do, sluglove! prickly heat was great!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 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?
  7:20pm sugarwolf:

TIme Bandits!!
Avatar 7:21pm Linda Lee:

melinda, check vimeo!
Avatar 7:22pm Linda Lee:

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

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

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

i was 21 in 81. fantastic time.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:27pm melinda:

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

yes they did!
Avatar 7:28pm steve:

Ken - i recently learned that he's named after an actual friend of John Carpenter's!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 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 7:29pm Linda Lee:

most of them, probably!
Avatar 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 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 7:32pm Linda Lee:

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

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

it really was very nice. plus you could smoke & drink while viewing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm maestroso:

Wow, never heard this Keith Emerson soundtrack. Pretty great.
Avatar 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 7:40pm dale:

was wondering if indy would make the cut.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 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 7:44pm Linda Lee:

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

runaway! i used to love that movie when i wuz a kid. those fucking robots.
Avatar 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 7:54pm melinda:

Avatar 7:56pm Linda Lee:

what a great show! thank you gentlemen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 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 8:03pm slugluv1313:

yes, fantastic show! THANK YOU!
(had to step away from a bit -- felines were DEMANDING their dinner!)
i also found this:
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 8:05pm Linda Lee:

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

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

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

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

neither a fan-gril nor a fan-girl am i.
Avatar 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 8:14pm Linda Lee:

Avatar 12:30pm Ned Merrill:

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