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Postby SmileyGirl87 » Fri Oct 24, 2003 10:57 pm

Great idea, BTD! I'd buy a copy...

I LOVE the music for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" but haven't been able to find a soundtrack for it...

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Postby Bruce the Duck » Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:04 am

Great idea, BTD! I'd buy a copy...

I LOVE the music for "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" but haven't been able to find a soundtrack for it...

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That's because you haven't looked here yet! ;)

It's a great soundtrack! I highly recommend it!
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Postby Ratbert197 » Sat Oct 25, 2003 3:45 am

I actually happened to see the man who did the score, John Duprez, live when he was Eric Idle's (of Monty Python fame) tour.
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Postby fred27 » Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:15 am

Ratbert197 Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:45 am Post subject:

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I actually happened to see the man who did the score, John Duprez, live when he was Eric Idle's (of Monty Python fame) tour.




does that mean he touring with eric, as of now, this very moment, if so im gonna have to get a ticket for the show here

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Postby scottidog » Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:30 am

John Du Prez did the original score for UHF


Can someone enlighten me? I thought Al wrote the songs for UHF. How is that different from the score? And why didn't Al do it? I'm sure he could have.
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Postby weird_el » Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:36 am

A score is the orchestral/incidental music composed for a film. It's a very time-consuming task. With the script writing, song writing and starring in, Al probably didn't have any time left for serious composing.
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Postby fred27 » Sun Oct 26, 2003 4:51 am

i checked the web pg for eric's tour, and he IS touring with him, gona go and get my dvd signed, and my jacket

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Postby Bruce the Duck » Sun Oct 26, 2003 3:53 pm

John Du Prez did the original score for UHF


Can someone enlighten me? I thought Al wrote the songs for UHF. How is that different from the score? And why didn't Al do it? I'm sure he could have.


Al wrote the songs that you hear on the soundtrack and occasionally in the film (LMBYH, UHF, MFN/BH, FZ) but that is different from the score. The score, like El said, is the orchestral music. It includes not only the main instrumental themes from the film but also the incidental (or "background") music. Writing score music is a difficult task in that the composer needs to write music that enhances each particular scene without being overpowering. It's really a job better suited to a film composer, like Du Prez, rather than a rock song writer.

There have been a few rock stars who have attempted (successfully) to write score music, including R.E.M., Tom Petty, and Danny Elfman (from Oingo Boingo), but not many more. Even Elton John, who wrote the SONGS for The Lion King, did not attempt to write the score. I'm sure with practice, Al could be a fine film composer if he wanted to, but for UHF, I think it was a better idea to go with Du Prez.
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Postby Orthography Enthusiast » Sun Oct 26, 2003 6:35 pm

I'm sure with practice, Al could be a fine film composer if he wanted to, but for UHF, I think it was a better idea to go with Du Prez.


Yeah, with film-scoring lessons added to the acting lessons, he wouldn't have had time to make the movie. That would have been too many brand-new hats to wear all at once.

Wouldn't Mark Mothersbaugh also be one of the successful rock-musician scorers? Mutato Musika?
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Postby doggans » Sun Oct 26, 2003 7:19 pm

Just a thought...

Maybe the score isn't on the soundtrack because Al couldn't get permission from Orion (or whoever) to include the score, but he already owned the songs...?
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