Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 78 - 101 Days of Awesome

I want to talk about a few really awesome soundtracks. While I'll have a few posts that focus on some other soundtracks, this is to cover a few that I might now want to give a full post to, but they're still awesome.

 The first is Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves.

No, I'm not talking about the crappy Bryan Adams song. The Overture, embedded above, is a cool piece. It's a real call to adventure. I haven't seen the movie in a long time. I suspect that any good feels I have for this movie are from the Overture.

Next is Pirates of the Caribbean.

I enjoyed the first Pirates of the Caribbean. I mildly enjoyed the second. I disliked that third. I couldn't finish the first half of the fourth. Much like Robin Hood, I think I liked the main theme better than the movie. I remember it being a fun, though too long, movie. But I still like listening to the track above, called He's a Pirate.

Dances With Wolves.

Dances With Wolves is, as I remember it, a pretty good movie. But I haven't seen it since I saw it in the theaters. Unless you count when I saw Avatar, that is. Anyone seen it recently? Does it hold up? I've listened to the soundtrack plenty of times since then.Jump to around the 4:00 mark for the part you'll likely recognize, if not from the movie but from the dozens of other times it's been used since then.

Finally The Last of the Mohicans.

This is another movie that I've only seen once. I saw it on video more than 15 years ago, and I need to see it again.  Any movie with Daniel Day Lewis is worth rewatching just for his performance.

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