Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ask anyone who's heard it. Anyone.

Boy, was I happy fellow when this showed up in my mailbox last week:

With Quentin T. using several Charles Bernstein tracks in Inglourious Basterds, I wouldn't be surprised if the already sold-out Mr. Majestyk fetches even more interest on the secondary market. There's no denying the catchiness of Bernstein's main theme for Vince Majestyk, which you can sample here at the Intrada website. Bernstein leads things off with a melancholy, trumpet-based main title that beautifully establishes the Majestyk character in musical terms. This motif is repeated throughout the score with a mix of jazz, country, and rock elements and just the right amount of atmospheric, atonal touches that place this soundtrack firmly in the '70s action-movie pantheon. You can still get the soundtrack here. Get 'em while they last, or before the bandwagoners coming home from Inglourious Basterds.

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