Unlike most SF films of the time, it offers major stars, great technical talent and a serious budget (~$5 million).
Not until Jan. 29, 2008 does Disney finally release Paul Smith‘s original soundtrack … digital-only at first. In 1940 Smith, along with Leigh Harline and Ned Washington won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for Disney-animated Pinocchio.
MCed by NY DJ Murray the K, breaking all attendance records, it includes Ray Charles, Bobby Rydell, Brenda Lee, Neil Sedaka, Johnny Burnett, The Delicates, Kathy Young, Dion, Bobby Vinton, Bo Diddley, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vee, Jimmy Charles and groups Dante & the Evergreens, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Shirelles, and Little Anthony and the Imperials.
Two kinds of people in this world
‘Hey Blondie! You know what you are?’
Amazing tension between sly, gritty realism — sweat, gunpowder, horse shit, death — and outrageous plot elements.
It features one of the great, experimental soundtracks by Ennio Morricone; the hit album reaches US#4. Morricone’s theme pays direct homage to Pierre Schaeffer‘s little-known 1948 experimental sound collage Ètude aux chemins de fer. MP3
GBU opening titles GBU graveyard GBU ending Once Upon a Time
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