Thursday, December 26, 2013

"'Radio Earlo' - Part Five"

This time - an instrumental offering - the background music from Local Hero (Holy crap!  Was it really1983?), composed by Mark Knopfler.

Local Hero is one of my favorite movies, and Knopfler’s film score, and particularly the musical theme, are substantial contributors to my overall enjoyment, and memory of the experience.

For the first two minutes, which start ethereally dreamily, take a look at the pictures if you want to see an enchanted country – the Northern shores of uppermost Scotland.

Then as the theme slams into full gear, close your eyes, and let the music wash over you, an inspired composition for a magical locale.


And maybe munch on a little haggis.

(Note: It's going to say "Click on Youtube."  Click on "YouTube."  I don't know how to get it to you any other way.)


Wendy M. Grossman said...

We seem to have somewhat similar taste in some movies. I also love LOCAL HERO and Mark Knopfler's music for it, especially the swell at the end as the phone booth rings (with poor Mac exiled a continent away).

My other favorite perfectly matched movie score is Enya in L.A. STORY.


pumpkinhead said...

Day 5

bonus # 1 - the girl on the guitar in the previous video, the late great Mindy Jostyn, solo:

And, what the heck, another bonus (and yes, I'm serious. This is awesome):