Wednesday, February 28, 2007

McQ Soundtrack: Intrigue Meets Cheeseball

Elmer Bernstein is one of my favorite movie composers, and is better known for his work with Westerns--especially the music for The Magnificent Seven. And while he has industry awards, he's not half as recognized for his talent as he deserves to be.

With that in mind, I'm listening to the soundtrack to McQ, a cheesy 1970s cop movie starring John Wayne. A true listening pleasure. Combine groovy 70s chase music, some Pink Panther-esque rhumba and a little Star Wars brass, and you've got one heck of a piece.

And I love the movie's tagline:

The cop no one can stop. Even the cops.

And something about that movie still just makes me laugh. It must the idea of John Wayne knocking Borat's lights out. Go John!

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