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One of the best soundtracks I've ever heard...


Does anyone else agree that this movie had wonderful music?

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Indeed it is. I have the soundtrack and listen to it often when writing.


Sex is overrated...until you stop having it!

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Golly, not many of us on this one!!
Yes, I agree, fabulous soundtrack., am afraid of wearing out my (copied) tape as no more CDs to be found in this country.

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Yes, it quite does. I watched this in my North American Indians class at CUI wondering if the sdtk had been nominated for anything.

Oh my God
They sold Hollywood
Burned down my neighborhood
Even shot Robin Hood

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Can anyone tell me in the closing whose Requiem was used...would love to hear all of it.
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i think the director asked Delerue to write one himself. Its on the soundtrack CD and can be had, complete from the iTunes store

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I also think Black Robe was a brilliant film, with an equally brilliant soundtrack. The cinematography of Black Robe matched the sound of the orchestrations - bleak and cruel. The score sounds like a requiem; it's ominous and foreboding, a portent of the death of a culture, religion, and ideals.

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The single strongest memory of Black Robe that I have is its' soundtrack. Truly memorable and a perfect example of how a soundtrack can contribute immensely to a movies immortality.

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I have to agree with temporary one, I just finsihed viewing this movie on showtime and I was moved by the mise en scene and soundtrack. I loved how it portrayed the relationship between europeans and indigens of North America. Its a great movie with a haunting soundtrack.

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D'Acc!

The scenery was fantastic and the humble trapper comes up with the most profound observation on religion.


HA Andrews

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we were blessed to have this and last of the mohegans come out at relarively speaking the same time
HA Andrews

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Yes, but unfortunatly this movie was less known, and remains so..

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i imagine it should sell well enough up quebec & montreal & what's left of the bayou country

cheers

HA Andrews

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as the owner of hundreds of beloved soundtracks, i'll say that black robe is easily the most overlooked of the film score masterpieces out there. one of my all-time favorites!

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what did you think of clanadad's score in last of the mohegans?
HA Andrews

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EW! gross we HAD to watch that movie in history class! i used to think amerindiens were COOL!huh! i wouldn't want anything that reminds me of tht horrible motion picture...wanna listen to some GOOD soundtrack that make you feel GOOD and remind you of LOVELY thigns? narnia OST!(WOOT!)

It's as if you've reached the unreacheable, and you weren't ready for it.

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thank you for your interest in colonial era styled music

a cheery cheriooooooooooooo

HA Andrews

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The film's official title was Last of the Mohicans.

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in ny where the "mohicans" lived the name is spelt MOHEGAN as in Mohegan Lake, NY

cheers
HA Andrews

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I understand that but not to belabor the point the film in question is titled after James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 "The Last of the Mohicans; A narrative of 1757", as well as the screenplay is based on the 1936 film by the same name screenplay.

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Cooper simply took two Native tribes, the Mohegans and the Mahicans, and made the amalgam "Mohicans" for his book, which I believe he had as an offshoot of the Delaware. This way, his Chingachgook could be the last of his people without offending those still living.

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Could very well be, that makes a great deal of sense. One keeps reading that he simply got it wrong with the name Mohicans but who knows!

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Yes, Black Robe does have a memorable score, right up there with LOTM in that genre. The scenery was breathtaking as well. I especially liked the scene where the Father is standing on the beach with that round-topped mountain behind him in fall color. Gorgeous.

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what???

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i think this movie is overrated and borin...though i agree. excellent music

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The "Black Robe" soundtrack CD still is available from various Internet sources, such as amazon.com and Tower.com. There is also a suite, about 11 minutes or so, from "Black Robe" on a two-CD compilation of excerpts from various George Delerue film scores. The set is on Varese Sarabande CDs and is entitled "Great Composers: George Delerue," and it's conducted by the composer for the most part. This Frenchman, who died in 1992, was one of the great melodists working in motion-picture music, and I would highly recommend that set to anyone who enjoyed the "Black Robe" soundtrack, as an introduction to other late Delerue film scores.

Another highly enjoyable CD, "Music for the Films of Francois Truffaut," on Elektra/Asylum, is a great representation of Delerue's work with that celebrated director.

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I also love his moving piece in JACOBS LADDER, when Jacob is in the bathtub/awakens in bed with Sarah.
He gets up on an elbow and gets a strange look on his face, when the music piece starts, and goes back to the bathtub scene

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George Delerue - Black Robe
http://tinyurl.com/23dwpq

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