Saturday Spins: Soundtracks Vol 1, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Christopher Bradley

Christopher Bradley

Christopher is a lawyer from NEPA, aka, Pennsultucky, He is an avid baseball fan, audiophile, and dog owner. He spends the majority of his free time with his wife and daughters, reading, listening to music, watching baseball (except the Yankees) and writing. If you wish to send him a positive missive, any errata concerning albums, or requests regarding albums: saturdayspins32 at gmail dot com

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  1. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    Everyone is familiar with Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra.

    That is, everyone is familiar with the first two minutes of it.Report

    • Avatar Kolohe in reply to Mike Schilling
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      To be fair, that’s the popular experience with the entirety of European classical music. Everyone knows the under 5 minute bop portion of a given piece, nobody wants to stick around for the hour long 4 movement listen of its entiretyReport

  2. Avatar Slade the Leveller
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    I thought the use of the Blue Danube Waltz was perfect for the space station scene. It perfectly conveys the lightness and beauty of the structure and the manoeuvre of the space plane to dock with it. Kind of obvious, but wonderfully executed.

    I’d love to get your take on the Big Chill soundtrack. I have a nearly 40 year old cassette of it that belonged to my wife. She loved listening to it.

    Currently spinning in my house if Panic at the Disco’s Pretty Odd. It’s a Beatlesque departure for them and it’s quite good. It’s also reminiscent of Tally Hall, if you’re familiar with them.Report

  3. Avatar superdestroyer
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    Norman Jewison, director of Rollerball (1975) pointed out that science fiction movies work better with classical music since the music will not date the movie. Trying to create futuristic music does not work since it dates quickly.

    Also, in TvTropes, there is the trope of unintentional period piece where the clothing, technology, music is so of the moment of when the movie is made that it immediately dates the movie.Report

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