Happy Friday all! Time for the weekly installment of list-mania. This one has a musical theme...
I really do feel bad about the non-existence of 'Fife & Drum'. Our April Fool's jape was greeted in some quarters with scarcely-concealed disappointment that it was not describing a real release.
One or two persons conceded that it was 'Raving Private Ryan' that gave the game away, possibly implying that 'Fife & Drum' is not beyond plausible levels of Osprey eccentricity. A while ago on Facebook we asked what people's favourite war film soundtracks were, and it seemed to be an emotive subject.
So I have picked what are, in my opinion, the 5 best war film soundtracks EVER! Actually it was pretty tough to decide, in the end. Tell us what you think of these , whether you would have picked them, what you would have added/ deleted.
1.) Tora Tora Tora - Jerry Goldsmith
Great film, amazing soundtrack. Enough said!
2.) Das Boot - Klaus Doldinger
Again, an incredible film with a great soundtrack. Perhaps there's a correlation. Can you have a good film without a good soundtrack? Or vice versa? Das Boot, incidentally, has a number of great tunes. The scene that this one features in is probably too x-rated to post here, however.
3.) The Vikings - Mario Nascimbene
100% Historically accurate? Maybe not. Great watching? Certainly! And who wouldn't stir at the sound of that rousing horn section?!
4.) Kagemusha - Shin-ichiro Ikebe
'A mountain does not move'. One of my favourite films of all time, and if you haven't seen it I implore you to remedy that. Again it's helped out by a remarkable score, which is just the right level of melodramatic.
5.) The Last of the Mohicans - Trevor Jones
Is the score for this film actually surpassed the film itself in terms of popularity?!
How does this top five compare to yours? Any scandalous inclusions/exclusions?