Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Taxi Driver Movie Suite

Taxi Driver Movie Suite
Music by Bernard Herrmann

Keeping within our theme of gangster-crime suites, in this 1975 crime drama, we are given a movie suite that was Mr. Herrmann's very last gift to the world of motion picture music. Although this is mostly jazz with a light touch of orchestral support, we are nonetheless drawn into the gritty world of early 70's New York in all its squaller. This music grows on you, with the light main theme and the tightness of other cues merging into a short burst of musical genius. With a timing of 18:35 this is certainly worth a listen. Enjoy.  -MJ



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