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Do you want to thank Thomas Newman with me for these two minutes of wondrous musical serenity?



Serene to me, at least.  :)



 -- from Newman's music score to the movie "Road to Perdition"

 -- I went to see the movie because I knew Newman had written the music and that Jude Law was in the movie.


My entire being "stopped' in wonderful silence when this music occurred:



"The Farm"      (yes, two characters arrive at a farm)       anytime I listen to Newman's score, my soul rests at 'the farm'






 

Posted - November 16, 2023

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  • 17395
    Very nice but remembering the film brings me down.  My goodness!
      November 16, 2023 10:01 AM MST
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  • 22896


    Dead-on correct you are. "Ain't that the truth?"   For sure. :)


    I love the music to this movie, though and I can disassociate from the movie. 

    The same with "The Shawshank Redemption" -- Thomas Newman wrote the music to that one, too. I've only seen "The Shawshank Redemption" three times but I've listened to Newman's music  soundtrack to that movie literally hundreds of times.
    I love the music but the movie, too many times. is too emotionally uncomfortable and upsetting for me to watch the movie itself.

    Thanks for giving "The Farm" a listen. :)




    This post was edited by WelbyQuentin at November 18, 2023 8:46 AM MST
      November 16, 2023 11:45 AM MST
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  • 7324
    The Shawshank had a happy ending.
      November 17, 2023 2:03 PM MST
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  • 22896
    But the journey to the ending contains too many difficult-for-me moments and scenes.

    (Yet, I quite like many horror movies. I am one Walking Paradox.)

      November 17, 2023 6:18 PM MST
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  • 1361
    Excellent. Paul Newman's last appearance in a movie...
      November 16, 2023 12:31 PM MST
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  • 22896
    Glad you liked the music, too.

    Very true about Paul Newman! Great actor to me.
      November 16, 2023 7:59 PM MST
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    7324
    Very beautiful and relaxing, the last thing I did tonight before going to sleep, listening to this.  
      November 16, 2023 7:05 PM MST
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  • 22896
    I'm very glad you enjoyed it. I agree with your take on it. :)

    Be Well, good night.
      November 16, 2023 7:59 PM MST
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  • 7324
    The song was playing in my mind as I went to sleep, very sweet moment, thanks. 
      November 17, 2023 1:48 PM MST
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  • 22896
    You're welcome. :)
      November 17, 2023 6:16 PM MST
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  • 7324
    Where is it????? I was going to listen to it again tonight.  :  (

    NOT fair, please put it back, I like that rendition better. 


    This post was edited by . at November 17, 2023 6:07 PM MST
      November 17, 2023 5:21 PM MST
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  • 22896
    On my screen, my original post with the same music within my posted question is still there. 

    I didn't do anything to it.

    But, just in case it may help, I'll post the same music here. Glad you like it so much. I do, too.  :)

      November 17, 2023 6:10 PM MST
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  • 7324
    Thank you, I'll listen to it before I go to sleep tonight.  :  )
      November 17, 2023 6:32 PM MST
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  • 22896
    I'd do well to listen to this some more, too.  :)
      December 25, 2023 3:58 PM MST
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  • 13257

    As far as music from Paul Newman's films, I prefer the ragtime strains of The Sting.

      November 17, 2023 2:59 PM MST
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  • 7324
    Great music, not easy to play...correctly...I know I've tried.  lol
      November 17, 2023 5:16 PM MST
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  • 22896
    True for me, too.  :)
    Joplin is challenging for me to play but I really enjoy playing his stuff.
      November 17, 2023 6:11 PM MST
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  • 7324
    Now I'll have to find my music and try to play it again, now that I know the timing of it.  
      November 17, 2023 6:33 PM MST
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  • 22896
    And Joplin never intend for most of his music to be played that fast.

    But I really like Joplin's music, too.

    I listen to Thomas Newman's music more, though. :)

    Paul just happened to appear in one of Thomas-scored movies. Ha.
      November 17, 2023 6:15 PM MST
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  • 13257
    I’ve never tried to play it with my one year of piano lessons 51 years ago. I just listen.
      November 17, 2023 7:13 PM MST
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    7324
    This one of my favorite pieces ever, Rubinstein seems to be my favorite playing this, his touch and expression is different than others.  I bought the music many years ago and started to learn it, then life happened...not sure I even have the music any longer. This is way beyond my ability but that is how I learned to play the piano through learning pieces that were very difficult then sticking with it until I learned, if not all, but the parts I really liked.  This version is not the best of Rubinstein, the piano he is playing has some issues and the recording could be much better.  If I find a better version I'll post it.

    This post was edited by . at November 18, 2023 6:24 PM MST
      November 17, 2023 7:50 PM MST
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