SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Incredibles 2
    2. Solo: A Star Wars Story
   3. Deadpool 2
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
 5. A Quiet Place
6. Ready Player One
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
        2. Gladiator
       3. Blade Runner 2049
      4. Batman
     5. Thor: Ragnarok
    6. The Avengers
   7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  8. Avatar
 9. Dunkirk
10. Phantom Thread
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for Ice Station Zebra (Michel Legrand)

Edit | Delete
Grand Michel
• Posted by: Stuart Sesuande   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at 11:01 p.m.
• IP Address: c-67-183-9-176.hsd1.wa.comcast.net

I was a teenager during the middle '70's when I first saw the film Ice Station Zebra presented with great fanfare as a television premiere event on the ABC Sunday Night movie. Though I found the film extraordinarily interesting visually, it was just a bit too long for the plot to sustain my attention, but Michel Legrand's score made me sit up in my seat (no kidding!), wide-eared with real wonder at the vitality, sensuousness and expressiveness of the music. It was colorful, inventive, heroic, suspenseful, thrilling, and even playful at times. It was one of the scores that woke me up to the pleasure and excitement of listening to orchestral music written for films in the grand Hollywood style. I appreciate it even more, now, as an adult. It is obvious to me that Mr. Legrand was deeply inspired by the opportunity and the challenge. There is a sense of joy and adventure in his compositions, as though making music to accompany the bold and dynamic on-screen visuals was a literal dream come true. I'll never get tired of listening to this one.

By the way, speaking of French film composers named "Michel", does anyone know if there are any plans to release the late Michel Colombier's score for Colossus: The Forbin Project?






Copyright © 1998-2018, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.