Posted by: Stranger Date: Friday, May 9, 2008, at 5:22 a.m. IP Address: 83.pool85-60-94.dynamic.orange.es
I have listened today to Bernstein's score; it is perhaps the most silly and inappropiate music ever composed for a film that I've heard (along with "Ladyhawk"). No wonder that Walter Hill, with sound judgement, rejected such a mess. It is no surprising as well that you cannot see Cooder's triumph if you regard this rejected score as greater. They simply have got nothing to do with each other; they belong to different worlds.
By the way, electric guitars existed as early as 1931, in case you didn't know.