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Re: Georges Delerue's The Black Stallion Returns Appreciation Thread
• Posted by: ArborArcanist   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 9:13 a.m.
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• In Response to: Georges Delerue's The Black Stallion Returns A... (Olivia D.)

> Today is the twenty-eighth birthday of my own Black Stallion, Mac and he
> has a bad front leg so it might be his last, we have known each other for
> about twenty years and he is my best friend. A long time ago when I was
> just getting to know him I saw a film called The Black Stallion Returns
> (yes I saw it before the first one) and I had no idea that there was such
> a thing as film music then, but I was captivated by the main title theme
> and it is the earliest memory I have of liking a piece of music from a
> film that was not a song, I rather stupidly thought it was a piece of
> classical music as I had no idea that there was a composer who was
> actually paid to write music for a film until years later when I picked up
> Michael Giacchino's Star Trek. I liked the theme so much I hummed it
> around Mac and I thought of it as our theme. Fast-forward fifteen years
> and I discover Filmtracks, one day I'm going through the modern soundtrack
> reviews and I find The Black Stallion Returns and find out that it was
> composed by a Georges Delerue and its rated five stars! That made me want
> to find the film and relisten to the whole score and I came away from it
> with a whole new appreciation of the score and of Georges Delerue.

Thatís quite a touching story. While Iím sorry to hear about his leg, it sounds like heís lived a fuller and better loved life than most.

> So, today in honor of Mac's birthday and that it was the twentieth
> anniversary of Delerue's death nine days ago, I want to see who else likes
> this underrated gem of Delerue's painfully short career, personally its
> still my favorite of his and its my third favorite score of all time from
> a composer who I wish had stayed with us longer.

But yeah, Itís a pretty fantastic work of film scoring!

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