Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2017 January 09 • Monday

For the 447th Soundtrack of the Week let's get away from it all and listen to Basil Poledouris's music for The Blue Lagoon.

I remember wanting to see this movie when it came out but never did. Now I'm kind of curious to read the book, which came out in 1908! And apparently there's a British silent film adaptation from 1923 Blue Lagoon Studies should be a college course somewhere.

The music is sweeping and romantic, frequently tender and always affecting. Poledouris makes the most out of his main title and love themes, as one might expect.

Some of the writing reminds me of John Barry and occasionally the classical music canon is recalled. It's a lush and large orchestral dramatic score.