Saturday, January 12, 2008

Saturday Score Selection #6: The Explorers


Jerry Goldsmith - The Explorers (1985)


I'm always amazed at how many people I encounter that have never seen this movie. Then I'm amazed at how many people I actually bring up this movie around. In this film, often referred to as The Goonies in space, the late great Jerry Goldsmith managed to capture all kinds of awesome thematic elements in this score which grabs your inner child, drops it in a trashcan spaceship and lets you be 12 years old all over again...without getting that nasty trashcan juice on you. It was a really tough call on what track to give you guys this week, as there are several winners here with sounds ranging from adventurous overtures, atmospheric sci-fi soundscapes, and catchy rock tunes. I'm leaving you with the stereotypical 80's finale tune that wraps the whole movie up in an 8 minute track.

Download "Have A Nice Trip" by Jerry Goldsmith via Yousendit

4 comments:

Charmuh said...

River Phoenix's character was practically born in a lab coat. I loved how irritated he kept getting at the "trashy" friend.

The Boom Operator said...

Yeah, nerds and tough kids don't mix very well in the real world. Thankfully we have 80's Hollywood cinema that can bridge the gap between greasy wrench monkeys and brainy calculator strokers.

The Boom Operator said...

Now that the download link is dead...
Check my link in my blog archives called "Saturday Score Selection Archives". You can find all of them streaming for your aural pleasure.

Colin B said...

Any chance of a reupload for 'Have A Nice Trip'? I may well be stupid, but I can't seem to find the link in your blog archives.