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Fri, Aug 14, 2020 10:25 AM

Live Poll: Classic Whimsical Scores

Heartfelt, lighthearted with a touch of droll eccentricity carried by the playful little tune or a flute, a clarinet or an accordion with eventual bits of violin conveying a magical but awkwardly appealing resonance, these memorable scores evoke many simple but touching images of delighted nonchalance, joie de vivre or a couple riding a bike across a sunny or bucolic setting.

Which of these memorable scores that fit the description is your favorite?

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Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/MA5XDEVCLs0/

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Bump
Thanks Dan :)

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ElMo,

It's great to see that this thread became accessible again.

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Yeah, to be honest I was annoyed that it had to happen to the one poll I dedicated to happiness lol

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ElMo:
What happened?

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Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid - great movie, great song

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I second that. " Raindrops keep falling on my head". The other is Il Postino, the theme is great.

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"BUTCH BACHARACH"? (LOL)

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I butched it.

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Without knowing the movie - Bilitis.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075753/
I just know it from a "best scores" compilation.

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The godfather
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068646/
It induces the stereotypical rural italian mentality. With typical instruments.

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Not sure why you picked "The Godfather", the closest music to my description is the Tarantella they play during the wedding, apart from that the score is rather somber and solemn, yes, even the music during the Sicilian sequence.

Not sure too either about "Bilitis" (at least from the link you sent me) but the picture of Trintignant and Aimée reminded me of "A Man and a Woman" and I think it would fit better. Thank you=

Good call with "The Third Man"

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Description is such a thing. I think the definition of whimsical is different between Englisch, French and German Language. Pons & Google Translator: It is not exactly the same. So we have different sights of what is "whimsical". When I hear the title song of 'The Godfather', I think it is launenhaft, launisch. Google translator says wunderlich, which also matches. That are German Words, which mean translated (backtranslated)

wunderlich - strange, odd
launenhaft - moody
launisch - moody, capricious

The Godfather theme is also a melody, I could think of in Sicilia, the rural areas.

Bilitis was a movie in the 70's, which has such a moody melody. I know it was an erotic milestone. But I was never interested in.

Maybe the melody style you want should be described more exact. ;)

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I'm glad to have helped with 'The Thrid Man'. :D

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Btw: When you hear the theme of 'The Godfather', I think the music style is not really far away from 'The Third Man'. It's both typical European music in an old style. The instruments, the sound. It's different in some ways, but you can hear the typical European sources.

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Breu, I think the most accurate translation in this case is drollig, schrullig, heiter. If we translate it back it's quirky, jolly, perhaps a little silly and, as mentioned in the intro, droll.

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The pink Panther, perhaps?

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I also was surprised when I read the definition of whimsical, that's why I came up with that lengthy definition... now if anyone can find me an adjective that defines the main themes from "Up" or "Life is Beautiful", I will gladly consider it.

"Pink Panther" became a trope for heist or burglary scenes, it's not exactly what I had in mind. "Baby Elephant" works :)

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Sorry, ElMo.
I just needed to understand what whimsical does mean. Thank you for your explanations. Now I understand your point better. For me it's always an obstacle race, especially when it comes to special words or phrases. Often they can't be translated 1:1 to German language. :D

So we have to word-struggle sometimes. ;)

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Sorry, ElMo.
I just needed to understand what whimsical does mean. Thank you for your explanations. Now I understand your point better. For me it's always an obstacle race, especially when it comes to special words or phrases. Often they can't be translated 1:1 to German language. :D

So we have to word-struggle sometimes. ;)

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The Pink Panther theme is whimsical, though maybe not in the way you are thinking of.

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I will rephrase the title then :)

Classical Scores That Are Whimsical in the Way ElMo Thinks They Are

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The first part of the definition calls for Up - especially that fantastic early montage sequence. The last part is defined by Butch Cassidy's "Raindrops".
Besides these, I think The Artist deserves a nod, particularly because the score does so much of the heavy lifting usually handled by dialog. 

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Bump

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