Monday, January 2, 2012

Movie Music Monday: The Firm

I saw this film when it opened in theatres in 1993 and was immediately gripped by the jazzy music. First of all, this is my favorite style of music. Second of all, I LOVE piano. Third of all, THIS MOVIE ROCKS!

The music gave this story an edge by building suspense, enhancing the storyline, and capturing the Memphis blues feel of the setting. In fact, all the songs on the track are amazing -- Memphis Stomp, M-O-N-E-Y (Lyle Lovett), Mud Island Chase. This was my first introduction to Dave Grusin, who just so happens to be the composer of a number of other film scores, including The Graduate, The Champ, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Goonies, Hope Floats.

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