The remake of the taking of pelham 123 reveals how radically the. David shire the taking of pelham one two three amazon. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 connections imdb. The taking of pelham one two three was based on a novel by and starred walter matthau as a transit police lieutenant, and robert shaw as a mercenary leading a group of hijackers who do the impossible or idiotic. Starring walter matthau, robert shaw, hector elizondo and martin balsam. The taking of pelham one two three by joseph sargent. A cat and mouse popup book applebee cat, and applebees shapes. Mike tomaro youtube the taking of pelham onetwothree soundtrack suite david shire duration. Funny and upbeat, you just know the movie is going to. The taking of pelham one two three is a 1974 american action thriller film directed by joseph.
T he taking of pelham one two three brings the heist film back to its nononsense, noirinspired roots, steeped in the embittered pessimism of john hustons asphalt jungle, if not the blatant nihilism of kubricks the killing, and scouring away more than a decades worth of featherweight caper comedies like charade with its abrasive wit and extracoarse grit, an added irony given both. David shire the taking of pelham one two three 1974 hd score video duration. David pelham books, biography, contact information. Meanwhile, pelham 123 hurtles through the southbound tunnel. Some of the published credits of david pelham include here comes santa. Sru jazz ensemble the taking of pelham 123 david shire. Taking of pelham one two three 42nd anniversary bluray. David pelham has 46 books on goodreads with 1804 ratings. Cd debut of david shires score to director joseph sargents 1974 crime thriller starring robert shaw, walter matthau, martin balsam, hector elizondo and earl hindman. The taking of pelham 123 is a 2009 american action thriller film directed by tony scott.
And this to me is one of the coolest main themes of film music. Four men board a new york subway train, threaten the driver and guard, separate the lead carriage and halt it between stations. Music composed by david shire for the movie the taking of pelham 123 1974. Its a perfectly enjoyable thriller, but watching it again, it seems. David shire the taking of pelham one two three music skip to main content. The counting the money one million dollars and the sheer interesting music in the background it gives to the viewer. It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by morton freedgood writing under. In new york, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. With walter matthau, robert shaw, martin balsam, hector elizondo.
Garber wears bright yellow shirt with multicolored tie, reversing original multicolored shirt with bright yellow tie. David shires memorable music score recalls a style used in that other 70s crime classic, dirty harry. David shire taking of pelham 123 score video duration. He was art director at penguin books from 1968 to 1979 and created some of the publisher s most celebrated cover art. David shire the taking of pelham 123 main title youtube. A is for animals by david pelham and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The taking of pelham one two three by john godey goodreads. Cinematographer owen roizman builds the movie around horizontal compositions. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 film wikipedia. The taking of pelham 123 soundtrack from the motion picture download on amazon blue green play on apple music. Lovers of pelham subwayrelated film will know that the movie is based on a novel by morton freedgood psuedonym. The taking of pelham 123 is a masterfully written novel. It was under his alias that his writing saw the most success. Peter stone adapted the screenplay from the 1973 novel of the same name written by morton freedgood under the pen name.
David lee shire born july 3, 1937 is an american songwriter and composer of stage musicals, film and television scores. The taking of pelham one two three 1974 by le0pard, may 18, 2018 having once again attended the splendid tcm film festival the annual gathering of movie lovers in the heart of hollywood took in a number of classic movies with those who share a similar passion for them. The taking of pelham one two three was remade for tv in 1998, and again in 2009 for the big screen. See all books authored by david pelham, including the human body, and sams sandwich, and more on. The taking of pelham one two three novel wikipedia. The taking of pelham one two three 1973 is a thriller novel by morton freedgood, writing under the pen name john godey.
Particularly, one of my alltime favorite crime thrillers of the 70s. Character zachary garber is changed to walter garber after walter matthau. David shire the taking of pelham one two three 1974. Released by retrograde in 1996 fsm801232 containing music from the taking of pelham one two three 1998, the taking of pelham one two three 1974. When a new york city subway train leaves to start a run, it is given a call sign based upon the time it left and where. David pelham has written and illustrated numerous books for children and is best known for the much loved sams sandwich series of books.
Complete list of david shire music featured in tv shows and movies. The taking of pelham one two three also known as the taking of pelham 1 2 3 is a 1974 american action thriller film directed by joseph sargent, produced by gabriel katzka and edgar j. David shires urban, jazzy, discordant score in the style of elmer. The taking of pelham one two three shire, 1974 blogger. The soundtracks to the 1976 film the big bus, the taking of pelham one two three, the conversation and all the presidents men, and parts of the saturday night fever soundtrack such as manhattan skyline, are some of his bestknown works. The jerry fielding and don ellis sounding score, composed and conducted by david shire, layers explosive horn. David shire view cd page at fsm site more details the taking of pelham one two three is a superb urban thriller. The premise of the bad guys in the film naming themselves after colors was an influence on quentin tarantinos cult classic 1992 crime thriller reservoir dogs.
The taking of pelham one two three is a superb urban thriller. His cinematic jazzfunk inspired scores of soundtrack composers and strains of his works or samples, in some cases can be heard on beastie boys tracks and definitely echo in harry gregsonwilliams original score for. Founded in 1997, has become a leading book price comparison site. The taking of pelham one two three by david shire, lp with. The book june 23, 2016 by randy susan meyers leave a comment before there was the movie, and the other movie, there was, the book. Shop the latest titles by david pelham at alibris including hardcovers, paperbacks, 1st editions, and audiobooks from thousands of sellers worldwide. It was well acted, had a taut and funny script, and it was well directed with a music score that was enjoyable in its own right like so many of the better pictures made in that era. Some of his most successful works include a thrill a minute with jack albany, a series that later became a disney movie. David shire the taking of pelham one two three youtube. The taking of pelham 123 is a standout 1970s thriller for several reasons. The taking of pelham one two three shire, 1974 for the subway hijack film the taking of pelham one two three, david shire wrote a jazzfunkbased score but using an atonal melody as its main theme technicallyspeaking, the theme is a 12tone row melody, which means that shire used all 12 notes of an octave without repeating any.
The original taking of pelham 123 1974, is the best made one,than the remake of 2009. Shire went on to score such gritty films as 1977s saturday night fever and the pelham tense crime thriller, 2007s zodiac. Super groovy score by david shire for 70s masterpiece the taking of pelham 123 best viewed in hq. If someone were to describe the narrative voice of the novel told from the perspective of 30 plus characters, you would say it would be damn near impossible to pull off in such a way as to keep the action moving, but godey does it. Detail from the cover of a clockwork orange by anthony burgess. When denzel washington and john travolta were barely little high school tewrps in 1974, there was a film called taking of pelham 123 staring walter matheu. The taking of pelham 123 2009 tributes to first movie.
David shire, david shire the taking of pelham one two. The taking of pelham one two three soundtrack from 1996, composed by david shire. One of the best soundtracks in this vein is david shires ambitious jazz score for the taking of pelham 123, a fastpaced thriller about a group of criminals who hijack a subway car in new york city. Heres a great essay on the taking of pelham one two three from elliot kalan of the new mst3k and the flop house. The taking of pelham 123 30 jul 2009 david shires urban, jazzy, discordant score in the style of elmer bernsteins man with the golden arm underlines the sense of a city going through a bad. David shire taking of pelham 123 score video youtube. David pelham was art director at penguin books from 1968 to 1979 and created some of the publishers most celebrated cover art, including his famous cogeyed droog for anthony burgesss novel a clockwork orange in 1972 and his series of paintings for the drought, the drowned world, the terminal beach and other jg ballard titles in the mid 1970s. Today, tony scotts rendition of the taking of pelham 123 hits theaters. David pelham is a published author and an illustrator of childrens books and young adult books. Ryan reynolds tech billionaire puts his money where his mouth is in michael bays problematic 6 underground. Shop david shires the taking of pelham one two three lp for sale by codexion at 39. The ongoing discoveries of priceless books and comics found in a stack of rubbermaid containers. With this score, shire downplays melodic content and lush orchestral arrangements in favor of a rhythmbased sound that is mostly brought to life.
Shire went on to score such gritty films as 1977s saturday night fever and the pelhamtense crime thriller, 2007s zodiac. Pelham ignores the famous verticality of new york to extoll its horizontal underbelly. Taking of pelham one two three, the soundtrack details. Visit tunefind for music from your favorite tv shows and movies. For the score, david shirethen going through a brilliant stretch of work. His film and television work extends from the late 1960s to the present day including 2007s zodiac, consistently excellent in its subtlety, dramatic sensitivity and musical imagination.483 498 1036 458 352 727 1172 1070 1423 1589 1546 1253 969 777 1539 832 1258 683 1282 1492 1471 401 1474 756 454 928 941 434 671 1093 1597 1441 844 1518 246 1010 1468 1260 958 169 182 589 970 140