Sunday, November 29, 2009


The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 British World War II film by David Lean based on the novel The Bridge over the River Kwai by French writer Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction but borrows the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942–43 for its historical setting. It stars Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Hawkins, and William Holden. Music by Malcolm Arnold. [wikipedia]

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American western film directed by John Sturges about a group of hired gunmen protecting a Mexican village from bandits. Wowie!... one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) Westerns of all time... Can't get any better with a cast like McQueen, Brynner, Coburn, Vaughn, Bronson... all my fave super stars. Eli Wallach often the bad guy in most Westerns played chief of bandits. Music composed by Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 - August 18, 2004). He is the recipient of Western Heritage Awards for The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Hallelujah Trail (1965).

Cempaka Orchestra performing Magnificent Seven for Cempaka Damansara Commencements 2007, Cempaka Schools. Conductor: Mr Isaac Chia

Any difference compared to this original?

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Those who watched the movies or TV series in the 70s would never forget the most famous tagline "Don't make me angry, you would'nt like me when I'm angry" starred by Bill Bixby for the role of Dr David Banner. In addition the very same Incredible Hulk himself, acted by Lou Ferrigno who was forever chased by Jack McGee was played by Jack Colvin.  Music conducted and composed by Joe Harnell.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Miami Vice is an American television series produced by Michael Mann for NBC. The show became noted for its heavy integration of music and visual effects to tell a story. The series starred Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas as two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. It ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984–1989.

Miami Vice is noted for its innovative use of music, particularly countless pop and rock hits of the 1980s and the distinctive, synthesized instrumental music of Jan Hammer. The collaboration resulted in memorable instrumental pieces, including the show's title theme, which climbed to the top of the U.S. Billboard charts in November 1985, the first television show theme to do so since Peter Gunn; No television theme nor instrumental track have ascended to the top of the Billboard singles chart since. The Miami Vice original soundtrack, featuring Jan Hammer's #1 hit theme song and Glenn Frey's "You Belong to the City" (a #2 hit), stayed on the top of the U. S. album chart for 11 weeks in 1985, making it the most successful TV soundtrack at the time. The Miami Vice Theme was so popular that is also garnered two Grammy awards in 1986. "Crockett's Theme", another recurring tune from the show, became a #1 hit in several European countries in 1987. [wikipedia]