Friday, May 1, 2015

Movie Music Musings – Mining for Goldsmith Part 3

In the previous installment of Mining for Goldsmith I took a look at film composer Jerry Goldsmith’s work for the Western genre. One genre that was always cranking out movies is the conspiracy and espionage genre. Some of these were deadly serious, and others were more lighthearted and even a bit silly.

Here is a sample of some of his work from a few of these thrilling flicks:

In Like Flint (1967)

Capricorn One (1978)

The Salamander (1981)

Another wonderful rerecording for Prometheus records of Goldsmith's score, this time from the forgotten film The Salamander.


  1. With Flint, the music alone sounds like a Bond parody, doesn't it?

    1. Yeah it does. I really wonder how much of that score influenced the one written for "Austin Powers" three decades later. The two scores for the Flint series are really a lot of fun, and show off a side of Goldsmith that you didn't hear too often.