Monday, January 1, 2007
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) / music by Jerry Goldsmith et. al.
Being a huge James Bond fan as a kid, I was naturally compelled to watch every Bond imitator that came along, whether it was James Coburn's Derek Flint, Dean Martin's Matt Helm or even Sean Connery's real-life brother (!) in the film entitled OK Connery (sometimes alternatively known as Operation Kid Brother).
The actual quality of the Bond imitators varied, of course, but even the really bad Bond imitators had some really cool music to save it from being completely worthless.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a great example of a Bond imitator - it is a damn good television series and it contains great music (by various composers including the great Jerry Goldsmith himself).
Heres a 2-disc introduction to the music from U.N.C.L.E.