Art of the Score
Art of the Score
Aug 30, 2020
Episode 32: The Mummy
It’s Episode 32, and we come back to you from the city of the lockdown with the crown jewel of 1990s action adventure: Jerry Goldsmith’s wonderful score for The Mummy. Goldsmith has for some time been one of Art of the Score’s most requested composers, so join us as we journey to 1920s Egypt and scheme among the pyramids with Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, and that incredible music.

Episode notes:

5:05 – That’s Goldsmith, Jerry! Goldsmith!
8:04 – Podcast recommendation: The Goldsmith Odyssey
10:04 – The Universal history of the Mummy
19:03 – Hamunaptra theme
24:18 – A brief introduction to the film’s other themes
26:58 – Hamun it up
32:40 – Hamajor Hamontage
36:58 – Jerry’s percussion
39:11 – Imhotep’s motif
44:21 – Nick comes clean about his bullying ways
47:01 – The love theme
52:20 – Luteish love and handy hand percussion
56:41 – The power of French Horns propels you
1:00:06 – A romantic finale
1:05:12 – Rick’s theme
1:12:27 – Here come the baddies
1:15:47 – The Mummy Strut
1:18:47 – A sourcey rag
1:22:14 – The Musicians of the Nile
1:27:26 – Hollywood’s sound of Egypt
1:34:44 – Do camels have scales?
1:38:21 – The key is octatonic
1:46:13 – Frightening mummy
1:53:52 – Imhotep’s death (or, that’s a wrap folks!)

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