Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March Madness March of the Day: "Main Title" from The Great Escape by Elmer Bernstein

Steve McQueen realizes he just pooped his pants.
I'll just let the late Elmer Bernstein have the floor.

"The score for The Great Escape was not about action at all. It was in that theme that everybody knows now; it was about indomitability, about not being put down, about spirit. That was the essential thing about the score, as exemplified by the character that Steve McQueen played."

--Bernstein, from the liner notes of Varèse Sarabande's The Great Escape: The Deluxe Edition score album

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