Wednesday, March 7, 2012
March Madness March of the Day: "Main Title" from The Great Escape by Elmer Bernstein
"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