Film Music Fridays - Episode 5


City Slickers (1991), by Marc Shaiman


We are back with the fifth Episode of Film Music Fridays, narrated by CineConcerts President, Producer & Conductor Justin Freer! In this week’s Episode, Justin talks about City Slickers, the 1991 western comedy directed by Ron Underwood with music by the legendary Marc Shaiman, and the moment when he was inspired to utilize a specific genre of music in a scene that still needed music - a moment in the film that turned out timeless, fun, and musically unforgettable. Marc continues to be one of the most talented composers out there today, and this example is one small element of his creative repertoire. As always, in the film clip mentioned above, we have carefully edited out the SFX to focus on the score, interweaving sound effects where appropriate. Enjoy, and see you next time!

Marc Shaiman (born October 22, 1959) is an American composer and lyricist for filmstelevision, and theatre, best known for his collaborations with lyricist and director Scott Wittman. He wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical version of the John Waters film Hairspray. He has won a Grammy, an Emmy and a Tony, and been nominated for seven Oscars.

Read more at Wikipedia here.

Cue from scene discussed:

Composer Marc Shaiman

What’s Next?


Stay tuned for the next Episode of Film Music Fridays on Friday, March 22nd where we will be featuring Elmer Bernstein’s iconic score to The Ten Commandments!