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« on: June 01, 2020, 02:47:09 PM »

Lennie Niehaus, long-time in house composer for Clint, whose last composition was for “Gran Torino,” according to IMDB, has died at 90. :(

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/news/lennie-niehaus-dead-alto-saxophonist-frequent-clint-eastwood-collaborator-was-90-1296668
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 07:34:17 PM »

How sad, and just before Clint's own 90th birthday.

The Variety obit includes this lovely picture:



Has Clint ever looked happier?

R.I.P., Lenny Niehaus.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 09:58:30 PM »

RIP Lennie Niehaus  :'(
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2020, 11:48:53 PM »

RIP Lennie.  :'(
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 01:13:01 AM »

RIP Lennie Niehaus
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 03:48:31 AM »

Too sad ... RIP
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 11:47:15 AM »

RIP. Just watched Unforgiven :(


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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2020, 07:18:51 PM »

The Times finally got around to publishing an obit a couple of days ago:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/10/movies/lennie-niehaus-dead.html

It has some nice details about his collaboration with Clint:

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... Mr. Niehaus wrote the score for “Tightrope,” a murder mystery set in New Orleans that Mr. Eastwood produced and starred in as a police officer.

Mr. Eastwood wanted the score at times to reflect the “cacophony of music” that burst from clubs on Bourbon Street. So he flew with Mr. Niehaus to New Orleans, where they walked along that historic French Quarter street.

“Listen, hear those snippets of music on the left and right sides of the street?” Mr. Niehaus recalled Mr. Eastwood saying when he was interviewed for the website JazzWax in 2009. “Can you get that effect in the score?”

Mr. Niehaus’s solution was to record eight different tunes in different styles by different musicians, then fade the tracks in and out in scenes where Mr. Eastwood’s character walked down Bourbon Street.

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