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Giorgio Moroder ~ Flashdace & Scarface (1983)

Hansjörg "Giorgio" Moroder was born on 26 April 1940, Gröden, Italy. He's an Italian record producer, songwriter and performer. His work with synthesizers during the 1970s and 1980s had a significant influence on new wave, house, techno and electronic music in general.

In addition to producing several hits with Donna Summer.

Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer "Queen of Disco"

Moroder made his first steps in music in Berlin by releasing a few singles under the name "Giorgio" beginning in 1966, singing in Italian, Spanish, English, and German. He came to prominence in 1969, when his recording "Looky Looky", released on Ariola Records, was awarded a gold disc in October 1970. He then began making a name for himself in studios around Germany in the early 1970s.

Giorgio Moroder ~ Looky Looky
from the French TV Show "Musicolor" aired October 18th, 1969

Often collaborating with lyricist Pete Bellotte, Moroder had a number of hits in his own name including "Son of My Father" in 1972 before releasing the synthesizer-driven From Here to Eternity, a notable chartbuster in 1977, and in the following year releasing "Chase", the theme from the film Midnight Express. These songs achieved some chart success in the United Kingdom, the United States, and across Europe, and everywhere disco-mania was spreading. The full film score for Midnight Express won him his first Academy Award for best film score in 1978.

In 1979, Moroder released his album E=MC². Text on the album's cover stated that it was the "first electronic live-to-digital album." He also released three albums between 1977–1979 under the name Munich Machine.

In 1984, Moroder worked with Philip Oakey of The Human League to make the album Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder; which was a UK singles chart hit with "Together in Electric Dreams", title track to the 1984 film Electric Dreams. 1985 saw him collaborating with Kajagoogoo frontman Limahl for their worldwide hit "Neverending Story". In 1986, Moroder collaborated with his protégé Harold Faltermeyer (of "Axel F.") and lyricist Tom Whitlock to create the score for the film Top Gun (1986) which included Kenny Loggins' hit "Danger Zone and Berlin's "Take My Breath Away". He also wrote the theme song to the film Over The Top (film) "Meet Me Half Way" which was also performed by Kenny Loggins. "Chase" was also used as an entrance theme for wrestling's group The Midnight Express. In 1987, Moroder produced Falco's song "Body Next to Body".
In 1997, Moroder and Donna Summer won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the song "Carry On".

On 20 September 2004 Moroder was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony, held in New York, when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievements and contributions as producer. In 2005, he was given the title of Commendatore by the then President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. On September 5, 2010 Moroder received the Great Order of Merit of the South Tyrol.

Moroder has won three Academy Awards: Best Original Score for Midnight Express (1978); Best Song for "Flashdance...What a Feeling", from the film Flashdance (1983); and Best Song for "Take My Breath Away", from Top Gun (1986).
Moroder also won two of his three Grammy Awards for "Flashdance": Best Album Of Original Score Written For A Motion Picture Or A Television Special and Best Instrumental Composition, for the track "Love Theme from Flashdance".

One is inspired by Flashdance-the popular motion picture featuring Moroder's Oscar Award-winning hit song, "Flashdance" (What a Feeling!).

''Flashdance'' (1983)

Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
(Original recording remastered, Soundtrack)
Original Release Date: April 15, 1983
Format: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
© 1983 PolyGram Records America, Inc.
Label: PolyGram
Style: Soundtrack, Electro, Synth-pop

Song Title:
1. Irene Cara ~ Flashdance.. What A Feeling  |3:55
       Music by  Giorgio Moroder
2. Shandi ~ He's A Dream  |3:28
       Music by Shandi Sinnamon & Ronald Magness
3. Helen St. John ~ Love Theme from "Flashdance"  |3:15
       Music by Giorgio Moroder

4. Karen Kamon ~ Manhunt  |2:36
       Music by Doug Cotler & Richard Gilbert

5. Joe Esposito ~ Lady, Lady, Lady...  |4:14
       Music by Giorgio Moroder

6. Laura Branigan ~ Imagination  |3:40
       Music by Michael Boddicker, Jerry Hey, Phil Ramone

7. Donna Summer - Romeo  |3:15
       Music by Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte, Sylvestor Levay
8. Cycle V ~ Seduce Me Tonight  |3:33
       Music by Giorgio Moroder

9. Kim Carnes ~ I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is  |4:37
      Music by Kim Carnes, Duane Hitchings, Craig Krampi
10. Michael Sembello ~ Maniac  |4:12
      Music by Michael Sembello &  Dinnis Matkosky
Total Length: 36:41
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~La Música ''Flashdance''~

Flashdance What A Feeling - Irene Cara Official Video

"Flashdance... What a Feeling" was performed by Irene Cara, who also sang the title song for the similar 1980 film Fame. The music for "Flashdance... What a Feeling" was composed by Giorgio Moroder, and the lyrics were written by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara. The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song, as well as a Golden Globe and numerous other awards. It also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1983. Despite the song's title, the word "Flashdance" itself is not heard in the lyrics. The song is used in the opening title sequence of the film, and is the music Alex uses in her dance audition routine at the end of the film.

Michael Sembello ~ Maniac (Adrian Lyne's Flashdance 1983)

Another song used in the film, "Maniac", was also nominated for an Academy Award. It was written by Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky. A popular urban legend holds that the song was originally written for the 1980 horror film Maniac, and that lyrics about a killer on the loose were rewritten so the song could be used in Flashdance. The legend is discredited in the special features of the film's DVD release, which reveal that the song was written for the film, although only two complete lyrics ("Just a steel town girl on a Saturday night" and "She's a maniac") were available when filming commenced. Like the title song, it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in September 1983.
Joe Esposito ~ Lady, Lady, Lady (Adrian Lyne's Flashdance 1983)

Other songs in the film include "Lady, Lady, Lady", performed by Joe Esposito, "Gloria" and "Imagination" performed by Laura Branigan, and "I'll Be Here Where The Heart Is", performed by Kim Carnes.

Laura Branigan ~ Imagination (Adrian Lyne's Flashdance 1983)

The soundtrack album of Flashdance sold 700,000 copies during its first two weeks on sale and has gone on to sell over 6,000,000 copies in the US alone. In 1984, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for A Motion Picture or a Television Special.

Shandi Sinnamon ~ He's a dream (Adrian Lyne's Flashdance 1983)  

Karen Kamon ~ Manhunt (Adrian Lyne's Flashdance 1983)  

Donna Summer ~ Romeo (Adrian Lyne's Flashdance 1983)   

Adrian Lyne's Flashdance 1983 (the final dance)  

Adrian Lyne's Flashdance (1983)

Every day, she works in a man's world.
Every night, she dances through the universe that is her dream.

Directed by Adrian Lyne
Screenplay by Tom Hedley, Joe Eszterhas
Story by Tom Hedley
Original Music by Giorgio Moroder

Official Trailer

Flashdance is a 1983 American romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. It was the first collaboration of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and the presentation of some sequences in the style of music videos was an influence on other 1980s films including Top Gun (1986), Simpson and Bruckheimer's most famous production. Flashdance opened to negative reviews by professional critics, but was a surprise box office success, becoming the third highest grossing film of 1983 in the U.S. It had a worldwide box-office gross of more than $100 million. Its soundtrack spawned several hit songs, among them "Maniac" performed by Michael Sembello and the Academy Award-winning "Flashdance... What a Feeling", performed by Irene Cara, which was written for the film.

Jennifer Beals & Sunny Johnson

...Alex Owens is a female dynamo: steel worker by day, exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get into a real dance company, though, and with encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance. The city of Pittsburgh co-stars. What a feeling!...

Alexandra "Alex" Owens (Jennifer Beals) is an eighteen year-old welder at a steel mill in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who lives with her dog Grunt in a converted warehouse. Although she aspires to become a professional dancer, she has no formal education, and works as an exotic dancer by night at Mawby's, a neighborhood bar and grill which hosts a nightly cabaret...

...Lacking family, Alex forms bonds with her coworkers at Mawby's, some who aspire to greater artistic achievements. Jeanie, a waitress, is training to be a figure skater, while her boyfriend, short-order cook Richie, wishes to become a stand up comic.
One night, Alex catches the eye of customer Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri), the owner of the steel mill where she works. After learning that Alex is one of his employees, Nick begins to pursue her on the job, though Alex turns down his advances at first. Alex is also approached by Johnny C.(Lee Ving), who wants Alex to dance at his nearby strip club, Zanzibar...

...After seeking counsel from her mentor Hanna Long (Lilia Skala), a retired ballerina, Alex attempts to apply to the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance and Repertory. Alex becomes intimidated by the scope of the application process, which includes listing all prior dance experience and education, and she leaves without applying.
Leaving Mawby's one evening, Richie and Alex are assaulted by Johnny C. and his bodyguard, Cecil. Nick intervenes, and after taking Alex home, the two begin a relationship...

...At a skating competition in which Jeanie is competing, she falls twice during the competition, and sits defeated on the ice and has to be helped away. Later, feeling she will never achieve her dreams, and after Richie has left Pittsburgh to try to become a comic in Los Angeles, Jeanie begins going out with Johnny C. and works for him as a Zanzibar stripper...

...After seeing Nick with a woman at the ballet one night, Alex vandalizes his house, only to discover that it was his ex-wife (Belinda Bauer) whom he was meeting for a charity function. Alex and Nick reconcile, and she eventually gains the courage to apply for entrance to the Conservatory. Nick uses his connections with the arts council to get Alex an audition for the Conservatory. Alex is furious with Nick, since she did not get the opportunity based on her own merit and decides not to go through with the audition...

...Seeing the results of others' failed dreams and after the sudden death of Hanna, Alex becomes despondent about her future, but finally decides to go through with the audition.
At the audition, Alex initially falters, but begins again, and she successfully completes a dance number composed of various aspects of dance she has studied and practiced, including breakdancing she has seen on the streets of Pittsburgh. The board responds favorably, and Alex is seen joyously emerging from the Conservatory to find Nick and Grunt waiting for her with a bouquet of roses.

Adrian Lyne's Flashdance (1983)


Adrian Lyne's Flashdance (1983), US lobby card

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals was born on December 19, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She's an American actress and a former teen model. She played the role of Alexandra "Alex" Owens in the 1983 film Flashdance, and as Bette Porter on the Showtime drama series The L Word. She earned an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination for the former. She has appeared in more than 50 films.

Adrian Lyne's Flashdance (1983), Los Angeles, California, USA
© 1983 Paramount Pictures, © 1983 PolyGram Filmed Entertainment
All Rights Reserved.

Something happens when she hears the music's her freedom.
It's her fire. It's her life.

The World Is Yours!

"I always tell the truth. Even when I lie."

In 1983, Moroder produced the soundtrack for the film Scarface. During its initial release, the album was only available in a few countries and strictly through import in the United States. Notable Moroder-produced tracks included "Scarface (Push It to the Limit)" by Paul Engemann, "Rush Rush" by Debbie Harry, and "She's on Fire" by Amy Holland. In 2006, the soundtrack was featured in the game Scarface: The World Is Yours, which is based on the film and also includes some previously-unreleased instrumentals by Moroder.

Scarface (1983)

Label: Universal
Released: 1983, 2003 remastered
Original Release Date: December 9, 1983
© 1983 Universal Studios U.S.A.

Song Title:
1. Scarface (Push It to the Limit) (Paul Engemann)  |3:03
"Scarface (Push It to the Limit)"
Performed by Paul Engemann
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Pete Bellotte
2. Rush Rush (Deborah Harry)  |3:42
"Rush Rush"
Performed by Deborah Harry
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Deborah Harry
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
3. Turn out the Light (Amy Holland)  |3:31
"Turn Out the Light"
Performed by Amy Holland
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Pete Bellotte
4. Vamos a Bailar (Maria Conchita Alonso (as Maria Conchita))  |3:42
"Vamos a Bailar"
Performed by Maria Conchita Alonso (as Maria Conchita)
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Maria Conchita Alonso (as Maria Conchita)
Courtesy of A&M Records
5. Tony's Theme (Giorgio Moroder)  |3:10
"Tony's Theme"
Performed by Giorgio Moroder
Music by Giorgio Moroder
6. She's on Fire (Amy Holland)  |3:44
"She's on Fire"
Performed by Amy Holland
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Pete Bellotte
7. Shake It up (Elizabeth Daily)  |3:45
"Shake It Up"
Performed by Elizabeth Daily
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Giorgio Moroder and Arthur Barrow
8. Dance Dance Dance (Beth Andersen)  |2:34
"Dance Dance Dance"
Performed by Beth Andersen
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Giorgio Moroder and Arthur Barrow
9. I'm Hot Tonight (Elizabeth Daily)  |3:13
"I'm Hot Tonight"
Performed by Elizabeth Daily
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Giorgio Moroder and Arthur Barrow 
10. Gina's and Elvira's Theme (Helen St. John)  |5:02
"Gina's and Elvira's Theme"
Performed by Helen St. John
Music by Giorgio Moroder
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~Giorgio Moroder ~ Tony's Theme~

~Giorgio Moroder ~ Gina's and Elvira's Theme~

~Giorgio Moroder ~ Scarface (1983)~

The music in Scarface was produced by Academy Award-winning Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder. Reflecting Moroder's style, the soundtrack consists mostly of synthesized new wave, electronic music.

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Scarface is the soundtrack to the 1983 film of the same name. Released the same year as the film, the album featured music created exclusively for the film by Giorgio Moroder, who produced all of the tracks. During its initial release, the soundtrack was only available in a few countries, and was only available to U.S. listeners through import.

In 2003, the soundtrack was available for the first time in the United States on CD. In 2006, the soundtrack was released again on CD, this time digitally remixed and remastered. Prior to this release, however, half of the songs from this album would be featured on the Grand Theft Auto III soundtrack, on its fictional Flashback 95.6 radio station. In 2006, the soundtrack was featured in the game Scarface: The World Is Yours, which is based on the film and also featured some previously-unreleased instrumentals by Moroder. The majority of the songs are of the disco and pop variety.

Paul Engemann ~ Push It To The Limit (Scarface 1983)

...When Fidel Castro opens the harbor at Mariel, Cuba, he sends 125,000 Cuban refugees to reunite with their relatives in the United States. Among all the refugees, there is one who wants it all, his name is Tony Montana. Tony and his friend Manny arrive in the United States and start in small time jobs. Soon, they are hired by Omar Suarez to pay money to a group of Colombians. When the deal goes wrong, Tony and Manny leave with the money and succeed in their job. Soon Tony meets with drug kingpin Frank Lopez and falls for his boss's girl, Elvira. Pretty soon Tony will know that those who want it all, do not last forever; that is the price of power. The world will know Montana by one name....SCARFACE...

Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983)

Directed by Brian De Palma
Written by Oliver Stone
Original Music by Giorgio Moroder

Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone, produced by Martin Bregman, and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, the film tells the story of a Cuban refugee who comes to Miami in 1980 with the Mariel Boatlift, and becomes a drug cartel kingpin during the cocaine boom of the 1980s. The film is dedicated to Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht, the director and principal screenwriter, respectively, of the original film.
The initial critical response to Scarface was mixed, garnering criticism for excessive violence and graphic language. Some Cuban expatriates in Miami objected to the film's portrayal of Cubans as criminals and drug traffickers.


Al Pacino as Tony Montana
Steven Bauer as Manolo Ribera ("Manny Ray")
Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Gina Montana
Robert Loggia as Frank Lopez
F. Murray Abraham as Omar Suárez
Harris Yulin as Mel Bernstein
Paul Shenar as Alejandro Sosa
Ángel Salazar as Chi Chi
Michael P. Moran as Nick "The Pig"
Pepe Serna as Angel Fernandez
Míriam Colón as Georgina Montana
Al Israel as Hector "The Toad"
Michael Alldredge as George Sheffield
Mark Margolis as Alberto "The Shadow"
Geno Silva as "The Skull"
Richard Belzer as the comic at the Babylon Club

Brian De Palma's blood-and-sun-drenched saga of a Cuban deportees rise to the top of Miamis cocaine business has become something of a popular classic since its release--its been referenced in rap songs and subsequent gangster movies and quoted the world over. Despite this lovefest with the dialogue, the films brutal violence and lack of positive characters still make it controversial and disliked by certain critics. Al Pacino stars as Tony Montana, whose intelligence, guts, and ambition help him skyrocket from dishwasher to the top of a criminal empire but whose eventual paranoia and incestuous desire for his kid sister (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) prove his undoing. Michelle Pfeiffer plays Tonys neglected coke-addicted trophy wife, and Steven Bauer is his concerned friend. F. Murray Abraham, Robert Loggia, and Paul Shenar are some of Tonys sleazy business partners and potential killers

Official Trailer

Original Extended Trailer

"Scarface" Trailer #2

...In 1980, Cuban refugee Tony Montana (Al Pacino) arrives in Miami during the Mariel boatlift. He, along with his best friend Manny Ribera (Steven Bauer), and their associates Angel (Pepe Serna) and Chi-Chi (Ángel Salazar), are sent to "Freedom Town," a refugee camp. In exchange for killing a former Cuban government official at the request of wealthy drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia), the group are released from Freedom Town and given green cards. On the outside, they are offered a deal by Frank's henchman Omar Suarez (F. Murray Abraham) to buy cocaine from Colombian dealers. The deal falls through and Angel is dismembered with a chainsaw by the Colombians. Manny and Chi-Chi storm the apartment before the same fate befalls Tony, and the Colombians are killed. Suspecting that Omar betrayed them, Tony and Manny insist on personally taking to Frank the money and drugs retrieved from the deal. Impressed, Frank hires Tony and Manny. During their meeting, Tony meets, and is instantly attracted to, Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer), Frank's girlfriend.

Months later, Tony visits his mother Georgina (Míriam Colón), and younger sister, Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), of whom he is fiercely protective. His mother is disgusted by his life of crime and throws him out. As Tony gets in his waiting car, Manny comments on Gina's beauty before being warned by Tony to stay away from her.

Frank sends Tony and Omar to Bolivia to meet with cocaine kingpin Alejandro Sosa (Paul Shenar). Tony agrees to a deal with Sosa without Frank's approval, and Omar leaves to contact Frank. Sosa discloses that Omar is a police informant and then has Tony witness as a beaten Omar is pushed to his death from a helicopter. Tony vouches for the rest of his organization and Frank, and Sosa agrees to the deal, parting with a warning that Tony should never betray him. In Miami, Frank is infuriated by Omar's demise and the unauthorized deal struck by Tony. The relationship between Tony and Frank dissolves, and Tony establishes his own organization and informs Elvira of his intentions toward her.

At a nightclub, Tony is shaken down by corrupt detective Mel Bernstein (Harris Yulin), who proposes to "tax" Tony's business dealings in return for police protection and information. Tony angers Frank further by openly pursuing Elvira in the club. Tony sees Gina dancing with a drug dealer. He throws the dealer out, and following a heated exchange he slaps Gina before Manny takes her home. Hitmen attempt to assassinate Tony, but he escapes. Suspecting that his former boss sent both Bernstein and the hitmen, Tony, Manny and Chi-Chi go to Frank's office, where they find him with Bernstein. When a planned phone call by one of Tony's henchmen sets up Frank's involvement, Manny kills Frank and Tony kills Bernstein. Tony takes Elvira and seizes Frank's empire.

With Sosa's supplies, Tony builds a multi-million-dollar empire, and he later marries Elvira. However, the operation struggles as Tony and Elvira excessively use cocaine, Tony's money launderer demands more pay, and Manny grows resentful as Tony takes all credit for their success. Eventually, Tony is charged with money laundering and tax evasion after a police sting operation. Sosa offers to use his government connections to keep Tony out of jail if Tony assassinates a Bolivian journalist intending to expose Sosa during a speech to the United Nations. Later, Tony further pushes Manny and Elvira away by blaming his friend for his arrest and accusing his wife of being infertile because of her drug use. After a fight, Elvira leaves Tony.

In New York City, Tony, Chi-Chi and Sosa's henchman Alberto (Mark Margolis) prepare for the assassination. Alberto plants a bomb on the journalist's car, but when he is unexpectedly accompanied by his family, Tony calls off the mission. Alberto insists on continuing, forcing Tony to kill him. Later, Tony learns that Manny and Gina have been missing for several days. Returning home, Tony is contacted by a furious Sosa over the mission's failure. Sosa ends their business relationship and reminds Tony that he should not have betrayed him.
In search of Gina, Tony goes to his mother's house. She gives him an address in Coconut Grove. At the address, Manny opens the door wearing a bathrobe. When Tony also sees Gina in a robe, he kills Manny. Gina tells Tony that she and Manny had just gotten married the day before and were planning to surprise him.

Tony and his men take Gina to Tony's mansion. Tony declares war on Sosa before burying his face in a large mound of cocaine. Meanwhile, Sosa's men begin assaulting the mansion and killing Tony's men. A drugged Gina accuses Tony of wanting her himself, before shooting him in the leg. One of Sosa's men shoots and kills Gina. Tony kills the man and becomes distraught at the sight of Gina's corpse. Chi-Chi is also killed by Sosa's assassins. In a cocaine-fueled fury, Tony uses a grenade-launcher-equipped rifle to assault Sosa's men. Tony is repeatedly shot, but continues to fight until he is shot in the back. Tony's corpse falls into a fountain below, in front of a statue reading, "The World is Yours."

You think you can take me?
You need a fucking army if you gonna take me!

Go ahead! I take your fucking bullets!
You think you kill me with bullets?
I take your fucking bullets! Go ahead!

"Don't fuck me Tony!"

Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983), Florida, USA
© 1983 Universal Pictures. All Rights Reserved.


Listen & Enjoy!!! 

I'm Tony Montana!
You fuck with me, you fuckin' with the best!

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