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Jack Nitzsche ~ Starman™: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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...He has traveled from a galaxy far beyond our own. He is 100,000 years ahead of us. He has powers we cannot comprehend. And he is about to face the one force in the universe he has yet to conquer...

The soundtrack to Starman was released on December 14, 1984.

Music by Jack Nitzsche
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Cover + booklet

Product Details:
Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
Original Release Date: December 14, 1984
Format: CD, Album
Genre: Soundtrack, Electronic, Modern Classical, Score
Label: Varèse Sarabande
© Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.

♪Track Song♪:
1. Jenny Shot  |1:30
2. Here Come the Helicopters  |5:04
3. Honeymoon  |0:55
4. Road Block  |1:38
5. Do You Have Somebody?  |1:18
6. Pickup Truck  |3:01
7. What's It Like up There?  |1:46
8. All I Have to Do Is Dream  |3:29
Performer: Karen Allen, Jeff Bridges
Composed by Boudleaux Bryant
Arranged by Andrew Gold
Producer: Brooks Arthur
9. Lifting Ship  |1:22
10. I Gave You a Baby  |2:11
11. Morning Military  |1:04
12. Define Love  |1:33
13. Balls  |1:10
14. Starman Leaves / End Title  |7:04

Total Length: 33:31
| DDD | Audio CD | CBR 320 Kbps/44.1 kHz/Stereo |
| File Size: 92,5 mb. | Pass: starman™ |

Composed by Jack Nitzche (Track 1-7, 9-14)
Composed by Boudleaux Bryant (Track 8)
Track #8 Performed Karen Allen & Jeff Bridges
I love it!

Mastered by (Digital Transfer), Edited by – Joe Gastwirt
Producer – Jack Nitzsche
Producer (For Compact Disc) – Chris Küchler, Tom Null
Sequenced by – Tom Null
Supervised by (Supervising Music Editor) – Curt Sobel

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra covered "Starman Leaves (End Title)" for their 2005 cover compilation album, The Science Fiction Album.

Digitally Mastered
ⓟ 1984 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
ⓒ 1984 Golden Torch Music Corp.

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~Jack Nitzsche ~ Starman (End Titles)~

Theme Starman Leaves / End Title
ⓒ 1984 Silva Screen

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Customer Amazon Reviews:
Everytime, i hear that end song it makes me cry. the movie was excellant and so is the music. one of john carpenter's best movies and jack nitzche's best scores. i remember seeing this in theatres as a kid and it was graet and it still is. the soundtarck is short but if you love the music and movie its worth it!

Jack Nitzsche!

Bernard Alfred "Jack" Nitzsche (22 April 1937 – 25 August 2000) was an arranger, producer, songwriter, and film score composer. Nitzsche had also worked on film scores throughout his career, such as his contributions to the Monkees movie Head, the theme music from Village of the Giants (recycling an earlier single, "The Last Race"), and the distinctive soundtracks for Performance, The Exorcist, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Hardcore (1979), The Razor's Edge, and Starman (also 1984). He died in Hollywood in 2000 of cardiac arrest brought on by a recurring bronchial infection.

Starman (1984)

Directed by John Carpenter

John Carpenter's Starman is a 1984 science-fiction fantasy film directed by John Carpenter that tells the story of an alien (Jeff Bridges) who has come to Earth in response to the invitation found on the gold phonograph record installed on the Voyager 2 space probe.

Written by Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon
Original Music by Jack Nitzsche
Cast: Jeff Bridges as Starman, Karen Allen as Jenny Hayden, Charles Martin Smith as Mark Shermin, Richard Jaeckel as George Fox...

The screenplay was written by Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, and Dean Riesner (who was uncredited). Bridges was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role. The film inspired a short-lived television series of the same name in 1986 which starred Robert Hays and Christopher Daniel Barnes.

...Jenny Hayden never did get over the death of her husband. So when an alien life form decides to model "himself" on the husband, Jenny is understandably confused if not terrified. The alien, or Starman, as he is called, has a deadline to meet, and kidnaps Jenny in order to meet it...

...Launched in 1977, the Voyager 2 space probe carried a gold phonographic disk with a message of peace, inviting visitors to visit planet Earth. The Voyager 2 probe is intercepted by an alien ship. Responding to the invitation, they send a small scout vessel to establish first contact with Earth. But, instead of greeting the craft, the government shoots the alien down. Crashing in Chequamegon Bay, Wisconsin, the alien, looking like a blue ball of energy, finds the home of recently widowed Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen). While there, the alien uses a lock of hair from her deceased husband Scott to clone a new body which a stunned Jenny witnesses. The starman (Jeff Bridges) has seven small silver spheres which provide energy to perform miraculous feats. He uses the first to send a message about his craft being destroyed and that the environment is hostile. He plans to rendezvous with them at "landing area one" in three days...

...He then uses the second sphere to create a holographic map of the United States, coercing Jenny into taking him to Arizona.
As the shock wears off, Jenny turns both hostile and frightened of him. After repeatedly attempting to escape, she finally implores the Starman to shoot her with her pistol. But instead, he releases the pistol's magazine and tells her he means no harm. As they continue on their journey, the Starman, who had a rough understanding of English syntax from the Voyager 2 disk, learns to communicate with Jenny and Jenny teaches him that humanity is not completely savage...

...He explains to Jenny that he has three days to get to the rendezvous point, Arizona's Barringer Crater, or he will die. She teaches him how to drive a car and use credit cards, intending on escaping so he can continue his journey alone. However, as she is about to make her escape, she witnesses him miraculously resurrect a dead deer. Deeply moved, she resolves to help him at whatever cost.
Along the way, the couple is pursued by the United States Army who investigated the crash. The contingent is led by cold-blooded NSA chief George Fox (Richard Jaeckel) who is reluctantly assisted by civilian SETI scientist Mark Shermin (Charles Martin Smith). After finding the Voyager 2 phonographic disk in the Starman's ship, Shermin understands that Earth invited the Starman to visit in peace. Shermin later determines that the alien had taken the appearance of the deceased Scott Hayden...

...While staying at a motel, Jenny and the Starman learn that they have been surrounded by the police, who are holding position until the federal government arrives. Employing a distraction, the two fugitives escape, but one of the officers shoots Jenny, critically wounding her. During the escape, the Starman crashes the car into a gas tanker and uses a sphere to protect the two of them from the explosion. They escape the area by taking refuge in a mobile home that is being towed...

...The Starman, down to his last two silver spheres, uses one to heal Jenny. Fearing for her safety, he leaves her and travels to the meteor crater alone. Jenny catches up to him and they continue their journey together. While stowing away on a boxcar, the couple make love. Later that night, the Starman tells Jenny "I gave you a baby tonight." Jenny attempts to explain to him that she is infertile, and cannot conceive a child, but the Starman insists, saying, "Believe what I tell you." He explains to the stunned Jenny that the baby will also be the son of her dead husband, because he is a clone of Scott. He also explains that the baby will know all that the Starman knows and when he grows up he will become a teacher. He tells her that he will stop the gestation from going further if she wishes, but the joyful Jenny embraces him, accepting the gift...

There, low in the sky...

...The couple mistakenly travel too far on the train and arrive in Las Vegas. To make matters worse, Jenny has lost her wallet. The Starman uses one of their last quarters in a slot machine, which he manipulates in order to win the jackpot. The couple use their winnings to buy a new car to complete the drive to Winslow, Arizona, which is near Barringer Crater.
Meanwhile, Fox hears from NORAD that the Starman's trajectory, prior to it being shot down, was to Barringer Crater. He figures out that the Starman would show up there in the next day or so.

Near the end of the journey, the Starman and Jenny are confronted in a cafe in Winslow, where Mark Shermin interviews the dying alien. The Starman explains to him that his people had previously visited Earth, and are interested in humans, because out of all the many savage intelligent races in the universe, humans are at their best when things are at their worst.

At this point, Shermin allows the Starman and Jenny to leave, risking his own career.

The couple reach the crater as Army helicopters buzz. Suddenly, a large, spherical landing craft appears and descends into the crater. Light surrounds the couple, and the Starman is instantly restored to health. He tells Jenny he will never see her again. Jenny confesses her love and begs him to take her with him, but he says she would die on his world. He then gives her his last silver sphere, telling her that their son will know what to do with it. As she watches in silence, the ship rises, carrying the Starman away.

Goodbye Jenny Hayden!

Award wins and nominations!

Jeff Bridges was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, marking the only film by John Carpenter to receive an Academy Award nomination. Bridges was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Drama and was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Actor. Karen Allen also received a nod for Best Actress from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. The film itself was nominated Best Science Fiction Film. Jack Nitzsche received a Golden Globe nomination for his score.

Starman, Spanish lobby card (1984)

Karen Allen

Karen Jane Allen was born on October 5, 1951 in Carrollton, Illinois, U.S. She's an American actress best known for her role as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) and Jenny Hayden in Starman (1984).

Karen Jane Allen as Marion Ravenwood

Karen Jane Allen as Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Karen Jane Allen as Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Karen Jane Allen & Steven Spielberg
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Shia LaBeouf, Steven Spielberg, Ray Winstone, Harrison Ford &
Karen Jane Allen
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

"Daddy! Oh my God! That's RPG!"
"Come on, Son. Gimme some Fire!!!"
Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, Karen Allen as Marion & Shia LaBeouf as Henry from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Karen Jane Allen
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

© 1984 Columbia Pictures Corporation, © 1984 Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), © 1984 Delphi II Productions.
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