Random North and South Stuff

My Younger Son has been binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix.  I keep thinking that the theme song reminds me of something. Okay, call me crazy (and he did!), but the first 3 melody notes (while in a different key and with fuller instrumentation) sound like the first 3 notes of the BBC North and South theme!

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Have a listen and see…

The Walking Dead theme song:

BBC North and South theme song:

Strange, right?

And by the way, if you are in Canada, North and South is only on Netflix until February 1 !

On another note, have you Googled Richard Armitage lately?  Have you noticed that the wrong North and South is pictured?

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Apparently, according to Google, this joint miniseries stars Patrick Swayze, but the cast includes Richard Armitage!

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That’s all for now!

15 thoughts on “Random North and South Stuff

  1. What about sampling?
    How often are they similarities?

    Arvo Pärt:Spiegel im Spiegel Tabula Rasa Silencio ,
    Kronos Quartet: Lux Aeterna,
    James Newton Howard.The Village/ The Gravel Road Main Theme Those We Don’t Speak Of

    – Good artists copy, great artists steal. (Pablo Picasso)
    – Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. (T. S. Eliot)
    – Real artists ship. That is there is a huge void between the ‘we tried’ and ‘we shipped’. If you don’t ship you don’t get anything. (Steve Jobs)
    – It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to (Jean-Luc Godard).

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    • Thanks for visiting and commenting! Nice quotes! It’s probably not that strange that something that works to create atmosphere will appear in slightly altered form elsewhere. And sampling for sure can be a great tribute to another artist.

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  2. 2006 BBC- Jane Eyre with Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre and Toby Stephens as Edward Fairfax Rochester is one of the best BBC drama.
    Toby Stephens is for me a spoiled child, I prefer Colin Firth and Richard Armitage. I should have been happy to see them playing together Rock.

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        • Yes I know the movie you’re talking about that unfortunately didn’t happen. I couldn’t remember who had been slated to be in it with RA. I didn’t think it was CF but my memory fails me! Plus I don’t really know TS. Although I see he’s Maggie Smith’s son.

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  3. North & South Soundtrack (BBC 2004) Track 10 – “Look Back ”
    versus
    Arvo Pärt- “Für Alina”
    C’est de la musique minimaliste avec la notion inventée par Arvo Pärt de Style tintinnabuli. Le bruit des cloches fait référence à une expérience mystique, une notion religieuse catholique, cela permet une écoute attentive, une profondeur dans l’intention présentée, la suggestion d’intensité.
    With “Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten” and lots of peaces of music I love “Für Alina and Look Back”
    But I prefer Track 03 – “Thornton’s Walk” and Track 05 – “Boucher’s Death”
    not only because of R Armitage in the narrow streets meeting the little girl, it is faster and something sings, dances.

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