Filmmusic is a special category in Theodorakis’s repertoire. The list with films, Mikis Theodorakis composed the music for, is impressive and long. The entire list can be watched on the Internet Movie Database. The most known films with his music are Zorba the Greek, Z, Serpico, State of Siege, Les Amants de Teruel, Electra, Troyan Women… Several parts of films have been uploaded on YouTube, even full films, in a serial or in one long video, but a lot disappeared later, because of copyrights. To collect all the available films in playlists on YouTube the special Theodorakis-film-channel has been opened in June 2010: TheodorakisFilms. There are lists with films, parts of films, or soundtracks. Click here to find the playlist page.
To avoid copyright problems and the threat to be suspended and closed by the YouTube-team only films from other channels are collected there. If one of them disappears, all the other films will be still availabe.
It is a pity that films as Serpico, State of Siege and I Domiki have been the reason for the disappearing of the uploader’s channels: grummeper and projektor, both from our friend Per Rasmussen (Denmark). He has opened again another channel: solidaritet2010 The full film State of Siege has been uploaded there. Also all the soundtracks from the film.
That is the reason that Zorba the Greek got an own channel, and the film Z (Ζεί) as well. Not any other film will be uploaded there. If there will be another upload, with another film, there will be also, again, a new channel.
The collection in the TheodorakisFilms channel has to be updated very often. Today, for instance, I can find a film, add it to the channel in a playlist, and already some days later the film can be disappeared. If you might open a playlist with nothing in it as the grey cameras, then you know that again because of copyrights a channel has closed. I try to find enough time to update all the Theodorakis channels as soon as possible.
If you might find a channel with a film, and Mikis Theodorakis’s music: please send it!
Here follows a video from a concert with film-soundtracks, performed by the Dutch Metropole Orchestra, Dick Bakker, and Georgos Dalaras. Playlist with the full concert: click here.