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June 30, 2014  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 2:00 a.m. ET

 

Tonight in prime time, and well into the night, TCM salutes composer Quincy Jones by presenting five movies for which he provided the score, or at least a featured song. These movies include 1965’s The Pawnbroker (8 p.m. ET) and 1967’s In the Heat of the Night (10:15 p.m. ET), two dramatic classics, but also includes a slightly lighter personal favorite: 1971’s $ (shown at 2 a.m. ET), written and directed by Richard Brooks and starring Warren Beatty and Goldie Hawn as a very unusual bank robbing duo in Germany, with lots of very persistent victims on their trail for most of the movie.  Quincy’s score for this film is a character all its own, and includes performances by Little Richard, Doug Kershaw and Roberta Flack. The music in $ is high-energy, witty and delightful. So, for my money, is $ the movie.

 
 
 
 
 
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