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the wild west of north America, is the background for a lot of the so called spaghetti-Western movies by Sergio Leone, who used to call a special singer for his soundtracks arranged by Ennio Morricone, based on whistle-singing -- the singer was Alessandro Alessandroni

@Archisha Bhar our main topic was whistling (though) 

 

@ATP , you sure know your movies! You gave us an excellent example of whistling’s importance and prominence in the cinema…

...which got me to thinking about famous themes and songs where whistling is an integral part of it…

For TV themes...The Andy Griffith Show’s theme is all whistled.

Famous snippets of popular songs where whistling is important can be found in:

Don’t Worry Be Happy, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Rockin’ Robin, Patience.

Any others to add? 

 

Here is what the Andy Griffith theme is: The whistling creates that country mood where fishing is all important.

 

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Those some very interesting examples, @Judith and @ATP.

You both are very knowledgeable, I must say :ok_hand_tone2:

@Archisha Bhar, you have also been an integral part of this discussion and very much appreciated! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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Thank you so much, @Judith. I’m honoured, and so happy that you appreciate my participation.

I hope more people join in to these discussions; they are really interesting and thought-provoking!

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I can quote the cock’s solo theme in the Disney’s Robin Hood (1973) – do we all know it here?

You both are very knowledgeable, I must say :ok_hand_tone2:

Oh.. I just had a TV as a babysitter. I recently inherited a full library though. You use obscene gestures.

 

 

 

@ATP , the emoji used here reflects “okay”, it’s not meant or used as an obscene gesture.

https://emojipedia.org/ok-hand/

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Which theme do you mean, @ATP? I’m not sure.

It’s OK, @Judith. I think it was a misunderstanding...

@Archisha Bhar , you are very kind. It was a pleasure to meet you last week. 🎶😀

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@Archisha Bhar , you are very kind. It was a pleasure to meet you last week. 🎶😀

Thank you, @Judith.

You are so nice, I did not imagine that until I saw you. I kept telling about you to my mom. Rizvi and I also discussed about that later. You are so friendly and energetic, and I am not flattering, I really want to be like you (because I’m the exact opposite of a cheery and approachable person!).

@Archisha Bhar , thank you so much for this compliment.
I see you as someone so interesting, always willing to engage with others here, with much to add, and contribute to others. I see you as very approachable. It’s easy for me to be cheery about things I enjoy. Coursera has made that easy. Meeting so many wonderful people here, like yourself, being able to learn and think and gain insights, means so much. This is why it is easy for me to be cheery.

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That was so inspirational, @Judith. I feel so motivated now!

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@ATP , the emoji used here reflects “okay”, it’s not meant or used as an obscene gesture.

https://emojipedia.org/ok-hand/

As this was previously touched, we agree that any sign takes on a different meaning depending on the context. So where is the limit between wolf-whistling and harassment? 

@Archisha Bhar 

  

@ATP , about the meaning of signs…..you’re right, but if you look at the context, you would have a good idea of its meaning. And in today’s online world, if you’re not sure, you can look it up. Just in case you misread the emoji, I found and linked to the intention it was meant for. I was also amazed that this same emoji had been used by white supremacists. But obviously it wasn’t meant in that capacity...and a wolf whistle isn’t meant to relate a beautiful melody, but as a signal for something entirely different. Perhaps most of life is this way...to know the intentions and not overreact to what you might first think. 
 I am super impressed with your knowledge of movies! The whistling video you posted was a pleasure to remember again. My high school friend, Michael Kamin had written the soundtrack to the Robinhood real people movie..the one where the theme song, “Everything I do, I do it for you”.That movie brought him to life and the music was wonderful.

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hi, when a symbol takes on more than one meaning, one does not necessarily exclude the other; 

and when I suppose I got one of them, I generally DON'T look up the emoji dictionary, just trust my "Beautiful Mind" 

@Archisha Bhar  so it's more of a misunderstatement haha 

@Judith  well as far as we know from the animal world, sexual signaling is the main origin of music itself 

I think sometimes these phenomenons fall in a fanatic view on the gender issue, as if one woman could speak in the place of every other 

2) Oh really? Powerful soundtrack, I love the Bayeux Tapestry atmosphere of the main titles. Seen that movie so many times. What is that like to know a famous person?

@ATP , how amazing that you know Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. The composer, Michael sat behind me in class for 3 years at Music and Art High School, where we both attended. He was an exceptional oboist, enjoying early music, as evidenced well in the movie. He was an eccentric person, with a good sense of humor, committed to creating original music. He also composed the music for the movie, Mr.Holland’s Opus and then went on to fund a foundation that provided musical instruments to schools in need.
When you know someone, you don’t think of them as being famous, but just as who they are. 
Speaking of knowing someone famous…..I worked at a summer camp where Whoopi Goldberg attended and taught her how to play recorder. 

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so it's more of a misunderstatement haha 

Good to see we’re having a good humor time here, @ATP, alongside the main topic. Looking forward to more input from you!

It’s amazing you’re acquainted with so many honorable personalities, @Judith.

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I myself saw old schoolmates reaching important roles. To my point of view, they would be the same person I met, but just in memories. People change (Robin says to Lady Marian)

People don’t have to be famous to get our appreciation. When I search for free software and come accross developers’ project pages, I really admire how they could for ex. combine a passion for music in a coding environment. So I ask to myself how ever can I contribute the same way.

@ATP ! Do people really change or do they evolve into their true selves? ( sorry to digress from whistling, your discussions are always so thoughtful)

Being able to contribute is wonderful and important. Many people here have helped me to understand much. Take this music forum for example. I had  no idea some of the music posted ever existed. We grow and learn from one another.

 

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@Judith By chance I opened a book talking about Oliver Sacks’ experience with cathatony and music in Awakenings, -- Sacks’ is one of my favourite authors the way he deals with how diversity is considered in society. 

So apart from physiological changes that might heavily impact on a person’s life, I think that most of changes depend on the environment a person lives in.

Briefly, if we don’t move, don’t try new things... we don’t discover our reactions -- good or bad. So yes, maybe the ultimate goal is the perfect knowledge of ourselves?

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