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« Reply #1480 on: September 07, 2022, 04:53:38 AM »
I remember that TV series. And I've meant to check out the movie!

I think that it was Herrmann's own favourite of his movie scores.
Oh, dear, we're showing our age!  :-[ lol

Oh, interesting Jeffrey!

I loved the black and white photography and use of shadows/lighting in it too.  :)

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« Reply #1481 on: September 07, 2022, 08:10:53 AM »
Oh, dear, we're showing our age!  :-[ lol

Oh, interesting Jeffrey!

I loved the black and white photography and use of shadows/lighting in it too.  :)

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We could do with a modern recording of this beautiful score.
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« Reply #1482 on: September 07, 2022, 08:51:29 AM »

We could do with a modern recording of this beautiful score.
Sounds like a fine idea.

I'll try and watch it again when I have a chance...and listen more to the music.

Must admit, most often when I am watching a movie, I focus more on the story and visuals...which perhaps it's a compliment to the composer, as I think their job is to support and help convey what is going on on the screen....emotions...action, etc.  Does that make sense to you and others here?

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« Reply #1483 on: September 07, 2022, 03:07:39 PM »

We could do with a modern recording of this beautiful score.

This fantastic digital recording isn't good enough?  I doubt it can be topped it's so sensitively performed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAiN9R1RAlI
(Elmer Bernstein's re-recording circa when he arranged and reperformed Torn Curtain for Marin Scorsese's 1991 film, "Cape Fear".  Another fantastic rerecording by Bernstein who really got Herrmann.   

Some might find this interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5hWS-muUYQ

For those who don't know him, Elmer Bernstein (no relation to Leonard Bernstein and they pronounce their surname differently...Elmer Bernsteen and Leonard Bernstine (think Steinberg piano)).  He was the wonderful composer of The Ten Commandments (1956), the Man with the Golen Arm (1955), The Magnificent Seven (1960), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Great Escape (1963), etc.  All suburb scores.
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« Reply #1484 on: September 07, 2022, 04:22:32 PM »
This fantastic digital recording isn't good enough?  I doubt it can be topped it's so sensitively performed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAiN9R1RAlI
(Elmer Bernstein's re-recording circa when he arranged and reperformed Torn Curtain for Marin Scorsese's 1991 film, "Cape Fear".  Another fantastic rerecording by Bernstein who really got Herrmann.   

Some might find this interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5hWS-muUYQ

For those who don't know him, Elmer Bernstein (no relation to Leonard Bernstein and they pronounce their surname differently...Elmer Bernsteen and Leonard Bernstine (think Steinberg piano)).  He was the wonderful composer of The Ten Commandments (1956), the Man with the Golen Arm (1955), The Magnificent Seven (1960), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Great Escape (1963), etc.  All suburb scores.

I'll happily check out your links.  By the way, I'm a huge fan of the movie (The Great Escape) and (from what I do remember) the music to The Great Escape (I can hear one of the major themes going through my head now.....Du du, du du du du du.....).  I actually read the (short for those who are interested) book (non-fiction) when I was a much younger.  It's by Paul Brickhill and was a good read.  Amazing and true story ["Tom", "Dick" and "Harry"....and no further info for those who want to check it out].

PD

p.s. And, God, what an amazing cast:  for example, Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, Richard Attenborough, for starters.....GREAT MOVIE!   :). And the motorcycle scene .....augh!!!!  So many great moments.....toss me a baseball mitt and a ball....
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« Reply #1485 on: September 18, 2022, 10:35:41 AM »
If you have never seen Return to Oz, (c. 1985, directed by Walter Murch, an award-winning editor on many classic movies)  it is (now considered to be) one of those "under-rated, underground" classics!

The movie has a marvelous score by composer David Shire.  The spirits of Aaron Copland and Scott Joplin mingle with those of Prokofiev and Penderecki, but ultimately it is a unique creation! 

The movie is NOT a singing-dancing musical like the 1939 film, which might account for the movie's lack of success 37 years ago.

A 2-CD set came out in 2015 with the entire score: this YouTube channel offers all of it.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/wJOOx27Jdq8&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/wJOOx27Jdq8&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ</a>

I especially like The Ride to Doctor Worley's  (Track 3), but the entire score is fascinating with a melancholy wistfulness marking some of the best sections.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Xzl9bcXq0_w&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ&amp;index=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Xzl9bcXq0_w&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ&amp;index=3</a>
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« Reply #1486 on: September 18, 2022, 12:21:25 PM »
If you have never seen Return to Oz, (c. 1985, directed by Walter Murch, an award-winning editor on many classic movies)  it is (now considered to be) one of those "under-rated, underground" classics!

The movie has a marvelous score by composer David Shire.  The spirits of Aaron Copland and Scott Joplin mingle with those of Prokofiev and Penderecki, but ultimately it is a unique creation! 

The movie is NOT a singing-dancing musical like the 1939 film, which might account for the movie's lack of success 37 years ago.

A 2-CD set came out in 2015 with the entire score: this YouTube channel offers all of it.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/wJOOx27Jdq8&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/wJOOx27Jdq8&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ</a>

I especially like The Ride to Doctor Worley's  (Track 3), but the entire score is fascinating with a melancholy wistfulness marking some of the best sections.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Xzl9bcXq0_w&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ&amp;index=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Xzl9bcXq0_w&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ&amp;index=3</a>

I really warmed to Return to Oz the first I watched it!
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« Reply #1487 on: September 18, 2022, 03:19:31 PM »
If you have never seen Return to Oz, (c. 1985, directed by Walter Murch, an award-winning editor on many classic movies)  it is (now considered to be) one of those "under-rated, underground" classics!

The movie has a marvelous score by composer David Shire.  The spirits of Aaron Copland and Scott Joplin mingle with those of Prokofiev and Penderecki, but ultimately it is a unique creation! 

The movie is NOT a singing-dancing musical like the 1939 film, which might account for the movie's lack of success 37 years ago.

A 2-CD set came out in 2015 with the entire score: this YouTube channel offers all of it.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/wJOOx27Jdq8&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/wJOOx27Jdq8&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ</a>

I especially like The Ride to Doctor Worley's  (Track 3), but the entire score is fascinating with a melancholy wistfulness marking some of the best sections.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Xzl9bcXq0_w&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ&amp;index=3" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Xzl9bcXq0_w&amp;list=PLmT_jeCcys50mDAm0XFEwI23RpOlYxfpZ&amp;index=3</a>

This is a very fine score introduced to me by one of my classmates who mentioned the music is so lovely.  The film, not so much but I think this is my favorite score by Shire.  You get the sense he put his heart and soul in to it. 

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« Reply #1488 on: September 19, 2022, 04:40:52 AM »

This is a very fine score introduced to me by one of my classmates who mentioned the music is so lovely.  The film, not so much but I think this is my favorite score by Shire.  You get the sense he put his heart and soul in to it.


Yes, it is highly inventive!  Apparently he found the film quite moving and intriguing!
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« Reply #1489 on: September 22, 2022, 12:13:54 AM »
I have been enjoying this modern recording of Waxman's score to 'Rebecca'. Rebecca was one of my favourite film scores in the Marco Polo/Naxos series, along with Auric's 'Beauty and the Beast, Sainton's 'Moby Dick' and Frankel's 'Curse of the Werewolf' (Naxos only). It is nice to hear this fine version:
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