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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Getaway: The Unused Score
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Four years later and I finally have--and love--this score.

I'm really enjoying this score--another one reminscent of THE MECHANIC--and "The Bank Robbery" is one of Fielding's best action/suspense cues ever, but I wonder why there's that "tacet" 2:38-3:45 into the cue? Why exactly was this done?

As for the score, I agree with the sentiment that Fielding's THE GETAWAY would make a good first score for the Fielding newbie. It has all the trademarks of the man's work: the percussion, the tapped, churning string effects, and the melodic, rural cues. Was Fielding a country music fan?

The DVD documentary was warm, funny, and touching. I liked how Jerry was "down in the basement", always working, and that the itinerant Peckinpah practically lived at the Fielding household. Camille is a classy lady and I enjoyed hearing her reminscences. Redman and Co. have produced a warm, entertaining look at Fielding's private life. Clearly a labor of love.

Jerry Fielding has become my hero--any man who bucks the odds and succeeds with his artistic integrity intact has to be.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2009 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

This score rekindled a dormant love I must have had for Fielding's music too.
I only owned his Outlaw Josey Wales LP up to that point.
A friend was given this CD to review for MFTM, but it never appealed to him, so he passed it onto me. I loved the music, really enjoyed the Redman documentary, and set about snaffling up as much of his music as I could. Super Cops is fantastic, I absolutely love that score.
He's been like a breath of fresh air these past few years, with his cool, unique sound.
It was great catching up with his old scores, at a time when I was growing really bored with most of the film music being written these days.

NP - My Sister's Keeper (Zigman) - very nice music.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2009 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   musicwizard   (Member)

"The Bank Robbery" is one of Fielding's best action/suspense cues ever, but I wonder why there's that "tacet" 2:38-3:45 into the cue? Why exactly was this done?

If I'm correct Nick Redman helps us reconstruct the FINAL version of the score in his liner notes, what we would have heard in the final print if it hadn’t been rejected.
The “tacet” would have been dropped if I’m correct but just put on the Cd so we can hear what Jerry Fielding originally wrote for this scene. It’s a kind of “unused cue” in an unused score I think :-)

The DVD is really great (unfortunately too short) and gives a good picture what happened in post-production. Hopefully someday Nick Redman will make a good documentary about Jerry Fielding like Fred Karlin did on Jerry Goldsmith. Pretty sure Lennie Niehaus or Richard Lewzey have some interesting stuff to say.

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2009 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"The Bank Robbery" is one of Fielding's best action/suspense cues ever, but I wonder why there's that "tacet" 2:38-3:45 into the cue? Why exactly was this done?

If I'm correct Nick Redman helps us reconstruct the FINAL version of the score in his liner notes, what we would have heard in the final print if it hadn’t been rejected.
The “tacet” would have been dropped if I’m correct but just put on the Cd so we can hear what Jerry Fielding originally wrote for this scene. It’s a kind of “unused cue” in an unused score I think :-)


So it was purposely given that "phoned in" sound? Couldn't they have just let the annotation inform us--it does so in the booklet-- as to what was rejected within the rejected score? Maybe that was the best-sounding source they had. Just wondering how all this works. I'd never heard of a tacet before this.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Leave it to Jerry to compose a cue called "Texas Trash Heap" and make it sound transcendentally beautiful!

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

I've just listened to this CD again. It is unbelievable how good and masterly Fielding's scoring was. I love the piece for the End Titles. Upbeat, bittersweet, soulful, and melancholic at the same time.
One of the greatest and best productions by Lukas and Mr. Redman ever!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I was intrigued by the Fielding interview excerpt after the end titles (wish it had been made a separate track). He criticizes industry people who cooperated with the HUAC, saying it was unforgivable. I wonder if he was talking about David Raksin?

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I'm listening to it now. Great. As always. I hope the day comes when we can see the movie matched with Fielding's score, it's a favorite movie of mine.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

I hope the day comes when we can see the movie matched with Fielding's score

Too bad that Redman's DVD project had to be cancelled!

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I'm listening to it now. Great. As always. I hope the day comes when we can see the movie matched with Fielding's score, it's a favorite movie of mine.

The Blu-Ray advertises that it contains Fielding's music on an isolated score track. Here's a review:

http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/673/getaway1972.html

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I hope the day comes when we can see the movie matched with Fielding's score

Too bad that Redman's DVD project had to be cancelled!


A great disappointment, to be sure.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm listening to it now. Great. As always.

I'm glad this wasn't an Intrada title, because the four years I waited to finally get this little gem would've cost me a king's ransom!

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I'm listening to it now. Great. As always.

I'm glad this wasn't an Intrada title, because the four years I waited to finally get this little gem would've cost me a king's ransom!


Yes sir. The bonus DVD interviewing Camille Fielding, daughters, et.al. makes this one of the finest releases FSM has done.

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm listening to it now. Great. As always.

I'm glad this wasn't an Intrada title, because the four years I waited to finally get this little gem would've cost me a king's ransom!


Yes sir. The bonus DVD interviewing Camille Fielding, daughters, et.al. makes this one of the finest releases FSM has done.


The Getaway, unlike other rejected scores, sounds like it would fit the film like a glove. I'm sure some enterprising Fielding fan has synched score and movie somewhere...

 
 Posted:   Nov 8, 2009 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

I'm sure some enterprising Fielding fan has synched score and movie somewhere...

Ahem...as I noted a few posts above, the Fielding score is isolated on the Blu-Ray release of the film. The Blu-Ray even features the half-hour documentary contained with the FSM CD.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2009 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm sure some enterprising Fielding fan has synched score and movie somewhere...

Ahem...as I noted a few posts above, the Fielding score is isolated on the Blu-Ray release of the film. The Blu-Ray even features the half-hour documentary contained with the FSM CD.


I'd like to see and hear the movie--dialogue included--with the score restored as well; sorry for not clarifying that.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2009 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


I'd like to see and hear the movie--dialogue included--with the score restored as well; sorry for not clarifying that.


Supposedly, the Blu has one scene (the bank robbery) with the Fielding score integrated back under the dialogue and sound F/X.

So go frigging buy the thing! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2009 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

Am I allowed to love both? The used Jones score and the Fielding unused? Or is that not allowed.?

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2009 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Am I allowed to love both? The used Jones score and the Fielding unused? Or is that not allowed.?

As you, I like both.

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2009 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

I like both, too.

 
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