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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Marathon Man/The Parallax View
 
 Posted:   May 3, 2010 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

As you may have guessed - what with you lot going on about it - I finally got around to watching the DVD again.

magnificent film.

The music with the film is just perfect.

On its own, on the CD, its good, I find it evocative of the film, but Im not yet convinced it works so well as an isolated listen. Perhaps I will change my mind after more listens.

Luuuuuurvved the Weisse Engel scene again.

Luuuuuurvved the torchure scene again and Olivier's dialogue

On the DVD Ive got the finale yet to see.

So far Bruce, I dont see any continuity rough edges. The mugging was, as stated by someone earlier, by the two agents of Szell, and clearly was a way of getting Babe to trust Elsa more after going through the ordeal together and getting her more close to him.
The only moment for me that was a little questionable was the moment where the valet brings the wrong suit to his room and deliberately leaves the door to the wardrobe open. If that then meant that the assassin in the cupboard was then free to come out silently to creep up and attack Roy Scheider it wouldve made more sense, but the garotte attack itself was later, after the visit to the jewellers and the cafe bomb scene, and when RS is back in his room that the attack happens and the assassin is seen opening the door of the wardrobe, which is clearly closed. Possibly the earlier valet visit was designed as a tension red herring to make you think something was coming at that moment but it turns out to be nothing.

and allardyce was right, that scene where they break into his bathroom - true gruesome horror.
It mightve been two nazis henchmen come to get him but the attack on the door hinges and the force on the door it could've been an unseen beast from hell!

I also luuuurrrve that scene where "creepy" gets his local street hoods to break into his flat and they all pull guns on janeway. Classic moment.

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2010 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

A PDF version of the online notes for this title is now available:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/notes/fsmcd1305_notes.pdf

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2010 - 7:42 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

As you may have guessed - what with you lot going on about it - I finally got around to watching the DVD again.



The music with the film is just perfect.

On its own, on the CD, its good, I find it evocative of the film, but Im not yet convinced it works so well as an isolated listen. Perhaps I will change my mind after more listens.
.


check out my resequencing for a 'good listen' - i agree that as presented on cd it does not work well as an iso listen
bruce


MARATHON MAN
original score by Michael Small
(track numbers are from the FSM cd)

Side One
1. Main Title 3:00
2. Tragedy at the Truck 1:31
10. Love Scene 3:00
4. Bellman and Pram In Hot Pursuit / Out of the Race 1:19
13. Resemble Diamonds / Fountain Appointment 1:48
21. Chase Pt. I 2:08 *
22. Chase Pt. II 0:57

Side Two
11. The Letter 1:00
18. False Rescue 1:12
25. House on the Hill / Approaching Showdown 2:39 Pt. I
28. The Recognition 1:47
29. Szell Escapes 1:25
32. Diamonds of Death 1:17
33. Babe Tosses Gun 1:53
34. End credits 2.00

* two tracks can be nicely combined in to one if you put track 13 before 21; it ends with a drum beat & 22 begins with one making for a nice seque

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

Finally - today MARATHON MAN has arrived... fantastic sound quality, fantastic album, fantastic music - I love this score to death...
Thanks again, Lukas... finally, everything is safe.

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

Hoorah at last, someone cracking a "safe" gag.

About time Doctorplesman, we've waited days for someone to break the ice.

Now one has broken through, hopefully this will lead to lots more safe gags, because we just havent had enough on this thread, not by half!

Vote safe - you know it makes sense!



 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

Hoorah at last, someone cracking a "safe" gag.

About time Doctorplesman, we've waited days for someone to break the ice.

Now one has broken through, hopefully this will lead to lots more safe gags, because we just havent had enough on this thread, not by half!

Vote safe - you know it makes sense!


Oh and Ive still got my finale of Marathon Man DVD to finish off, probably tonight.

There's a couple of making of docus on my DVD - anyone else watched them?

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)



So far Bruce, I dont see any continuity rough edges. The mugging was, as stated by someone earlier, by the two agents of Szell, and clearly was a way of getting Babe to trust Elsa more after going through the ordeal together and getting her more close to him.
.


one problem with that theory: Babe had not even contacted Doc yet, Doc wasn't in NY and there was no way to predict he would come see Babe.

bruce

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

I think it was szell's way of trying to control Doc, to have something on him by showing him they could get to babe, in case they needed to blackmail Doc into behaving.

Theres a moment at the fountain where doc says involving family was against the rules and out of order and szell says something like It was regrettable but necessary, I had to see if I could trust you.

What do others think?

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

Hoorah at last, someone cracking a "safe" gag.

About time Doctorplesman, we've waited days for someone to break the ice.

Now one has broken through, hopefully this will lead to lots more safe gags, because we just havent had enough on this thread, not by half!

Vote safe - you know it makes sense!


Hey Miguel, I think this was at least the third time I've played with the "safe" quote here... believe me... everybody should have done it by now... and I'll gladly do it over and over again, no problem!

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2010 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)


Hey Miguel, I think this was at least the third time I've played with the "safe" quote here... believe me... everybody should have done it by now... and I'll gladly do it over and over again, no problem!


You should take better care of your teeth.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2010 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)


DP: Hey Miguel, I think this was at least the third time I've played with the "safe" quote here... believe me... everybody should have done it by now... and I'll gladly do it over and over again, no problem!


Allardyce: You should take better care of your teeth.





What are you trying to say, Allardyce, that doctorplesman has bad teeth, what?!!

How do you know? He may have really nice teeth??

Ask him how often he brushes his teeth?

Uses floss?

Does he have an electric toothbrush?

And which toothpaste does he use?

Being a doctor I would imagine - with his years of medical training - teeth care is something a professional such as he would take very seriously. I mean, you're hardly likely to buy into the whole concept of good health, looking after yourself, body is a temple, food in moderation, balanced diet - and then completlely abandon your teeth, are you? That's like endlessly polishing your car and letting the underside rot, isnt it? A little pointless.

Quite honestly, I think your last post is a case of GOCIAGQFFBATIU Syndrome - Guilty of Cramming In A Good Quote For Fun But A Tad Inappropriately Used ! (ha ha just funnin ya)

Now can you please find better quotes in future?!! Or we will send round the FQUES - Film Quote Usage Enforcement Squad.

Methinks we should send this thread to a dental hygiene company. Could be a good advertisemnt.

Oh, I forgot. Is it safe?

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2010 - 12:32 AM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

Hey Miguel, I think this was at least the third time I've played with the "safe" quote here... believe me... everybody should have done it by now... and I'll gladly do it over and over again, no problem!

Well done. We need more safe gags. And more safe gag crackers.

P,S And by the way, how are your teeth?

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2010 - 1:16 AM   
 By:   Doctor Plesman   (Member)

Hey Miguel, I think this was at least the third time I've played with the "safe" quote here... believe me... everybody should have done it by now... and I'll gladly do it over and over again, no problem!

Well done. We need more safe gags. And more safe gag crackers.

P,S And by the way, how are your teeth?


I think it is safe to say that my teeth are very fine, thanks for asking ;-)

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2010 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Man Oh Man!!
Parallax View!!
WOW!!!
What a score!!
Just listen to Suitcase Bomb. I'm sure John Williams did while prepping his Black Sunday score.
I love the Car Chase track. Oh to hear something like that in a film today. I think I'd walk straight out the cinema, to protect my natural high smile
It's great to finally have the main theme and not just imagine it while playing Star Chamber.
And that Test cue is beyond worlds!!!
I think this score is the best thing Michael Small ever wrote.
If this is corporate control, let them take over!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2010 - 12:28 AM   
 By:   Ken G   (Member)

(First post - Hi all...)

I received "The Marathon Man/Parallax View" in the mail yesterday (together with the new "Cleopatra Jones" set). I've been enjoying these immensely over the past 24 hours, but have a quick question regarding the sound on "The Marathon Man.

Does anyone else's CD "distort" on track 22 ("Chase Part II")?

There is distortion on mine at 00:10, 00:22, 00:34, 00:37-->49 approx.

I quickly searched the site but couldn't find anything on this. The booklet mentions limitations of the source tape for "The Parallax View", but not for "TMM".

The imperfection isn't too intrusive, but if it shouldn't be there, I'd like to return it.

Many thanks if anyone can let me know if my CD should be returned...

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2010 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

Does anyone else's CD "distort" on track 22 ("Chase Part II")?

There is distortion on mine at 00:10, 00:22, 00:34, 00:37-->49 approx.

I quickly searched the site but couldn't find anything on this. The booklet mentions limitations of the source tape for "The Parallax View", but not for "TMM".

The imperfection isn't too intrusive, but if it shouldn't be there, I'd like to return it.

Many thanks if anyone can let me know if my CD should be returned...


Nope, that's how the synth was recorded on the multi-track.

Neil

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2010 - 12:39 AM   
 By:   Ken G   (Member)

Does anyone else's CD "distort" on track 22 ("Chase Part II")?

There is distortion on mine at 00:10, 00:22, 00:34, 00:37-->49 approx.

I quickly searched the site but couldn't find anything on this. The booklet mentions limitations of the source tape for "The Parallax View", but not for "TMM".

The imperfection isn't too intrusive, but if it shouldn't be there, I'd like to return it.

Many thanks if anyone can let me know if my CD should be returned...


Nope, that's how the synth was recorded on the multi-track.

Neil


Thanks Neil!

I just listened again and convinced myself/realised it was meant to be like that...

Ken

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2010 - 3:03 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

yes, it's safe to asssume the deliberate distortion is the same on all of them.


nerrr nerrrr na nerrrr nerrrr I got the last safe gag in the thread!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2010 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Received mine zafely a few days ago. Wonderful pieces of work with tons of atmosphere going for them. The 'Love Scene' from Marathon man is nicely done. Almost like chamber music with that piano accompanyment but still its own thing. The main theme is just the sort of tune to follow you around for days on end. As for 'Parallax Test', I vaguely remember it in the film, but the highs just keep on getting higher. Fabulous stuff.

 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2010 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

Is it safe?

 
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