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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Swimmer
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Nice find indeed - to put it mildly. Thank you!! What a great supplement this would make for a SWIMMER dvd that should also include the original out-take footage.

-- Preston Jones, production assistant, THE SWIMMER mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Nice find indeed - to put it mildly. Thank you!! What a great supplement this would make for a SWIMMER dvd that should also include the original out-take footage.

-- Preston Jones, production assistant, THE SWIMMER mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Nice find indeed - to put it mildly. Thank you!! What a great supplement this would make for a SWIMMER dvd that should also include the original out-take footage.

-- Preston Jones, production assistant, THE SWIMMER mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Nice find indeed - to put it mildly. Thank you!! A FANTASTIC find! What a great supplement this would make for a SWIMMER dvd that should also include the original cast out-take footage.

-- Preston Jones, production assistant, THE SWIMMER (Horizon-Dover Productions, 1966)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 10:35 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Thanks Grecchus and Preston (5 posts !) wink

I downloaded this interview from that site :

http://www.universcine.com/bonus/plongee-en-musique-dans-un-film-culte

which is a site specialized in art movies and loaded with rare interviews from directors, actors or producers. They are mostly in french. This is for example the page where I spotted the Hamlisch interview :

http://www.universcine.com/bonus#ajax/page/18


By the way Preston, were you indeed production assistant on that wonderful movie ?!! I saw it for the first time on September 16th 1976...and never saw it again till two years ago, when it eventually got a theatrical release in France.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Nice find indeed - to put it mildly. Thank you!! A FANTASTIC find! What a great supplement this would make for a SWIMMER dvd that should also include the original cast out-take footage.

-- Preston Jones, production assistant, THE SWIMMER (Horizon-Dover Productions, 1966)


Could you just post this one more time smile

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

Nice find indeed - to put it mildly. Thank you!! A FANTASTIC find! What a great supplement this would make for a SWIMMER dvd that should also include the original cast out-take footage.

-- Preston Jones, production assistant, THE SWIMMER (Horizon-Dover Productions, 1966)

Preston
do you think that the outtakes from THE SWIMMER survive?

I have loved the movie since I saw it in college and fell in love with the music too -- so glad I mentioned to Mr Hamlisch when I met him how much I loved his score -

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2012 - 10:55 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

do you think that the outtakes from THE SWIMMER survive?

Especially the scene with Barbara Loden that had been reshoot with Janice Rule !

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 1:36 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Thank you for posting this, Angelillo.

Incredibly insightful and reflective remarks by Hamlisch, even 43 years after he did the job. Not the usual "oh, we had such a blast" or "Burt was just the guy!" chatter, just spot on. And sadly, it shows again what a loss his passing has been.

I'll need to finally get the movie on DVD and/or Blu-Ray.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

First things first: My apologies to one and all for redundancy. (I hate computers!) I'd clean up the mess, but once people start referring to it in the thread and start having fun with it -- Hi, Bruce! -- it seems churlish to try to remove it.
Sincerely,
Preston, the Luddite Cyberpunk

Yes, I was there, Fairfield County, Connecticut, summer of '66. If you search this site, you should be able to find several threads about THE SWIMMER over the years to which I have contributed many memories and, I hope, insights.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

Fabulous video clip...thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Thank you for posting this, Angelillo.

Incredibly insightful and reflective remarks by Hamlisch, even 43 years after he did the job. Not the usual "oh, we had such a blast" or "Burt was just the guy!" chatter, just spot on. And sadly, it shows again what a loss his passing has been.

I'll need to finally get the movie on DVD and/or Blu-Ray.


Yes! Thanks for posting that. Very insightful.

Looks like the Sony DVD is OOP, and is going for really high prices on Amazon. Ebay has substantially more reasonable prices if people are interested in seeing the movie.



Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 12:30 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

So glad everybody is enjoying this interview !

Regarding the OOP dvd I just want to let you know WildSide has just released the DVD on Region 2 :

http://www.wildside.fr/video/fiche,swimmer-the-,2463

But the british release is still available at very affordable prices !

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00008YNHD/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1347996746&sr=1-1&condition=new

That's the edition I bought one year ago for about the same price ! The print is very nice and runs with the correct aspect ratio !

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2012 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Amoeba had a used copy of this awhile back but before i could purchase it some *&%#
snatched it up.
If i ever find the culprit......
bruce

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2012 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Amoeba had a used copy of this awhile back but before i could purchase it some *&%#
snatched it up.
If i ever find the culprit......
bruce


Yeah, who could that have been? wink

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2012 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Order Number: 111812-193226-0791
Order Date: November 18, 2012

Thank you for your order with Screen Archives. We are grateful for your business.

---

smile

The Swimmer wasn't even on my radar, but I was in the mood to pick up an "older" score so I skimmed through the list of FSM CDs at SAE and this one caught my eye. It was in my shopping cart after the second or third sample. Really looking forward to it...

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2012 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Order Number: 111812-193226-0791
Order Date: November 18, 2012

Thank you for your order with Screen Archives. We are grateful for your business.

---

smile

The Swimmer wasn't even on my radar, but I was in the mood to pick up an "older" score so I skimmed through the list of FSM CDs at SAE and this one caught my eye. It was in my shopping cart after the second or third sample. Really looking forward to it...



Prepair to be amazed, Josh!
This IMHO is Hamlisch's masterpiece!...

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2012 - 5:23 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


11/18/12 - 129 copies left!

GREAT score! Great stereo sound!

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2012 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   nitzschemorricone   (Member)

11/18/12 - 129 copies left!

GREAT score! Great stereo sound!

Lukas


Indeed, one of a select few truly holy grail scores for me, and I have FSM to thank for most of them.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2012 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Anabel Boyer   (Member)

The Swimmer wasn't even on my radar, but I was in the mood to pick up an "older" score so I skimmed through the list of FSM CDs at SAE and this one caught my eye. It was in my shopping cart after the second or third sample. Really looking forward to it...

You've just bought a gem. I almost envy you for haven't listened to it yet. And i'm sure Holly also will be thrill with it because of its Bernstein sound! wink

 
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