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 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Back in 2002, when Tim Burton was set as director, it was being reported Elfman
would score "The Stepford Wives". Apparently the producers never got over their loss/love.


And then amusingly some people thought Elfman wrote this music, because the waltz was used in the trailer for Corpse Bride...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 9:30 PM   
 By:   Jim Bailey   (Member)

I didn't think this month could get any better after Young Sherlock Holmes and Psycho II, but it just did with Lair and Dennis the Menace!

 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 9:39 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Stunning score, but this suite strangely puts the unforgettable main theme after some quieter material.

Start this video at 4:17 and listen to the end and I GUARANTEE you'll want to buy this album.


I need to say that this suite demonstrate that the rest score is as great as main theme.
As for me, I'll buy this CD even if it contain only 1 track with Waltz - I'm crazy? big grin



That was exactly its point smile
As the intro to the score, the End Credits would be probably enough as it covers most of major themes but there is so many posts with just the waltz all over youtube so this was intended to be at least little different, not to mention that I just love the finale piece. Maybe it would have been better to go with Main Title, Finale and End Credits instead of just Finale and End Credits...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 10:32 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

I started to listen to some of the samples from Dennis the Menace and I LOVE IT! The harmonica pretty much did it for me. There are times that I try to explore more composers but then Intrada releases Psycho 2 and then LLL releases this. I can't get away from Jerry Goldsmith. I finally bought Hoosiers, and now I have to have these. More Goldsmith for me.

Yep! Just like sugar bear couldn't get enough of that Golden Crisp. We can't get enough of that Goldsmith.

And I also want Elfman's "The Unknown Known".

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 2, 2014 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   georgefenton   (Member)

Some of the new titles will be signed by the composer? (Debney, Arnold or Elfman?)

Thanks

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Any one remember the "Feels like a Root Canal" Awarded to Goldsmith Dennis The Menace in one of the FSM Annual review awards back in the 90's. Apparently, I never got into the movie and ignored the score album for a long time to the point I forgot about. Also that the cd disappeared and went OOP. So now after a 20+ year hiatus this comes roaring back!

Curiouser and curiouser!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 2:43 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Any one remember the "Feels like a Root Canal" Awarded to Goldsmith Dennis The Menace in one of the FSM Annual review awards back in the 90's. Apparently, I never got into the movie and ignored the score album for a long time to the point I forgot about. Also that the cd disappeared and went OOP. So now after a 20+ year hiatus this comes roaring back!

Curiouser and curiouser!


I remember that "award". "Root Canal" is exactly what the movie required. It's Dennis The Menace FFS! (God I hated FSM back then!)

I'm confident this score will soon get the same re-evaluation afforded to Nemesis and The Sum Of Al Fears. It's very good!

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 3:05 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I have absolutely no doubt Jerry Goldsmith wrote the right score for Dennis The Menace. He was a grand master of film scoring, after all.

Whether or not that means you like the film; whether or not that means you like the score as music away from the film; or whether or not feel you need to own this particular score — that's a different question.

I love it that we are living in times of such abundance for film scores. Yeah, I'm not really into the Dennis score, but not all releases are for everybody and all I can say is: it's good to see times are so golden. Applause to the labels.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 3:08 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I remember that review and I heartily agree, both then and now.
I only like root canal in small doses. I have about 15 minutes of this score saved to my mp3 for posterity (the FGTR-like main theme and the pretty theme variations). Any more and I may harm passers by!
The thought of more of this score would make me a menace to society! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

The only reason, I can see, for its "root canal" reputation is the striking use of harmonica. Probably the best bit of harmonica playing I've heard in a feature film score!

There's some wonderful, light playful stuff in there too. And a gorgeous theme too ("Shaggy Dog Story")

The bulk of the missing material is from the first third of the movie BTW - setting up most of the motifs. The rest of the score is present on the Big Screen CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 4:14 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

I never found the score that painful; sure, Goldsmith could have signed onto a better Hughes enterprise - but he could have definitely signed onto a worse one (Flubber , Career Opportunities and Curly Sue, that means you).

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

I never found the score that painful; sure, Goldsmith could have signed onto a better Hughes enterprise - but he could have definitely signed onto a worse one (Flubber , Career Opportunities and Curly Sue, that means you).

Sure. We also had had huge haters for MR.BASEBALLBack then... remember?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 4:44 AM   
 By:   FunnyML   (Member)

And a complete DENNIS THE MENACE? Also nice.

Expanded, not complete. But I'm confident the cues I love will be on it. Wasn't there a heartbreaking cue when Wilson dismisses Dennis after the garden party that didn't make the album?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

LIAR!!!!!!!!!

I mean, um, LAIR !!!!!!!!!!

big grin


Count me in, have had the iTunes version for some time and this'll be a nice upgrade!

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   RobBob83   (Member)

I was one of those people who saw "The Stepford Wives" at the cinema. Afterwards my friends and I could only really recall one highlight - the music. So glad its finally getting a commercial release.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

He, he....that 'same director' you're speaking of is only Errol Morris -- one of the most famous documentary filmmakers of all time! smile In academic circles (and beyond, I'm sure), his THE THIN BLUE LINE is still the object of massive analysis.

All true. Also true, he did the Taco Bell "Ronald McDonald" breakfast menu commercials.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He, he....that 'same director' you're speaking of is only Errol Morris -- one of the most famous documentary filmmakers of all time! smile In academic circles (and beyond, I'm sure), his THE THIN BLUE LINE is still the object of massive analysis.

All true. Also true, he did the Taco Bell "Ronald McDonald" breakfast menu commercials.


Yeah, I'm sure he'd rather have that on his tombstone. smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   Mike Skerritt   (Member)

He, he....that 'same director' you're speaking of is only Errol Morris -- one of the most famous documentary filmmakers of all time! smile In academic circles (and beyond, I'm sure), his THE THIN BLUE LINE is still the object of massive analysis.

All true. Also true, he did the Taco Bell "Ronald McDonald" breakfast menu commercials.


Yeah, I'm sure he'd rather have that on his tombstone. smile


Hey, no judgment here. Just pointing it out. He's done over a thousand commercials, so I'm sure the living he makes from them allows the time and resources to make these documentaries.

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Henry Jones   (Member)

Click on the link and discover on UnderScores.fr our page feat. the exclusive notes from producer & designer Dan Goldwasser that tell us the behind-the scenes of the production of the upcoming 2 CD set from LAIR, on La-La Land Records - the magnificent score by John Debney!
http://www.underscores.fr/index.php/2014/04/news-lair-john-debney-chevauche-le-dragon/
(scroll down to read the English version)

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2014 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I started to listen to some of the samples from Dennis the Menace and I LOVE IT! The harmonica pretty much did it for me. There are times that I try to explore more composers but then Intrada releases Psycho 2 and then LLL releases this. I can't get away from Jerry Goldsmith. I finally bought Hoosiers, and now I have to have these. More Goldsmith for me.


What samples? Where? Please share. Thanks.

 
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