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 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)


What about this one - The very great jazz arranger and composer (splendid in films and TV too) Oliver Nelson arranged commercially-released vocal versions of a theme from one of Gerald Fried's early horror scores. For 1 point, the film please. And for an additional point, the title which the song was given.


Is the title CABINET OF CALIGARI?

Is it "Song of the Night"?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

99.999% correct, Tone! "Sounds (not "Song") of the Night." Joe Williams on vocals in one version, and an unidentified female on the other version. Hear them on FSM's great Gerald Fried horror bonanza!

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

What's the common denominator?

Christopher Young, Daniel Licht, Eliott Goldenthal, Alan Silvestri, et al.


Did they all write scores for Stephen King film adaptations?


Bazingo!

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

What's the common denominator?

Christopher Young, Daniel Licht, Eliott Goldenthal, Alan Silvestri, et al.


Did they all write scores for Stephen King film adaptations?


Bazingo!


With THE DARK HALF (93) - Christopher Young being a super standout. THINNER (95) - Licht, PET SEMATARY (89) - Goldenthal and CAT'S EYE - (85) - Silvestri are quite notable as well.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Complete the following sequence of initials:

S.P - S.P. - R.G. ...


Anoyone care to try this one?

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2014 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Complete the following sequence of initials:

C.B. - ... - H.S. - C.B. - ...


or perhaps this one?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I for one need some klooz on those intials, Advise n' Consent. I can think of some composers with those initials, but I cant link them in a logical way. American movies? Japanese? A string of sequels?

I don't want to have too many unanswered questions floating around while folks post new ones, but I'm going to post one anyway. Forgive me.

In the early '70s, a well-known composer for the genre scored one of the "revenge of nature" cycle of movies - composed entirely of manipulated amphibian sounds recorded at different speeds, mixed, and then performed on the synthesizer. Composer, film, and animal please.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Could that be FROGS-72- LES BAXTER? I will be gone for the next day and a half, so I won't leave a unanswered question here. Be well.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

FROGS by Les Baxter is correct, dan. Have a good few days away. Meanwhile, let's see if anyone can get A n' C's string of initials. I'm stumped there.

Bah, I'm gonna ask another one anyway, while FROGS is (are?) on my mind...

Another in the loosely-termed "revenge of nature" cycle was a film from the second half of the '70s. Apart from the "creatures-turning-on-Man" plot (sort of), it shared something else in common with FROGS - it had a wholly electronic/ synth score, extremely effective and completely atonal. Which is about as far as you can get from what the composer is most known for, namely bouncy upbeat scores and songs.

Film, composer and animal please.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

FROGS by Les Baxter is correct, dan. Have a good few days away. Meanwhile, let's see if anyone can get A n' C's string of initials. I'm stumped there.

Bah, I'm gonna ask another one anyway, while FROGS is (are?) on my mind...

Another in the loosely-termed "revenge of nature" cycle was a film from the second half of the '70s. Apart from the "creatures-turning-on-Man" plot (sort of), it shared something else in common with FROGS - it had a wholly electronic/ synth score, extremely effective and completely atonal. Which is about as far as you can get from what the composer is most known for, namely bouncy upbeat scores and songs.

Film, composer and animal please.


BUG ('75), Charles Fox, giant cockroaches.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

delete

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Complete the following sequence of initials:

C.B. - ... - H.S. - C.B. - ...

Hint: Composer initials from a series of genre films.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Complete the following sequence of initials:

S.P - S.P. - R.G. ...


Anoyone care to try this one?


Sergei Prokofiev - Sergei Prokofiev - James Horn ... nah: wrong answer!

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Complete the following sequence of initials:

S.P - S.P. - R.G. ...


Anoyone care to try this one?


Sergei Prokofiev - Sergie Prokofiev - James Horn ... nah: wrong answer!


Nice try big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2014 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Side note for Graham Watt:

Get the SEDDOK soundtrack by Trovajoli on Digitmoves ... or forever be a numbskull!!!



It sounds like Alex North's STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and Lalo Schifrin's JOY HOUSE got put into the blender with Hammer horror (there's even an English Horn solo for the scarred Blonde). smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

SBD - Well done! BUG, Charles Fox, firestarting cockroaches! Great film!

A n' C - Still a numbskull with your questions.

Tone - Perhaps I shall be able to answer all questions better when I cease to be a numbskull, namely when I get that foreign thing you mention. I promise myself I shall check it out in order to see if the upsurge in my cerebral activity turns my cranium into a very large scrote-bag, such as the one sported by that mutant thing in trousers, in that great SF adventure from the '50s called "T.I.E.", with music mostly by HS, but with additional cues by another HS, and by HM too.

Film, composers, and name of planet which the scrote-heads inhabited.

ADDED, A BIT LATER ON:

Blimey, Tone - I've just checked out that SEDDOK film on YouTube. Pretty good print, plus it's in Italian (with Spanish subtitles). I'm not really into watching whole movies on the Tube, but I'll make an exception here because it's not dubbed, the STREETCAR influence is huge (i.e. it's nearly the same) and a woman gets down to her sexy undies, 1960-style, in the first minute. Thanks for the tip-off! ///PPS - Don't go for ATOM AGE VAMPIRE on the Tube. It's SEDDOK, but dubbed into English and missing a lot of footage such as the opening striptease. Thanking you for your patience.///

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Complete the following sequence of initials:

C.B. - ... - H.S. - C.B. - ...

Hint: Composer initials from a series of genre films.


My apologies Mr. Watts. I didn't set out to make my question overly difficult. In fact, I modelled it on an IQ test question.

Here's a hint: the initials are the name of the composers who wrote the scores to a very successful, and contemporary, series of 'genre' films.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Complete the following sequence of initials:

S.P - S.P. - R.G. ...


Anoyone care to try this one?


Sergei Prokofiev - Sergei Prokofiev - James Horn ... nah: wrong answer!


Answer: Stu Phillips, Stu Phillips, Richard Gibbs, Bear McCreary = Battlestar Galactica, Galactica 1980....

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I am a composer from Britain since the 70's who has scored over 40 films. a few were genre efforts that dealt with FRANKENSTEIN, JEKYLL, HYDE, JACK THE RIPPER, AND FINDING A WAY TO LIVE FOREVER, WHO AM I?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2014 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I am a composer from Britain since the 70's who has scored over 40 films. a few were genre efforts that dealt with FRANKENSTEIN, JEKYLL, HYDE, JACK THE RIPPER, AND FINDING A WAY TO LIVE FOREVER, WHO AM I?

Answer: sounds like John Cameron.

I'll take Horror Film Music Trivia for 400 Alex.

 
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