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 Posted:   Sep 23, 2011 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

It looks like THE FLIM FLAM MAN/A GIRL NAMED SOONER has quietly sold out and is now gone.

I'm so glad I got my order in when I did! Only trouble: I have had no chance to open the CDs yet because I'm working crazy overtime right now. But I have four titles waiting at home to be unsealed.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2011 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   TM2-Megatron   (Member)

I'm not sure the situation with Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, but it still appears to be available and able to be added to a cart at SAE through a link in the Rare/OOP/Used section, even though the link to SAE from the main catalogue on this site says it's no longer available. Did they find a few more copies?

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/15037/VOYAGE-TO-THE-BOTTOM-OF-THE-SEA/

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2011 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

It's more likely that someone placed a large order and then later canceled it, but there's another opportunity for those who missed the CD, I suppose.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2011 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Finally put my order in. Was going to go for the Superman Box (will still be ordering that at some point) but in the end I went for:-

Navajo Joe
Guns For San Sabastian
Born Free
The Accidental Tourist
Black Sunday
Hawaii Five-O

With the Raksin box it seems like a good collection and a cracking bargain. Hopefully the Superman box will last a bit longer.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2011 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Here's what I'm tentatively planning on getting. I welcome any and all opinions...

-633 Squadron/Submarine X-1 (1964/1969) by Ron Goodwin
I've never seen the films but I own Where Eagles Dare which made me a Goodwin fan for life.

-The Bridge at Remagen/The Train (1969/1964) by Elmer Bernstein/Maurice Jarre
I've never seen The Bridge... but I'm a fan of Bernstein, especially when he's in bombastic action mode. On the other hand, I've seen The Train but I've never been much of a Jarrehead. I do, however, enjoy his approach here.

-Coma/Westworld/The Carey Treatment (1978/1973/1972) by Jerry Goldsmith/Roy Budd/Fred Karlin
This one has been on my wish list for a while.

-Ice Station Zebra (1968) by Michel Legrand
I've seen the film but it's been a while. I recall liking the music though I don't own any other Legrand scores.

-Logan’s Run (1976) by Jerry Goldsmith
I haven't seen the film in years but, being a Goldsmith sci-fi guy (yeah, join the club), I suppose this one is required listening. smile (Some of the electronic stuff is a bit of a turn-off for me, though.)

-Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) by Bronislau Kaper
I've never seen the film and I don't own any Kaper but I've read many reviews of Horner's Trek scores that mention this as an inspiration. I suppose I can't go wrong then?

-The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) by David Shire
I love the film and this one has also been on my wish list for a while.


Ice Station Zebra is a must have. This is a symphonic beauty. It's actually musically immersive in the same way as video games are in their own way. I'm transported with it. Legrand had his big hollywood project and pulled out all the stops. It captures something of what I think a classic film score should be. As an example of what pulls me in is the sequence stretching from the start with the satellite de-orbit through to the Tigerfish contingent preparing for departure. There's also that piece accompanying the car journey Mcgoohan's character makes on his way to the sub. I always wanted that and, wouldn't you know, it would take Lukas to provide it. By the way, I also have the original OST disc of the score on CD. The FSM is the one to have.

Logan's Run is actually an important JG score. This is truly classic Jerry. As for the electronic stuff - well, watch the movie again. It's Jerry's stuff that sets the tone in the city scenes. The ominous vibes of the city computer are all down to the music. I've had the disc a while now and I can tell you those electronic pieces are there for a reason. There is an underlying precision to his electronic compositions that goes beyond verbal description. They are in fact deeply imbued with harmonics. The same is true of his electronics in The Illustrated Man. When you first hear them you don't get it. It takes a little while for their meaning to sink in.

In Mutiny On The Bounty, you can follow Fletcher Christian's desperate attempt to save the navigator's sextant from the conflagration that destroys the ship on disc two in a remarkable action piece that knows no equal. There's leaving harbour, the storm, the island retreat and so much more. The interesting thing with this package is you can see how Kaper developed his themes on earlier writing attempts on disc three. It then becomes clear why there was a need for choral support in the main title. The FSM 3-fer is a revelation.

I'll hopefully soon be getting my Where Eagles Dare. Hope this offers some amplification.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2011 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

Hope this offers some amplification.

Thanks! I figured I was on the right track. Re: the Logan's Run electronics, I guess it's just hard to judge based on brief samples. smile

Happy listening with Where Eagles Dare.

 
 Posted:   Sep 24, 2011 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   W. David Lichty [Lorien]   (Member)

Coma/Westworld/The Carey Treatment (1978/1973/1972) by Jerry Goldsmith/Roy Budd/Fred Karlin
This one has been on my wish list for a while.


Coma is worth the price alone. It's that warm, eerie music Goldsmith does so well, and did so rarely, say Magic, ALIEN, Star Trek:TMP... not many others.


Ice Station Zebra (1968) by Michel Legrand
I've seen the film but it's been a while. I recall liking the music though I don't own any other Legrand scores.


This one is wonderful. Play the clips. If they grab you at all, just get it. It's rewarding.


Logan’s Run (1976) by Jerry Goldsmith
I haven't seen the film in years but, being a Goldsmith sci-fi guy (yeah, join the club), I suppose this one is required listening. smile (Some of the electronic stuff is a bit of a turn-off for me, though.)


I've said this a few times on this board. The electronic music, which also turned me off in the film and on the Bay Cities CD... what FSM have done with this music is the biggest makeover since Archibald Leach turned into Cary Grant. Sometimes I program only the electronic tracks, especially if my speakers are very far apart, and the room has a nice echo. It's full, bassy, very well (re?)mixed... oh yeah, there's all that symphonic stuff too, which is what I bought it for. This one you don't want to miss.

 
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