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 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

The Grusin looks like a fine cd.

Is the Harline from the 1950s?

Is the other composer Alex North?


The Harline is from the 1950s




Is the Harline: Visit to a small planet?

The other golden age score Paramount?


Holy moley on rye, are you kidding? Why, if it were Visit to a Small Planet, one of my favorite Harline scores, I would be dancing an interplanetary jig. Whoa. Heaven can wait if it's Visit to a Small Planet! You know what's funny? I'll tell you even if you don't want to know - I saw Visit to a Small Planet at a sneak preview about three months prior to its release, at the Village Theater in Westwood. In those days, the titles of sneak previews were closely kept secrets and you didn't know what you were going to see until the film began - but for this one they put a caricature of Jerry in the sneak preview ad so of course I had to be there. I loved the movie back then and I LOVED the main theme. I saw the film two or three times after it opened and during its original run. Then I didn't seen it again for decades, but I could still hum that main theme to you, note perfect. I finally saw the film again about three years ago for the first time since 1960. Just before I watched it I hummed the main theme again - and then started the film. And it was note for note what I'd just hummed - now THAT'S how to write a melodically memorable theme! If you love theremin this score is for you. But it's the companion score that was the complete revelation to me. It's incredible.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Can we get started on the companion score. Guessing, that is. Sci-fi from Paramount in the '50's perhaps ?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Can we get started on the companion score. Guessing, that is. Sci-fi from Paramount in the '50's perhaps ?
Just moving this post to the top.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

The Grusin looks like a fine cd.

Is the Harline from the 1950s?

Is the other composer Alex North?


The Harline is from the 1950s




Is the Harline: Visit to a small planet?

The other golden age score Paramount?


Holy moley on rye, are you kidding? Why, if it were Visit to a Small Planet, one of my favorite Harline scores, I would be dancing an interplanetary jig. Whoa. Heaven can wait if it's Visit to a Small Planet! You know what's funny? I'll tell you even if you don't want to know - I saw Visit to a Small Planet at a sneak preview about three months prior to its release, at the Village Theater in Westwood. In those days, the titles of sneak previews were closely kept secrets and you didn't know what you were going to see until the film began - but for this one they put a caricature of Jerry in the sneak preview ad so of course I had to be there. I loved the movie back then and I LOVED the main theme. I saw the film two or three times after it opened and during its original run. Then I didn't seen it again for decades, but I could still hum that main theme to you, note perfect. I finally saw the film again about three years ago for the first time since 1960. Just before I watched it I hummed the main theme again - and then started the film. And it was note for note what I'd just hummed - now THAT'S how to write a melodically memorable theme! If you love theremin this score is for you. But it's the companion score that was the complete revelation to me. It's incredible.




Yes! I guessed the golden age score without the help of Manderley! smile

Manderley, are you there? What is the other golden age score? smile

Bruce, why don't you tell us how you really like this film and score? smile

The second score is Paramount? 1950s?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   morrifan   (Member)

Will "Visit" include the unusual Pomus & Shuman song "Desdemona's Lament"?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Will "Visit" include the unusual Pomus & Shuman song "Desdemona's Lament"?

It will indeed.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

The Grusin looks like a fine cd.

Is the Harline from the 1950s?

Is the other composer Alex North?


The Harline is from the 1950s




Is the Harline: Visit to a small planet?

The other golden age score Paramount?


Holy moley on rye, are you kidding? Why, if it were Visit to a Small Planet, one of my favorite Harline scores, I would be dancing an interplanetary jig. Whoa. Heaven can wait if it's Visit to a Small Planet! You know what's funny? I'll tell you even if you don't want to know - I saw Visit to a Small Planet at a sneak preview about three months prior to its release, at the Village Theater in Westwood. In those days, the titles of sneak previews were closely kept secrets and you didn't know what you were going to see until the film began - but for this one they put a caricature of Jerry in the sneak preview ad so of course I had to be there. I loved the movie back then and I LOVED the main theme. I saw the film two or three times after it opened and during its original run. Then I didn't seen it again for decades, but I could still hum that main theme to you, note perfect. I finally saw the film again about three years ago for the first time since 1960. Just before I watched it I hummed the main theme again - and then started the film. And it was note for note what I'd just hummed - now THAT'S how to write a melodically memorable theme! If you love theremin this score is for you. But it's the companion score that was the complete revelation to me. It's incredible.




Yes! I guessed the golden age score without the help of Manderley! smile

Manderley, are you there? What is the other golden age score? smile

Bruce, why don't you tell us how you really like this film and score? smile

The second score is Paramount? 1950s?


Second score is indeed 1950s and Paramount, but not sci-fi.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

Ace In The Hole? Nah.

Pony Express or Wild Is The Wind?

I'd like Duning's Houseboat.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Unlikely since the last composer is supposed to be new to Kritzerland.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 3:23 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

The Incredible Shrinking Man would be... incredible.
And maybe a nice tie in with the other score's "Small" Planet title.

Update: Just saw the "not sci-fi" clue above. Oh well.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 5:33 AM   
 By:   MI6   (Member)

The Bridges at Toko-Ri would be great.

Lyn Murray is new to Kritzerland.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

I believe Bruce said it's not Lyn Murray in an earlier post on this thread.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Bruce, could this be a score by Joseph J. Lilley . He did a lot of scores for Martin and Lewis as well as Bob Hope films.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Will "Visit" include the unusual Pomus & Shuman song "Desdemona's Lament"?

It will indeed.



Sounds good.

Still can't believe that VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET started as a play by, of all people, Gore Vidal, on Broadway, with, of all people, Cyril Ritchard in the role Jerry Lewis plays in the movie. (For those listers not generally familiar with him, he's Captain Hook to Mary Martin in the TV version of the musical, "Peter Pan.")

The play must have been a much more erudite piece!

So different.

Love anything by Leigh Harline.... Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Bruce, could this be a score by Joseph J. Lilley . He did a lot of
scores for Martin and Lewis as well as Bob Hope films.



Lilley is a very good idea.


We've eliminated other Paramount-likely composers:

Amfitheatrof
Bernstein
Duning
North
Tiomkin
Friedhofer
Mockridge
Murray
Raksin
Waxman
Young
Salter
Buttolph
Deutsch
Van Cleave
Sawtell
Michelet.....


Could this be POPPA'S DELICATE CONDITION or THAT CERTAIN FEELING?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Must be: Scared Stiff - Leith Stevens

Another Jerry Lewis film?

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Hmmm...

I'm having issues with disc 1 of Alien Nation. I can't import track 4 or 5 - and after inspecting the disc I noticed a raised dent right on the bottom which probably explains it.

Do you issue replacement discs?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Hmmm...

I'm having issues with disc 1 of Alien Nation. I can't import track 4 or 5 - and after inspecting the disc I noticed a raised dent right on the bottom which probably explains it.

Do you issue replacement discs?


If you bought from us, sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Must be: Scared Stiff - Leith Stevens

Another Jerry Lewis film?


Well, that would make sense! But not Scared Stiff.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Must be: Scared Stiff - Leith Stevens

Another Jerry Lewis film?


Well, that would make sense! But not Scared Stiff.




You said it's not Scharf or Lilly, so "The Delicate Delinquent?"

 
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