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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM   
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 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

I've been driving myself crazy for several days trying to match up the music from the LP and CDs to the movie, to find out what's what, what exactly the LP tracks are, what's on the LP that isn't on the CDs, and what music isn't represented on the LP or the CDs (and there's a lot!).

So far, I've found out that the music in the movie is kind of a mess, with many cues severely edited. The UA LP does indeed provide some music that is not on the Legend CDs. The Soundtrack Library CD is also a mess. The "Overture" and "Intermission" are just suites cobbled together out of cues from elsewhere in the score. Some cues are put where they don't belong, or are mislabeled. So, in the long run, that CD's longer length is mostly due to repeated cues.

There's a great piece that's almost completely dialed out in the film, when Solomon talks to God after the death of David. It IS on the LP, as well as the CDs, but it is incorrectly listed as "Death of David" on the Legend CDs.

The UA LP provides some music that is not on the Legend CDs.

Also, the earlier Legend CD that pairs the score with THE VIKINGS apparently has the original ending. It appears that in the final editing of the film, the decision was made to switch the End Title and End Cast music. I'll comment further on this in a future post, after I've finished my headache-inducing research. When I'm done, I should be able to provide a list of cues in the film, plus where they can (or cannot) be found on the LP and CDs.

There's probably a good twenty minutes of music in the film that is not available on the LP or CDs, which is really too bad; this is just a wonderful Nascimbene score.


Like many fellow message boarders, I wish Jim every success in getting to grips with the content of Solomon & Sheba's soundtrack incarnations! Regarding the Arnold contributions, mentioned elsewhere, he is listed three times on the ASCAP cue sheet and provided the following cues "Gifts", "Sheba's encampment" and "Candle scene", all of which add up to just short of 6 minutes.

Jim, if you'd like a scanned copy of the cue sheet to assist (or confuse even further), let me have your email and I'll gladly oblige.


Thanks for the very interesting info on Arnold's contributions to the score --

how about removing the 10 or so DPs?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

O.K., I might find further revelations as I continue working on this, but so far, here’s the lowdown:

After transferring the audio of the film, and all of the available LP and CD tracks into ProTools, I tried match up LP or CD counterparts to the music heard in the film itself. The results, so far, are these:

1.) The Soundtrack Library CD basically contains everything that’s on Legend CD 29, and adds some extra tracks (but not ALL tracks), that were on the UA LP but not on Legend CD 29. The “Overture” and “Intermission” cuts appear to be hack jobs done by Soundtrack Library. The “Overture” consists of already-available cues from the battle scenes and the orgiastic dance, laid out thusly: Battle Music/Orgiastic Dance/other Battle Music. The “Intermission” is similarly concocted of cues from: Orgiastic Dance/Battle Music/Finale. There is absolutely NO new music in these concocted pieces. However, there IS a short choral piece ("Revelation," when Solomon receives the idea to polish their shields), which is exclusive to this CD.

2.) Legend CD 9 (the one that couples this score with that of THE VIKINGS), although it is mono, contains a track found nowhere else, the version of “Death of Abishag” as it appears in the film, as opposed to the version heard on the other recordings, which appears to be an alternate version of this cue. Also, this CD offers a finale that is different from that in the film itself, as it reverses the End Title and End Cast music. The way the music in the film sort of fades up as Sheba descends the temple steps, and the way the End Cast music ends with a horrible fake reverb, seems to suggest that the order on Legend CD 9 was indeed the original intention, but somebody decided to flip-flop the two pieces in post-production.

In general, a few cues are much longer on the recordings than they are in the film (for instance, the mysterious, vocal-infused cue, “Solomon and Sheba”).


Here’s a list of titles I’ve assigned to all the cues in the film, plus, when available, where you can find them on Legend CD 29, and on the UA soundtrack LP. (I still have to cross-reference the cues found on the Soundtrack Library CD, but as I said, there’s nothing new to be found there, except for “Revelation”). As you will see, MUCH of the score has not been released.

Main Title (L CD 14; LP A-6)
First Battle, Part One (LP A-2)
First Battle, Part Two
Sheba Rides Off
Jerusalem (Chanting)
David on Deathbed (L CD 15)
Coronation of Solomon
Death of David
Solomon Talks with God (L CD 16; LP A-7)
Sheep at the River
The Temple is Finished
Solomon Speaks in Temple
The City of Sheba
Sheba’s Caravan 1
Sheba’s Caravan 2
Fanfare for Sheba’s Arrival
Street Music
Gifts from Sheba/Festival (M. Arnold)
Sheba and Abishag
Sheba’s Prayer to Rah-Gon
Sheba at Judgment
A Day Together/Sheban Camp (L CD 17; LP B-7/B-4)
Sheba’s Offering to Rah-Gon
Waiting for Solomon/Solomon and Abishag (M. Arnold)
Solomon Seeks Sheba
Blind to Truth/Solomon and Sheba (L CD 18; LP B-8/B-2)
Sheba and Baltor’s Plan
Religious Differences
Fanfare 1
Fanfare 2
Orgiastic Dance (L CD 20; two parts of it: LP A-1, LP A-5)
Death of Abishag (Film version: Legend CD 9, cut 15; possible alternate version: L CD 21; LP B-5)
Mourning Abishag (Although this cue starts the same way in the film and on the LP/CD, it changes
after the opening instrumental piece. It is either an alternate for this scene, or was written for
some other scene, but not used.) (L CD 24; LP B-3)
Sheba Secretly Sees Solomon
Solomon Ousted
Drums Before Battle
Leaving for Battle (chanting)
Final Battle, Part One (LP A-4)
Sheba’s Prayer
Revelation/The Soldiers Return (Revelation is found only on the Soundtrack Library CD, at the beginning
of track 13; The Soldiers Return is found on L CD 22 and LP B-1)
Shimmering Effect
Final Battle, Part Two (L CD 23; LP A-3)
Sheba’s Promise to God
After the Battle
Solomon Carries Sheba/Purification/Finale (L CD 25; Purification only: LP B-8)




And for those looking for just the track titles for the UA LP, here’s what I’ve come up with (I still haven’t quite placed B6)…

SOLOMON AND SHEBA LP

SIDE A:
A1: Orgiastic Dance (small section)
A2: First Battle, Part One
A3: Final Battle, Part Two
A4: Final Battle, Part One
A5: Orgiastic Dance (another section)
A6: Main Title
A7: Solomon Talks with God
A8: Purification of Sheba

B1: The Soldiers Return
B2: Solomon and Sheba
B3: Mourning Abishag
B4: Sheban Camp
B5: Death of Abishag (alternate?)
B6: ? –This is either an alternate of some other cue, or something that went unused – perhaps
under a longer version of Solomon’s “…but joy cometh in the morning” speech at the end of
the film).
B7: A Day Together
B8: Blind To Love

So, as far as I can figure out, the order of the UA LP tracks should be: A6, A2, A7, B7, B4, B2, B8, A1, A5, B5, B3, A4, B1, A3, A8, B6.

This was a really difficult project. I really get the impression that the film was further edited after the scoring was completed, and that music cuts were necessary, and that some cues were shifted to other spots in the film. Any further insight, as well as any corrections, are most welcome.

I hope that this is at least a starting point for collectors hoping to sort out the contents of their LP and CDs for this rather overlooked score.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

Hey roadshowfan, sure I'd like the copy of the cue sheets, then I can assign REAL cue titles to these pieces.

thejimdoherty@hotmail.com

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

I've been driving myself crazy for several days trying to match up the music from the LP and CDs to the movie, to find out what's what, what exactly the LP tracks are, what's on the LP that isn't on the CDs, and what music isn't represented on the LP or the CDs (and there's a lot!).

So far, I've found out that the music in the movie is kind of a mess, with many cues severely edited. The UA LP does indeed provide some music that is not on the Legend CDs. The Soundtrack Library CD is also a mess. The "Overture" and "Intermission" are just suites cobbled together out of cues from elsewhere in the score. Some cues are put where they don't belong, or are mislabeled. So, in the long run, that CD's longer length is mostly due to repeated cues.

There's a great piece that's almost completely dialed out in the film, when Solomon talks to God after the death of David. It IS on the LP, as well as the CDs, but it is incorrectly listed as "Death of David" on the Legend CDs.

The UA LP provides some music that is not on the Legend CDs.

Also, the earlier Legend CD that pairs the score with THE VIKINGS apparently has the original ending. It appears that in the final editing of the film, the decision was made to switch the End Title and End Cast music. I'll comment further on this in a future post, after I've finished my headache-inducing research. When I'm done, I should be able to provide a list of cues in the film, plus where they can (or cannot) be found on the LP and CDs.

There's probably a good twenty minutes of music in the film that is not available on the LP or CDs, which is really too bad; this is just a wonderful Nascimbene score.


Like many fellow message boarders, I wish Jim every success in getting to grips with the content of Solomon & Sheba's soundtrack incarnations! Regarding the Arnold contributions, mentioned elsewhere, he is listed three times on the ASCAP cue sheet and provided the following cues "Gifts", "Sheba's encampment" and "Candle scene", all of which add up to just short of 6 minutes.

Jim, if you'd like a scanned copy of the cue sheet to assist (or confuse even further), let me have your email and I'll gladly oblige.


Thanks for the very interesting info on Arnold's contributions to the score --

how about removing the 10 or so DPs?


Sorry about all those dupes - not sure what went wrong there! How do I get rid of 'em as there doesn't seem to be a delete option in the edit function?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

O.K., I might find further revelations as I continue working on this, but so far, here’s the lowdown:

After transferring the audio of the film, and all of the available LP and CD tracks into ProTools, I tried match up LP or CD counterparts to the music heard in the film itself. The results, so far, are these:

1.) The Soundtrack Library CD basically contains everything that’s on Legend CD 29, and adds some extra tracks (but not ALL tracks), that were on the UA LP but not on Legend CD 29. The “Overture” and “Intermission” cuts appear to be hack jobs done by Soundtrack Library. The “Overture” consists of already-available cues from the battle scenes and the orgiastic dance, laid out thusly: Battle Music/Orgiastic Dance/other Battle Music. The “Intermission” is similarly concocted of cues from: Orgiastic Dance/Battle Music/Finale. There is absolutely NO new music in these concocted pieces. However, there IS a short choral piece ("Revelation," when Solomon receives the idea to polish their shields), which is exclusive to this CD.

2.) Legend CD 9 (the one that couples this score with that of THE VIKINGS), although it is mono, contains a track found nowhere else, the version of “Death of Abishag” as it appears in the film, as opposed to the version heard on the other recordings, which appears to be an alternate version of this cue. Also, this CD offers a finale that is different from that in the film itself, as it reverses the End Title and End Cast music. The way the music in the film sort of fades up as Sheba descends the temple steps, and the way the End Cast music ends with a horrible fake reverb, seems to suggest that the order on Legend CD 9 was indeed the original intention, but somebody decided to flip-flop the two pieces in post-production.

In general, a few cues are much longer on the recordings than they are in the film (for instance, the mysterious, vocal-infused cue, “Solomon and Sheba”).


Here’s a list of titles I’ve assigned to all the cues in the film, plus, when available, where you can find them on Legend CD 29, and on the UA soundtrack LP. (I still have to cross-reference the cues found on the Soundtrack Library CD, but as I said, there’s nothing new to be found there, except for “Revelation”). As you will see, MUCH of the score has not been released.

Main Title (L CD 14; LP A-6)
First Battle, Part One (LP A-2)
First Battle, Part Two
Sheba Rides Off
Jerusalem (Chanting)
David on Deathbed (L CD 15)
Coronation of Solomon
Death of David
Solomon Talks with God (L CD 16; LP A-7)
Sheep at the River
The Temple is Finished
Solomon Speaks in Temple
The City of Sheba
Sheba’s Caravan 1
Sheba’s Caravan 2
Fanfare for Sheba’s Arrival
Street Music
Gifts from Sheba/Festival (M. Arnold)
Sheba and Abishag
Sheba’s Prayer to Rah-Gon
Sheba at Judgment
A Day Together/Sheban Camp (L CD 17; LP B-7/B-4)
Sheba’s Offering to Rah-Gon
Waiting for Solomon/Solomon and Abishag (M. Arnold)
Solomon Seeks Sheba
Blind to Truth/Solomon and Sheba (L CD 18; LP B-8/B-2)
Sheba and Baltor’s Plan
Religious Differences
Fanfare 1
Fanfare 2
Orgiastic Dance (L CD 20; two parts of it: LP A-1, LP A-5)
Death of Abishag (Film version: Legend CD 9, cut 15; possible alternate version: L CD 21; LP B-5)
Mourning Abishag (Although this cue starts the same way in the film and on the LP/CD, it changes
after the opening instrumental piece. It is either an alternate for this scene, or was written for
some other scene, but not used.) (L CD 24; LP B-3)
Sheba Secretly Sees Solomon
Solomon Ousted
Drums Before Battle
Leaving for Battle (chanting)
Final Battle, Part One (LP A-4)
Sheba’s Prayer
Revelation/The Soldiers Return (Revelation is found only on the Soundtrack Library CD, at the beginning
of track 13; The Soldiers Return is found on L CD 22 and LP B-1)
Shimmering Effect
Final Battle, Part Two (L CD 23; LP A-3)
Sheba’s Promise to God
After the Battle
Solomon Carries Sheba/Purification/Finale (L CD 25; Purification only: LP B-8)




And for those looking for just the track titles for the UA LP, here’s what I’ve come up with (I still haven’t quite placed B6)…

SOLOMON AND SHEBA LP

SIDE A:
A1: Orgiastic Dance (small section)
A2: First Battle, Part One
A3: Final Battle, Part Two
A4: Final Battle, Part One
A5: Orgiastic Dance (another section)
A6: Main Title
A7: Solomon Talks with God
A8: Purification of Sheba

B1: The Soldiers Return
B2: Solomon and Sheba
B3: Mourning Abishag
B4: Sheban Camp
B5: Death of Abishag (alternate?)
B6: ? –This is either an alternate of some other cue, or something that went unused – perhaps
under a longer version of Solomon’s “…but joy cometh in the morning” speech at the end of
the film).
B7: A Day Together
B8: Blind To Love

So, as far as I can figure out, the order of the UA LP tracks should be: A6, A2, A7, B7, B4, B2, B8, A1, A5, B5, B3, A4, B1, A3, A8, B6.

This was a really difficult project. I really get the impression that the film was further edited after the scoring was completed, and that music cuts were necessary, and that some cues were shifted to other spots in the film. Any further insight, as well as any corrections, are most welcome.

I hope that this is at least a starting point for collectors hoping to sort out the contents of their LP and CDs for this rather overlooked score.


You deserve some sort of medal, or at the very least a small gift from the Queen of Sheba herself, for that sterling work! I'll email you the cue sheet tomorrow...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 11:24 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

I've been driving myself crazy for several days trying to match up the music from the LP and CDs to the movie, to find out what's what, what exactly the LP tracks are, what's on the LP that isn't on the CDs, and what music isn't represented on the LP or the CDs (and there's a lot!).

So far, I've found out that the music in the movie is kind of a mess, with many cues severely edited. The UA LP does indeed provide some music that is not on the Legend CDs. The Soundtrack Library CD is also a mess. The "Overture" and "Intermission" are just suites cobbled together out of cues from elsewhere in the score. Some cues are put where they don't belong, or are mislabeled. So, in the long run, that CD's longer length is mostly due to repeated cues.

There's a great piece that's almost completely dialed out in the film, when Solomon talks to God after the death of David. It IS on the LP, as well as the CDs, but it is incorrectly listed as "Death of David" on the Legend CDs.

The UA LP provides some music that is not on the Legend CDs.

Also, the earlier Legend CD that pairs the score with THE VIKINGS apparently has the original ending. It appears that in the final editing of the film, the decision was made to switch the End Title and End Cast music. I'll comment further on this in a future post, after I've finished my headache-inducing research. When I'm done, I should be able to provide a list of cues in the film, plus where they can (or cannot) be found on the LP and CDs.

There's probably a good twenty minutes of music in the film that is not available on the LP or CDs, which is really too bad; this is just a wonderful Nascimbene score.


Like many fellow message boarders, I wish Jim every success in getting to grips with the content of Solomon & Sheba's soundtrack incarnations! Regarding the Arnold contributions, mentioned elsewhere, he is listed three times on the ASCAP cue sheet and provided the following cues "Gifts", "Sheba's encampment" and "Candle scene", all of which add up to just short of 6 minutes.

Jim, if you'd like a scanned copy of the cue sheet to assist (or confuse even further), let me have your email and I'll gladly oblige.


Thanks for the very interesting info on Arnold's contributions to the score --

how about removing the 10 or so DPs?


Sorry about all those dupes - not sure what went wrong there! How do I get rid of 'em as there doesn't seem to be a delete option in the edit function?


you have to manually edit each one - hit edit, then starting from the bottom - press backspace til all is gone , then press edit message -- DP can be added if desired.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

I've been driving myself crazy for several days trying to match up the music from the LP and CDs to the movie, to find out what's what, what exactly the LP tracks are, what's on the LP that isn't on the CDs, and what music isn't represented on the LP or the CDs (and there's a lot!).

So far, I've found out that the music in the movie is kind of a mess, with many cues severely edited. The UA LP does indeed provide some music that is not on the Legend CDs. The Soundtrack Library CD is also a mess. The "Overture" and "Intermission" are just suites cobbled together out of cues from elsewhere in the score. Some cues are put where they don't belong, or are mislabeled. So, in the long run, that CD's longer length is mostly due to repeated cues.

There's a great piece that's almost completely dialed out in the film, when Solomon talks to God after the death of David. It IS on the LP, as well as the CDs, but it is incorrectly listed as "Death of David" on the Legend CDs.

The UA LP provides some music that is not on the Legend CDs.

Also, the earlier Legend CD that pairs the score with THE VIKINGS apparently has the original ending. It appears that in the final editing of the film, the decision was made to switch the End Title and End Cast music. I'll comment further on this in a future post, after I've finished my headache-inducing research. When I'm done, I should be able to provide a list of cues in the film, plus where they can (or cannot) be found on the LP and CDs.

There's probably a good twenty minutes of music in the film that is not available on the LP or CDs, which is really too bad; this is just a wonderful Nascimbene score.


Like many fellow message boarders, I wish Jim every success in getting to grips with the content of Solomon & Sheba's soundtrack incarnations! Regarding the Arnold contributions, mentioned elsewhere, he is listed three times on the ASCAP cue sheet and provided the following cues "Gifts", "Sheba's encampment" and "Candle scene", all of which add up to just short of 6 minutes.

Jim, if you'd like a scanned copy of the cue sheet to assist (or confuse even further), let me have your email and I'll gladly oblige.


Thanks for the very interesting info on Arnold's contributions to the score --

how about removing the 10 or so DPs?


Sorry about all those dupes - not sure what went wrong there! How do I get rid of 'em as there doesn't seem to be a delete option in the edit function?


you have to manually edit each one - hit edit, then starting from the bottom - press backspace til all is gone , then press edit message -- DP can be added if desired.


Thanks - I think I've DP-ed them all now!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

Its too bad the us dvd does not have the trailer, the laserdisc had it.

Also bad is during the big battle scene, you used to be able to clearly see a jet flying over in the corner.
the widescreen versions blow up the frame so the jet is out of the picture.


Joe
I tried to find the jet flying over last night --
I dug out my lovely laserdisc set -- btw the picture looked better than on the British dvd , as well as the digital sound - IMO - it hasnt deteriorated at all and it 21 years old -
is it the battle the one at the end before the shields scene? if so I could not see it - it must be brief?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

I've been driving myself crazy for several days trying to match up the music from the LP and CDs to the movie, to find out what's what, what exactly the LP tracks are, what's on the LP that isn't on the CDs, and what music isn't represented on the LP or the CDs (and there's a lot!).

So far, I've found out that the music in the movie is kind of a mess, with many cues severely edited. The UA LP does indeed provide some music that is not on the Legend CDs. The Soundtrack Library CD is also a mess. The "Overture" and "Intermission" are just suites cobbled together out of cues from elsewhere in the score. Some cues are put where they don't belong, or are mislabeled. So, in the long run, that CD's longer length is mostly due to repeated cues.

There's a great piece that's almost completely dialed out in the film, when Solomon talks to God after the death of David. It IS on the LP, as well as the CDs, but it is incorrectly listed as "Death of David" on the Legend CDs.

The UA LP provides some music that is not on the Legend CDs.

Also, the earlier Legend CD that pairs the score with THE VIKINGS apparently has the original ending. It appears that in the final editing of the film, the decision was made to switch the End Title and End Cast music. I'll comment further on this in a future post, after I've finished my headache-inducing research. When I'm done, I should be able to provide a list of cues in the film, plus where they can (or cannot) be found on the LP and CDs.

There's probably a good twenty minutes of music in the film that is not available on the LP or CDs, which is really too bad; this is just a wonderful Nascimbene score.


Like many fellow message boarders, I wish Jim every success in getting to grips with the content of Solomon & Sheba's soundtrack incarnations! Regarding the Arnold contributions, mentioned elsewhere, he is listed three times on the ASCAP cue sheet and provided the following cues "Gifts", "Sheba's encampment" and "Candle scene", all of which add up to just short of 6 minutes.

Jim, if you'd like a scanned copy of the cue sheet to assist (or confuse even further), let me have your email and I'll gladly oblige.


Thanks for the very interesting info on Arnold's contributions to the score --

how about removing the 10 or so DPs?


Sorry about all those dupes - not sure what went wrong there! How do I get rid of 'em as there doesn't seem to be a delete option in the edit function?


you have to manually edit each one - hit edit, then starting from the bottom - press backspace til all is gone , then press edit message -- DP can be added if desired.


Thanks - I think I've DP-ed them all now!


well done , roadshowfan

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2014 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

For all the haters out there - you know who you are :-) some who thought that it was not critically well recieved on its initial release :

BOXOFFICE - January 4, 1960 - called the film "(a) stupendous Biblical spectacle which stresses pageantry, battle scenes and torrid romantic sequences.." Gina was described as " certainly the most voluptous screen siren since Hedy Lamarr's 'Delilah' - also described her performance as "extraordinarily sexy portrayal of the greatest courtesan of all time(!!) Her face and figure are nothing less than gorgeous & her many costumes are breathtaking, especially one sheer nightgown which displays as much of Gina's epidermis as the law permits".Yul's work was "forceful and thoroughly at home in the costumes and the backgrounds of this pagan era".

The usually highly critical FILMS IN REVIEW in Feb 1960 found the storyline problematic and not adhering to "dramatic verities" or known history - still the critic judged the 70mm Technirama and the music score as "excellent ", as well as the final battle sequence. It also suggested that its proximity to the current release of BEN-HUR and TEN COMMANMENTS might harm its box office.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

On youtube , you can find under "tyrone power solomon"an approximately six minute montage of actual scenes and stills from his performance in SOLOMON AND SHEBA.

I had seen one clip from Power's performance on THAT'S HOLLWOOD, an 80s Fox anthology series hosted by Tom Bosley when it was originally broadcast ( the complete ep. on Power's career is on Youtube).

But this montage had some amazingly rare footage - I think that it was posted about two years ago. It also shows that the Power version would have been quite different than the Brynner.

btw according to a footnote in MOVIE ROADSHOW(p.348) , Boxoffice magazine (1/20/1960) credits the "orgy sequence production" to one Hamilton Keener . imdb shows two credits for this man - both tv shows -- hmmm? sounds bogus to me . But I wonder if it was the work of another director and this was a psuedonym.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2014 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

On youtube , you can find under "tyrone power solomon"an approximately six minute montage of actual scenes and stills from his performance in SOLOMON AND SHEBA.

Not just scenes and stills but a photo of Power on the floor during his heart attack being attended by film crew. Anyone viewing the video who has any sort of emotional connection to Power should be aware of that.

As for the clips, they seem to me of a higher quality than anything currently in the film. Is it the acting, or was the script revised? Or did the director simply lose heart after Power's demise?

 
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