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 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I always find it curious when it comes to fans and collectors if they ever saw everything on something they really like. For instance Jerry Goldsmith fans, have they heard every score that he ever did? ALFRED NEWMAN fans have you heard every score he did? Is there a genre fan out there who has seen nearly every HORRORSCIFI film ever made or more feasible every one ever made in America, Britain, Italy, etc etc. I personally have achieve such completion on certain topics. But when it comes to say Georges Delerue I still got about 10% to go.Any comments? any completions of your own?

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   betenoir   (Member)

Scores by Junior Homrich. That would be one, Emerald Forest (and it is a good one).

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 8:33 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I am about 99% complete with VINCENT PRICE feature length films. One of a kind in style.

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 8:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO BETENOIR-Sorry but your not complete with JUNIOR he also scored GHOST CAN'T DO IT-89- with BO DEREK,STREETS OF JUSTICE-85- [TV FILM].

 Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I have seen or heard everything by Bernard Herrmann that is available, including radio, films, TV shows and concert works. The only things I've not heard are some early concert works that were never recorded, some radio shows which apparently no longer exist, and some very rare TV shows (such as PURSUIT, the "Last Clear Chance" episode of KRAFT SUSENSE THEATRE (shown once and not included in the syndication package), and episodes of STUDIO ONE, which, as of this time, are nowhere to be found).

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I have heard every single film score that John Williams ever did. I've also heard 99% of his concert works. His television music is a different story, however. So much obscure and unavailable. But I think I've heard more than most, and slowly working my way through the obscure stuff as I get hold of it.

Same applies to Elfman and Goldenthal. I've heard everything of these composers that is available in some form or other.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

My particular niche is John Barry, if you haven't guessed.

No, I can't say I've seen or heard it all because, for example, I have never seen the version of The Golden Child with his score in (who has?); I've never heard the 'lost' scores such as Sinful Davey or Goodbye Lover (who has?). But that's because they've not yet been available for mere mortals like me to see or hear.

I've heard all the music that has been made commercially available, however; and I have seen all the films that have been available for seeing in the last thirty years. I haven't yet seen MISTER MOSES, however, as that has never been on video or DVD and hasn't been shown on television for as long as I've been looking for it.

So, when it comes to my niche, I'd say I'm a 98%er which is about as good as you can get, but not a 100%er — and in a way that's good because it means there's always something left.


 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Like Stephen, my main interest in film music and the one composer I strive to be a ‘completist’ is Barry. I’m pretty sure I have everything that has been commercially released missing one CD release now which is ‘Jagged Edge’ (can’t believe no one has reissued this). I have all of the compilations featuring cues and suites of the stuff that hasn’t been commercially released, and again like Stephen I’ve seen most of those available films. Hopefully we may get one or two releases of Barry later this year.

My other ‘completist’ artist is my favourite pop group, a-ha. I have all their commercial releases as well as some limited editions, and have several ‘bootleg’ concert recordings and rarities and demos that haven’t been officially released. I also have all their extended mixes and b-sides etc. I don’t believe they recorded much else that I don’t have, bar one or two tracks that I’m aware of.

P.S Stephen, there are some scenes from 'The Golden Child' on Youtube with Barry's score tacked on, if you haven't seen them. Gives an idea of what it may have been like.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 7:04 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO STEPHEN- Sure, we can't hear what is not available to us.So that would not really count. Patience is all we can have.It is truly nice when there is still something to look for, somehow when one gets the complete collection of something I find there is a bit of a sentiment, NOW WHAT? As for MISTER MOSES if I see it on YOU TUBE I will pass the word to you.I don't see TCM showing it in the near future .

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO THOMAS- when you find something new on A-HA do you go A-HA?

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

We probably all can agree when it comes to be complete for actors and actresses and composers often the hardest thing to track down is their TV work. Makes sense.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)


 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Well, I have seen a Pushmi-Pullyu, and

I tell you I've seen the world,
I've been around,
I could tell you stories
That would quite astound you!

I'm not a fool!
I went to school
I've been from Liverpool to Istanbul
I'm no fool!
And anyone will tell you
that I'm sharper than a knife
But I've never seen anything like it
In my life!

More to the point, however, I think it's safe to say, especially among FSM posters, that no one we read here has ever seen every movie or heard every score our favorite composers have worked on.

I'm pretty much of a completist for all the golden age composers, plus Bernstein and Goldsmith and Williams and Thomas Newman and a few others still scoring. I've not seen everything I have scores for, but I have seen plenty of movies they scored that have never been represented on recordings.

All of their work is not really worthy of being recorded, I dare say, but that won't stop me from procuring it if it is recorded.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

No, nor would I want to. A number of my favorite film scores, are to films I have never seen.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 8:21 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Well, I wish it would be that easy, but unless you have acess to the composer himself and get a ton of the stuff from them personaly, there is no chance to hear or have "everything".
If we are talking about "everything released or available to public", then that's something completely different and really not that difficult.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

No - and, particularly with Ennio Morricone, that will keep me going for the rest of my days.

...and I kind of like it that way.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   General Kael   (Member)

Not even close, I've only seen about 15% of the films that accompany the scores that I own. And the scores I own are not even close to being complete in any genre or composer. So how do I pick 'em? Word of mouth and sound samples, that's how!

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

By the way, I've also seen all movies starring Jack Nicholson. I'm missing THUNDER ISLAND, which he co-wrote. And a couple of TV things.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

Not even close, I've only seen about 15% of the films that accompany the scores that I own. And the scores I own are not even close to being complete in any genre or composer. So how do I pick 'em? Word of mouth and sound samples, that's how!

Similar. I haven come close to seeing "all the films that accompany the scores that I own". However, if i hear a score I really like and I have a chance to see a movie Ive never seen I will watch the movie.

Now oddly the reverse is not true. For all the movies Ive seen , Ive got the film scores if available. Always thought made a nice souvenir as it captures the emotions and feeling of the movie without having to rewatch the movie and it comes with a mini movie poster(the cover). Generally like the music of things Ive seen. The rate limiter is if available.

 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I have seen over 95% OF ALL HAMMER FILMS they made since 1956.

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