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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Mutiny on the Bounty
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 1:38 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Stupendous. Incredible. What an insight into the workings of the epic of old. Who'd have ever thought the 3-CD compendium would become reality. Thanks FSM.



 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I love Kaper's island love theme. Great score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

A great score, if impossible to absorb in one sitting. There's a bit too much barely "alternate" material here a times. Still, a magnificent score and set.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

Weird - I just saw this flick for the first time yesterday!

Pretty lavish production eek - and while not a perfect film by any stretch, what entertainment! And a huge score to boot! I got tired of waiting for this to be released on bluray (it already appeared on HD-DVD so what's the hold-up???) so rented the 2 disc DVD. Now that I've discovered Kaper's score I have yet ANOTHER release I have to add to my "must buy" list....oh to have a money tree growing in my back yard!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I think this would be in anyone's FSM top five titles. That massive wall of sound just hits you like a sledge hammer. I really like the film. Brando is brilliant, I can't think of any other actor who would dare do that accent, I don't think any other actor could have got away with it. The DVD looks fantastic, I'm sure the Blu-ray will look even better.

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

I think this would be in anyone's FSM top five titles.

It's in my top 10 film scores of all time!

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I prefer it to that 1935 version. And, yes, Brando was excellent.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

I prefer it to that 1935 version. And, yes, Brando was excellent.

Ditto. Never could understand the criticism of this film. I avoided it on first release thanks to the carping of critics. Later I caught it at a suburban and was knocked out. Great film, great performances by both Brando and Howard. What was the problem with the critics? God knows. For me this leaves the '35 version in the dust.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   IloveJerry   (Member)

This is my favorite film score, no other score is as rousing and emotionally moving. A close second is Battle of the Bulge, the Blue Max, El Cid, Ben Hur and believe it or not The Ghost and Mrs Muir, for me, its the string progressions, they knock me out

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

This is my favorite film score, no other score is as rousing and emotionally moving. A close second is Battle of the Bulge, the Blue Max, El Cid, Ben Hur and believe it or not The Ghost and Mrs Muir, for me, its the string progressions, they knock me out

This, GREEN MANSIONS and LORD JIM are brilliant Kaper scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   mrscott   (Member)

This is my favorite film score, no other score is as rousing and emotionally moving. A close second is Battle of the Bulge, the Blue Max, El Cid, Ben Hur and believe it or not The Ghost and Mrs Muir, for me, its the string progressions, they knock me out

This, GREEN MANSIONS and LORD JIM are brilliant Kaper scores.


From the original LP to the incredible CD set this album was Kaper's crowning achievement. There is a great story about Henry Mancini and Kaper. When The score was Oscar nominated Mancini also had a score up for an Oscar in competition. Mancini recorded a Theme album that year entitled Our Man in Hollywood (RCA had a whole series of Our Man In.....series with their contractual artists involved in different cities) He was recording the love theme from MOTB and even though he was in competition with the theme for an Oscar he called Kaper to tell him how much he admired the theme. I always have too. Kaper recorded his own solo piano album of his film themes including his wonderful Auntie Mame and The Love theme from MOTB. This album is also highly recommended especially since you are a Kaper fan.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2010 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

This is my favorite film score, no other score is as rousing and emotionally moving. A close second is Battle of the Bulge, the Blue Max, El Cid, Ben Hur and believe it or not The Ghost and Mrs Muir, for me, its the string progressions, they knock me out

This, GREEN MANSIONS and LORD JIM are brilliant Kaper scores.


His main theme for "The F.B.I." television series wasn't bad either.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2010 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

I think this would be in anyone's FSM top five titles.

It is certainly the most ambitious and best executed FSM release of a single score. Kaper's Bounty theme may well be the most magnificent seafaring theme in film music history. Its "full sail" rendition in "Leaving Harbor" may have had an antecedent in Rozsa's "The Mayflower" from PLYMOUTH ADVENTURE a decade earlier, but surely Kaper's music was the inspiration for Goldsmith's "Leaving Drydock" from STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and Horner's "Enterprise Clears Moorings" from "STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN."

This is one CD album that belongs in every film music library.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2010 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

It CERTAINLY does. Humph!

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2010 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

His main theme for "The F.B.I." television series wasn't bad either.

Ditto "Arrest and Trial."

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2010 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

Thanks for reminding me of this great score! I hadn't listened to it in a while, but have it playing now. It needs the free time of a Saturday morning, though, to appreciate this epic release!

 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2010 - 3:48 PM   
 By:   SoundScope   (Member)

I took this set along when I went to buy my new amplifier. The guy at the store asked what it was and I told him it was MUTINY... and that it was recoreded in the 60's. He was dumbfounded!

This is what the Hollywood machine could produce at it's peak. Absoslutely incredible scoring and sound!! Breathtaking cinematography and production values and the "wall" of picture that was 70mm Ultra-Panavision. Wonderful entertainment all around.

Thank you all for extolling its virtues!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2010 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   IloveJerry   (Member)

SoundScope

Buddy, your in my cool book.

A man of my own Tastes, I did the same thing years ago, with this soundtrack, and walked out with some Magnepan speakers.



 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2010 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Comparing the 1935 classic and Brando's self-indulgent variation on the theme is really apples and oranges. (Trevor Howard was superb, but he usually was.) However, there's no question about the magnificence of Kaper's score. Nor about the glorious FSM preservation of same. When I put the first disc on my player I cried throughout the overture, the main title and the disembarkment, just to remember that this kind of excitement used to be part of the movie-going experience in my youth...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 26, 2010 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Comparing the 1935 classic and Brando's self-indulgent variation on the theme is really apples and oranges.

Self-indulgence by the brilliant sometimes results in something special. In my book it did this time.

(ncidentally, not that I want to turn the thread into loved it/hated it, but I could never take seriously any film that presented Clark Gable as an Englishman. There was never a more strictly American icon than Clark Gable, and he was wise not to even attempt an English accent).

 
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