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 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   afn   (Member)

Now with the new DVD out at SAE I dare ask if there's a chance for that glorious and indeed "heavenly" score by Franz Waxman. A neglected gem (the suite on the Varese CD is better than nothing but omits the best parts). This one deserves the full set of acetates or whatever elements there are.

.....Are there...?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Jim Doherty   (Member)

I, too, have always enjoyed this exuberant score. Waxman really hopped over the fence to the fun side for this one. It's sort of like sophisticated cartoon music (and I mean that only in a most complimentary way). It fits the film's style like a glove.

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

I love everything about this film.
I would love to have the score.
Morgan and Stromberg talked about re-recording at one time.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

This is the film that Jack Benny used to joke about all the time on his radio and television show. I'm surprised that he didn't go to the editing room, saw some of his scenes of the film, and told the editor, "Now cut that out!"

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

I'm sure if a wealthy film music fan had $200k to drop on it, the Tribute team would happily be on a plane to Moscow to lay down the tracks.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

For a great alternate "Horn", check out the Ford Theater radio version with Benny and Claude Rains. The script is very different, much more clever, with one of the biggest laugh lines happening in the opening scene of the play.

The HORN got awful reviews when it was released and did poor business. Warners got scared and produced a truly terrible trailer which could only have turned off audiences. I think THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT is a wonderful farce and the rooftop finale is hilarious (and marvelously scored by Carl Stalling).

I have a 1945 radio performance of Waxman's HORN fantasy. I think it was played on the Standard Hour. The Queensland recorded it several years ago.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

I think it was played on the Standard Hour. The Queensland recorded it several years ago.

Legends of Hollywood, vol. 1 - Queensland Symphony Orchestra 1990 - More then a few years ago.

The story is that Bernard Herrmann suggested to Franz that he make a concert piece from it.

 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

The HORN got awful reviews when it was released and did poor business. Warners got scared and produced a truly terrible trailer which could only have turned off audiences . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAwh4OlF2Oc

The music comes off well, anyway.

 
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