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 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   sdtom   (Member)

http://sdtom.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/the-man-in-half-moon-streetrozsa/

A rare thing these days to see a re-recorded release.
Tom

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 8:50 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Great music and a underrated great film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Can someone tell me if downloads are available anywhere?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 19, 2014 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

It's an Intrada release....so unless you mean illegally (which I'm guessing you don't), it's pretty unlikely.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Let's hope this extension of the legendary Rozsa Polydor series continues for years to come. This is a fitting companion to the current Intrada release of Rozsa's choral works from BEN-HUR and KING OF KINGS.



And don't forget Intrada's superb Bruce Broughton re-recordings of Rozsa's IVANHOE and JULIUS CAESAR, as well as their definitive recording of Bernard Herrmann's JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS.



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Since George has posted the Julius Caesar cover, perhaps someone can tell me what those ghastly illustrations are supposed to represent. For instance, Marlon Brando appears to be punching James Mason as he kisses Deborah Kerr, which I'm pretty sure didn't happen in the film. It looks like they gave the job to some 13 year old with only moderate talent and, of course, no taste.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

What? 'No reference to 'Spellbound' and 'The Red House', George?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

Since George has posted the Julius Caesar cover, perhaps someone can tell me what those ghastly illustrations are supposed to represent. For instance, Marlon Brando appears to be punching James Mason as he kisses Deborah Kerr, which I'm pretty sure didn't happen in the film. It looks like they gave the job to some 13 year old with only moderate talent and, of course, no taste.

Give me1950s film artwork any day compared to the boring unimaginative photoshop designs which pass for artwork today.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I concur, Doug.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

What? 'No reference to 'Spellbound' and 'The Red House', George?

Yikes! They totally slipped my mind. That's what you get for posting first thing in the morning.




 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Since George has posted the Julius Caesar cover, perhaps someone can tell me what those ghastly illustrations are supposed to represent. For instance, Marlon Brando appears to be punching James Mason as he kisses Deborah Kerr, which I'm pretty sure didn't happen in the film. It looks like they gave the job to some 13 year old with only moderate talent and, of course, no taste.

Blame M-G-M's art department. Maybe Brando was elbowing Greer Garson out of his way.

More unfortunately the Intrada cover cropped the image of Louis Calhern's Caesar.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Since George has posted the Julius Caesar cover, perhaps someone can tell me what those ghastly illustrations are supposed to represent. For instance, Marlon Brando appears to be punching James Mason as he kisses Deborah Kerr, which I'm pretty sure didn't happen in the film. It looks like they gave the job to some 13 year old with only moderate talent and, of course, no taste.

Give me1950s film artwork any day compared to the boring unimaginative photoshop designs which pass for artwork today.


Yes, absolutely, but this is a horrible example. Everyone is in a ridiculous position unconnected with his/her role in the film, unless Brutus was a hot lover and Antony a prizefighter. I'm sure had Shakespeare seen it he'd have exclaimed, as I did at first sight, "WTF!!!", or at least the Elizabethan equivalent.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 7:15 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Marlon Brando appears to be punching James Mason

Well, you know he coulda been a contender!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

L, John. Not LOL, maybe -- but definitely L.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

L, John. Not LOL, maybe -- but definitely L.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 1:08 AM   
 By:   Hank V   (Member)

Well if it's about the New Great Film Music Recordings, why restrict it to Intrada.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 2:11 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

Oh, what's Bernard Herrmann and "Jason and the Argonauts" doing in this thread? The film is TERRIBLE and the music is not. What a come-down for Bennie.

I love Rozsa's scores - they're so full-blooded, lush and romantic. I think "Ben Hur" the finest - the music is much better than the film. This happens a lot!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Oh, what's Bernard Herrmann and "Jason and the Argonauts" doing in this thread? The film is TERRIBLE and the music is not. What a come-down for Bennie.

I love Rozsa's scores - they're so full-blooded, lush and romantic. I think "Ben Hur" the finest - the music is much better than the film. This happens a lot!!


Jason and the Argonauts is terrible?

B-H's music is much better than the film?

Wow, Regie, we're on collision course for sure.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Oh, what's Bernard Herrmann and "Jason and the Argonauts" doing in this thread? The film is TERRIBLE and the music is not. What a come-down for Bennie.





Well, maybe Bennie's out in a thread about MR, but why is it a bad film?

Apart from that terrible cheesy dance routine that Medea and the temple hoofers try, it's a good, fairly faithful attempt at the myth.

Am I detecting an agenda re those ancient Greek myths about how young men like Perseus and Jason go on a quest, slay the negative mother Medusa, rescue the girl and get initiated?

I am, aren't I?

Wicked girl ...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

An agenda? Let's see; I taught "Medea" to gifted matriculation English students - that is tangentially linked to "Jason and the Argonauts".

I thought the film was actually so bad it was funny! Was it just the American accents; I dunno.

 
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