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 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

There are more and more of the unused/rejected scores that gets released thankfully. So let`s say you and friend is discussing scores and the subject of unused/rejected scores comes up and the friend has only heard the replacement scores to the films. Which unused/rejected scores would you let your friend listen to because you think that is one of your own favorites?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 2:56 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

In my opinion, they don't get much better than Elmer Bernstein's rejected SCARLET LETTER:



And the final action cue is one of the most outrageously awesome of his entire career:



... And now everyone else will recommend Yared's TROY to you ad nauseam I'm sure!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 3:16 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

There are more and more of the unused/rejected scores that gets released thankfully. So let`s say you and friend is discussing scores and the subject of unused/rejected scores comes up and the friend has only heard the replacement scores to the films. Which unused/rejected scores would you let your friend listen to because you think that is one of your own favorites?


Tr.....

Okay, What Dreams May Come. A beautiful Morricone score which apparently didn’t make the cut because it was too overwhelming.

And Troy.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Jarre's "The River Wild" has some interesting moments. Certainly far more than the workmanlike Goldsmith score that replaced it. But while I'm talking about Goldsmith, I quite like his Timeline rejected score.

(And yes, Troy.)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   hyperdanny   (Member)

of course Hermmann's Torn Curtain is exceptional, I am also very fond of what little is left of Henry Mancini's Frenzy..both Hitchcocks interestingly..

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Nyborg   (Member)

Craig Safan's Wolfen, unused because the film was heavily re-cut, the score no longer matched up, and Safan
- iirc - was no longer available.

Although it bears surface similarities to the Horner score, in terms of mood and scope, it takes a very different approach, from an atonal perspective, and succeeds, at least as a stand-alone listen, every bit as much as Horner's harmonies.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Some of my favourites include:

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (Ennio Morricone)
UNA HISTORIA RECIENTE (Angel Illaramendi)
WHITE FANG (Basil Poledouris)
LAST MAN STANDING (Elmer Bernstein)
REGARDING HENRY (Georges Delerue)
LEGEND (Jerry Goldsmith) -- sort of
K2 (Zimmer) -- sort of
EDGE OF DARKNESS (John Corigliano)
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Alex North) -- although I really have to be in the mood for it
BATTLE OF BRITAIN (William Walton)

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 3:54 AM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Neighbors (Tom Scott)
Gladiator (Jerry Goldsmith)
2 Days in the Valley (Jerry Goldsmith)
The Golden Child (John Barry)
The River Wild (Maurice Jarre)
Alien Nation (Jerry Goldsmith)
Ordeal by Innocence (Pino Donaggio)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 4:18 AM   
 By:   jamesluckard   (Member)

Michael Nyman - PRACTICAL MAGIC - 1998
In my top 5 favorite scores ever, possibly my single favorite score ever.
There are a few cues from the actual rejected film score to be found on YouTube:


Beware, the "complete" score on YouTube doesn't appear to be any such thing, it only contains 23 tracks, when there should be 48, and some of the tracks on YouTube are not from Nyman's score.

Nyman also conducted two orchestral suites for the first pressing of the soundtrack album. The album was quickly recalled and repressed with two tracks from Silvestri. The album tracks have very different orchestration from the film cues. This album track is my single favorite film score track ever:

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Michael Nyman - PRACTICAL MAGIC
In my top 5 favorite scores ever, possibly my single favorite score ever.
There are a few tracks on YouTube:


A great score. Agree with all of the above plus I would suggest
K2 - Zimmer (partially rejected and his only one thus far?)
The Wolfman - Elfamn (initially rejected in favor of a score by Haslinger - which in turn was rejected for Elfman's score. Is this the only time it happened?
The Beyondness of Things - Barry (OK I'm stretching it with this suggestion, however it was rumored that part of Barry's rejected score for The Horse Whisper ended up on that album).
Oldboy -Nyman (Demos were rejected and later wound up on a classical album?)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Can't believe I forgot K2 (one of my favourite Zimmer scores), although it's in the same category as LEGEND, I suppose. Added it to my list above.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Some of my favourites include:

WHITE FANG (Basil Poledouris)


Wasn't the majority of Poledouris' score used over the replacement one written by Zimmer?

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

There are more and more of the unused/rejected scores that gets released thankfully. So let`s say you and friend is discussing scores and the subject of unused/rejected scores comes up and the friend has only heard the replacement scores to the films. Which unused/rejected scores would you let your friend listen to because you think that is one of your own favorites?

I found this from the archives: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/articles/2002/25_Apr---Missing_Rejected.asp Would it be good if we could get this page updated?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 4:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Wasn't the majority of Poledouris' score used over the replacement one written by Zimmer?

Could be. I don't have the liner notes, and it's been ages since I saw the movie. I know much of Poledouris' music ended up in the movie, but I thought it was a more even balance. For the record -- while I like Poledouris' effort -- I prefer the Zimmer more.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I would have loved to hear Gary Chang's rejected Point Of No Return from 1993. Clearly a bad memory as he didn't want to talk about it in my interview with him.

By the way, I recommend the great book Torn Music.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The Wolfman - Elfamn (initially rejected in favor of a score by Haslinger - which in turn was rejected for Elfman's score. Is this the only time it happened?

No, it's probably happened about half a dozen times (that I can think of).



Un-used/rejected score recommendations (not counting promos or bootlegs, just official releases which may or may not be sold out):

"A Prayer For the Dying"
Bu: John Scott
JOS Records

"An Unfinished Life"
By: Christopher Young
Varese Sarabande CD Club (sold out)


"Author, Author!"
By: Johnny Mandel
Varese Sarabande CD Club
(I've read good things about it; I've yet to hear it)


"Battle of Brittain"
By: William Walton


"Chinatown"
Philip Lambro
Perseverance Records
(good things have been said about, vindicating the score after all this time)


"The Edge of Darkness"
By: John Corigliano
Perseverance Records
(I also recall reading good things about it)


The rejected Bernstein scores box set from Varese Sarabande (sold out)
("Gangs of New York", "The Journey of Natty Gann", and "The Scrlett Letter")


"Gladiator"
By: Jerry Goldsmith
Intrada Records (sold out)


"The Last Hard Men"
By: Leonard Rosenman
Intrada Records (discontinued)
(if you like Rosenman)


"The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing"
By: Michel Legrand
FSM


"The Molly Maguires"
By: Charles Strouse
Kritzerland (sold out)


"Something Wicked This Way Comes"
By: Georges Delerue
Intrada Records (wasn't this discontinued recently?)


"The Seven-Ups"
By: Johnny Mandel
Intrada Records (sold out)


"Till Human Voices Wake Us"
By: Dale Cornelius
Mana Music Productions (very, very hard to find)
(read good things about it)



That going by my out-of-date listing from 2017 on my currently defunct Rejected Film Scores website.



I found this from the archives: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/articles/2002/25_Apr---Missing_Rejected.asp Would it be good if we could get this page updated?

The main lists out-of-date page from my current defuct Rejected Film Scores website:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160615041707/http://www.rejectedfilmscores.150m.com/list.html


I still update and maintain the HTML file for it, with several new entries on those lists and the separate Supposedly page.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I would have loved to hear Gary Chang's rejected Point Of No Return from 1993. Clearly a bad memory as he didn't want to talk about it in my interview with him.

By the way, I recommend the great book Torn Music.



Damn, I’d love to hear that too.

 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 4:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Wasn't the majority of Poledouris' score used over the replacement one written by Zimmer?

Could be. I don't have the liner notes, and it's been ages since I saw the movie. I know much of Poledouris' music ended up in the movie, but I thought it was a more even balance. For the record -- while I like Poledouris' effort -- I prefer the Zimmer more.


Why you little......!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

I'm so glad someone mentioned (and ashamed I forgot) John Corigliano's EDGE OF DARKNESS. A truly artful and mesmerizing score:



No way in hell music this good was ever going to actually stay in a stock studio action/thriller from 2010.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 4, 2018 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

I'm so glad someone mentioned (and ashamed I forgot) John Corigliano's EDGE OF DARKNESS. A truly artful and mesmerizing score:



No way in hell music this good was ever going to actually stay in a stock studio action/thriller from 2010.



You can definitely hear the influence of Leonard Bernstein!

 
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