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 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Based on a number of the comments I've seen posted about Mr. Thorne on this forum it appears that very few have seen or heard any of his other works beyond SUPERMAN II and III and perhaps RETURN TO LONESOME DOVE.

They seem to be basing their views on his career solely on the first two projects for the most part.

Have any of your heard any of his others scores such as ARABIAN ADVENTURE, HELP, THE BED SITTING ROOM, MY WICKED WICKED WAYS, RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, MURPHY'S WAY (Theme by John Barry), THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS (Theme by John Barry), THE EVIL THAT MEN DO, HANNIE CAULDER etc..

His output speaks for itself.

The Man has talent and a gift for melody in my view..

So let's chat about this OTHER WORKS beyond the SUPERMAN Movies..


Anyone interested?



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:27 PM   
 By:   Agent Norman Newman   (Member)

Ha. I guess it's not funny?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

I'm very fond of his score for Zeffirrelli's Brother Sun, Sister Moon. I have the two-DVD set which contains both the English and Italian-language versions of the film (scored by Thorne and Riz Ortolani, respectively) but I find Thorne's to be the better score.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm partial to his THE RETURN OF ALAN FIVEHOUSE, myself.

Could you perhaps stick to REAL FILMS that Mr. Thorne has scored?

Posting this sort of LIE isn't very helpful.

According to IMDB,ASCAP, BMI and GOODLE there is no film by this name, it's some sort of fantasy.

It appears to only exist in the minds of few fools on another forum who need to get a life.

Next


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

I adore The Bed-sitting Room - Soliloquy (the first track) is one of the most beautiful music compositions i've heard in my life.
If we talk about They Might Be Giants, the whole score is Barry. The main theme AND the wonderful march are Barry's compositions - this is one of those cases where Thorne worked solely as arranger (Murphy's War is 90% Barry).
I love his contributions to A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and i'm expecting An Arabian Adventure to arrive this week. Overall, his other scores were the reason I bought the autographed Blue Box, despite being introduced to his music by Superman III years ago.

Alex

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I'm partial to his THE RETURN OF ALAN FIVEHOUSE, myself.




LMFAO. Teej, you made a funny!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Help! is the only one Ken Thorne score I've ever heard of. Not knowing how he's spent the past 40 years, I'm not sure if that falls into the "other" category or not.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   Agent Norman Newman   (Member)

I'm partial to his THE RETURN OF ALAN FIVEHOUSE, myself.

Could you perhaps stick to REAL FILMS that Mr. Thorne has scored?

Posting this sort of LIE isn't very helpful.

According to IMDB,ASCAP, BMI and GOODLE there is no film by this name, it's some sort of fantasy.

It appears to only exist in the minds of few fools on another forum who need to get a life.

Next


Ford A. Thaxton


If by another forum, you mean the 350+ post thread here at FSM...?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm partial to his THE RETURN OF ALAN FIVEHOUSE, myself.

Could you perhaps stick to REAL FILMS that Mr. Thorne has scored?

Posting this sort of LIE isn't very helpful.

According to IMDB,ASCAP, BMI and GOODLE there is no film by this name, it's some sort of fantasy.

It appears to only exist in the minds of few fools on another forum who need to get a life.

Next


Ford A. Thaxton


If by another forum, you mean the 350+ post thread here at FSM...?



It's nice too know that the five or six of you who post in that thread have that much free time....

You posted a LIE, perhaps you might wish to DELETE IT.

That's what a civil and reasonable human being would do.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

LMFAO. Teej, you made a funny!

Humor is subjective...

I'll leave it at that.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I adore The Bed-sitting Room - Soliloquy (the first track) is one of the most beautiful music compositions i've heard in my life.

It is quite lovely,sadly the suite on the promotional CD is all that remains of the score.




If we talk about They Might Be Giants, the whole score is Barry. The main theme AND the wonderful march are Barry's compositions - this is one of those cases where Thorne worked solely as arranger

In that case The film was scored by Mr. Thorne using those two tunes, but he did write a good deal of original music as well.



(Murphy's War is 90% Barry).

I think it's the other way around....

Barry did provide the Main Theme (and perhaps another tune) but everything else is Mr. Thorne's music..



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:23 PM   
 By:   Stephen Lister   (Member)

Ken Thorne's great scoring of THE PERSUADERS TV series deserves a nod (and a CD!) as does his funky and enjoyable scoring of THE ZOO GANG series from the same period.

I'm particularly fond of his score for the Richard Lester thriller JUGGERNAUT. Not a lot of music in the film, and mostly very taut, tense and atmospheric. It has a great end title, an unusually sad and haunting piece of music that perfectly captures the film's world-weary mood. I believe a 45rpm single was released, but it's very scarce.

I agree with the praise for THE BEDSITTING ROOM - an endearingly odd and memorable score for a somewhat under-rated movie (one which apparently derailed Richard Lester's career for a number of years).

And there's one terrific score cue on the soundtrack LP of THE MAGIC CHRISTIAN called "Flip Your Wig" which never fails to put a smile on my face when I hear it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

I'm partial to his THE RETURN OF ALAN FIVEHOUSE, myself.

Could you perhaps stick to REAL FILMS that Mr. Thorne has scored?

Posting this sort of LIE isn't very helpful.

According to IMDB,ASCAP, BMI and GOODLE there is no film by this name, it's some sort of fantasy.

It appears to only exist in the minds of few fools on another forum who need to get a life.

Next


Ford A. Thaxton


Gee, Ford, and I really enjoyed every one of your posts, until this one. I really enjoyed your acerbic wit. Until now.

I have a life. And a wife. And a career. And a family. Like many other people, I actually OWN hundreds of CD's produced by you which celebrate many of these wonderful composers. But, I think you failed to understand (or outright dismiss as crap) the original intention of that thread, but I understand the intention of this thread. And you are right, I agree, this thread should be a serious thread about other wonderful scores of KEN THORNE. I welcome the opportunity to hear and learn more about these. However, with your comments, you come off as an elitist snob who is incapable of tolerating someone else's sense of humor. It is your perogrative to do so, but sometimes exercising restraint by ignoring (a lesson that you have taught me, thank you)can be a good thing.

To make a mean-spirited comment like that about everything for which THAT other thread was intended to parody, is just diasppointinmg, Ford. If you want to rightfully reprimand someone for bringing that other fiction into this, then I would agree with you wholeheartedly.

MaxB

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   stevieD   (Member)

Ken's incidental cues for THE PERSUADERS tv series are absolutely superb.(there's some lifts from Stanley Black's Crossplot score as well in that series, also pretty good)

Inspector Clouseau is another gem, hints of the above in some of the action cues, would make a nice FSM release me thinks!

Lassiter is another good score.

Juggernaut, great cue when the guys jump from the plane into the sea, also great piece when Richard Harris decides whether to cut the blue or the red wire and nice end title,

Steve

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I'm partial to his THE RETURN OF ALAN FIVEHOUSE, myself.

Could you perhaps stick to REAL FILMS that Mr. Thorne has scored?

Posting this sort of LIE isn't very helpful.

According to IMDB,ASCAP, BMI and GOODLE there is no film by this name, it's some sort of fantasy.

It appears to only exist in the minds of few fools on another forum who need to get a life.

Next


Ford A. Thaxton


Gee, Ford, and I really enjoyed every one of your posts, until this one. I really enjoyed your acerbic wit. Until now.
MaxB


Blah,Blah,Blah.......

If you wish to your little fantasy, I have no problem with it, however I wasn't the fool who posted the nonsense about Mr. Thorne's FALSE CREDIT, that honor belongs to TJ, so perhaps you might wish to take the issue up with him, because until this moment I've never made any sort of public comment on the matter or your thread.

Perhaps we can return to the topic at hand which was Mr. Thorne's work as opposed to your fantasy.

That's not asking too much is it?


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

On that note, I like how KEN THORNE's score for ARABIAN ADVENTURE and THE EVIL THAT MEN DO. I don't believe that either of these are available.

Any comments? It's been a while since I've seen either picture.

MaxB

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

On that note, I like how KEN THORNE's score for ARABIAN ADVENTURE and THE EVIL THAT MEN DO. I don't believe that either of these are available.

Any comments? It's been a while since I've seen either picture.

MaxB



ARABIAN ADVENTURE was released as a promo by PROMETHEUS (aka BFS) out of EUROPE.

You can perhaps dig up a copy on Ebay or in the trading post section of the site.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:49 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

I'm partial to his THE RETURN OF ALAN FIVEHOUSE, myself.

Could you perhaps stick to REAL FILMS that Mr. Thorne has scored?

Posting this sort of LIE isn't very helpful.

According to IMDB,ASCAP, BMI and GOODLE there is no film by this name, it's some sort of fantasy.

It appears to only exist in the minds of few fools on another forum who need to get a life.

Next


Ford A. Thaxton


Gee, Ford, and I really enjoyed every one of your posts, until this one. I really enjoyed your acerbic wit. Until now.
MaxB


Blah,Blah,Blah.......

If you wish to your little fantasy, I have no problem with it, however I wasn't the fool who posted the nonsense about Mr. Thorne's FALSE CREDIT, that honor belongs to TJ, so perhaps you might wish to take the issue up with him, because until this moment I've never made any sort of public comment on the matter or your thread.

Perhaps we can return to the topic at hand which was Mr. Thorne's work as opposed to your fantasy.

That's not asking too much is it?


Ford A. Thaxton


Look, you get no arguement from me that TJ's post was inappropriate for this thread. It is not my job to tell him that I think he was wrong for doing that (I do think he is wrong for posting that here). But one's actions speak for itself, and I think many who read this with an objective intent will also dismiss these actions.

But the comment that disappoints me is your line

"It appears to only exist in the minds of few fools on another forum who need to get a life."

By that statement, you obviously think that that thread is serious? Only a fool would think that thread is serious - and you are NO fool Ford.

In the respect that you don't get the humor of that thread, I don't get your humor sometimes. The main difference is that I would never call you a "fool" for not getting your humor. I would just go on to the next post and just tell myself that I didn't get it - not piss on anyone else, publically, who DOES "get it."

That's all. I hope that you can at least recognize that much, even if you don't agree with it?

MaxB

 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

On that note, I like how KEN THORNE's score for ARABIAN ADVENTURE and THE EVIL THAT MEN DO. I don't believe that either of these are available.

Any comments? It's been a while since I've seen either picture.

MaxB


Thank you for the information. I will definitely look into it.

MaxB


ARABIAN ADVENTURE was released as a promo by PROMETHEUS (aka BFS) out of EUROPE.

You can perhaps dig up a copy on Ebay or in the trading post section of the site.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2008 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)


But the comment that disappoints me is your line
MaxB



That's life....

Deal with it.

I have no interest in that topic and won't waste my time on it...

If it helps you get through the day, that's fine with me...

Can return to the topic of this thread please?



Ford A. Thaxton

 
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