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 Posted:   Apr 25, 2008 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I realize many of you won't care much about this, but for those who do...

I've pined away on here many times about my longtime yearning for a score release to Barry Devorzon's "Looker" (1981). While many find it cheesy and uninteresting today, there are some who still dig it and see it as one of the great electronic scores of the '80s. Would it sell well enough to warrant a release? Not sure. I would hope so, particularly because there is a fan base for the "Looker" title song. I'm just not sure if film score producers would see it as a profitable or worthwhile venture.

But then I had this bright idea about what to pair it with to increase the appeal. Could this be the answer...?

Joel Goldsmith's "The Man with Two Brains" (1983). Those of you familiar with it know that it's a really fun (and cheesy) electronic score that suited the movie wonderfully and would be great to have on CD. I think if it were paired with "Looker", a CD might sell well enough. The connection between the two scores is obvious and just right, it would seem. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there at least a mild following or interest in "The Man with Two Brains" score and Joel Goldsmith in general?

So whaddya think? Am I nuts? Could this be something to pitch to the big boys in the film score producers world and see if it could fly? I'm insanely and selfishly convinced that I have to get "Looker" released somehow.

Oh, and both films/scores were from Warner Brothers. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2008 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

That's not a bad idea, but what about Man w/2 Brains and The Lonely Guy double header by the Goldsmiths?

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2008 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

That's not a bad idea, but what about Man w/2 Brains and The Lonely Guy double header by Goldsmith?

sssshhhh. It's all about "Looker".

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2008 - 7:55 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

That's not a bad idea, but what about Man w/2 Brains and The Lonely Guy double header by Goldsmith?

sssshhhh. It's all about "Looker".


To tell you the truth, I was so fixated on Susan Dey I don't remember the score.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2008 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

I love the Looker score and would buy it in a second.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2008 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   JAPhillips219   (Member)

I love the Looker score and would buy it in a second.


I'll second that. LOOKER was one of the more interesting electronic scores of the early eighties. In fact, a friend of mine made a replica of the Looker gun for fun. Alas, he doesn't have it any more.

If a cd is released, I hope they include Susan Saad's vocal of the title song from the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2008 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

Nice idea - I like LOOKER also - but it'd be a pretty short album.

There's the theme song, another song, the classical arrangement when Susan Dey is being computer generated. There is the suspense theme, but that's pretty much one theme, and it's repeated endlessly throughout the movie.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2008 - 10:16 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Nice idea - I like LOOKER also - but it'd be a pretty short album.

There's the theme song, another song, the classical arrangement when Susan Dey is being computer generated. There is the suspense theme, but that's pretty much one theme, and it's repeated endlessly throughout the movie.


Not quite. There are many variations of the rhythmic suspense theme, much of which do sound similar, but it's not just the same track. The finale is around 10 or 11 minutes I think, and has quite a bit of variation from earlier portions of the film. There's also a great instrumental version of the title song that's awesome. Even so, if it happens to be short, that further encourages the idea of a dual release with something that would be a good match. Intrada released "The Stunt Man" (with An Unmarried Woman), which is just 25 minutes, and nobody's complainin'. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2008 - 12:02 AM   
 By:   Tobias   (Member)

I love the Looker score and would buy it in a second.

For me it`s vice versa since I don`t care for Looker but Joel`s Man with two brains is a (excuse the pun) no brainer, I would buy that score in a second.

The thing is Joel have started his own recordlabel so it is more likely to be released on that label than on any other, with or without an accompanying score on the CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2008 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   jaffa   (Member)

Looker is a must.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2008 - 4:50 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Looker
The Man With Two Brains
The Lonely Guy

All three are definite must-buys for me!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2008 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   groovemeister   (Member)

Looker + Stick, two energetic DeVorzon scores.
Would make a nice CD

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2008 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   steve jongeward   (Member)

DeVorzon's THE NINTH CONFIGURATION ...some truly exquisite emotionally adept music in one truly freaky William Peter Blatty film!
I'd get that one in a second -- that goes double for LOOKER!

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2008 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Looker + Stick, two energetic DeVorzon scores.
Would make a nice CD


Whoah. That's a good suggestion, too!

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2008 - 4:40 PM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

DeVorzon's THE NINTH CONFIGURATION ...some truly exquisite emotionally adept music in one truly freaky William Peter Blatty film!
I'd get that one in a second -- that goes double for LOOKER!


Yeah. Look at all these potential perfect combo releases with LOOKER. Here's hopin'.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2008 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Dan J. Schulte   (Member)

I love Looker...in fact I did a cover of the theme a few years back:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=m7B6l0nBSXQ

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2012 - 12:11 AM   
 By:   Jerry Horne   (Member)

Another year went by and no label had the guts to release 'Looker'.

Sigh.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2012 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I had hoped this would have been an FSM project , it would have been awesome if they could have added it to the Coma / Westworld / Carey Treatment set - but it'd be wonderful to get this from any label. Count Intrada out too - maybe LaLaLand could handle it ... ?

Here's hoping for something in 2012 ...


 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2012 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

Would also buy LOOKER in a heartbeat.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2012 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

That's not a bad idea, but what about Man w/2 Brains and The Lonely Guy double header by the Goldsmiths?

That's what I was thinking!

 
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