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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Stripper/Nick Quarry
 Posted:   May 8, 2011 - 2:55 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

On this cd I just got, I found more than one thing to make me happy:

-Early 60's Goldsmith dramatic writing, including some very tender moments for small groupings of the orchestra.
-Interesting vocals by Joanne Woodward (playing someone who can't necessarily sing smile )
-Awesome 60's source music, in small, tasty quantities
-Bonus 60's-jazz-oriented detective action music!

 Posted:   May 8, 2011 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Did you also dig the first cinematic collabortion between director Schaffner & Goldsmith? big grin

I like THE STRIPPER side of Goldsmith, though it's never a major Goldsmith opus to me, it's an effective melodramatic score of the kind they don't make anymore.

Tell me, how would rank Goldsmith's THE STRIPPER alongside the similar musical territories of George Duning and Alex North?

I'm sure you're aware that orchestrator Arthur Morton worked extensively with both Duning and Goldsmith at different periods in their careers...

 Posted:   May 9, 2011 - 2:51 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

I think THE STRIPPER is absolutely great, and somewhat unusual in Goldsmith's career in the sense that it seems to be almost completely modelled on Alex North's hothouse melodramas. We all know the huge influence North had on Goldsmith, but it was mostly textural things like orchestral growls, whereas in THE STRIPPER it sounds almost like Alex North melodic material. Those long-line bluesy themes were something that Goldsmith never really went back to.

 Posted:   May 9, 2011 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"Those long-line bluesy themes were something that Goldsmith never really went back to."
Thank God!!! wink
Part of my problem with A GATHERING OF EAGLES is that melodramatic sound he apes from the Golden Era. I like the militiary-style material and action stuff, but the other stuff exists in a world I can't get into.
Although he did revisit the STRIPPER main theme again in JUSTINE smile

 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Listen at :55 in the cue "Quarry Cornered" (from NICK QUARRY) to hear the beginning of a section where Goldsmith layers solo line upon solo line, one at at time, in fascinating-and-fun, 60's-instrumentation scoring.

That alone was worth the cost of the cd.

 Posted:   Sep 9, 2011 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

THE STRIPPER is a terrific score and one of my 4 or 5 very favorite Goldsmiths.

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