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 Posted:   May 23, 2017 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Leigh Phillips is the "inspiration" behind James recording these Goldsmith scores.

Right. It sounds like part of what makes these financially viable for James is that Leigh is effectively donating his reconstruction fee to Tadlow (and perhaps also providing additional funding for the recording; though that hasn't been made clear beyond his co-producer credit). James recently wrote:
"Only a success because of the dedication of Leigh Phillips who reconstructs the music as a true "labour of love" other words no dosh passes hands!!!"

Similarly the reconstruction (rather than funding) seems to be the issue with The Chairman, Jeff -- James has said that both he and Luc were keen to do it, but that Fox wouldn't grant them access to the written scores for whatever reason. James has repeatedly cited that lack of cooperation on Fox's part as what has kept the complete recording from happening. There is probably a combination of great added expense and time to do the reconstruction, *plus* the issue that might exist of any cues getting dialed in/out in the film (or known unused cues) which would necessitate access to the original written scores because there is music actually missing in the film itself, meaning nothing to listen to and reconstruct "by ear" for some of Goldsmith's work.

So it's not a matter of "hanging in there" in terms of funding, but rather that James and Luc consider it a "no go" until such time as 20th Century Fox decides to cooperate by granting access to the written music. At least, that's my sense of it and James can certainly correct me on the matter!

Now, also from comments James has made, it sounds like there would be no such issues with accessing the written scores to Black Patch and Face of a Fugitive...and those were both written for pretty small orchestras, hint hint. smile


 Posted:   May 23, 2017 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

You're being pretty subtle there, Yavar. What are you getting at?

 Posted:   May 23, 2017 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

Just wondering if there's any chance of a Cape Fear release Herrmann, as you've worked on Herrmann projects.

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