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 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Kritzerland is very proud to present a 2-CD set at a 1-CD price – five incredible scores on two CDs, four of them world premiere releases:

PREMINGER AT FOX

Including FALLEN ANGEL, WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS, LAURA, DAISY KENYON and WHIRLPOOL

Music Composed by David Raksin and Cyril J. Mockridge

For Preminger at Fox, we concentrate on five films, all of which were released on DVD under the Fox Film Noir umbrella. While one could argue about the use of the word noir in one instance, all five films have the look and feel of noir, they’re all very much of a piece and they’re all brilliantly directed by Otto Preminger.

Fallen Angel has all the classic noir ingredients – a down-at-the-heels drifter, a sultry siren that men will do anything for, an innocent nice girl, a tough cop, and various other archetypes. As he had with Laura, composer David Raksin provided another classic noir tune, this one called “Slowly,” which plays as source music throughout the film (and is sung by both Alice Faye and Dick Haymes). Additionally, Raksin provides his usual expert background score, beginning with a nervous, bustling, and exciting main title and continuing through a series of wonderful cues. There’s nothing quite like Raksin in noir mode and Fallen Angel is a Raksin classic.

Where the Sidewalk Ends reunited the stars of Preminger’s Laura – Dana Andrews and Gene Tierney. The composer for Where the Sidewalk Ends wasn’t Preminger regular David Raksin, but a Fox staff composer named Cyril J. Mockridge, with whom Preminger had worked before. Mockridge based his score around Alfred Newman’s classic “Street Scene” music – a piece that was used regularly in films of all types at Fox during that era. But what Mockridge does with it is great, and his own original music, of which there is plenty, suits the film perfectly.

No Preminger at Fox collection would be complete without the film that started it all – Laura, Preminger’s 1944 classic. For this CD, we include “The Laura Suite – Theme and Variations.”

Daisy Kenyon (1947), is a drama with a romantic triangle at its center, involving Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, and Henry Fonda. It’s a terrific drama, filled with Preminger’s directorial touches that elevate it from being just another potboiler. Once again, the composer is David Raksin. Although the film has almost no music, the little that’s there is wonderful.

Whirlpool (1949), has a cast that includes Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, Jose Ferrer, and Charles Bickford. Once again a Preminger film features a classic David Raksin score, this one filled to the brim with one great cue after another beginning with its dramatic and then beguiling main theme. For this film, Raksin is at his most atmospheric and it’s one of his best scores and the longest score in this set.

Five great films by one great director for a great studio – four with scores by David Raksin and one with a gem of a score by Cyril J. Mockridge, all of which adds up to some great Golden Age film score listening.

PREMINGER AT FOX is limited to 1000 copies only and the 2-CD set is priced at $19.98, plus shipping.

CD will ship the second week of September, but preorders placed at Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks early (we’ve been averaging four weeks). To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Bravo !

Do you already know when this wonderful set could ship ?

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

CD will ship the second week of September, but preorders placed at Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks early (we’ve been averaging four weeks). To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

WONDERFUL! Can't wait! Great cover. BTW the WHIRLPOOL stills included on the KRITZ site are for the 1934 Jean Arthur movie, not the 1949 Gene Tierney movie whose score is included in this set.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:17 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

CD will ship the second week of September, but preorders placed at Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks early (we’ve been averaging four weeks). To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.



Yes, but the last releases have literally blown that four-weeks delay up ! smile

So I was just wondering if this would be also the case for this set.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Of course I am ordering it, but that cover mistake with WHIRLPOOL is a big boner. How could this have gone unnoticed?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Of course I am ordering it, but that cover mistake with WHIRLPOOL is a big boner. How could this have gone unnoticed?

Do you mean the frame not being from the movie ? Maybe a private joke !

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Not the final cover - and the stills in the booklet are correct. Never fear. Not that mistakes aren't occasionally made by EVERY label, BTW - Irwin Talbot comes to mind for one particular recent release from someone else - it happens. But not here.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 6:36 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

CD will ship the second week of September, but preorders placed at Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks early (we’ve been averaging four weeks). To place an order, see the cover, or hear audio samples, just visit www.kritzerland.com.



Yes, but the last releases have literally blown that four-weeks delay up ! smile

So I was just wondering if this would be also the case for this set.


I don't like to speculate, but it certainly should be here within two weeks, maybe sooner.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 7:12 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Correct cover now there.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Anyone else have any problems with Kritzer site?
I can't open it - "no access to net"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   siriami   (Member)

Oh, Bruce - another "must-have" release! My pocket can't stand it - but my heart says thanks.
Ordered.
Alistair

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   siriami   (Member)

double post.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   CDDA   (Member)

These scores had dual microphone perspectives sources?
The samples sounds stereo.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Yet another great 2 disc value from Kritzerland. Thank you, Bruce. My order is in.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 8:31 AM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

Ordered, with:-

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Just placed my order! Now if your next 2 or 3 releases could be of some titles I have zero interest in, it would be appreciated. There are other things I need to spend my money on ..... like rent and food!

But the Raksin fanboy is eternally grateful (though -blush- I still haven't ordered Too Late Blues yet).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

The music sound samples are great. I hope Bruce and Nick will continue to uncover music treasures from 20CF from the '40's and '50's.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Just ordered it! I love film noir and this 2 cd set looks super! Great cover art work and a great price too! Please keep the golden age cds coming Bruce! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2013 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Anyone else have any problems with Kritzer site?
I can't open it - "no access to net"


Orders have been coming in steadily and I just checked the site and all is well.

 
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