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All Fall Down/The Outrage (1962/1964)
Music by Alex North
All Fall Down/The Outrage All Fall Down/The Outrage All Fall Down/The Outrage
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Price: $16.95
Limited #: 3000
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Line: Silver Age
CD Release: April 2003
Catalog #: Vol. 6, No. 6
# of Discs: 1

Released by Special Arrangement with Turner Classic Movies Music

This CD features two scores by Alex North (1911-1991), a masterful composer who penned two of the most beloved scores of all time in Spartacus (1960) and Cleopatra (1963). Far from the pomp and glory of the ancient world, the projects here hark back to North's roots in the American stage, where his innovations of chamber ensembles and dramatic introspection inspired Elia Kazan to bring him to Hollywood for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951).

All Fall Down (1962) is a family/coming-of-age drama directed by John Frankenheimer, who like North was known for his technical genius but had a heart for intimate drama. Scripted by William Inge from a book by James Leo Herlihy, the film stars Warren Beatty as a teenage lothario worshipped by his idealistic younger brother (Brandon deWilde) and dysfunctional parents. North's poignant, sweetly jazzy score is full of hushed, haunting textures, with lovely themes drawing the pained connections between the characters, delicately balanced between love and pain—American Beauty, circa 1962.

The Outrage (1964) is an American remake of the Akira Kurosawa classic Rashomon, in which a violent incident is recalled differently by each of the participants. The Outrage transposed the setting from feudal Japan to the American West, starring Paul Newman as a Mexican bandito under layers of make-up. The film was directed by Martin Ritt, a superb helmsman who favored a paucity of music; North's complete score runs a mere 14:29 (presented here as a one-track suite), favoring a gentle, lovely theme for the woman and victim (Claire Bloom) whose beauty sets the tale in motion.

FSM's CD of All Fall Down and The Outrage features the premiere release for each score, presented in stereo from the original master elements, including alternate and deleted cues.

Alex North Scores on FSM
About the Composer

Alex North (1910-1991) changed the sound of movies with A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), the first jazz-based film score. His adventuresome, modernist symphonic style reflected his background in theater and ballet and elevated the tone of everything he touched. He could be both epic and magnificent (Spartacus) as well as melodic and intimate (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)—often at the same time. He was a great modernist and dramatist, widely admired by his peers, especially Jerry Goldsmith.In 1986 North became the first composer to receive an Honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement.IMDB

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Track List
Instruments/Musicians
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All Fall Down
The Outrage

Leader (Conductor):
Alex North

Violin:
Henry Arthur Brown, Bonnie J. Douglas (Shure), Elliot Fisher, Bernard Gerrard, James Getzoff, Mort Herbert, Arnold T. Jurasky, Louis Kaufman, Murray Kellner, Bernard Kundell, Marvin Limonick, Alfred Lustgarten, Joy Lyle (Sharp), Irving Prager, Lou Raderman, Sally Raderman (aka Sarah Kreindler), Albert Saparoff, Paul C. Shure, Gerald Vinci, Dorothy M. Wade (Sushel), Heimann Weinstine

Viola:
Cecil Figelski, Allan Harshman, Virginia Majewski, Reuben Marcus, Barbara A. Simons (Transue)

Cello:
Alexander Borisoff, Joseph Coppin, Joseph DiTullio, Justin DiTullio, Ossip Giskin, Raphael "Ray" Kramer, Lucien Laporte, Irving Lipschultz, W. Przybyla, Emmet Sargeant, Frederick R. Seykora, Gloria Strassner

Bass:
Mario Camposano, Peter A. Mercurio, Keith "Red" Mitchell, Joseph Mondragon

Flute:
Arthur Gleghorn, Arthur Hoberman, Luella Howard, Luella Howard, Ethmer Roten, Martin Ruderman, Sylvia Ruderman

Oboe:
Norman Benno, Arnold Koblentz, William Kosinski

Clarinet:
Gus Bivona, Charles Gentry, Dale C. Issenhuth, Don Lodice (Logiudice), Hugo Raimondi, William A. Ulyate

Bassoon:
Don Christlieb, Charles A. Gould, Albert Pollan, Sr.

Saxophone:
Jerome Kasper

French Horn:
John W. "Jack" Cave, James A. Decker, Vincent DeRubertis, Herman Lebow, Sinclair Lott, Arthur Maebe, Jr.

Trumpet:
Robert Divall, Uan Rasey, George Werth, James C. Zito

Trombone:
Randall Miller, Richard Noel, Tommy Pederson, Herb Taylor

Tuba:
Mario Camposano

Piano:
Artie Kane, Raymond Turner

Guitar:
Joseph Robert Gibbons, Vito Mumolo

Harp:
Catherine Gotthoffer (Johnk)

Drums:
John T. Boudreau, Frank L. Carlson, Ralph Collier, Richard Cornell, Frank J. Flynn, Preston Lodwick, Harold L. "Hal" Rees, D. V. Seber

Orchestrator:
Gilbert C. Grau

Orchestra Manager:
James C. Whelan

Copyist:
Maurice Gerson, Donald J. Midgley, Richard Petrie, Fred Sternberg, Harry Taylor

Librarian:
Jules Megeff

Assistant Librarian:
Theodore E. Bergren

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