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My Vintage Selection for 2013, Part 2!
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 12/31/2013 - 3:01 AM
 
 
In this final part, we will thoroughly analyze the television music of one single decade: the Swinging Sixties. Let's ride along with wayfarer George Duning and his gang of composers!
 
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My Vintage Selection for 2013, Part 1!
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 12/31/2013 - 3:00 AM
 
 
In this first part, we will focus on two decades of film music scores from the Swinging Sixties to the Subversive Seventies. 2013 was generous for Jerry Fielding—and especially, with a Clint Eastwood-related score: Escape from Alcatraz (1979)—and Jerry Goldsmith materials.
 
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REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT LABEL
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 7/10/2013 - 3:00 AM
 
 
Here's my farewell tribute to Film Score Monthly which has spent seventeen years of hard labor and has crossed three decades. To double-check my selection of soundtracks and listen to audio samples, I advise you to go to FSM's complete list page.
 
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The Streets of San Francisco: The Composers
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 3/11/2013 - 3:00 AM
 
We're going to investigate the many composers that contribute to the series during the five seasons (1972-1977). QM music head John Elizalde keeps his status of music supervisor and, as composer Pat Williams, write scores season after season.
 
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The Streets of San Francisco (1972): Part II
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 2/25/2013 - 3:01 AM

We’re going to focus on the contents of the pilot with a complete overview and finish off the cue-by-cue analysis of the previous Part I.
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The Streets of San Francisco (1972): Part I
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 2/25/2013 - 3:00 AM

We’re going to examine each cue composed by Patrick Moody Williams for the pilot of The Streets of San Francisco (air date: September 16, 1972). It’s rather a television film than a pilot in terms of production values and length. This rundown is made possible thanks to the DVD edition entitled The Streets of San Francisco, season 1, volume 1 (CBS/Paramount Pictures, 2007, full screen, mono, English and Spanish languages, English and Spanish subtitles, Closed Captions, 4 discs, special features: Hollywood columnist Army Archerd interviews actors Karl Malden and Michael Douglas during 3 minutes 46 seconds and a 8 minutes 44 seconds pilot presentation that looks like a trailer-presentation told by an announcer). The pilot has 10 chapters and lasts 98 minutes and 55 seconds.
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My Vintage Selection for 2012, Part 2!
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 12/31/2012 - 3:01 AM

In this final part, we will thoroughly analyze the television music of one single decade: the not-so-Swinging Sixties.
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My Vintage Selection for 2012, Part 1!
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 12/31/2012 - 3:00 AM

In this first part, we will focus on four decades of film music scores from the Fabulous Fifties to the Plastic Eighties. 2012 was generous with Clint Eastwood-related scores.
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The Busting File: A Musical Comparison
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 3/5/2012 - 3:00 AM

We are going to examine the score of Busting, composed by Billy Goldenberg in 1973, by comparing the original recording and the actual music used and heard in the scenes of the film. It’s a music editor exercice of pinpointing the cues in the chronological order and the tools of the trade are: the soundtrack CD (Kritzerland Records, KR 20015-7, 44 minutes, 2010, limited edition: 1000 copies, 21 tracks) and the DVD of the film (MGM Classics, 92 minutes, 1.85 Letterbox, 2012, M.O.D., 10 chapters and a trailer).
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My Vintage Selection for 2011, Part 2!
Posted By: Thomas Rucki 12/29/2011 - 3:01 AM
In this final part, we will thoroughly analyze the television music of two decades: the Swinging Sixties and the Groovy Seventies.
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