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 Posted:   May 25, 2015 - 10:54 PM   
 By:   peterproud   (Member)

I'm sure it's well covered in the liner notes for this release, but how did Parker get this gig? I just IMDB'd him to confirm there was no connection between him and the fairly famous director, and I found he had very few credits before JAWS 3-D and frankly not that many after. I did purchase the LP back in the day because it was a Jaws film but I never found out anything about the composer.

Nutshell summation of how this dude got the job would be awesome....

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2015 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Very cool release. I missed out on the previous one, probably because I didn't care all that much about the movie. Samples sound amazing.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 12:20 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

AAWWWWWWWW YYYEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 5:44 AM   
 By:   CobraBubbles   (Member)

This along with Judge Dredd have been my releases of the year so far. I can't wait to get my hands on the last two movies in the series!

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 7:27 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sample 17b, The Rite of Spring?

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Sample 17b, The Rite of Spring?

Yup!

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sample 17b, The Rite of Spring?

Yup!


Don't mean to go OT on an excellent release, but I swear I hear "The Rite of Spring" in more movie scores than any other classical piece of music. Seems like I run into it on a monthly basis while playing my scores.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Heh heh yeah...Dark City anyone?

(Awesome release, BTW!)

Yavar

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Ordered it as soon as I got up this morning, but only now getting a chance to listen to the samples.

Cannot wait for this to arrive.

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Heh heh yeah...Dark City anyone?

(Awesome release, BTW!)

Yavar


And that's one of the less egregious ones!

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

This release ALMOST makes me want to revisit the film again. I was 11 years old when this came out and I remember my dad taking me to see Return of the Jedi. This was playing in the next theater. When Jedi ended we snook in to see the last half of Jaws 3 and he went to the front counter and said someone stole our coats and 3d glasses when we got up to go to the bathroom. He got new glasses and this 11 year old got to see it with his bad ass dad. Sorry, had to share.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   the_limited_edition   (Member)

The Stravinsky quote is obvious, but Parker handles it better than, say, Philippe Sarde in LORD OF THE FLIES. wink

The rest of the samples do not quite convince me that this is an outstanding instead of just a solid but routine score (Which is the impression I had when I listened to the LP some 25-28 years ago, but memory may fail me). But then, Zimmer and the RCP boys have set the bar so low that good, honest craftsmanship rates as outstanding today. wink

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

This release ALMOST makes me want to revisit the film again.

I did that the other day. I really like the film. If you disassociate it from the JAWS franchise and just think of it as a goofy 80s creature feature, it's a lot of fun. Just got to take some the optical FX with a grain of salt, but that's Universal's fault more than the filmmaker's.

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

The Stravinsky quote is obvious, but Parker handles it better than, say, Philippe Sarde in LORD OF THE FLIES. wink

The rest of the samples do not quite convince me that this is an outstanding instead of just a solid but routine score (Which is the impression I had when I listened to the LP some 25-28 years ago, but memory may fail me). But then, Zimmer and the RCP boys have set the bar so low that good, honest craftsmanship rates as outstanding today. wink


If this is merely "routine craftsmanship" I can scarcely imagine what you regard as a masterpiece. It must be so damn good my feeble human ears would barely register it!

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

The TV re-edits sound fascinating. I had no idea there had been changes to the film, and certainly no idea the score had been specifically re-written!

Dolphin Chase is of particular interest.

It was always frustrating to me that the purest rendition of the JAWS theme, which comes when our heroes reach the surface (following underwater shark chase) and the "fin" chases them, was missing from the original album cue "Shark Chase and Dolphin Rescue".

The version I'm familiar with is now presented on disc 2 as "Dolphin Chase (Telex)"

It's also included on disc 1 as "Dolphin Chase (Revised)". However, it's almost 20 seconds shorter and there's no symbol beside it to note that Williams' theme is included. Was this very short, classic sequence (including shark motif) not in the original theatrical cut?

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

This release ALMOST makes me want to revisit the film again.

I did that the other day. I really like the film.


Proving yet again the truth of the old adage "There's always one."

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Mr Hand   (Member)

I guess there's no point in keeping the previous release content-wise?

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   Smokey McBongwater   (Member)

Ordered, Nice to finally see a definitive release of this score. Thanks Intrada!

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

The Stravinsky quote is obvious, but Parker handles it better than, say, Philippe Sarde in LORD OF THE FLIES. wink

The rest of the samples do not quite convince me that this is an outstanding instead of just a solid but routine score (Which is the impression I had when I listened to the LP some 25-28 years ago, but memory may fail me). But then, Zimmer and the RCP boys have set the bar so low that good, honest craftsmanship rates as outstanding today. wink


If this is merely "routine craftsmanship" I can scarcely imagine what you regard as a masterpiece. It must be so damn good my feeble human ears would barely register it!



Well, you don't need to imagine - have a look at his list of favorite scores in his profile: Vertigo, Sea Hawk, Best Years of Our Lives, Empire Strikes Back... THESE are masterpieces!

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2015 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)

The TV re-edits sound fascinating. I had no idea there had been changes to the film, and certainly no idea the score had been specifically re-written!

Dolphin Chase is of particular interest.

It was always frustrating to me that the purest rendition of the JAWS theme, which comes when our heroes reach the surface (following underwater shark chase) and the "fin" chases them, was missing from the original album cue "Shark Chase and Dolphin Rescue".

The version I'm familiar with is now presented on disc 2 as "Dolphin Chase (Telex)"

It's also included on disc 1 as "Dolphin Chase (Revised)". However, it's almost 20 seconds shorter and there's no symbol beside it to note that Williams' theme is included. Was this very short, classic sequence (including shark motif) not in the original theatrical cut?


In fact there are no alternate versions of the film available. Probably a TV cut was considered at some time but dropped. The only alternate scenes I know about are in this clip (from an early "workprint" version, and these scenes were actually shown in theaters as a preview/trailer before the films release):
http://youtu.be/s6upBvwndns
They are scored with Jaws 2 music (including music not included in the Jaws 2 album for the Picture Reveal and for Brody finding the corpse). It is interesting to note that the album versions of Overman's last dive and Dolphin Recue do match this footage. In fact I prefer this edit of Overman's death, with the shark POV aproaching instead of the final film edit with the "scare" of the shark appearing suddenly.

 
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