Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2022 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Does anybody out there have a favorite "The Twilight Zone" score by Bernard Herrmann? Mine would have to be "Eye Of The Beholder", with that moaning brass which underscores when that female patient runs throughout the halls of the clinic.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2022 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   TZfan01   (Member)

Does anybody out there have a favorite "The Twilight Zone" score by Bernard Herrmann? Mine would have to be "Eye Of The Beholder", with that moaning brass which underscores when that female patient runs throughout the halls of the clinic.Oh my! Where to start ? I absolutely love "Where Is Everybody ? " For outstanding orchestration probably "Little Girl Lost". Have you checked out Herrmann's Hitchcock Hour scores? If you start a poll , my vote is for "Wally, The Beard "

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2022 - 11:06 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

For me...

Hands down

"THE LONELY"


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2022 - 11:56 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

A topic for HowardL!

Still to this day, I've never seen a single episode of TZ. Nor have I heard any of its scores, I think. Apparently, 156 episodes were produced across 5 seasons, so that would be quite an undertaking. But love the film version from the 80s.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2022 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

"Living Doll"

Frightening episode and score.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2022 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

That's a tough one.

I think WALKING DISTANCE, although THE LONELY, and indeed several others, give it a real run for its money.

Cheers

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2022 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

For me...

Hands down

"THE LONELY"


Ford A. Thaxton


Agreed. The sound of the vibraphone is otherworldly. I wish I knew how they achieved that effect. It's as if the impact of the mallets was removed, leaving only the tremolo. Haunting.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2022 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

The muted trumpets too in service to the Alicia character are a poignant, wonderful touch. Oh, my. And “The Stars” is just plain astonishing composing for small ensemble within the small screen realm. That cue affected me deeply as a youngster, including its partial insertion into the conclusion of the chilling Long Distance Call.

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2022 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

"Living Doll"

Frightening episode and score.


Yes, Living Doll for me as well.

Interesting ensemble too -- just two harps, celeste and bass clarinet. It's extraordinary what he gets out of four players.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2022 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Has to be walking distance , but all his TZ scores are exceptional and are so diverse .

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2022 - 3:47 AM   
 By:   LordDalek   (Member)

Its the obligatory answer buuuuuut....

"'Walking Distance".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2022 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2023 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

For me...

Hands down

"THE LONELY"


Ford A. Thaxton


Agreed. The sound of the vibraphone is otherworldly. I wish I knew how they achieved that effect. It's as if the impact of the mallets was removed, leaving only the tremolo. Haunting.


Following up on this, I'm recreating the score using really good sample libraries and I'm trying to figure this sound out. I tried running the vibraphone through a rotary (Leslie-style) speaker plug-in and it sounds pretty good, but I'm wondering if it might be some other similar electronic effect. What might Herrmann have used in 1959? Anyone have any ideas?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2023 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Would sure love an accurate stereo rerecording of "The Stars" even though I can't imagine anything beating the original. The back-and-forth between glock and vibraphone is so moving. And it's as if the CE3K "conversation" between ship and keyboard were a homage, in a goofy way.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2023 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

That's a tough one.

I think WALKING DISTANCE, although THE LONELY, and indeed several others, give it a real run for its money.

Cheers


I would also go with these two…

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2023 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

For me, THE LONELY (especially "The Stars")

Runner up: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2023 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   jkruppa   (Member)

Would sure love an accurate stereo rerecording of "The Stars" even though I can't imagine anything beating the original. The back-and-forth between glock and vibraphone is so moving. And it's as if the CE3K "conversation" between ship and keyboard were a homage, in a goofy way.

Once I'm happy with the sound of the vibes I'll upload my version to youtube. It's the first cue I tackled, for obvious reasons.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2023 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I don't have a single "favorite Herrmann" since the concept doesn't make sense, but I definitely prefer his main/end titles over the annoying Marius Constant titles, whose TWZ music I otherwise also enjoy. I'm sure pop culture fans will point out that the latter theme was so distinctive that it made the series that much more memorable. As if it needed that.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2023 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

I don't have a single "favorite Herrmann" since the concept doesn't make sense, but I definitely prefer his main/end titles over the annoying Marius Constant titles, whose TWZ music I otherwise also enjoy. I'm sure pop culture fans will point out that the latter theme was so distinctive that it made the series that much more memorable. As if it needed that.

I also agree that the Herrmann Main and End Titles captured the very essence of the series perfectly.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2023 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I also agree that the Herrmann Main and End Titles captured the very essence of the series perfectly.

If music can be profound, Herrmann achieves that in (with or without) Serling's "dimension of imagination" narrative. In later seasons, the Constant version reflects Serling's more salesman-like metaphor "that's the signpost up ahead, your next stop" by sounding like a railroad crossing. Geesh.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2024 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved.
Website maintained and powered by Veraprise and Matrimont.