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 Posted:   Mar 29, 2005 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Well how do you like that. Score one for my everlovin' film score ear. I'm watching this film on TCM tonight, see, called Tomorrow Is Forever and the only reason I'm watching is because I caught Orson Welles while channel surfing and figured, hey, you can't go wrong with Orson. And brother, what a tremendous understated yet impassioned performance. I mean I must have discovered this film about a 1/3 of the way in and he pulled me in for the rest of the way.

But that wasn't all. There's this lovely scene, see, with him and his charming Austrian 'daughter' convincingly played by a very young Natalie Wood (hair dyed Austrian blond) and within a few bars of the cue I thought to myself, deja vu. I mean the music was new to the ears but the father/daughter scene and the orchestral arrangement with the "music box" sound had me saying, hey, this is "Molly and Dad" in A Summer Place but it's like 15 years before the latter, judging from Miss Wood's age. Then I got thinking a little more and sheesh, there's nothing like an old-fashioned wall to wall score in an old-fashioned Warner Bros.-type weeper, to boot.

Well, from this last aspect alone you probably figure the same way I put 2+2 together and yep, it turns out that this was indeed another Max Steiner extravanganza. You might even call it Yet Another Patented Obtrusive Steiner Effort And All but damn, the music for me was yet another fabulous multi-themed melodic tapestry that sent this picture soaring even as it accented moments of pathos and heartbreak.

There is a "mentor" scene between the Welles character and a young man of 20 played by a young Richard Long that with the music...it's simply one of those it-just-doesn't-get-any-better-than-this motion picture moments.

Ah! What writing, what acting, what music {imagine my open hand raised heavenwardsmile}!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2005 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   ian642002   (Member)

Sounds like a title for a yet unreleased Bond film, where they seem to throw the same few words together: Tomorrow Is Forever. Tomorrow Never Dies. Tomorrow Dies Forever. Forever Dies Another Day Tomorrow....

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2005 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Howard, I'll anticipate your query. BYU holds the acetates to TOMORROW IS FOREVER and the score is virtually complete in mostly excellent condition. Plus, it was recorded at Goldwyn and the sound is terrific. BYU is working on clearance for a future release.

This is one of my top five favorite Steiner scores, not to mention being one of the most beautifully written screen soap operas. Even with Irving Pichel's rather pedestrian direction the film has a couple of genuine goose-pimple moments. The Welles snobs dismiss this picture, unjustly in my personal opinion.

UA, who owns the International Pictures library, has 35mm material on the Independent Releasing Org. reissue. A friend actually has a 16mm print from the late 40's with the International Logo (a compass) intact. My print has the Independent logo.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2005 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   JSDouglas   (Member)

TCM just ran this last night (in the wee hours of Tuesday morning actually). I didn't watch it, but I remember it being pretty good.

I have a exhibitors campaign book for this film and it contains a news item on Max Steiner complete with a small photo of the maestro. I'll have to dig it out again and see what it says. Composers were not often covered in the press-books.

 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2005 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Sounds like a title for a yet unreleased Bond film.

Or a classic Star Trek episode.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2005 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   crimedog   (Member)

--post deleted for posting another day--maybe

confused

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 29, 2005 - 2:11 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

--post deleted for posting another day--maybe

Another day arrived sooner than expected. My thanks to the powers that be. Which apparently includes the power to read minds.

BYU is working on clearance for a future release.

Ray, you too apparently have FSTelepathy and certainly bring film music to my ears. Thought about y'all per Summer Place reference noted above. Your involvement in the prospective release of Tomorrow..., as such, does not surprise. M'proverbial hat is tipped.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2005 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Tomorrow may be forever...but yesterday is never again.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2005 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Yes, an excellent Steiner score that would look great on a BYU CD release. I need another Steiner fix !!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2005 - 8:00 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

.....Tomorrow may be forever...but yesterday is never again.....


In the context of Golden Age scores, that certainly seems to be true.

And yet, and I hope you'll agree, Ron, back in the early seventies when we said this, suddenly there was Goldsmith's THE WIND AND THE LION and Williams' STAR WARS, which, if not truly Golden Age scores, gave that impression, though some of the orchestrations and orchestral elements seemed more modern.

So, while we revel in the reissues and new masterings of everything from Newman and Kaper and Rozsa and Steiner, et al, from the old days, who knows what might pop up next when everyone tires of the present sound.....

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2015 - 2:05 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

BYU holds the acetates to TOMORROW IS FOREVER and the score is virtually complete in mostly excellent condition. Plus, it was recorded at Goldwyn and the sound is terrific.
BYU is working on clearance for a future release.



TOMORROW IS FOREVER a.k.a... THE CLEARANCE TAKES FOREVER !

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2015 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

You ain't just whistling "Dixie" bub!

By the way, here's a trailer I made (and had converted to film) for my screening last year of the picture:

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2015 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Yes, an excellent Steiner score that would look great on a BYU CD release. I need another Steiner fix !!!
I'll buy that !

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2015 - 3:38 PM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

You ain't just whistling "Dixie" bub!

By the way, here's a trailer I made (and had converted to film) for my screening last year of the picture:




Beautiful...and cruel ! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2015 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Yes, an excellent Steiner score that would look great on a BYU CD release. I need another Steiner fix !!!
I'll buy that !




I said that 10 years ago Cody!

 
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