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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Hunters Are for Killing
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2012 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I love this score even though I'm one of those painfully conservative orchestral guys who doesn't really understand or appreciate things like this...

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2012 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I love this score even though I'm one of those painfully conservative orchestral guys who doesn't really understand or appreciate things like this...

LOL!

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2020 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Giving this a spin for the first time in months (years?), and while the swingin' 1970 cues remain as delightful as ever, this time around I'm finding much to appreciate in the sweet, pastoral-sounding music ("Welcome Home"; "At the Winery/Give Him My Love"; "The Old Homestead"; "Big Nite's Doings").

Hearing cues like those makes me think that Fielding would have excelled at a 1950s epic akin to Raintree County. We know Fielding more for his edgier sound, but like all hard-skinned cynics, he also had a soft heart and it shows in the music.

Oh, and there goes his Tribbles motif again! ("Rudy in L.G.'s Room").

Hunters are for Killing is one of, if not my all-time favorite FSM releases.

Still need to see the movie, though.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2020 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

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Hunters are for Killing is one of, if not my all-time favorite FSM releases.
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Same. Absolutely LOVE this one.
If I ever had to weed out my collection down to a bare minimum of just a handful of discs, this would be among the first to make the cut.

Never heard of the TVM, but sure wouldn't mind seeing it and would purchase it blind if a label like Kino were to put it out.

Unfortunately, they've already released some great TVMs like Pray For The Wildcats, and apparently they've sold below expectations.

There is a rich vein of quality sixties and seventies productions to mine, but consumers don't seem interested- even at more modest boutique label sales figure levels.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2020 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Thanks for the bump, Jim.
I haven't spun any Jerry Fielding scores in quite a while now.
And I probably haven't played this score in over a year or two.
I smell a trip to my man cave (Jerry Fielding section) coming on.

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2020 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Never heard of the TVM, but sure wouldn't mind seeing it and would purchase it blind if a label like Kino were to put it out.

Unfortunately, they've already released some great TVMs like Pray For The Wildcats, and apparently they've sold below expectations.

There is a rich vein of quality sixties and seventies productions to mine, but consumers don't seem interested- even at more modest boutique label sales figure levels.


Lo and behold:

https://www.amazon.com/Hunters-Are-Killing-Bernard-Girard/dp/B07ZW9PYK6

Released in November 2019...

 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2020 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

Whoa! Thanks for the head's up!

Will make a note of it for when I'm feeling a little more flush smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2020 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Thanks for the bump, Jim.
I haven't spun any Jerry Fielding scores in quite a while now.
And I probably haven't played this score in over a year or two.
I smell a trip to my man cave (Jerry Fielding section) coming on.


"Bad Sign", the second half of track #14 ends with Fielding's legendary-to-me scene-ending stinger he would later frequently use in his subsequent TV work like in McMillan & Wife and most notably, Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

Hunters are for Killing is a great release for those of us who are especially fond of Fielding's TV work. The maestro goes to his bag of tricks, making this a greatest hits of sorts.

 
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