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 Posted:   Mar 29, 2013 - 9:20 AM   
 By:   Mike Petersen   (Member)

I understand. However, then there must be at least 20-30 minutes worth of unused music in the pilot that is being tracked throughout the season. I just remember it as being quite a lot of new stuff in the Williams-credited episodes. Either that or the cues in question were composed by someone else -- uncredited -- since the episode as a whole only credited Williams.

But you're more into this than I am, so you're more likely to have the overview.


According to my research..."


Broughtfan, can't tell you how much I'm enjoying the new light you're shedding on all of this. Thank you for sharing!


Same here! This is great info on one of my favourite shows -- musically -- of all time.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

I understand. However, then there must be at least 20-30 minutes worth of unused music in the pilot that is being tracked throughout the season. I just remember it as being quite a lot of new stuff in the Williams-credited episodes. Either that or the cues in question were composed by someone else -- uncredited -- since the episode as a whole only credited Williams.

But you're more into this than I am, so you're more likely to have the overview.


Hey, Thor.

Can you get hold of a copy of Sherwood Schwartz' "Inside Gilligan's Island" (would the Oslo Public Library carry such a tome?) If so, take a look at page ninety-three, where Schwartz writes the following: 'In the editing process' we eliminated some six or seven minutes. Much of the footage was removed from the deadly slow opening which C.B.S. and United Artists had secretly authorized writers to write - the "fixin' to get ready' sequence at the marina. Four deadly minutes that lasted forever, or longer.' This is the version Williams scored as Schwartz mentions further that he didn't get hold of the pilot dailies until 22 January (nearly two weeks after Williams * scored the film). No doubt a number of cues were written for this "original version" that were recorded (but not featured) in the released film. Page eighty also has quite a bit about the "added scenes" filmed.

Anyway, just wanted to share this with you.


* - likely hired by United Artists (end credits reveal pilot to be a United Artists film).

 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2013 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

I just revisited the show on DVD a while back and was reminded of how catchy all the music is. I think all those short cues could indeed make a nice album. Intrada has done so beautifully with scores that had several short tracks that fit together really well and were a satisfying listening experience. Let's all keep hopin' for Gilligan!

DSS

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2013 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Hey, Thor.

Can you get hold of a copy of Sherwood Schwartz' "Inside Gilligan's Island" (would the Oslo Public Library carry such a tome?) If so, take a look at page ninety-three, where Schwartz writes the following: 'In the editing process' we eliminated some six or seven minutes. Much of the footage was removed from the deadly slow opening which C.B.S. and United Artists had secretly authorized writers to write - the "fixin' to get ready' sequence at the marina. Four deadly minutes that lasted forever, or longer.' This is the version Williams scored as Schwartz mentions further that he didn't get hold of the pilot dailies until 22 January (nearly two weeks after Williams * scored the film). No doubt a number of cues were written Hfor this "original version" that were recorded (but not featured) in the released film. Page eighty also has quite a bit about the "added scenes" filmed.

Anyway, just wanted to share this with you.


* - likely hired by United Artists (end credits reveal pilot to be a United Artists film).


I doubt I'll find any literature on a piece of popular culture that is so uniquely American here in Oslo, but thanks for the added info. At some point, I need to extract all the pieces from the Williams-credited episodes in the first season that are NOT featured in the unused pilot, and then see how much it all amounts to.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 3, 2013 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

I just revisited the show on DVD a while back and was reminded of how catchy all the music is. I think all those short cues could indeed make a nice album. Intrada has done so beautifully with scores that had several short tracks that fit together really well and were a satisfying listening experience. Let's all keep hopin' for Gilligan!

DSS


I think it could be presented in a three, four disk set (not all of the cues, but a good number of them as outside of JW's pilot score, the longest of Fried's scores is fourteen minutes, many of the scores lasting an average of no more than ten minutes). Of course, the stuff from the CBS Library would probably have to be sacrificed so that room is made for the music composed specifically for the series.

Offer: Happy to share my research with any company willing to "take it on."

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   digitiki   (Member)

I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I was to find this thread! There is so much great information on the GI score. I thought I was the only one who wanted to see this released.

I don't know about the "leisure listen-ability" of a CD(s) full of cues that are only a few seconds, but I will say this--as someone who grew up with the series, a 5 second scene transition cue from the soundtrack would instantly flash vivid images of the show in my mind.

Also, the producers could piece together cues into a 2-3 minute suite, ala the Carl Stalling Bugs Bunny CD release.

Either way, most of the 60's TV shows had really wonderful and memorable scores. Another show with a great score that comes to mind is "I Dream of Jeannie". That show, like Gilligan's Island, had very memorable music.

We saw "My Favorite Martian" several years back. I certainly home we see "Gilligan's Island" score. Maybe when they release the series on Blu-Ray? or at least an isolated score track on the Blu-Ray.

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Steve H   (Member)

This could be LaLaLands 8cd set. eek
how cool.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I just revisited the show on DVD a while back and was reminded of how catchy all the music is. I think all those short cues could indeed make a nice album. Intrada has done so beautifully with scores that had several short tracks that fit together really well and were a satisfying listening experience. Let's all keep hopin' for Gilligan!

DSS




There were indeed some very snappy cues used in the series. A nice 70 minute or so CD would be a neat little package. Of course we'd need a bonus section of the various versions of the theme song. For some reason the dammed song popped into my head driving home from work the other night. There were three different versions with different verses as I recall ?

 
 Posted:   Nov 12, 2013 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

A few nights ago I made sound recordings of the Hamlet musical from my DVR. That episode wasn't getting deleted until I had the songs. If there were to be Gilligan CD, getting those vocals included should be a major priority. As far as I could tell, everyone but Phil Silvers did their own singing.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 13, 2013 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Here's another previous thread about the series and music, btw:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=58620&forumID=1&archive=0

(mostly about Williams' music)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2013 - 8:49 PM   
 By:   brucewayne   (Member)

I'll put my vote in for a Gilligan's Island Soundtrack CD(s)! I have the music from the show stuck in my head constantly. I keep hoping to find a collection of the music etc online, but no luck. Great to see there are others hoping for the same thing! If an official ones is not made available, maybe someone will put together a fan-made version ;-)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 12:39 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

We saw "My Favorite Martian" several years back. I certainly home we see "Gilligan's Island" score.

That might be a bad example, because My Favorite Martian sold pretty poorly (see also their Lost In Space set - and that had Williams!).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2019 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Livio Merino   (Member)

Bumping an old topic again...

But I thought it was appropriate here, as opposed to a new thread: Does anyone know anything about Gerald Fried's score to Rescue From Gilligan's Island? I have always liked hearing it growing up and seeing the movie, but I have no idea if the score would even still exist.

I also think a Gilligan's Island Original Soundtrack CD is in order.. for fans of early John Williams, as well as to have a proper release of the original theme song (both versions).

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2019 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Fried has his own copies of the three TV movie soundtracks (the Gilligan Trilogy, if I may be so bold). You can email me if you want more info. I don't think he has any of the TV show music.
I'd be interested in a TV series soundtrack release, even if it's a ninety-nine 48-second cues.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2019 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   dave.yazbek   (Member)

I was always aware of the show's music as a kid. Certain cues were repeated throughout the seasons, as they represented danger, humour, etc. I'd love to see a 2CD set of this great music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2019 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Mike Petersen   (Member)

Fried has his own copies of the three TV movie soundtracks (the Gilligan Trilogy, if I may be so bold). You can email me if you want more info. I don't think he has any of the TV show music.
I'd be interested in a TV series soundtrack release, even if it's a ninety-nine 48-second cues.


Me too!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2019 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Mike Petersen   (Member)

I was always aware of the show's music as a kid. Certain cues were repeated throughout the seasons, as they represented danger, humour, etc. I'd love to see a 2CD set of this great music.

Me too!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2019 - 6:07 AM   
 By:   Livio Merino   (Member)

Fried has his own copies of the three TV movie soundtracks (the Gilligan Trilogy, if I may be so bold). You can email me if you want more info. I don't think he has any of the TV show music.
I'd be interested in a TV series soundtrack release, even if it's a ninety-nine 48-second cues.


Thank you! And yes, I agree.. those short cues from the series are great, IMO.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2019 - 10:30 PM   
 By:   dave.yazbek   (Member)

I was always aware of the show's music as a kid. Certain cues were repeated throughout the seasons, as they represented danger, humour, etc. I'd love to see a 2CD set of this great music.

Me too!!


Do you remember that syncopated danger music on the bongo?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2019 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Mike Petersen   (Member)

I was always aware of the show's music as a kid. Certain cues were repeated throughout the seasons, as they represented danger, humour, etc. I'd love to see a 2CD set of this great music.

Me too!!


Do you remember that syncopated danger music on the bongo?


Can you point to an episode or moment where it's used? I'm not sure which one you mean.

 
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