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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: None But the Brave
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2009 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

This is so totally awesome I can hardly breathe!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2009 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

This is so totally awesome I can hardly breathe!

Just wake up Ron? Join the crowd of revelers! You are most welcome!

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=59891&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Jun 18, 2009 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

This is so totally awesome I can hardly breathe!

Just wake up Ron? Join the crowd of revelers! You are most welcome!

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=59891&forumID=1&archive=0


No, Zooba...I read about this at the FSM site...and it was there I posted.

Sorry.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2009 - 12:47 AM   
 By:   Turntable   (Member)

Any release of early John Williams is great news and I ordered this immediately. I can only hope that as John Williams' titles are ticked off a few each year that we actually will see the light of day for Williams' BLACK SUNDAY.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 25, 2009 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   guest   (Member)



Yes, Black Sunday is one I'm waiting on.



I want to say kudos to Lukas & FSM for releasing this. It's been on my "grail" list for a long time. And also to SAE for their shipping. I ordered the day it was announced and had it within 4 days.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2009 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Hard to believe this thread has tanked so fast! I just received my copy yesterday and have heard it through twice now. This is a tremendous score, loaded with great melodic material, interesting and well-developed suspense cues and bold action, a far more coherent and accomplished early effort than one might expect from a guy who was doing mainly tv and comedy scores at the time. The album is a great listen, and I recommend it highly to anyone who appreciates a damn fine orchestral score! This is not just "something Williams did before anyone ever heard of him" -- it's a demonstration of the kind of talent that would later make Williams a household name.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2009 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Here is the Main Thread for NONE BUT THE BRAVE the morning it was announced:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=59891&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2009 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Here is the Main Thread for NONE BUT THE BRAVE the morning it was announced:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=59891&forumID=1&archive=0


Thanks, Zoob. I would have had to go back to page 4, where it had fallen below even the thread about THE ELECTRIC MIST! I hope this release is doing well -- hate to see a good score go unappreciated.

 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2009 - 8:47 AM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

Still waiting for mine - thought it would come Friday, but now I must wait until tomorrow.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2009 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Still waiting for mine - thought it would come Friday, but now I must wait until tomorrow.

I expected mine on Friday also.

Hey,bdm, did we comment on each other's messages before or something ? Your face somehow seems familiar!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2009 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Has anyone else noticed that the main title track on the FSM disc is longer than that in the finished film? I can now discern an edit in the film version where some shortening of the titles must have occurred.

Again, a great release of a long neglected early John Williams dramatic score, showing he always had the chops for any subject matter.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2009 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

I've just received word that my copy has been posted, together with Natty Gann.
This release, which is one of the most surprising - and enjoyable - of the year, gives me hope that things like Story of a Woman and Tom Sawyer (score) may yet see a release. I'm happy that I can still be elated by surprising new releases of scores I soaked up on crappy sounding cassettes years ago. The fact it's in stereo is just icing on the cake.
More thanks to the people who put these things out for us...it's all good. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2009 - 2:21 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I received this today and am playing it right now. Great stuff! By the way, am I the only one who hears echoes of Rozsa's religious music in the main title? Listen from 0:40 of the first track, in particular! Absolutely gorgeous.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2009 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

This will probably end up being my favourite CD of 2009.
I love Natty Gann, SWTWC and One Little Indian, amongst the many others from this year thus far, but this one really took me by surprise.
The sound quality is stunning, considering it's from over 40 years ago!
No disrespect to the other amazing labels who stock my shelves, but I probably rate FSM's packaging and design the best. This CD is a joy to (be)hold.
To hear the many little tics that would later become the classic Williams sound, is revelatory.
To any fans who dismiss his 60's scores as Johnny Jazzy Williams, this should be a revelation. It bears strong similarities to some of Goldsmith's early scores, with some of the Japanese music echoing The Chairman and Tora! Tora! Tora!.
I also caught the germ of his theme to Witches of Eastwick during track 12 (Uneasy Peace/ Okuda and Craddock) just after the 2 minute mark, and Sleepers in the final score cue.
I thought this would sell out pretty quickly. It should. It's the reason I listen to/buy soundtrack CD's. As close to perfection as one can get.
Thank You Lukas and the FSM gang.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2009 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I had a couple of crappy-sounding tracks from this score for many years, but listening to this remastered release was a total revelation. It really shines in all its dramatic glory. Now if I only could get hold of the film. As much as it is a perfectly independent listening experience, I'm very curious about how it worked in context. Plus it's Sinatra's only directorial effort, which is another interesting point in itself.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2009 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I had a couple of crappy-sounding tracks from this score for many years, but listening to this remastered release was a total revelation. It really shines in all its dramatic glory. Now if I only could get hold of the film. As much as it is a perfectly independent listening experience, I'm very curious about how it worked in context. Plus it's Sinatra's only directorial effort, which is another interesting point in itself.

Well you can import the R1 DVD dirt cheap from Amazon, but Warner mucked up the Japanese subtitles (there's a lot of Japanese dialogue!). You have to have the subtitles switched on all the time to get the Japanese, & of course you get the English subs as well. It's a good movie, I can still remember seeing it at the cinema as a schoolboy when it first came out.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2009 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well you can import the R1 DVD dirt cheap from Amazon, but Warner mucked up the Japanese subtitles (there's a lot of Japanese dialogue!). You have to have the subtitles switched on all the time to get the Japanese, & of course you get the English subs as well. It's a good movie, I can still remember seeing it at the cinema as a schoolboy when it first came out.

Well, I was hoping that I didn't have to BUY all the obscure Williams films I want to watch (since many of them are of mediocre quality), but thanks for the tip. Perhaps I'll find it for rental or the library or something.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2009 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Well you can import the R1 DVD dirt cheap from Amazon, but Warner mucked up the Japanese subtitles (there's a lot of Japanese dialogue!). You have to have the subtitles switched on all the time to get the Japanese, & of course you get the English subs as well. It's a good movie, I can still remember seeing it at the cinema as a schoolboy when it first came out.

Well, I was hoping that I didn't have to BUY all the obscure Williams films I want to watch (since many of them are of mediocre quality), but thanks for the tip. Perhaps I'll find it for rental or the library or something.


If they're mediocre, why bother. Life is too short to watch substandard rubbish when there is so much good stuff to watch.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2009 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I had a couple of crappy-sounding tracks from this score for many years, but listening to this remastered release was a total revelation. It really shines in all its dramatic glory. Now if I only could get hold of the film. As much as it is a perfectly independent listening experience, I'm very curious about how it worked in context. Plus it's Sinatra's only directorial effort, which is another interesting point in itself.

Well you can import the R1 DVD dirt cheap from Amazon, but Warner mucked up the Japanese subtitles (there's a lot of Japanese dialogue!). You have to have the subtitles switched on all the time to get the Japanese, & of course you get the English subs as well. It's a good movie, I can still remember seeing it at the cinema as a schoolboy when it first came out.



I rented the dvd basically to see what Williams had to work with. While the dvd sound and picture were fine the subtitle situation was not good. Even worse was the direction of the film. I know everyone has their own taste(to each their own) but this may be Sinatra's only directorial effort for a reason. This movie was terrible and I couldn't get past the 1/2 mark.

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2009 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I had a couple of crappy-sounding tracks from this score for many years, but listening to this remastered release was a total revelation. It really shines in all its dramatic glory. Now if I only could get hold of the film. As much as it is a perfectly independent listening experience, I'm very curious about how it worked in context. Plus it's Sinatra's only directorial effort, which is another interesting point in itself.

Well you can import the R1 DVD dirt cheap from Amazon, but Warner mucked up the Japanese subtitles (there's a lot of Japanese dialogue!). You have to have the subtitles switched on all the time to get the Japanese, & of course you get the English subs as well. It's a good movie, I can still remember seeing it at the cinema as a schoolboy when it first came out.



I rented the dvd basically to see what Williams had to work with. While the dvd sound and picture were fine the subtitle situation was not good. Even worse was the direction of the film. I know everyone has their own taste(to each their own) but this may be Sinatra's only directorial effort for a reason. This movie was terrible and I couldn't get past the 1/2 mark.


Well said. The movie was not memorable enough to me watching as a kid when I saw it. The score doesn't ring a bell, either. I don't buy Johnny Williams on faith.

 
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