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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Marathon Man/The Parallax View
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2010 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

HERE IS SOME INFO THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU NIGHTMARES.

TPV is based on reality - dozens of witnesses to the JFK murder were themselves killed.
just like in TPV. The film is not a "paranoia thriller' but a fictional counterpart to a horrible reality. that is why it was made. Not just to entertain but to enlightren.
It is the Warren Commission report that is a 'conspiracy theory'. the critics were not 'theorists' but dedicated investigators searching for the truth. too bad the liner notes do not reflect this fact.

pleasant dreams

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2010 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Lukas,

Tommorrow will be the last day (for a while at least) i have access to a printer.
Can you please get those liner notes up asap.
pretty please.???
thank you me Lord.
bruce


Curly: I'll do it when I'm ready!
Moe: Are you ready?
Curly: Yeah, I'm ready.


bless you, boy!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2010 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Still - it's hard to believe I'm holding the CD. After all this time. I first saw Marathon Man at the drive in during it's initial run, this was before I discovered William Goldman, but, it was my introduction to his brilliance. Even back then, the music haunted me, stayed with me.

VHS, DVD's years later, rereading the book, reading Goldman's script - Michael Small's evocative, eerie score was always there. And now it's here. My God even with another brilliant 70's thriller as a backup score.

FSM guys, thanks for listening to us, thanks for recognizing this music needed to be out there.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2010 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Still - it's hard to believe I'm holding the CD. After all this time. I first saw Marathon Man at the drive in during it's initial run, this was before I discovered William Goldman, but, it was my introduction to his brilliance. Even back then, the music haunted me, stayed with me.

VHS, DVD's years later, rereading the book, reading Goldman's script - Michael Small's evocative, eerie score was always there. And now it's here. My God even with another brilliant 70's thriller as a backup score.

FSM guys, thanks for listening to us, thanks for recognizing this music needed to be out there.


I think a BIG THANKS also should go to Paramount for allowing all these pearls to be released.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2010 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I'm probably the only member of this board who hasn't seen MARATHON MAN yet, but I'm listening to the score right now and it's CAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2010 - 11:20 PM   
 By:   mguevarra61   (Member)

I was so jazzed that the entire score for Marathon Man is supported by text. Found this out by accident when I pressed the info button on my CDP remote! Got the CD in the mail today at 3 PM and it has not left my player since!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2010 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

Hey Miggy, to get myself amped up for the soundtrack (arriving in my mailbox today I think), I watched Marathon Man this weekend (only my second viewing). Man, what a friggin' masterpiece. There are SO many great scenes. It's brilliantly shot and edited, and I tell ya, the bathroom scene when the thugs are whispering in the other room and then try to get through the door...that was horror film material! Also, two of my favorite actors, William Devane and Roy Scheider, were perfect. There really isn't a bad thing I can say about this film. Just exceptional in every way, and Small's score was such an important part. I love that theme that first plays when Szell arrives. Scrumptious.

Youre right Allardyce, its a sizzling movie. And the score just joins to it and becomes part of it (bit like the pistol in videodrome!). I like the line from someone earlier in the thread that said the plot was - paraphrasing but basically a bit complex and baffling - it is true, all the strands were hard to follow, like Bullitt almost, but its such a gripping film that the need to understand each element of the plot becomes irrelevant. Youre right about the way its shot and the cutting too - think of that bomb scene and the doll? And the assassin with the garotte and the clips through the balcony door - isnt there an old man watching from opposite? It's been a while since I saw the film. I always loved the scene at the beginning between szell's brother and the old boy, bumping cars, swearing at each other and racing.

Most of all I love the scene I posted earlier in the thread where the poor Holocaust survivor sees Der Weisse Engel in the street - its only her speaking - a monologue almost - cut with him hurrying down the street. But the way she starts muttering, at first, her verbal disbelief, then true horror, seeing almost a ghost - it's a very simple scene but a very powerful one. Szell?!! Oh my God, he gets away!' Superb acting on that lady's part, for a bit part player, quite remarkable to deliver such an engrossing scene - and you really feel her helplessness as everyone treats her like a ranting nutter. Apparently IMDB lists her as Old Lady on 47th Street (as Lotta Andor-Palfi). It seems she had an earlier career - then a big gap. Also appeared in All that jazz. I hope her grandchildren are proud of that scene.

Earlier someone mentioned Olivier's performance and some of the lines he has during the dentist scene. 'What I apply next is down to you'; "simple oil of cloves" etc. What I particularly admired about the way Olivier made his pure evil persona believable was the quietly-spoken, almost meek manner he employs. Attenbororugh did this also very well in 10 Rillington Place. Quite chilling to have such a despicable beast talking gently while causing such torment.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2010 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

the notes are up amd they are quite extensive!


disappointed to read that the background material for PARALLAX VIEW calls the DOCUMENTED suspicious deaths of many witnesses to the JFK murder a "rumour"
frown

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2010 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Hey Miggy, to get myself amped up for the soundtrack (arriving in my mailbox today I think), I watched Marathon Man this weekend (only my second viewing). Man, what a friggin' masterpiece. There are SO many great scenes.



don't forget Szell's walk thru the garment district - classic!

(i seee miguel rojo mentioned it. props!)

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2010 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Just throwing in some appreciation for THE PARALLAX VIEW, as it's my single-most sought after Michael Small score. Thanks to FSM once again.

listened last nit...
had not realized how good it was!

2 goodies for the price of one


sweeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttttttttsmile

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2010 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Has anyone found the online track-by-track notes yet? Looking, looking, looking...

i did, but i'm not telling

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2010 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Additional music on cd but not in movie.

Just watched movie again the following tracks are not used in movie......

ELSA'S INTRIGUE
DOC DIES
BATHROOM TERROR
TOO CLOSE/ESSEN

Every note in the movie is on the cd inc 50 seconds more on SCYLLA STABBED.......

Awsome..............................


it's time for.........
HOME MADE SCORE RESTORE!

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2010 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Has anyone found the online track-by-track notes yet? Looking, looking, looking...

i did, but i'm not telling


What a little pal you are...

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2010 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

"Welcome to the testing room of the Parallax Corporation's division of human engineering."



I think you mixed up the link with Ronnie Reagan's 1980 campaign video.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2010 - 3:08 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

so these CDs have started to arrive - and now the thread is dropping like a discarded stone.

anyone care to give us a few quick reviews? - some of us in europe dont have it yet.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2010 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

so these CDs have started to arrive - and now the thread is dropping like a discarded stone.

anyone care to give us a few quick reviews? - some of us in europe dont have it yet.


It's wonderful! Listened to MARATHON MAN last night. When I got to track 12, I had to repeat it about a dozen times (it's the first variation of Szell's theme). I've saving Parallax for tonight, but every track of MARATHON was awesome and I'm so glad to have it.

Here's something to ponder...just what IS it about Michael Small's flutes and other orchestrations that make his work singularly unique? His sound and textures sound like nobody else IMO, and those flutes, ohhhh those dark and foreboding flutes that are prevalent in most of his thriller scores. I've never heard flutes sound like that in other scores or that give me such a strong reaction.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2010 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Prompted by you lot, I dug out my Marathon Man dvd. Will watch it over the weekend. Got a hankering for a new level of appreciation.

Hopefully have the score by then, too.

So very soon, it could be safe... er...in my grubby paws.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2010 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Here's something to ponder...just what IS it about Michael Small's flutes and other orchestrations that make his work singularly unique? His sound and textures sound like nobody else IMO, and those flutes, ohhhh those dark and foreboding flutes that are prevalent in most of his thriller scores. I've never heard flutes sound like that in other scores or that give me such a strong reaction.

I have to agree with this. Small had a way of making this instrument which is usually considered rather "delicate" and make it so disturbing!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2010 - 2:58 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

It's arrived!!!


Dare I say it?

Should I?

Someone might moan?

I'm afraid someone might say it's tiresome and predictable?

You know, flogging dead horse and that it wasnt very funny in the first place?

It probably is passe now?

But I really feel the urge to say it, though.

Well, alright, I will....I will say it.... but only...ONLY.... if someone asks me the question......




 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2010 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Okay, fine, I'll bite.

"What is the average air speed of a coconut-laden swallow"

 
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