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 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

That's a great release, Bruce...Thank-You.

"Sabrina" sounds fantastic, but, the clip from "We're No Angels" sounds a little "fuzzy".....

Does the real thing sound better than this ?


Yes, it sounds a bit better than the low-rez mp3 - not like Sabrina, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Getting the musical scores of two of Miss Hepburn's most famous romantic comedies on CD in a matter of weeks is a pleasant surprise. And Sabrina will be my Christmas present from Kritzerland this year.

Isn't it sweet?


Indeed it is, as I had the same thought. Both titles will make a great two-fer for that Hepburn lover I know.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   siriami   (Member)

More Hollander! Thanks, Bruce - I seem to be falling in love again with the maestro's music.
Alistair

And....ordered!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

More Hollander! Thanks, Bruce - I seem to be falling in love again with the maestro's music.
Alistair

And....ordered!


I've always thought he was one of the most unsung of all the great Hollywood composers.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Bruce, this was an instant purchase from me. I have ordered many titles from Kritzerland before, but this is the first time at your website. Will Paypal send you my e-mail address so that you can send me a tracking number when it is shipped. I did not put in my e-mail address in the area for instructions to Kritzerland, although I did request USPS tracking. Please reply.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

More Hollander! Thanks, Bruce - I seem to be falling in love again with the maestro's music.
Alistair

And....ordered!


I've always thought he was one of the most unsung of all the great Hollywood composers.




This is a must buy for me! smile

We have so little from Hollander it's wonderful to see this cd. We also have just the one MMM cd from Heinz Roemheld. Little for Adolph Deutsch, etc.

Thanks for all the golden age Bruce and what a really beautiful cover! smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 3:23 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



The other thread asked what kind of collector are you and I replied that I am a financially challenged collector. Initially said it with tongue in cheek. Well, with wonderful releases like this, A Christmas Carol and the John Wayne at Fox, I no longer say it tongue in cheek - it is now fact.

Bruce, you're killing me!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 5:20 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce, this was an instant purchase from me. I have ordered many titles from Kritzerland before, but this is the first time at your website. Will Paypal send you my e-mail address so that you can send me a tracking number when it is shipped. I did not put in my e-mail address in the area for instructions to Kritzerland, although I did request USPS tracking. Please reply.

We don't send out shipping notices - not equipped to do it - but we do have tracking information on every package, so no worries.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

That's OK.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



I have a funny and perhaps embarassing story about the movie Sabrina. The movie came out the year I was born (okay the age is out of the bag) My mom used to tell me this when we watched the movie when I was older. I fell in love with the name Sabrina and used to sit in an apple tree in our yard and pretend I was named Sabrina and was watching a fancy party next door. There was no fancy party next door - usually just a bunch of old farts having a cookout. What can I say? I had a vivid imagination.

I love the 1995 version of Sabrina and John William's score. However this one holds a special place in my heart. I rooted for Humphrey Bogart even though William Holden was hunkier.

Thanks Bruce.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   Jon C   (Member)

Bruce,

A very sincere thank you for Sabrina. I have loved this movie for years. It is perhaps my favorite romantic movie. I never would have thought that I would get a soundtrack to listen to. It means a lot to me to have the music to carry with me on my journeys. You seem to find those scores that mean the most to me. Thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2013 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Bruce,

A very sincere thank you for Sabrina. I have loved this movie for years. It is perhaps my favorite romantic movie. I never would have thought that I would get a soundtrack to listen to. It means a lot to me to have the music to carry with me on my journeys. You seem to find those scores that mean the most to me. Thank you.


What a wonderful post. I feel as you do about the film - Hepburn is just so incandescent and Hollander's arrangements of the popular songs is so magical - like the soundtrack you'd like to accompany falling in love or meeting someone special.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 3:06 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Bruce Kimmel, I am ashamed of you! smile

From your online liner notes for SABRINA.....

"Sabrina Fair opened on Broadway at the National Theater on November 11, 1953. Starring
Margaret Sullivan and Joseph Cotton, the play had a very successful and healthy run of 318 performances."

You know VERY WELL that's Margaret SULLAVAN and Joseph COTTEN.....

I will attribute these glaring errors to fatigue from your massive workload in delivering so many wonderful scores to us on a regular basis.

But go get some sleep and don't let this happen again! smile


Meanwhile I will eagerly await the arrival of the music of Frederick Hollander (......and to cover my own rear, Friedrich Hollaender!), which I've just ordered!!!

What a wonderful and unexpected surprise THIS release is.

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 4:04 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

I don't know if I'll be able to resist ordering this, I've got a soft spot for the sweet stuff especially when it's fresh to my ears.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I look forward to a lot of Christmas releases but my heart and soul goes out to scores we have not heard before AND a composer for all intents and purposes that has been almost totally neglected.
Thanks Kritzerland!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Rnelson   (Member)

Love the covert art!

The cover is very nice. Only bother is that "S" which looks like a giant snake wrapping round the Eiffel Tower. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

double post

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Bruce Kimmel, I am ashamed of you! smile

From your online liner notes for SABRINA.....

"Sabrina Fair opened on Broadway at the National Theater on November 11, 1953. Starring
Margaret Sullivan and Joseph Cotton, the play had a very successful and healthy run of 318 performances."

You know VERY WELL that's Margaret SULLAVAN and Joseph COTTEN.....

I will attribute these glaring errors to fatigue from your massive workload in delivering so many wonderful scores to us on a regular basis.

But go get some sleep and don't let this happen again! smile


Meanwhile I will eagerly await the arrival of the music of Frederick Hollander (......and to cover my own rear, Friedrich Hollaender!), which I've just ordered!!!

What a wonderful and unexpected surprise THIS release is.




Manderley, when I visited Hans Salter in 1983 he referred to the composer as FRITZ Hollander!

........... so there! smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)



I just sat down with my laptop and listened to the sample tracks again! I am just so thrilled to be able to have this gem in my hot little hands one day soon. Releases like this affirm my belief that I have picked the right obsession.

For perhaps the upteenth time, thank you Bruce!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 6, 2013 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Bruce Kimmel, I am ashamed of you! smile

From your online liner notes for SABRINA.....

"Sabrina Fair opened on Broadway at the National Theater on November 11, 1953. Starring
Margaret Sullivan and Joseph Cotton, the play had a very successful and healthy run of 318 performances."

You know VERY WELL that's Margaret SULLAVAN and Joseph COTTEN.....

I will attribute these glaring errors to fatigue from your massive workload in delivering so many wonderful scores to us on a regular basis.

But go get some sleep and don't let this happen again! smile


Meanwhile I will eagerly await the arrival of the music of Frederick Hollander (......and to cover my own rear, Friedrich Hollaender!), which I've just ordered!!!

What a wonderful and unexpected surprise THIS release is.




Manderley, when I visited Hans Salter in 1983 he referred to the composer as FRITZ Hollander!

........... so there! smile


Poor Hollander.

Always being blamed when something goes awry or breaks down, or the music goes out of sync with the picture.

That's surely where the expression "on the fritz" comes from. smile smile



One of the most interesting aspects of this CD which hasn't really been discussed yet is that beyond the two wonderful scores for SABRINA and WE'RE NO ANGELS, Bruce has been able to go back as early as 1939 (DISPUTED PASSAGE) and 1940 (REMEMBER THE NIGHT) and pull a few surviving tracks from those and later films from the Paramount vaults.

This should open up all kinds of speculation as to what other partial or full scores might now be found in the 1930s-1940s Paramount library if someone searched and was interested in releasing them.

Beyond the most famous ones, one of the Victor Young scores I've always loved (and which was nominated for an Oscar) is the score for the Fred MacMurray-Rosalind Russell film, TAKE A LETTER, DARLING, directed by Mitchell Leisen in 1942. Portions of this score he later adapted and used in the 1948 romantic/screwball comedy, MISS TATLOCK'S MILLIONS---also a very funny film, starring John Lund, Barry Fitzgerald, Wanda Hendrix and a host of great character actors. TATLOCK'S was directed by Richard Haydn, but it seems for all the world like a Leisen film, too, and Leisen, in fact, makes a funny guest appearance in the film.

There are so many delightful scores in Paramount films of this period, it would be great if that source could be tapped.

 
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