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 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

(1) Snow White
(2) Pinocchio
(3) Bambi

These are fabulous scores. Why Disney went to the trouble or re-recording Cinderella and not these are beyond me.



For that matter, I'd love re-recordings of the scores to the classic SILLY SYMPHONIES, particularly THE OLD MILL, THE PIED PIPER, WYNKEN, BLYNKEN, AND NOD, LULLABY LAND, among many others.


That maybe closer to a reality. They are re-recording the music for their Mickey, Donald and Goofy shorts as they prepare them for the HD market. Though the chance of a music only release would be slim.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 7:18 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

OBSESSION
WHITE WITCH DOCTOR
BENEATH THE 12 MILE REEF
ON DANGEROUS GROUND
HELEN OF TROY
KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS
SODOM AND GOMORRAH

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 7:30 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)


Whenever someone posts another one of these daydream-out-loud "Scores To Re-Record" lists, the scores suggested are usually quite meritorious. We all have our favorite scores that register in a special way with our inner selves or that relive a particularly wonderful film memory.

BUT...

As one in the business, Ford does have a point that it is an unfortunate fact-of-life that the rerecorded scores have to be PROFITABLE, unless Bill Gates has decided to subsidize you.

For myself, I'd like to see Miklos Rozsa's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD rerecorded. And I can't dispute Ford's suggestion of Miklos Rozsa's THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD as a worthy alternative (or even a co-production).

WHY? They both have enough "crossover appeal" to musical audiences, in addition to we fans of film music:

(1) CLASSICAL MUSIC FANS / MIKLOS ROZSA FANS
...........Rozsa's "Double Life" as both a film and a classical composer has earned him a substantial following. The high quality of his music scores also appeals to classical music fans.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold and (to a lesser degree) Bernard Herrmann fall into this category.

(2) FANTASY/ADVENTURE/SCI-FI FANS
...........This genre of films has a HUGE following of fans. And they do want the music.

(3) CLASSIC GOLDEN AGE FILM FANS
..........This might apply more to THE THIEF OF BAGDAD. You can't get more "classic" or "golden" than this score. THE GOLDEN AGE OF SINBAD, I guess, sneaks in the back door, because it was composed by a Golden Age Composer of Miklos Rozsa's stature later in his career.

Just my two cents worth. Who knows which one(s) will get the go-ahead?

Ron Burbella



 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Dan Roman   (Member)

One more for "Duel in the Sun" !!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

BLUEBEARD-44-LEO ERDODY-Source music or otherwise.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

One more for "Duel in the Sun" !!!!

No accident that its number one on my list. Some label has to believe that there are enough people out there to make a recording cost effective.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 16, 2014 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Many of the mentioned titles deserve for sure a re-recording, said that no original exists. Of the others, a part HAD a release and I wonder why a re-recording; another part already had an extensive treatment on record, and another part seems to have no relevant music. So, taking into consideration any and every aspect, I can restrict my personal "big list" to these, in order of importance:

SAHARA
FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO
THE KILLERS
BRUTE FORCE
VERA CRUZ (Friedhofer)
NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (Schumann)
THE NAKED CITY (pursuit seq.)
HIS MAJESTY O'KEEFE (Tiomkin)
BLOOD ON THE SUN
RETURN TO PARADISE (Tiomkin)
JOAN OF ARC (Friedhofer)
SEALED VERDICT-HARDER THEY FALL (Friedhofer)


Nice to see you list THE HARDER THEY FALL and RETURN TO PARADISE. I am not that familiar with SEALED VERDICT.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   finder4545   (Member)


SEALED VERDICT is a Lewis Allen 1948 film, a post war court drama with a fine acting by Ray Milland, John Hoyt and John Ridgely (the "big nose" pilot in AIR FORCE).

http://www.fandango.com/sealedverdict_v109199/plotsummary

It had a strong main title "a-la-Best-Years", and many very fine cues along the story. I think the originals can be existing and stored at Paramount, as Bride of Vengeance and Captain Carey Usa. Kritzerland and Intrada: are you reading this?

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

1) The Haunting - Humphrey Searle
2) Moonraker (if those masters never do get found for a complete release)
3) Battle Beyond the Stars - it would really benefit from today's recording technology and to fix those infamous performance blunders wink

Any vintage horror scores (several have been mentioned already) like The Cat etc.

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Maybe a Frank Skinner score should be re-recorded, seeing as none of our specialist labels has given us even one official original soundtrack of one of his scores in the entire history of the CD medium.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

One more for "Duel in the Sun" !!!!

No accident that its number one on my list. Some label has to believe that there are enough people out there to make a recording cost effective.



e-mail me. Addy on my profile.

John

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Maybe a Frank Skinner score should be re-recorded, seeing as none of our specialist labels has given us even one official original soundtrack of one of his scores in the entire history of the CD medium.


I have a number of recordings of Skinner's scores, and haven't found any of them really as memorable as those I prefer from other composers.

I may be missing something.

I see, from the list of his works, that a re-recording of music from his scores for Abbott and Costello movies might be financially viable as a possible crossover to a larger market.

Which one would you prefer to be re-recorded?

 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

See the (excellent) Hitchcock film, Saboteur. Skinner's score to that is just terrific. I'm guessing it's his monster music that isn't so much your thing...and that's mainly all that's made it to CD (in rerecordings)

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 17, 2014 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Anything more on Salter would be nice.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 2:10 AM   
 By:   David Charles   (Member)

THE VIKINGS - current recording sounds like its played through cotton wool!
SAMSON AND DELILAH
BLACKBEARD THE PIRATE - historical tripe but a good score
SODOM AND GOMORRAH
JOAN OF ARC
ROGUES OF SHERWOOD FOREST including minstrel song
THE BLACK KNIGHT

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 3:32 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Miklos Rozsa The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad

This might stand a shot at recouping it's recording costs and turning a profit.

Sadly, most of the other titles mentioned wouldn't.



Probably not.. or they'd be done. All great music deserves to be re-recorded and performed.

In any case, a new recording of Golden Voyage of Sindbad would be great!

It's a wonderful Rozsa score, and the original performance and recording quality is certainly lacking.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

Double Post.

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 2:04 AM   
 By:   Chris1770   (Member)

George Antheil's "THE PRIDE AND THE PASSION"

I've started a thread on this almost five years ago.

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=59888&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   geert custers   (Member)

1. Thief of Bagdad (Rozsa)
2. Jungle Book (Rozsa)
3. Devil and Daniel Webster (Herrmann)
4. On Dangerous Ground (Herrmann)
5. Obsession (Herrmann)
6. Beneath the 12 Mile Reef (Herrmann)

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2014 - 4:01 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

I don't normally buy new recordings, but, The Vikings & The Long Ships would make a great double, esp. as the albums sound so poor...& so mono.

 
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