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 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

I'm glad someone else likes the "army" song; I'm especially fond of the subtle orchestration behind the chorus.

So, this one:

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 6:26 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

Lawrence Tierney, who plays Gen. Philip Sheridan, was a rebel rouser who caused so much trouble that the Spanish authorities wanted to extradite him. Siodmak convinced them to let him stay so he could finish his scenes.

I'm surprised it was Tierney who caused trouble and not Shaw, a noted carouser. I'm sure Shaw (sure Shaw?) was in there somewhere.

I thought the film was a good bit better than is usually made out. And the ending is great. As for the music, I started a thread on it some years ago ("Custer of the West--delightfully whacky?")which received very favourable replies. I think this one would be a goer if coupled with another (possibly western) short score.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

The actor, Robert Shaw, was only 51 years of age when he died in 1978. At the time I was quite surprised and thought it quite unfair for an actor of his quality to leave us so soon.

Did you make a complaint to the powers that be? smile

 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

I'm surprised it was Tierney who caused trouble and not Shaw, a noted carouser. I'm sure Shaw (sure Shaw?) was in there somewhere.

Shaw was a lamb compared to Tierney, who wrecked his career through drinking and violence. On IMDB one of his "trade marks" is "Known for being immensely difficult and intimidating to those he worked with". wink

As late as 1989, he intimidated the cast & crew of Seinfeld when he was carrying a knife with him during shooting.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 4:23 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Yes, folks, Its Custer of the West week on the general discussion....

roll up and get your comments in....!!





So then the Chief says...."For the last time then...."

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 9, 2013 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)



There is a particularly poignant and beautiful piano theme. And the end title where the chief rides through the massacred bodies and rides off is something else.



Yes, it is a lovely tune, "When Will Love Rule the World", later given lyrics by Earl Shuman and recorded on a 45-rpm single.



heres the piano theme at the end of the massacre.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

edit

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

High resolution images of the LP artwork can be found at "Retrovinyl":

http://www.retrovinyl.runmovies.eu/2012/08/24/custer-of-the-west/

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

As I was searching for more information on Bernardo Segall I found this photo, which I just HAVE to share:



"Brazilian musician Bernardo Segall giving his wife Valerie Bettis an ice-cube treatment." big grin



 
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