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 Posted:   May 29, 2013 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

A terriffic score by a great composer. Ordered.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2013 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

Funny tidbit from John Cacavas: At the beginning of the project, Irwin Allen's assistant called Fielding to tell him that Mr. Allen wanted "wall-to-wall" music and no discords in his picture.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 12:47 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

didn't Roger Ebert write the screenplay?




ahahahahahahhahahhahha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2013 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

n!

Intrada had to deal with Eastwood's production company Malpaso to get, Escape From Alcatraz, .


Did they?
That was a Paramount film that was also "A Siegel Film"
in other words, unlike his Warner/Malpaso films Clint did not have total rights
bruce

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

I'm a relatively new Fielding aficionado. Other than Josey Wales, how many other outstanding Fielding scores are due for a release or expanded re-release?

Chris.


FILM SCORES
"Johnny Got His Gun"
"Junior Bonner"
"The Outlaw Josey Wales" (original recording+album)
"The Gauntlet" (C&C)


"Beyond the Poopsidedown Adventure" ! Instant order.

It looks like Fielding is very close to having all his theatrical scores released on CD, I can only find a few that are unreleased and most of them look like adaptation scores or TV spin-offs. here's the balance other than those above:

"Below the Belt" (1980)
"Semi-Tough" (1977)
"The Bad News Bears" (1976)
"The Deadly Trackers" (1973)
"Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?" (1970)
"Mission Impossible Versus The Mob" (1969)
"McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force" (1966)
"McHale's Navy" (1965)
"For Those Who Think Young" (1964)
"The Nun and the Sergeant" (1962)

There are a couple of documentaries and, of course, A LOT of TV work. The one I find most intriguing is "The Deadly Trackers"....an unreleased Fielding Western? A must have.
I have not seen the film in ages, so I don't remember if the music is original, tracked or whatever.

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2013 - 9:56 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

I'm a relatively new Fielding aficionado. ... The one I find most intriguing is "The Deadly Trackers".... I don't remember if the music is original, tracked or whatever.

In the title of the movie you have the clue

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2013 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)



There are a couple of documentaries and, of course, A LOT of TV work. The one I find most intriguing is "The Deadly Trackers"....an unreleased Fielding Western? A must have.
I have not seen the film in ages, so I don't remember if the music is original, tracked or whatever.



"The Deadly Trackers" is filled with stock music culled from "The Wild Bunch".

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)



There are a couple of documentaries and, of course, A LOT of TV work. The one I find most intriguing is "The Deadly Trackers"....an unreleased Fielding Western? A must have.
I have not seen the film in ages, so I don't remember if the music is original, tracked or whatever.



"The Deadly Trackers" is filled with stock music culled from "The Wild Bunch".


Well, that explains why my memory of it is so poor. The film and its music made little impression on me and that is probably why. I no doubt noticed the use of "The Wild Bunch" and it bothered me enough to make every effort to forget the film. I have a tendency to block from memory stuff like that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I'm a relatively new Fielding aficionado. Other than Josey Wales, how many other outstanding Fielding scores are due for a release or expanded re-release?

Chris.


FILM SCORES
"Johnny Got His Gun"
"Junior Bonner"
"The Outlaw Josey Wales" (original recording+album)
"The Gauntlet" (C&C)



Apart from the above mentioned film scores, I wonder if "Advise & Consent" was presented complete and chronological?

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2013 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

"Semi-Tough" (1977)

I know the movie, there's perhaps not more than 10 minutes of original scoring by Fielding in it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   Ray Worley   (Member)

Just finished listening to this release. What a great score! My memory of it was vague, so it was almost like hearing this as a completely new work. Blows away 90% of what is being done in today's films. The recording & mastering is excellent with all little details of orchestration nice and sharp. As usual, those who don't "get" Fielding may find it hard going, though not as much as some of his scores. I've never had that problem..I even like ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ.
I love the original end title...it's truly a stand-out in the score and I can see it fast becoming a favorite Fielding piece for me.
There's also a very nice essay (remembrance? memorial?) on Fielding by Nick Redman in the notes. Must-have Fielding for the afficianado.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

got this yesterday was really looking forward to it , excellent

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2013 - 4:02 AM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

got this yesterday was really looking forward to it , excellent

Hi ya Moonie, longtime no post. Should be a doozie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   cdelelee   (Member)

Review (in French)
http://melomad.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/beyond-the-poseidon-adventure-jerry-fieldingintrada/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Review (in French)
http://melomad.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/beyond-the-poseidon-adventure-jerry-fieldingintrada/


I read this negative review and the author had a conventional mindset and prefered Williams.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   cdelelee   (Member)

Review (in French)
http://melomad.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/beyond-the-poseidon-adventure-jerry-fieldingintrada/


I read this negative review and the author had a conventional mindset and prefered Williams.


Do you read French ? My review is far from negative and I don't prefer Williams' Poseidon, where did you read that ? In fact, Fielding's theme is much stronger.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Review (in French)
http://melomad.wordpress.com/2013/06/30/beyond-the-poseidon-adventure-jerry-fieldingintrada/


I read this negative review and the author had a conventional mindset and prefered Williams.


Do you read French ? My review is far from negative and I don't prefer Williams' Poseidon, where did you read that ? In fact, Fielding's theme is much stronger.



The review is negative because it states it's a boring score.
Aside from the main theme, you don't find the score interesting.
I don't agree with you. I find this score exciting and powerful, in my opinion.
Oh, can you please don't use the word 'underscore' in your French review?
Use the equivalent word, for the sake of the French language. Thank you.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   cdelelee   (Member)

I wrote that the body of the score can be boring for non-Fielding fans (I'm a BIG fan of his work) and is not as strong as its incredibly powerful theme, which is not the same thing. I also point that the score is dense, rich and complex. If you call that negative...
And I use English terms if I want. It's not like " underscore " can't be understood by French film music fans.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I wrote that the body of the score can be boring for non-Fielding fans (I'm a BIG fan of his work) and is not as strong as its incredibly powerful theme, which is not the same thing. I also point that the score is dense, rich and complex. If you call that negative...
And I use English terms if I want. It's not like " underscore " can't be understood by French film music fans.



Mais il faut bien reconnaître qu’en dehors du mémorable thème évoqué plus haut (également repris dans une prise alternative dirigée par son orchestrateur Lennie Niehaus), l’ennui guette.

Underscore : musique de fond.

The use of scherzo is valid.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   cdelelee   (Member)


Yes, " guette ", and the rest of the review goes further pointing what's good and interesting in the score. Are you sure you can read ?
" Musique de fond " ? Who uses that term ? Nobody. Even in France.
And about " scherzo ", yes, I know it's valid. I don't need you to explain me how to write. It's my job, not a hobby.

 
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