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 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I'm surprised the last fifty have hung around for over a week - it's more like thirty-five now, but it's completely weird to me.

After hearing these two discs front to end, I'm surprised also. But even more surprising is how you managed to present these 60+ year old scores in such fine quality sound. They're a delight in every way. To think I almost passed this one up! Another amazing rabbit out of the Kritzerland hat.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   TheFamousEccles   (Member)



Sam Fuller!


Henry King and Henry Hathaway: Both used Alfred Newman!


Would love material from the films of all three of the aforementioned directors, but would also add to that a third Henry: Koster, and Jean Negulesco, both of whom did marvelous work for Fox. And perhaps another Preminger volume if at all possible...

I think the idea of a "Director's Series" (for lack of a better term at the moment) is an absolutely terrific idea, and I look forward to seeing what'll be coming next.

On topic, these CDs have scarcely left my player since arrival - the music is magnificent, the sound warm and welcoming, and it's a perfectly assembled package filled with the kind of material that I love so dearly.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 11:11 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

Five scores on 2 CDs for the price of one? It's got to be the bargain of the year. Fallen Angel all by itself would be worth the $19.99.

Yes it is - especially with rare Alice Faye vocal included - I alerted an online Alice Faye fan club of this previoudly unavailable release !


As an aside, could you possibly do an Alice Faye at Fox set?



I loved to see that too.

Bruce , would you consider an Alice Faye set including music and vocals from the many previously unreleased Faye films like TIN PAN ALLEY, HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE, THE GANG'S ALL HERE & HELLO FRISCO HELLO ? There is a lot of great Alfred Newman material in her films .

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 11:23 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Five scores on 2 CDs for the price of one? It's got to be the bargain of the year. Fallen Angel all by itself would be worth the $19.99.

Yes it is - especially with rare Alice Faye vocal included - I alerted an online Alice Faye fan club of this previoudly unavailable release !


As an aside, could you possibly do an Alice Faye at Fox set?



I loved to see that too.

Bruce , would you consider an Alice Faye set including music and vocals from the many previously unreleased Faye films like TIN PAN ALLEY, HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE, THE GANG'S ALL HERE & HELLO FRISCO HELLO ? There is a lot of great Alfred Newman material in her films .


Can't be specific yet, but all this kind of stuff is in the discussion phase.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 12:14 AM   
 By:   siriami   (Member)

Five scores on 2 CDs for the price of one? It's got to be the bargain of the year. Fallen Angel all by itself would be worth the $19.99.

Yes it is - especially with rare Alice Faye vocal included - I alerted an online Alice Faye fan club of this previoudly unavailable release !


As an aside, could you possibly do an Alice Faye at Fox set?



I loved to see that too.

Bruce , would you consider an Alice Faye set including music and vocals from the many previously unreleased Faye films like TIN PAN ALLEY, HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE, THE GANG'S ALL HERE & HELLO FRISCO HELLO ? There is a lot of great Alfred Newman material in her films .


Can't be specific yet, but all this kind of stuff is in the discussion phase.


Now that IS good news! WE have been starved of releases by personalities like Alice Faye for a good few years - maybe now is the time to release some rare soundtrack vocals from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's.
Alistair

Just got my Preminger At Fox set here yesterday - going to be listening to it over the weekend.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 12:56 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

"Preminger at Fox" sidesteps that by being a collection of scores to films by a director.

I'm wondering whether there any statements Preminger ever made about film music, apart of course from the "Laura Theme" incident.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 2:08 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Well, how can we forget the story that begins with Preminger, sitting in the control booth, and having heard for the first time his composer's main theme, getting on the P.A. system to announce, "Mr. Gold, you have just ruined my picture!"

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

Five scores on 2 CDs for the price of one? It's got to be the bargain of the year. Fallen Angel all by itself would be worth the $19.99.

Yes it is - especially with rare Alice Faye vocal included - I alerted an online Alice Faye fan club of this previoudly unavailable release !


As an aside, could you possibly do an Alice Faye at Fox set?



I loved to see that too.

Bruce , would you consider an Alice Faye set including music and vocals from the many previously unreleased Faye films like TIN PAN ALLEY, HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE, THE GANG'S ALL HERE & HELLO FRISCO HELLO ? There is a lot of great Alfred Newman material in her films .


Can't be specific yet, but all this kind of stuff is in the discussion phase.


Wonderful news -- I cannot think of a more deserving artist than Alice Faye.

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

This collection just proves to me that I need more Mockridge in my collection. This set is tremendous sounding. Nice job Bruce and your fellow Kritzers.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 10:47 PM   
 By:   samloomis   (Member)

Absolutely gorgeous music - I can't stop playing these discs. Golden Age fans grab this before it goes - you won't be disappointed. Thanks, Kritzerland - you've gone and done it again!

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

There were several reasons for calling it Preminger at Fox. It had nothing to do with infringement - you can't copyright or own a title - but we felt this director thing was the way to go and it's hopefully going to be the first of a series - that's a ways off now, but we've been looking at other director sets and it's a really fun way to go and Fox had some great directors.

Sam Fuller!

Henry King and Henry Hathaway: Both used Alfred Newman!

Would love material from the films of all three of the aforementioned directors, but would also add to that a third Henry: Koster, and Jean Negulesco, both of whom did marvelous work for Fox. And perhaps another Preminger volume if at all possible...

I think the idea of a "Director's Series" (for lack of a better term at the moment) is an absolutely terrific idea, and I look forward to seeing what'll be coming next.



Elia Kazan!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

Yes, I agree. A director's series is the way to go. Look at this way. Suppose you are not too thrilled with two or three of the scores, but one of them is a must have. To my way of thinking that will signify a purchase and that's what keeps our friends in business.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2013 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   philiperic   (Member)

Yes, I agree. A director's series is the way to go. Look at this way. Suppose you are not too thrilled with two or three of the scores, but one of them is a must have. To my way of thinking that will signify a purchase and that's what keeps our friends in business.

A set like this is an amazing buy , especially when you compare it to some of the multi-score releases that FSM issued. Remember the Western film score sets - most retailed for $35 or more . I wonder if Bruce can continue to release scores like this at such a reasonable price?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2013 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Yes, I agree. A director's series is the way to go. Look at this way. Suppose you are not too thrilled with two or three of the scores, but one of them is a must have. To my way of thinking that will signify a purchase and that's what keeps our friends in business.

A set like this is an amazing buy , especially when you compare it to some of the multi-score releases that FSM issued. Remember the Western film score sets - most retailed for $35 or more . I wonder if Bruce can continue to release scores like this at such a reasonable price?



I agree. It's an amazing 2 cd set and all for $19.99! I love film noir so this 2 cd set is amazing for me. I'm surprised the last 35 copies have not sold out. I hope Bruce will be able to do the 3 Henry's: King, Hathaway and Koster and others too. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2013 - 4:39 PM   
 By:   cody1949   (Member)

...." and others too" like Elia Kazan, Jean Negulesco and Joseph Mankiewicz.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2013 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

It's down the line, but Nick and I are both very excited about the director series.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2013 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

It's down the line, but Nick and I are both very excited about the director series.


Good to hear Bruce! smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2013 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Yes, I agree. A director's series is the way to go. Look at this way. Suppose you are not too thrilled with two or three of the scores, but one of them is a must have. To my way of thinking that will signify a purchase and that's what keeps our friends in business.

A set like this is an amazing buy , especially when you compare it to some of the multi-score releases that FSM issued. Remember the Western film score sets - most retailed for $35 or more . I wonder if Bruce can continue to release scores like this at such a reasonable price?


To be fair to FSM, those Western score sets were usually 3 or 4 disc sets. I have them all. I'm not harping, niggling or complaining. The Preminger set is, as I said above, amazingly good.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Director's Series is a great idea!

I was always hoping for an eventual Alfred Newman box, but, after a conversation with Nick at one point, that seems unlikely, not even for a kind of subscription arrangement.

But, with the Director's Series, more Newman scores could be released in that format.

The more I see his work, the more I'm aware of Jean Negulesco as a stylist. Amazing, how that Auteur Theory, promulgated by, among others, French film critic Francois Truffaut, before he made his own films, still has resonance today.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2013 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

How about sets like
Films of Henry king Vol. 1-4

that should cover quite a few Newman scores.

 
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