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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

Do the Forum Elders think The Big Country should have won the 1958 Best Dramatic Film Score Oscar, or was Tiomkin's score for The Old Man and the Sea the correct winner?



This old timer thinks The Big Country should have won the Oscar. I think Tiomkin may have won because in the 50s he was very popular in Hollywood circles, more well know, had hit songs etc.

I consider The Jayhawkers as The Big Country part 2. It's now on sale at Intrada if you missed it.

I too wish Moross did more film scores. A great composer to be sure.

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   Chris1770   (Member)

Better get "The Jayhawkers" from SAE, at $ 9.95 a piece, it's cheaper there:

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/21593/THE-JAYHAWKERS/

It is a very good score, of course.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

MS/NBC's Martin Bashir spoke about Jerome Moross yesterday. A political news and discussion show, I was surprised to hear the main theme from The Big Country when the show returned from a commercial break.

"Immediately recognizable music ," he said, "became the quintessential sound of the western, a movie genre that is as indelibly American as anything in the world. And that particular composition was nominated for an Academy Award in 1959 for best original score after the release of The Big Country, starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons and Charlton Heston. Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer, Jerome Moross. He didn't just produce the iconic movie soundtrack, he also helped to define other essential components of the nation's musical history from the classical to musical theater to jazz, including the song "Lazy Afternoon".

After a clip of Sarah Vaughn singing the song, Bashir returned to say, "It's worth noting that the composer whose work has been so important to the development of American music was actually the son of immigrants, his parents were Russian Jews who settled here in New York in the early 1900's, the son of immigrants . . ."

He then tied it all together about the subject of immigration in this country today. America is a big country for immigrants.

I won't get into all of that. I was just genuinely surprised and happy to hear someone on the news mention Jerome Moross's name. (The whole clip can be seen on Bashir's page over at MS/NBC)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2013 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

(The whole clip can be seen on Bashir's page over at MS/NBC)

In the online version of the clip, the music has been replaced... it's kind of hilarious. He throws to "Lazy Afternoon" and instead this generic news theme music plays.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:54 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

(The whole clip can be seen on Bashir's page over at MS/NBC)

In the online version of the clip, the music has been replaced... it's kind of hilarious. He throws to "Lazy Afternoon" and instead this generic news theme music plays.


Yeah- probably had something to do with clearance. smile

 
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