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 Posted:   Jul 29, 2010 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

So I received my shipping notice today...I can't be the only who has so far!

Got mine too. Hoping it arrives tomorrow or Saturday since I live in L.A....

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2010 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

I don't know, how often did it happen before 1960? If it has only happened once or twice, then trying to dismiss today's film scores with your question doesn't really work, does it.

It happened often. Without going through every year, here is 1951:

A Place in the Sun - Franz Waxman
David and Bathsheba - Alfred Newman
Death of a Salesman - Alex North
Quo Vadis - Miklós Rózsa
A Streetcar Named Desire - Alex North


Thank you, Doug. And here's the list for the rest of the 1950s. How many of these scores would you consider unworthy? Then compare this list with the period 2001 to the present.

1952

* High Noon - Dimitri Tiomkin
Ivanhoe - Miklós Rózsa
The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima - Max Steiner
The Thief - Herschel Burke Gilbert
Viva Zapata! - Alex North

1953

* Lili - Bronislau Kaper
Above and Beyond - Hugo Friedhofer
From Here to Eternity - Morris Stoloff, George Duning
Julius Caesar - Miklós Rózsa
This is Cinerama - Louis Forbes

1954

* The High and the Mighty - Dimitri Tiomkin
The Caine Mutiny - Max Steiner
Genevieve - Larry Adler (Front: Muir Mathieson)
On the Waterfront - Leonard Bernstein
The Silver Chalice - Franz Waxman

1955

* Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing - Alfred Newman
Battle Cry - Max Steiner
The Man with the Golden Arm - Elmer Bernstein
Picnic - George Duning
The Rose Tattoo - Alex North

1956

* Around the World in Eighty Days - Victor Young
Anastasia - Alfred Newman
Between Heaven and Hell - Hugo Friedhofer
Giant - Dimitri Tiomkin
The Rainmaker - Alex North

1957

* The Bridge on the River Kwai - Malcolm Arnold
An Affair to Remember - Hugo Friedhofer
Boy on a Dolphin - Hugo Friedhofer
Perri - Paul Smith
Raintree County - Johnny Green

1958

* The Old Man and the Sea - Dimitri Tiomkin
The Big Country - Jerome Moross
Separate Tables - David Raksin
White Wilderness - Oliver Wallace
The Young Lions - Hugo Friedhofer

1959

* Ben-Hur - Miklós Rózsa
The Diary of Anne Frank - Alfred Newman
The Nun's Story - Franz Waxman
On the Beach - Ernest Gold
Pillow Talk - Frank DeVol

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2010 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

So I received my shipping notice today...I can't be the only who has so far!


Just got mine, I'm VERY excited.

 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2010 - 9:01 PM   
 By:   Polty   (Member)

So I received my shipping notice today...I can't be the only who has so far!
I've also received my shipping notice as well! I'm so excited!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2010 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

That list of 50's Oscar nominees is depressing. Not one Bernard Herrmann score in there.

None of the Hitchcock scores, etc.

Sad.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 29, 2010 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   Ed Nassour   (Member)

That list of 50's Oscar nominees is depressing. Not one Bernard Herrmann score in there.

None of the Hitchcock scores, etc.

Sad.

James


Well, not to defend the past members of the Academy, but you have to understand their mentality. Suspense films were never considered to be that Oscar worthy. That said, Hitch was still nominated five times for Best Director and all were for suspense films. Oh, I guess "Rebecca" would be considered more of a romantic movie. It was the only Hitchcock directed film to win Best Picture.

On the other hand, by the 1950s, Herrmann had alienated so many people by his antics that I'm sure few wanted to hand him another Oscar. When he did win one it was long before members of the Academy really got to know him.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

I checked my e-mails this morning and my order with Varese has already shipped and is in Long Beach where it should hit my house today! Hope so.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Joe Brausam   (Member)

Could someone receiving the set today or tomorrow post a picture or two? I'm very interested to see how this is packaged.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 10:03 AM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

Could someone receiving the set today or tomorrow post a picture or two? I'm very interested to see how this is packaged.

Mine just arrived. I just opened the cardboard box. It's a regular-sized box set, red and black...looks like two clamshells with the book...very similar to, say, the FSM Superman box...closed on one end and open on the other. I'll take some pix in a sec and get it up.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

Okay, I've opened it up. There are four audio discs in one clamshell box...that's the score. Then there's a two disc set, with packaging a la Intrada's two-disc sets. There's a single, regular CD sized case with the DVD. And the book...which I thumbed through very quickly...is magnificent. A very nice mix of text, photos and handsomely designed. Pix coming.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

Okay, I'm having trouble getting pix to embed. Any help out there?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

Drat.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   guest   (Member)

I was trying to fix it for you but can't seem to get it right.


I went to the link provided and saw the pictures though. Nice set.


You might try to post the individual link for each picture using the img codes

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Okay, I've opened it up. There are four audio discs in one clamshell box...that's the score. Then there's a two disc set, with packaging a la Intrada's two-disc sets. There's a single, regular CD sized case with the DVD. And the book...which I thumbed through very quickly...is magnificent. A very nice mix of text, photos and handsomely designed. Pix coming.


With the score discs in their own package, it might suggest this can very easily be released on its own (at significantly lower cost of course) after the "full" package has run its course.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

Great thanks to Mark Ford for working me through posting images here!

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)



Look at the format I used and replicate it for the other pics. Make sure to leave out the http://

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

Woohoo! Thanks, Mark...one, down, 11 to go.

Basil: I'd say you really really want the book too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

























Album in bigger size: http://picasaweb.google.com/108991306267063644247/20100730?feat=directlink

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Got mine too. What a week... BATMAN, KRULL, and SPARTACUS.

Now the question is, who will enter all these track names in iTunes... ?

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

Handsome! No doubt about it.

 
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