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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Marathon Man/The Parallax View
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2010 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Sorry for double post.

looks like the 'brainwashing' not only works on the characters in the film, but he FSm posters who watched it.
lol!

fyi the dvd has that scene as a score only extra iirc

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2010 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

It takes an enormous amount of work for us to give sound clips for every track (not just selected tracks). We also offer twice the length of the typical sound clip (60 vs. 30 sec). The resolution is low(er) because that's what the studios asked for and it saves on file size. I hope people actually buy the CDs so they're not living with the low-res sound clips?


they ask for lower resolution even for truncated mp3s??? What are they afraid of ??

I'd prefer fewer cues in higher resolution. It gives a better idea of what you're purchasing, specially on "archival recordings". 60 sec of EVERY cue is not really necessary and it's a lot of work for you to edit and upload, I presume..

just my opinion.

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2010 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

It takes an enormous amount of work for us to give sound clips for every track (not just selected tracks). We also offer twice the length of the typical sound clip (60 vs. 30 sec). The resolution is low(er) because that's what the studios asked for and it saves on file size. I hope people actually buy the CDs so they're not living with the low-res sound clips?

Lukas


Lukas, you made my dream come true!! Do you remember, how we talked via email years ago about a possible release? You said no can do because of Paramount. Now we are here, and this is my release of the centruy, even packed together with "The Parallax View". WOW

Thanks for so much hard work and great effort, my friend!

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

Congratulations to FSM for this. Two important American 70s scores paired intuitively.

It's interesting how a stream of American film music followed a more minimalist route in the late 60s to the mid 70s. Marathon/Parallax are the among the best examples which included David Shire's All The President's Men, plus scores by Jerry Fielding like The Outfit and Escape From Alcatraz, and even William's Poseidon Adventure/Towering Inferno has such elements, as does Goldsmith's Chinatown. Maybe the grand-daddy of them was Johnny Mandel's Point Blank.

But there's a precursor in classical music: anyone who likes Marathon/Parallax or that style of composition should check out some of Morton Feldman's orchestral work, especially "Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety".

Cheers again to FSM.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 2:32 AM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

I'm amazed that this thread doesn't have more replies. It certainly deserves more.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

I'm amazed that this thread doesn't have more replies. It certainly deserves more.

Me too think this is the Release of the Year so far from a US Label can't think of anything that would be able to Top it.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

I was so damn busy with ebay yesterday that I never visited here. This morning my eyes nearly popped out of my head. So it's all true. I can't believe this CD has happened! Lukas, you're the best, man. THE BEST!

As my shelf space continues to shrink week by week, my collection of FSM soundtracks are never going to be shuffled into boxes for storage. They are the jewels of my collection. And again, thanks to Lukas for all that you've given us, and all the rest yet to come.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Miguel Rojo   (Member)

ordered. It's so safe you wouldn't believe...

"....I know that man.....(muttering)
It...cant...be...
Szell?........(not sure)
Szell?........(a question)
SZELL...!!!!...(shouting)
Szell ...Szell...!!!........
My God, stop him..!
Szell...!
Stop Szell...!
It's him, Szell...! Der Weisse Engel...!
Der Weisse Engel is here...!
Oh my God! Stop him...!
Stop him! Der Weisse Engel...!
My God, he gets away...!
Der Weisse Engel...!
He's here! Szell! Stop him!
Please help me...!
He's beast...he's a murderer...stop him..!
There he goes..!
He's getting away..!
Der Weisse Engel...!
He's here! Stop him! Stop him!

....I will stop him... .....SZELL!...."
(Car screeches).

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   cushinglee   (Member)

Congratulations to FSM for this. Two important American 70s scores paired intuitively.

It's interesting how a stream of American film music followed a more minimalist route in the late 60s to the mid 70s. Marathon/Parallax are the among the best examples which included David Shire's All The President's Men, plus scores by Jerry Fielding like The Outfit and Escape From Alcatraz, and even William's Poseidon Adventure/Towering Inferno has such elements, as does Goldsmith's Chinatown. Maybe the grand-daddy of them was Johnny Mandel's Point Blank.

But there's a precursor in classical music: anyone who likes Marathon/Parallax or that style of composition should check out some of Morton Feldman's orchestral work, especially "Madame Press Died Last Week at Ninety".

Cheers again to FSM.


Agreed. I'd add though that Small's brand of minimalism did not come at the expense of melody. He probrably never got an Oscar nomination because there's no bombast in his work, but those themes sink into you. I'm only sorry there are no workable elements for a Night Moves release. I've had that silky opening in my head since I saw the film on TV maybe 30 years ago.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

can we please put an end to all the "is it safe' cracks?
can we?

huh?
huh?

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

can we please put an end to all the "is it safe' cracks?
can we?

huh?
huh?



Not until it is safe...

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

can we please put an end to all the "is it safe' cracks?
can we?

huh?
huh?



Not until it is safe...

mine is ordered.....when it arrives THEN can we stop it?!

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   workingwithknives   (Member)

I'm amazed that this thread doesn't have more replies. It certainly deserves more.

Me too think this is the Release of the Year so far from a US Label can't think of anything that would be able to Top it.


The only two scores that could possibly equal the release of Marathon Man as far as I'm concerned would be Jack Nitzsche's Hardcore and Walter Scharf's Walking Tall.

smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

Is my Marathon Man CD in transit from the USA to UK?

Is it secure?

Is it safe?

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

face it guys;
Small is not a well known or popular composer.
Neither of these facts has ANYTHING to do with his talent.
So, dont get yer panties in a bunch 'cause there is not as much excitement about this release as there is for POSEIDON
bruce

ps I don't get the panty wetting over ID4
??????

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

My parents have a "No-R-Rated-Movies" rule, so I had never heard of these films or the composer. But I will check out the sound samples once I get home.

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Is my Marathon Man CD in transit from the USA to UK?

Is it secure?

Is it safe?




"Just tell me when they're coming!!!"



 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   mguevarra61   (Member)

Ordered this one via phone yesterday. Hope they ship today. FSM needs to release
"See You In The Morning" and The "Stepford Wives" pretty soon.....

 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

MM is a very entertaining and exciting film
but
i defy anyone to explain the plot.
one of those films where it doesn't matter whether it makes any sense- you just go along for the ride!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2010 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   cushinglee   (Member)

My parents have a "No-R-Rated-Movies" rule, so I had never heard of these films or the composer. But I will check out the sound samples once I get home.

Bummer, dude! How old are you? I'm sorry that more parents don't see how arbitrary a litmus test "R" ratings can be when it comes to what's appropriate for young people. At 11 or 12, my parents let me watch The Godfather but not The Exorcist, which makes sense to me in retrospect. They are vastly different kinds of R rated movies.

 
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