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 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

Premiere release, or reissue?

Action or horror, perhaps?

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

American composer? smile

Still living?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

"The composer, while new to Kritzerland, is not an Oscar winner."
-------------------------------
Could it finally be.......

L E E
H O L D R I D G E ?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Premiere release, or reissue?

Action or horror, perhaps?


Reissue, but oop for many years. I believe we're adding two bonus tracks to that original release.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

American composer? smile

Still living?


No and yes. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

"The composer, while new to Kritzerland, is not an Oscar winner."
-------------------------------
Could it finally be.......

L E E
H O L D R I D G E ?


I love Lee, but no.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   propinquity   (Member)

Might this composer be Italian, French or South African?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Might this composer be Italian, French or South African?

Those are fine nationalities, yes.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   propinquity   (Member)

Might our Mystery Guest be either Ennio Morricone or Trevor Jones?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 5:10 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Might our Mystery Guest be either Ennio Morricone or Trevor Jones?

Nope.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

I think John Scott is a good candidate:

not American
alive
new to Kritzerland
never won an Oscar

with...

a reissue of a 1980s album, mayhaps on Varese Sarabande ...

... like THE WHISTLE BLOWER or MAN ON FIRE.


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I think John Scott is a good candidate:

not American
alive
new to Kritzerland
never won an Oscar

with...

a reissue of a 1980s album, mayhaps on Varese Sarabande ...

... like THE WHISTLE BLOWER or MAN ON FIRE.


John is a dear friend but it's not him. If I could do ANY John Scott score, it would be Rocket to the Moon and I'm trying to find a way to do so.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   propinquity   (Member)

I think John Scott is a good candidate:

not American
alive
new to Kritzerland
never won an Oscar

with...

a reissue of a 1980s album, mayhaps on Varese Sarabande ...

... like THE WHISTLE BLOWER or MAN ON FIRE.


I think we've also established that the composer is either French, Italian or South African. Someone like Philippe Sarde, perhaps. He did quite a few scores in the 1980s; Pirates (which is a great score), etc.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   crogrr   (Member)

Back on Topic (not that I mind these nice guesses about the next one) - when I got home today I had a Traitor in my mailbox (yes - I live in LA County). Awesome Alfred and excellent sound! Thank You Bruce!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Back on Topic (not that I mind these nice guesses about the next one) - when I got home today I had a Traitor in my mailbox (yes - I live in LA County). Awesome Alfred and excellent sound! Thank You Bruce!!!

Excellent. And I'm glad the USPS can still deliver something in a timely fashion.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 9:31 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I think John Scott is a good candidate:

not American
alive
new to Kritzerland
never won an Oscar

with...

a reissue of a 1980s album, mayhaps on Varese Sarabande ...

... like THE WHISTLE BLOWER or MAN ON FIRE.


I think we've also established that the composer is either French, Italian or South African. Someone like Philippe Sarde, perhaps. He did quite a few scores in the 1980s; Pirates (which is a great score), etc.


Pirates IS a great score, isn't it? And the old CD is very pricey right now. And the sequencing on that CD plays fast and loose with the way the music is used in the film (something the LP version, which is a lot shorter, did not - that went in film order). I think that would be a very exciting release, especially if it had much improved sound, was in proper order and maybe even had a couple of bonus tracks. I'd buy it for sure.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 9:33 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)


I think we've also established that the composer is either French, Italian or South African. Someone like Philippe Sarde, perhaps. He did quite a few scores in the 1980s; Pirates (which is a great score), etc.


How about Riz Ortolani?

His CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS was on Varese ...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2011 - 11:10 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I saw this when it was first released and loved it; what struck me most, beyond the principal performances, was the look they managed to achieve. They really put across the look of what living in Germany was like under the Third Reich. I'd never seen a film present it that comprehensively before. Every outdoor shot has people in various uniforms, a very realistic detail, and the casual elements of racism, including a conversation with Holden's friend's wife and her little demon of a son, so devoted to his status in the Hitler Youth. Or the casual shot of an older couple, wearing yellow stars, being escorted downstairs at Gestapo headquarters, as Holden passes, and a couple of people in uniforms nearby are laughing at some joke. Telling, casual details give COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR a depth not often found in such films.

And let's not forget Klaus Kinski's cameo as a desperate escapee, towards the end of the film. (He also has a chilling appearance in A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE, as a Gestapo bureaucrat.)

(Cameos, though? Well, not really, since this was long before his climb to being well known. These are small parts, little better than extras. In the Screen Actors Guild, they'd be referred to as "Under-Five's," with a separate contract, since the part has five lines or less.)

And, speaking of Paramount, what about a new release of A TIME TO LOVE AND A TIME TO DIE while you're at it. Gorgeous Rozsa score, fascinating film. (Douglas Sirk returns to Germany to make an anti-war film about the last days of the Third Reich, starring John Gavin no less!) Originally released on lp, it had a decent, but short-lived, appearance on CD from Japan, which is now rarer than platinum.... (Would love to get the complete tracks. Are they available?)


"A Time To Love And A Time To Die" was a Universal film, and the soundtrack album was released on Decca (and reissued on Varese Sarabande). Hmm...I wonder if the master tapes were wiped out in that M.C.A. fire a few years ago?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   propinquity   (Member)

Wow. Pirates. Good for you, Bruce. I remember buying this score at Tower Records on Sunset in the mid-1990s. If you don't have a copy of this CD on your shelf, have a listen to the sound samples when they're posted on the Kritzerland site. Great stuff.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2011 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I have always wanted to own a copy of PIRATES!!! I can't wait!

 
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