FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN-73- BLOOD FOR DRACULA-73-CLAUDIO GIZZI-Both fine scores and maybe more then any other example over the years after given us these 2 why did MR GIZZI leave film scoring? also did WHAT-73.
It's been a long time since I listened to the LP of Che? (What?), but I seem to recall much of it was arrangements of classical pieces.
WHAT -73 was a film made by ROMAN POLANSKI, in which MR GIZZI did the score. CHE-69- was that not composed by LALO SCHIFRIN who has done loads of scores?
No, I was referring to the Polanski film. The Italian title is CHE?, with a question mark (Italian for WHAT?). I believe CHE? is the title on the vinyl release of the soundtrack, but I'll have to dig out my copy and double check. At least this will give me an excuse to get out the turntable and give the album a spin again to see if there is any original music by Gizzi on it.
I can add Ian Fraser (A Canadian composer) who scored films where he 'adapted' other works.
But he did such a splendid job. One film was HOPSCOTCH. Mostly based on the music of Mozart who was the protaganists favorite composer. The score heavily used a recording of the Mozart Rondo #2 for piano and orchestra. Another favorite film was ZORRO THE GAY BLADE where George Hamilton does his take on the straight and not so straight siblings of El Zorro. Charlotte Rampling plays the love interest of the first brother. A fun (and funny) film that includes excerpts from Max Steiners score to DON JUAN among other things. Nicely done.
Gumshoe - Andrew Lloyd Webber The Odessa File - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Have either of these scores ever had previous releases at all? I would certainly welcome a new release of either, or preferrably both. However, from what music I have heard from the scores, 'Great' may be pushing it somewhat.